In Newfoundland and Labrador, you must have a valid driver’s licence for the kind of vehicle you wish to drive. Listed below are the classes of driver’s licences and types of vehicles you may drive with each class.
If you wish to apply for a licence please visit the Application Process page for information and requirements for each class of licence.
If you drive in more than one class of driver’s licence your licence class will be the main category of vehicle you drive and the other classes will be listed in the endorsements. For example, you may hold a Class 5 driver’s licence with a Class 6 endorsement.
|8||Licence that permits the holder to operate traction engine vehicles only.|
|7||Learner in Class 5, 6, or 8 (will be phased out by January 2002).|
|6I||Motorcycle Novice Driver Class 6, Level I (learner) 12 months reduced to 8 if an approved motorcycle education program is completed. Road test to exit this level.
|6II||Motorcycle Novice driver Class 6, Level II
12 months duration
|6||Full Motorcycle Licence|
|5I||Novice Driver – Passenger vehicle and light truck Novice Driver Class 5, Level I (learner).
Must spend minimum of 12 months (may be reduced to 8 months with completion of an approved driver education program) at level 1. Road test to exit this level.Restrictions
|5II||Passenger vehicle or light truck Novice Driver Class 5, Level II. Must spend 12 months at this level without suspension.
|5||Regular Driver Class 5, permits the holder to operate all motor vehicles with not more than 2 axles and combination of vehicles where the towed vehicle does not exceed 4,500 kgs. Buses, taxis and ambulances while not carrying passengers, self propelled motor homes with 2 or more axles, farm tractors, fork lifts and emergency vehicles excluding ambulances, trucks designed for off highway use and vehicles commonly known as backhoes. You must have one (1) year as a class 5 driver before you can apply for a commercial class of driver’s licence.|
|4||Permits holder to operate taxis, ambulances, all Class 5 motor vehicles, buses up to 24 passengers. Class 4 drivers may be issued a restriction that permits the holder to operate taxis only (excludes buses and ambulances).|
|3||Permits holder to operate trucks with 3 or more axles including a combination of vehicles and other classes as shown by endorsements.|
|2||Licence that permits the holder to operate all buses over 24 passengers and other classes as shown by endorsements.|
|1||Licence that permits the holder to operate all semi-trailer trucks and other classes as shown by endorsements on the licence.|