Frequently Asked Questions

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(Please note all these questions and answers are based on the driving regulations and experiences in Manitoba.)

Q. What is the minimum age to be able to obtain a Learner's Permit?

A. In Manitoba you have to be at least 16 yrs. of age to write the test. However, if you are enrolled in a High School Driver Ed program, then you are eligible to take the test at 15 1/2.

Q. How many lessons does a person need to be able to learn to drive?

A. Every individual is different. On the average, eight hours is sufficient to learn the basics to appear for your driving test.

Q. I'm 15 1/2. Can I take private lessons?

A. No. You must enroll in the High School Driver’s Ed. program to take lessons. Get in touch with your school office.

Q. I have taken Driver’s Ed. already. Can I take some private lessons before I go for my driving test?

A. You can take some brush up lessons before going for the test. You can do this on the same day as the test or any time before that.

Q. Where can I go for my written test?

A. If you are enrolled in the Driver’s Ed. program, then you can write the test in the classroom. Otherwise, you can go to one of the seven MPI Service Centers in Winnipeg.

Q. How long after I pass my written test can I go for my driving test?

A. If you have never held a license before then you must wait 9 months before you can do your driving test.

Q. I have a valid license from my native country. Do I need to wait 9 months to go for my driving test?

A. No. If you hold a license from any other jurisdiction, you may apply for a permanent license.

Q. I have a Learner's license from Ontario. Do I have to do the written test again in Manitoba?

A. Manitoba does not recognize Learners' licenses from other provinces.

Q. How much does it cost to do the tests in Manitoba?

A. Written test costs $10.00 and the road test for Class 5 is $30.00. Road test for Class 4 is $35.00.

*Packages are prepaid on the first lesson. Each lesson is 1 1/2 hrs. long.

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