Thanks a lot for your reply. I am trying to get an International Driving permit so as to be able to drive a vehicle (even if it's rented) if required for, in the initial few days. Does it help in any way to get a license in Canada in due course? As per the developments taking place at my end, I may have to go to a small town called Timmins, in Northern Ontario. I hope the place has centres for applying for health cards and driving licenses.