Driver's License and SGI Identity Card

Obtaining Driver's License

To drive in Saskatchewan you must hold a valid driver’s licence.

In order to get a driver’s licence, you must be able to operate a vehicle safely and properly, understand all traffic signs and know the rules of the road. For more information please review the Saskatchewan Driver’s Handbook.Enlish version of the handbook is avialable for download at SGI website. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress office in Regina can provide you with translated hard copy of this book at a cost of $10, or you can download the electoric version for free.

You are required to complete a driver examination (written and road) if:

New residents who have a license from another country and wish to drive in Saskatchewan must obtain a Saskatchewan driver's licence within 90 days of moving to the province, or upon expiry of their out-of-province licence — whichever is earliest. However, you should apply for Saskatchewan license as soon as possible in order to be able to drive.

Check with your previous jurisdiction as they may have some restrictions that supersede this requirement. If you are moving from a jurisdiction outside Canada you will have to complete written, vision and road examinations prior to being issued a Saskatchewan driver's licence.

In case if you did not possess a license from another country, there are three steps that an applicant has to take if he/she is to obtain a driver’s license:

After a nine month period:

As a new Saskatchewan resident and those people getting a licence for the first time, you will require a minimum of two pieces of original identification (no photocopies) to verify your legal name, birth date and signature. Documents requirements for written test registration:

Hours of Operation:

Road Tests
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday
9 a.m. - noon;
1p.m. - 4p.m.

Written Tests
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday
9 - 11 a.m.
1 - 3 p.m.

There is a cost of $10 charge for the written test and $22 charge to take the road test.

The UCC will help the applicants with the written driver’s test. This help includes ensuring the applicant can read and understand the test. In case of failing the test, applicant has a chance to rewrite the test. UCC does not offer the driver’s road test. This has to be arranged through SGI. As well, the UCC translator cannot help with answers.

Regina Driver Examination Office located on 1550 Saskatchewan Dr. Contact: Phone: (306) 775-6174 or Toll Free: 1-800-667-5111 or1-800-667-5105

Obtaining SGI Identity Card

For SGI Identity card, go to any SGI dealer. You should do this if there will be a delay in applying for a driver’s license. If a driver’s license will be applied for very early, then this Identity card should not be necessary. The SGI Identity card is useful because it immediately gives an identity card that has the home address on and this can be useful in the case of being asked for ID at a nightclub or if you are requesting a Library Card (the Library wants to see something that proves that the person asking for a card is actually a resident of Regina). SGI will want to see proof of residency. Some English is necessary.

To apply you will need: