How To Get Your Learner's Permit
Obtain a copy of the Quebec Government's Driver's Handbook from a Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) office or from a bookstore.
Study the Handbook thoroughly in order to be ready to pass your written test at the SAAQ testing centre closest to you.
You will be asked questions based on the contents of the Handbook, including traffic laws, the rules of the road, recognition and understanding of lights and signs, safety rules, etc. you must obtain at least a 75% to pass.
You must also pass a vision test, show identification, and pay a fee of $10. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must be present to sign the application.
Conditions With a Learner's Permit:
Until you pass your Probationary License road test, you must drive with a fully-licensed driver in the passenger seat and observe the following restrictions and rules:
The accompanying driver must hold a full driver's license
You must wait a minimum of 12 months before you attempt the Probationary License road test
You must have 0% blood alcohol content at all times; your co-driver must have a blood alcohol content below 0.06%.
You can only drive Class 5 vehicles
The Probationary License Road Test
This 20- to 25-minute tests will consists of actual driving on public streets and roads with a government examiner. You will be tested on:
Driving situations and rules of the road, including starting, stopping, turning, passing vehicles, and land driving
Driving through controlled and uncontrolled intersections
Parallel parking and backing up
Anticipation of hazardous conditions
Other safe driving practices like driving the right speed and steering techniques
Once you pass the Probationary License Road Test, you enter the newly licensed driver stage. it last 24 months, and becomes permanent after 24 months of uninterrupted validity, or upon your 25th birthday, whichever comes first. However, you must abide by these legal restrictions:
You must drive with 0% blood alcohol content.
You are allowed to accumulate four demerit points before your license is suspended