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Tier_1

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Hi All
As a newcomer to Ontario - I took the G1 license as soon as I got here -
I can now drive using my country's driving license, but for a couple of weeks more only (will be 60 days then)
What to do as I can't find any spot to book the full G test? Stop driving after 60 days will be an issue for me!

Any advice is welcome
 

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Hi All
As a newcomer to Ontario - I took the G1 license as soon as I got here -
I can now drive using my country's driving license, but for a couple of weeks more only (will be 60 days then)
What to do as I can't find any spot to book the full G test? Stop driving after 60 days will be an issue for me!

Any advice is welcome
Once you obtained a Canadian license (G1 in your case), you can't drive with your homecountry's driver's license. It's illegal
 
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zabrodov

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Thanks for your reply .. can you please point out where it says that?
I honestly don't know but I was told that in a DriveTest center when I was getting a Canadian license.
 

mashulia_26

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Hi All
As a newcomer to Ontario - I took the G1 license as soon as I got here -
I can now drive using my country's driving license, but for a couple of weeks more only (will be 60 days then)
What to do as I can't find any spot to book the full G test? Stop driving after 60 days will be an issue for me!

Any advice is welcome
It’s illegal to hold drivers licence from more than one jurisdiction in Canada. You have to stop driving with licence from your home country. You were supposed to be told that at the office.
 

Tier_1

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It’s illegal to hold drivers licence from more than one jurisdiction in Canada. You have to stop driving with licence from your home country. You were supposed to be told that at the office.
I don't seem to find that anywhere on the MTO website or anywhere else online!
Also, you haven't answered my core question! let's say I stop driving what is next? no appointments available for over a year wait time now!
 

mashulia_26

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I don't seem to find that anywhere on the MTO website or anywhere else online!
Also, you haven't answered my core question! let's say I stop driving what is next? no appointments available for over a year wait time now!
""A driver may not apply for, secure or retain in his or her possession more than one driver's licence," says Section 35.1e of Ontario's Highway Traffic Act.
You can only have one driver's licence and it has to be from the province where you're living. If you had the out-of-province licence first, you were supposed to surrender it and apply for an Ontario licence within 60 days of moving, says Ontario's Ministry of Transportation."
You can't drive until you pass the road test. You dont have a choice but to stop driving now and book it asap and call them every day and ask if there are any cancellations. What you're doing now is illegal and if caught you will be responsible for your actions (a fine, you will lose your license for a very long time). For now, you have to arrange a ride or public transportation is another way to solve your problem. But you absolutely must stop driving.
 
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Tier_1

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""A driver may not apply for, secure or retain in his or her possession more than one driver's licence," says Section 35.1e of Ontario's Highway Traffic Act.
You can only have one driver's licence and it has to be from the province where you're living. If you had the out-of-province licence first, you were supposed to surrender it and apply for an Ontario licence within 60 days of moving, says Ontario's Ministry of Transportation."
You can't drive until you pass the road test. You dont have a choice but to stop driving now and book it asap and call them every day and ask if there are any cancellations. What you're doing now is illegal and if caught you will be responsible for your actions (a fine, you will lose your license for a very long time). For now, you have to arrange a ride or public transportation is another way to solve your problem. But you absolutely must stop driving.
Great! Thank you for pointing out the highway traffic act .. I have read it and still not convinced by your answer. Also, please refer to the below
Exemption of new residents
(2) Section 32 and any regulation made thereunder do not apply to a person for sixty days after he or she has become a resident of Ontario if during such period he or she holds a subsisting driver’s licence in accordance with the laws of the province, country or state of which he or she was a resident immediately before becoming a resident of Ontario. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 34 (2).

In addition Section 35.1e state the below
(e) apply for, secure or retain in his or her possession more than one driver’s licence;

(e.1) secure or retain in his or her possession a driver’s licence if he or she holds a photo card issued under the Photo Card Act, 2008; or

(f) fail to surrender to the Ministry upon its demand a driver’s licence that has been suspended, cancelled or changed in respect of its class. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 35 (1); 1996, c. 20, s. 4; 2005, c. 26, Sched. A, s. 3 (1); 2008, c. 17, s. 35 (1-5).

Neither e.1 not f applies to my case!
am no legal person but if you can please review the above for me, it is always good to see things from a different angle!

Anyways, I will stop driving since it is not clear, even though it is very inconvenient especially when you are setting up a new life!

Thank you
 

zabrodov

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Exemption of new residents
(2) Section 32 and any regulation made thereunder do not apply to a person for sixty days after he or she has become a resident of Ontario if during such period he or she holds a subsisting driver’s licence in accordance with the laws of the province, country or state of which he or she was a resident immediately before becoming a resident of Ontario. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 34 (2).
It clearly says that you are exempt from that regulation for 60 days after becoming a resident of Ontario. After 60 days, you will have to start obeying that particular section of the law.

In other words, section 34 holds the exact same meaning as this statement
If you had the out-of-province licence first, you were supposed to surrender it and apply for an Ontario licence within 60 days of moving, says Ontario's Ministry of Transportation."