Saskatchewan

PASSENGER VEHICLES

To obtain a licence to operate a passenger vehicle in SK, there are three GDL stages: Class 7 (Learner), Class 5 (Novice 1), and Class 5 (Novice 2)
Effective date of program implementation: Sept. 1, 2005

NOVICE 1 LICENCE: CLASS 5
AGE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum entry age: 16 years
Minimum exit age: 16 years, 6 months
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Parental consent
Successfully passed test  ⁄ course: Class 5 road test
Time completion: Held Class 7 Learner licence for 9 months excluding interruptions (i.e. suspensions)
EXIT REQUIREMENTS
Successfully passed test ⁄ course
Time completion: Hold Novice 1 licence for 6 months excluding interruptions (i.e. suspensions)
STAGE DURATION
Minimum duration: 6 months
Maximum holding period
SUPERVISORY DRIVER
N⁄A
SUPERVISED DRIVING
Minimum amount of supervised driving
DRIVING RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS
BAC level while driving: 0.0 BAC
Must display "N" sign⁄plate when driving
Other restrictions
Passenger restrictions: Limited to number of working seatbelts, only one passenger can be a non-immediate family member, other passengers must be immediate family members
Road restrictions
SUSPENSION & PROHIBITION
Incident based: i.e. number of traffic violations/convictions and at-fault collisions
DRIVER IMPROVEMENT ACTIONS
See Class 7 section on Graduated Driverís Licensing Improvement Program
ADDITIONAL NOVICE 1 FEATURES
Cannot be a supervising driver
Cannot obtain a commercial driver's licence or school bus endorsement

CONTACT INFORMATION
Sandy Crighton
Manager, Driver Development & Safety Services, SGI
Phone: (306)751-1283 

WEBSITES
GDL program - http://www.sgi.sk.ca/individuals/licensing/getyourlicence/new/gdl.html
 
Drivers Handbook - http://www.sgi.sk.ca/pdf/handbook/2011_DriversHandbook_All.pdf