Cost of Driver’s License in Ontario

In Toronto, you don’t need a car to get around. Excellent public transportation and car share options like zipcar and Car2Go are sufficient for shopping, socializing and getting to work. But we don’t blame you for wanting a bit more independence. Getting out of the City for weekend excursions or visiting long-distance family is certainly easier with your own set of wheels.

To drive in Canada, you’ll need to get your driver’s license at a ServiceOntario location and you may be required to take knowledge and written tests at a DriveTest Centre, depending on whether or not you’re a new driver.


There are also fees involved with getting your license. Here’s a list of the costs:

To receive your G1 license (the standard car license) you’ll need to pay for a knowledge test, G2 road test, and the five-year license.

  • $15.50 – Knowledge test
  • $51.75 – G2 Road test
  • $81.50 – Five-year license
  • TOTAL = 148.75 

For a motorcycle (M1) license, here are the fees:

  • $15.50 – Knowledge test
  • $51.75 – M2 Road Test
  • $8.15 – 90-day license
  • $87.75 – Road test
  • $81.50 – Five-years license

To drive a commercial vehicle, here are the fees:

  • $15.50 – Knowledge test
  • $87.75 – Road test
  • $15.50 – Aged 65-79 knowledge test
  • $14.00 – Aged 65-79 road test
  • $65.50 – Complete air brake endorsement test
  • $50.00 – Air brake endorsement practical test
  • $32.00 – New Entrant Education and Evaluation Program (NEEEP)

You’ll be able to pay for your driver’s license in Ontario with cash, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank draft or money orders.

From all of us at, we hope this info gets you one step closer to the open road!

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