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International Driving Permit (1949, 1968)

How to Get an International Driving Permit in Canada? 

An International Driving Permit is a translation of your national driving license. The IDP allows motorists to drive vehicles in foreign countries. You must always have your IDP along with your national license at all times. To get an International Driving Permit in Canada, contact the Canadian Automobile Association.

Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Nunavut
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan
Yukon

3 months
6 months
3 months
6 months
3 months
3 months
90 days
90 days
3 months
4 month**
90 days
90 days**
120 days
1 year*
6 months
3 months
6 months
3 months
3 months***
90 days
90 days
1 year
4 months
90 days
90 days
120 days
* or until IDP expires
** only if licence is in English or in French
*** 1949 IDP only

(Visitors riding motorcycles of any cylinder capacity must be at least 16 years of age. They must hold a driving licence even if such a licence is not required in their country of residence. Visitors driving private cars must be at least 16 years of age, increased to 17 in Newfoundland and 18 in Manitoba. These conditions apply to visitors driving vehicles temporarily imported into Canada or hired or borrowed in that country.)

International Driving Permit (1949, 1968)