New drivers can practice and improve their skills by taking a beginner driver education course. The classes will build your confidence as a driver and lower your automobile insurance.


Experienced newcomer drivers can drive in Ontario for up to 60 days with a valid license from a different country. After this period, they must apply for an Ontario driver’s licence. Qualified drivers may be approved to replace their native country’s licence for an Ontario licence. To learn more about exchanging an out-of-country licence, visit the Ministry of Transportation Ontario.

Getting an Ontario Driver's Licence

Click on the link for information about Getting an Ontario Driver’s Licence page on the Ministry of Transportation Ontario website.

Driver Examination Centre

171 Keil Drive S., Unit 4-5
Chatham, ON N7M 3H3
Telephone: 1.888.570.6110 (to book exam only)

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

The following locations offer Beginner’s Driver Education Courses:

Four Seasons Driver Education
374 St. Clair Street
Chatham, ON N7M 5K1
Telephone: 519.352.9696

Drivewise Canada
7 Dover Street
Chatham, ON N7L 1S5
Telephone: 519.352.4425

Young Drivers of Canada
179 King Street
Chatham, ON N7M 1E4
Telephone: 519.351.8305