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Class 5 - GDL

The minimum licensing age is 16 years.

Anyone under the age of 18 years
applying for a driver’s licence must
have parental or guardian consent.

The holder of a class 5 GDL driver’s
licence may operate, the following:
• a vehicle or vehicle-trailer combination
that the holder of a Class 5 driver’s
licence may operate

Class 5 – NON-GDL

The minimum licensing age is 18
years. The holder of a class 5 NON-GDL
driver’s licence may operate,
the following:
• a vehicle or vehicle-trailer combination
that the holder of a Class 5 driver’s
licence may operate

VEHICLES THAT MAY BE OPERATED
WITH A CLASS 5 DRIVER'S
LICENCE:


• a vehicle with only two-axles
• a recreational vehicle with not more
than three axles
• a vehicle with only two-axles while that
vehicle is towing a trailer with one or
more axles, and is not equipped with
air brakes
• a recreational vehicle with only two
axles while that vehicle is towing a
trailer with one or more axles, and the
trailer is not equipped with air brakes
• a recreational vehicle with three axles
while that vehicle is towing a trailer
that has one or two axles and is not
equipped with air brakes
• a moped
• all motor vehicles included under
classes 1, 2, 3 and 4 and the learner

is at least 18 years of age. For learning
(you must have a supervisor with a
valid operator’s licence for the type
of vehicle)
• a motorcycle (for learning with a
supervisor who holds a Class 6 non-
GDL licence)

The holder of a Class 5 driver’s
licence shall not operate:
• a motorcycle (unless for learning)
• a vehicle with a seating capacity of
more than 15 while that vehicle is
transporting any person other than
the driver
• a vehicle transporting passengers
for hire
• a vehicle equipped with air brakes,
unless the supervisor has an air brake
endorsement

For hire, driver
licence requirements

A Class 4 driver’s licence is
required
when the vehicle owner or
operator, or the operator’s employer, is
being paid for the service that the vehicle
is being used to provide.

A Class 4 driver’s licence is
NOT required
when the vehicle owner
or operator, or the operator’s employer
drives a private passenger vehicle for
the transportation of passengers on an
incidental or occasional basis and receives
compensation for:
• payment for the kilometres travelled, or
• straight reimbursement for out-of pocket
expenses directly related to the
transportation such as gas, parking,
gate passes and tolls, or
when the vehicle operator is party to

14 A Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing

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