Quebec

PASSENGER VEHICLES MOTORCYCLES

To obtain a driver’s licence to operate a passenger vehicle in QC, there are two stages to the GDL program: Class 5 Learner and a Class 5 Probationary licence.
Effective date of program implementation: June 30, 1997
Updated January 17 2010, June 19, 2011


AGE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum entry age: 17 years
Minimum exit age: 19 years
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Successfully completed a driving course
Successfully passed test  ⁄ course: Class 5 knowledge test and road test (75%)
Time completion: Held a Class 5 Learner licence for 12 months
EXIT REQUIREMENTS
Successfully passed test ⁄ course
Time completion: See Minimum duration section below
STAGE DURATION
Minimum duration: 24 months
SUPERVISED DRIVING
N⁄A
DRIVING RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS
BAC level while driving: 0.0 BAC
Must display "N" sign⁄plate when driving
Night restrictions
Other restrictions
Passenger restrictions
Road restrictions
SUSPENSION & PROHIBITION
See SUSPENSION & PROHIBITION section for Class 7 - Learner Level 1
DRIVER IMPROVEMENT ACTIONS
N⁄A
ADDITIONAL CLASS 5 NOVICE FEATURES
The holder of a probationary licence is not allowed to act as an accompanying driver; the years during which a person holds a probationary licence cannot be counted as part of the two years of necessary experience for supervisory drivers

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Effective June 19, 2011, the holder of a driver's licence is subject to the following conditions according to age:
  • Under age 23 - When 8 or more demerit points are entered on the driving record, the licence is revoked
  • Age 23 to 24 - When 12 or more demerit points are entered on the driving record, the licence is revoked
  • Age 25 or older - When 15 or more demerit points are entered on the driving record, the licence is revoke

The minimum licence revocation period is 3 months. It could go up to 6 or 12 months depending on the number of demerit points entered for a single offence, or if the driver's licence has previously been revoked.

Licence revocation means that a person no longer has the right to drive during the penalty period or, if the person does not hold a licence, the right to obtain once is suspended.


CONTACT INFORMATION
Sylvie Lemieux
Directrice
Direction du développement en sécurité routière
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
CP 19600, 333, boul. JeanLesage C-4-2
Quebec, QC G1K 8J6
Phone: 418-528-3380 
Email: sylvie.lemieux@saaq.gouv.qc.ca
Website:
: http://www.saaq.gouv.qc.ca/en/driver_licence/index.html