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Old Jun 29th 2022, 4:37 pm
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Ok so I can't even drive in the UK yet, close though, I have took loads of lessons and I had my first test which I failed on. So basically my question is shall I keep doing lessons here in the UK to pass and get a UK licence, or shall I just wait till I get over to Canada and do lessons out there to get a Canadian license? As even if I did have a UK licence I'd still want to do some lessons in Canada to get use to the roads and their highway code etc. So I'm unsure to keep at the lessons here, as you can imagine they're very expensive and I could save that money for the move to Canada.

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Old Jun 29th 2022, 5:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Drunkarchaeologist
Ok so I can't even drive in the UK yet, close though, I have took loads of lessons and I had my first test which I failed on. So basically my question is shall I keep doing lessons here in the UK to pass and get a UK licence, or shall I just wait till I get over to Canada and do lessons out there to get a Canadian license? As even if I did have a UK licence I'd still want to do some lessons in Canada to get use to the roads and their highway code etc. So I'm unsure to keep at the lessons here, as you can imagine they're very expensive and I could save that money for the move to Canada.

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I would wait until in Canada as I can't believe that it is possible to fail a driving test in Canada.
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Which province are you going to? Even if you did pass your test in the UK, you will probably have to go on to a learners permit and take another test anyway, as you won’t have enough experience.

So depending on the province and their rules, you may find it’s easier and cheaper just to wait rather than do it twice.
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I'll be moving to Ontario
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Originally Posted by Drunkarchaeologist
I'll be moving to Ontario
https://www.ontario.ca/page/exchange...ence#section-4

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Oh awesome, thanks for that. What I gather from it is I can exchange an out-of-province licence for an Ontario licence if I have a full UK driving licence and have been driving with that for a year or more.

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Originally Posted by Drunkarchaeologist
Oh awesome, thanks for that. What I gather from it is I can exchange an out-of-province licence for an Ontario licence if I have a full UK driving licence and have been driving with that for a year or more.

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I thought it said 2 years or more?
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Originally Posted by christmasoompa
I thought it said 2 years or more?
You are correct yeah, sorry I mis-read that
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Originally Posted by Almost Canadian
I would wait until in Canada as I can't believe that it is possible to fail a driving test in Canada.
Oh it is, and I speak from experience
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But he is going to Ontario and probably the GTA area so is a driving licence even required Personally wait until you get to Canada and then decide and if in the GTA you might decide you don't want to drive.
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Oh it is, and I speak from experience

I failed it twice. My, er, colleague, gave me a trophy with a racing car on the top and the inscription "Congratulations on passing your driving test - after only three tries".
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I failed it twice. My, er, colleague, gave me a trophy with a racing car on the top and the inscription "Congratulations on passing your driving test - after only three tries".
Honestly, how could you fail it twice. There must be a story to that.

For the OP, in Ontario if you take the driving test here it allows you to drive both a manual transmission car or an automatic transmission car. I would think that 95% of cars on the road are automatics (I'm part of the 5%) and basically nobody takes the test in a manual transmission car.
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Originally Posted by Almost Canadian
I would wait until in Canada as I can't believe that it is possible to fail a driving test in Canada.
Failing a driving test in Canada is as difficult as finding Canadian television riveting
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Honestly, how could you fail it twice. There must be a story to that.
Not really, the first time was for driving too fast and the second for driving too cautiously. I guess I overcompensated. My wife at the time didn't even bother with the test. She just drove on her foreign license, which was allowed for, I think, 90 days. Only her 90 days stretched to about 30 years.
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Do people have real driving lessons in Canada? I've always thought that one of the reasons for the poor driving is that everyone is taught by their parents when they are 16. The learners are 16 not the parents. Natch.
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