Manitoba Driver’s License

Steps to get your Graduated Driver’s license (Class 5) in Manitoba

Manitoba has a Graduated Driver Licensing program (or “GDL” for short). It consists of 3 stages.

Learner’s license stage

  • To obtain a Manitoba driver’s license, you must be 16 years old or a minimum of 15 years, six months if enrolled in a high school driver education course. Parental consent is required if you are under 18 years of age.
  • After a minimum of 9 months of prohibition-free driving, you qualify to take your first road test—the Class 5 I road test. You can stay in the learner’s (Class 5 L) stage as long as you need to.

Manitoba Intermediate license stage

  • To graduate to this stage, you must pass a road test. Has to stay a minimum 15 months in this stage, excluding license interruptions.
  • Passenger limits:

    From 5 a.m. to midnight one passenger in the front seat and restricted to the number of functioning seat belts in the rear of the vehicle. From midnight to 5 a.m. — a supervising driver in the front seat and restricted to the number of functioning seat belts in the rear of the vehicle.

Manitoba Full license stage

  • Zero Blood Alcohol Content restriction for first 36 months.
  • May upgrade to “Full” Class 1–4 after passing appropriate tests.
  • May supervise after 3 years in “Full” stage.

What to bring to the test center:

  • The first time you apply for a Manitoba driver’s license, identification card or enhanced identification card you will be asked to show documents that prove your identity.
  • If you are under 18 years of age you will need to provide a signed parental consent (proof of legal guardianship must be provided if a guardian signs), unless you are married and have proof

Identification documents

Photocopies are not acceptable

  • Birth date
  • Legal name
  • Signature
  • Photograph
  • Manitoba residence
  • Entitlement to be in Canada

Requirements for getting the Manitoba license

  • The applicant must be 16 years for learners license
  • The applicant must pass Class-5 I road test, Class-5 F road test and Manitoba written knowledge test
  • The applicant is required to have a vision test before he could get a Manitoba license.

Click here to see full Manitoba Driver’s License Requirements

Fees required for getting the license

  • Class-5 Road test fee is $30.00;
  • knowledge test fee is $10.00
  • Purchase a license: $20.00
  • Base driver premium charges: $45

Manitoba Drivers Handbook and Sample Driving Practice Test online

Manitoba Sample Driving Practice Test Online

Manitoba Drivers Handbook Online

Website and phone for Manitoba Driving Test Center

Contact customer service at the following phone numbers:

1. 204–985–7000 or 204–944–6200 – General Inquires

2. 204–985–7788 – for appointment

Toll free at:

1–800–665–2410 – any information

1–800–782–0777 – for your appointment

Manitoba Official Driving Test Website: