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Getting Your Driver’s Licence

Drivers with a Valid Driver’s Licence

When you become a resident of Nova Scotia and you want to drive, you need a Nova Scotia driver’s licence. You must get this within 90 days of becoming a resident. You can use your current driver’s licence until you get your Nova Scotia licence.

Who Is a Resident?

You are a resident of Nova Scotia if any of the following applies to you:

  • You go to school or college here
  • You live here and your children go to school here
  • You have worked here for more than 30 days in any given year
  • You have lived here for more than 90 days in any given year

To find out how to get a Nova Scotia Driver’s Licence, visit and type “driver’s licence” in the search box

Getting a Licence for the First Time

Nova Scotia has a graduated licensing system with 3 levels:

  1. Learners Licence
  2. Newly Licenced Driver’s Licence
  3. The Restricted Individual Stage

All new drivers must graduate from all 3 levels to get a permanent driver’s licence.

To find out more about getting a new driver’s licence, visit and type “new driver’s licence” into the search box.

Access Nova Scotia Truro
15 Alderbrook Dr, Truro Heights, NS B6L 0C4

You will get your permanent licence faster if you take lessons from a driving school.

Driving Schools

Right Lane Driver Training
15A Alderbrook Dr, Truro Heights, NS B6L 0C4
(902) 893-3022

Young Drivers of Canada
7 Queen Street Truro, NS B2N 2A7

Commercial Safety College
11490 NS-2, Debert, NS B0M 1G0