Yukon Driver’s License
Steps to get your Graduated Driver’s license (Class 7 & 5) in Yukon
Yukon has a Graduated Driver Licensing program (or “GDL” for short). It consists of 3 stages.
Class 7 -- Yukon Learner’s License
In order to apply for the Class 7 Yukon Learner’s License, you should:
- Be at least 15 years old and have the consent of your parent/guardian
- Have passed a written test for the type of license you wish to obtain (Car/ Truck or Motorcycle) which will test your knowledge of the rules of the road, safe driving practices and the law (see page 13 of this booklet for testing location).
- Also pass a vision test.
- Pay the driver’s license fee.
Yukon Graduated Novice License
In order to apply for the Yukon Graduated Novice License, you should:
- Have held a GDL Class 7 Car/Truck or Motorcycle Learner License for a period of 6 continuous months immediately prior to making application for a Novice License of the same class (either Car/Truck or Motorcycle).
- Have completed the minimum driving practice required for the class of license you hold (50 hours, including 10 hours of driving in darkness and 10 hours of winter driving for the holders of Car/Truck Licenses and 30 hours of driving practice for Motorcycle drivers).
- Have not violated the conditions of the GDL Class 7 Car/Truck or Motorcycle Learner License.
- Have successfully passed a test of your driving skills. This is called a road test and is given by a Yukon Driver Examiner.
- Be at least 16 years of age and have a parent/guardian’s consent.
Class 5 -- Yukon Driver’s License
In order to apply for the Yukon Driver’s Licence, you should:
- meet all the requirements of the Motor Vehicles Act and Regulations and have held a valid GDL Car/Truck or Motorcycle Novice License for a period of 18 continuous months immediately before making application for a Class 5 Car/Truck or 6 Motorcycle License and have not violated the conditions of the GDL Novice Stage License.
- pay any licensing fee
What to bring to the Yukon Driving Test center:
When applying for a Yukon driver’s license for the first time you must present proof of 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,
- If you do not live at home, show proof that you are self-supporting and cannot obtain the signature of your parent or guardian.
All new Yukon license applicants must provide at least one original primary identification document showing your legal name and birthdate, and at least one original secondary identification document showing your signature.
Primary identification document
Photocopies are not acceptable
- Birth certificate;
- Passport: must not be expired (Note: Canadian passport is secondary identification only.);
- Canadian citizenship card;
- Out-of-jurisdiction driver’s license;
- Canadian Armed Forces identification or discharge papers.
Secondary identification document
Photocopies are not acceptable
- Firearms Acquisition Certificate;
- Baptismal certificate (must show date of birth);
- Social insurance card;
- Health care card;
- Certificate of Indian status;
- Approved liquor identity card;
- Landed immigrant papers;
- Canadian passport.
- If primary and secondary identification are in different surnames, a document linking the two surnames must be provided (e.g., marriage certificate, certificate of divorce, or legal name change).
- If the applicant was born outside of Canada, proof of citizenship or a work visa, student visa, record of landing, or other appropriate identification must be provided.
- A Canadian driver’s license from outside the Yukon is accepted at the same class without testing. Applicants for Class 1, 2, 3 or 4 licenses must provide a medical report and undergo a vision screening test.
- For road test, provide a vehicle that can be driven under the license class for which you are being tested. The examiner will check your vehicle before the test. A driving test may be refused if the examiner finds your vehicle to be mechanically unsafe.
- If you are under the age of 18, your license application may need to be signed by your parent or legal guardian
- Medical reports for classes 5, 6 and 7 are not required until you reach 70 years of age. A medical report is required again at age 75, and again at age 80, and then every two years thereafter.
Requirements for getting the Yukon Driver’s license
- The applicant must be 15 years for learners license
- The applicant must be 16 years for novice license
- The applicant must pass road test and written knowledge test
- The applicant is required to have an eye test before he gets Yukon driver’s license
Fees required for getting the Yukon Driver’s license
Written test fee is $20.00
Road test fee is $20.00
5 year driver’s license is $50.00
Yukon Drivers Handbook and Sample Driving Practice Test Online:
Website and phone for Yukon driving test centers:
Contact customer service at phone numbers: 867-667-5315 or 1-800-661-0408 local 5315 (toll free within Yukon)