Transportation

Licences and GICs

The Process

  1. Visit one of the NWT Driver and Vehicle Licensing Offices to renew or apply for a Driver's Licence. 
  2. You will be required to fill out an “N.W.T. Application for Driver’s Licence or General Identification Form”, prior to the issuance of a Driver’s Licence or GIC.
  3. If you meet the identification requirements you may be issued a Temporary Driver's Licence (TDL), which can be used to drive until you receive the final licence by mail in two to four weeks. 

Those renewing an NWT Driver's Licence who have a secure drivers licence, whose address on their Licence is current, and who have already met all conditions for obtaining a secure driver's licence, can use the secure driver's licence alone to meet all identification requirements for renewal.  Those clients who also wish to change their address information when renewing their driver's licence must provide their secure driver's licence and a residency document. Those who do not meet these conditions will be required to produce Proof of Birth Date and Legal Name, government-issued photo identification, and proof of residency.

Wait for your Driver's Licence to arrive in the mail – the card will be mailed directly to you.

The General Identification card


The Process 

  1. Attend one of the NWT Driver and Vehicle Licensing Offices to renew or apply for a General Identification card.
  2. You will be required to fill out an “N.W.T. Application for Driver’s Licence or General Identification Form”, prior to the issuance of a  GIC.
  3. Meet the identification requirements.  

The process for obtaining a General Identification Card (GIC) is identical to the process for a driver's license, except that there is no temporary GIC issued.


The Cost

Drivers Licences, Manuals and General Identification Card Information

5-year term Drivers Licence including Learner's, renewal, and transfer in   $103.00
5-year term Drivers Licence including Learner's, renewal, and transfer in - Seniors     $51.00
3-year term Drivers Licence including Learner's, renewal, and transfer in     $79.00
3-year term Drivers Licence including Learner's, renewal, and transfer in - Seniors     $40.00
1-year term Drivers Licence including Learner's, renewal, and transfer in     $43.00
1-year term Drivers Licence - including Learner's, renewal, and transfer in -Seniors     $22.00
General Identification Cards
Issue General Identification Card     $51.00
Issue General Identification Card - Seniors     $26.00
Replacement General Identification Card     $31.00
Replacement General Identification card - Seniors     $15.00

*Note: The GIC is offered on a 5-year term only.


Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing problem. You can help avoid it by:

1. Guarding your personal information and documents
2. Being vigilant
3. Guarding your computer and its information.


Q: What class of licence do I need to drive what vehicle?

A: Class 1 permits operation of:

    * Semi-trailers and tractor trailers;
    * Any vehicle in Class 2, 3, 4, or 5;
    * Any vehicle in Class 6 while learning to operate it
    
Class 2 permits operation of:

    * A bus of any seating capacity of passengers;
    * A vehicle or any combination of vehicles in Class 3, 4, or 5;
    * Any combination of vehicles without air-brakes where the towed vehicles exceed a gross weight of 4500 kg;
    * Any vehicle in Class 1 or 6, while learning to operate it.
    
Class 3 permits operation of:

    * A single vehicle with three or more axles;
    * Any combination of vehicles without air-brakes where the towed vehicles in the combination do not exceed a gross weight of 4500 kg;
    * A vehicle or any combination in Class 4 or 5;
    * Any vehicle in Class 1, 2, or 6, while learning to operate it.
    
Class 4 permits operation of:

    * Buses which can carry less than 24 passengers;
    * Taxis, ambulances;
    * Any vehicle in Class 5;
    * Any vehicle in Class 1, 2, 3, or 6, while learning to operate it.

Class 5 permits operation of:

    * Cars, small trucks (eg. Vans, pick-ups, a vehicle with two axles only);
    * As a learner for Class 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.

Class 6 permits operation of:

    * Motorcycles;
    * As a learner for Class 5.

Class 7 permits operation of:

* Class 5 or 6 as a learner only.
    
* The airbrake endorsement must be obtained separately.

For Class 5 you must take a road test and have eyesight that meets the standard.

For  Class 7 you must take a written test and have eyesight that meets the standard.

For Class 1, 2, 3, or 4, you must be 18 years old, have a Class 5 licence and pass a medical examination. For Class 5 or 6, you must be 16 years old, and for Class 7, you must be 15 years old.

All Classes of licence require the client to write and pass a written exam.