If you’re moving from within Canada or from a country with a reciprocal licensing agreement, you have 90 days to exchange your existing licence for an Alberta licence.
If you’re moving from a country without a reciprocal licensing agreement, please contact us to find out which steps to take in order to update your licence. Canadians can exchange their licence for an equivalent class of Alberta licence (class 1-7).
Before you head over to one of our centres, there are a few things you’ll need to gather up to bring along with you:
1) Your Old Licence
Bring your valid driver’s licence (from your previous province), and one piece of valid identification, as proof that you are legal to live in Canada. Any of the following documents will do, and please visit Service Alberta’s website for a more complete list of acceptable identification and documentation.
2) Alberta Documentation
Bring one document that proves you are now an Alberta resident. Make sure this has your full legal name (not your partner’s name), is dated within 90 days, and has your current Alberta address). Any of these documents will do:
3) Medical Records
You will be asked to submit a medical report (we’ll need to see the original or certified copy) if you meet any of the following criteria:
If you’ve moved to Alberta from one of the following countries, you can exchange your valid driver’s licence for an Alberta Class 5 licence without additional training:
When you come into exchange your licence for an Alberta driver’s licence, you’ll be able to register your intent and give consent to become an organ or tissue donor, as part of Alberta’s Organ and Tissue Donation Registry. The consent is done at the same time as you exchange your licence at no cost, and by choosing to be a donor you can save up to eight lives.