Get a driver’s licence

A driver's licence is really useful to have. It gives you independence and opens you up for job opportunities.

Why should I get my driver’s licence? 

With your licence, you can:

  • Travel to non-transit friendly places and take trips.
  • Have better access to jobs. Many jobs require a licence. 
  • Have more responsibility. 
  • Enjoy more freedom to go places and do the things you want.

Get help from the Fed

ICBC has partnered with the Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks to run Take the Wheel, a program for youth in and from care that supports you in costs related to your license. You can use the bursary to pay for driving lessons, incidentals like application fees, and have the support of a the fed to help find some of these programs with you.

If you live in the lower mainland, you can use the Fed's training car to get those hours in!

How do I get my learner's licence?

To get your learner's (Class 7L) licence, you should:

  1. Be at least 16. If you're under 19, you'll need your guardian to sign a consent form.
  2. Prepare. Study the Learn to Drive Smart manual.
  3. Go to an ICBC office and pay the $15 fee.
  4. Pass a knowledge and vision test.

Watch and learn how to get a learner's licence.

How do I get my novice driver's licence?

To get your new driver's (Class 7N) licence, you should: 

  1. Have your learner's license for at least a year, without any penalties. 
  2. Book your road test.

On the day of your road test, you'll need:

  • A safe vehicle with working brakes, horn, etc. 
  • Insurance and registration documents.
  • Your ID. Before you go, check to make sure yours will be accepted
  • Money to pay for your road test ($35) and - hopefully - your new licence ($75.)

Watch and learn how to pass your road test.

I don't want my driver’s licence but I still need ID. What can I get?

BCID is the way to go. It has your picture on it like a driver's licence. To get one:

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