Ontario and Northern Ireland Drivers Can Exchange Licences
Government Making Life Easier for New Residents
Drivers moving between Ontario and Northern Ireland can now exchange their driver's licences upon relocation without having to take a written or road test.
As of today, people moving to Ontario from Northern Ireland can exchange their valid driver's licence for an Ontario driver's licence, as long as vision and medical standards are met.
Partnerships such as these reduce unnecessary testing and help make the transition easier for new residents, while keeping the roads safe for everyone.
Ontario has reciprocal driver's licence exchange agreements with Austria, Australia, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Germany, Isle of Man, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, the United States and all Canadian jurisdictions.
Reciprocal driver's licence agreements are only signed after a stringent review has determined the jurisdiction provides drivers with the necessary skills and abilities to safely operate a vehicle on one another's roads.
Ontario roads are among the safest in North America with the lowest fatality rate ever recorded for the Province.