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
Photocopies are not acceptable
- Birth date
- Legal name
- 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
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
Toll free at:
1–800–665–2410 – any information
1–800–782–0777 – for your appointment