If you are a visitor to Saskatchewan, your existing licence gives you all of the same privileges it does in your home province, territory or state. As a visitor to Saskatchewan, you are not eligible to apply for a Saskatchewan driver’s licence. If you have a multi-year visitor visa, you are eligible for a Saskatchewan driver's licence or non-driver photo identification. As a visitor, you are not required to register your vehicle in this province unless you become a resident.

Full-time students attending approved educational institutions, as well as their immediate families, do not have to exchange their driver's licence during the time they are living here to attend classes. If you become a Saskatchewan resident you may drive using your current driver's licence and vehicle plates for 90 days after taking up residence.

An international driving permit (obtained in your home country) is not required, but is strongly recommended for any foreign license that is not written in English or French. When driving, have your valid home country license with you or have your international driving permit with you.

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Driver's License Translation

A license in a language other than English or French should be translated. If stopped by a police and to avoid a possible fine, an officer must be able to read the information on your license. Translation services are offered for a fee at the Saskatoon Open Door Society:          

100, 129 3rd Ave North
Saskatoon, SK
Telephone: (306) 653-4464  
Website: www.sods.sk.ca
Email: skopendoor@sods.sk.ca

How to Get a Saskatchewan Driver's License

Driving in Saskatchewan is regulated by Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI). Saskatchewan has a Graduated Driver’s Licensing program; this means you are classed as a novice driver for a minimum of 18 months after attaining your full-privilege (class 5) license. 

Apply at SGI:

Driver Examination Office
623 2nd Ave. North in Saskatoon 
Telephone: (306) 683-2320

It is very important that you have spent some time learning about the “rules of the road” in Canada before you start driving.  You can learn about this by reading the Saskatchewan Driver's Handbook.

For instance, Canada has very strict rules when it comes to drinking, drugs and driving.  These rules also do vary from province to province so make yourself aware of the rules of the road before driving in and outside of Saskatchewan.