Obtaining a Saskatchewan Driver’s License
To drive in Saskatchewan you must hold a valid driver’s licence issued by Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI).
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. English version of the handbook is available for download at the SGI website. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress office in Regina can provide you with translated hard copy of this book, or you can download the electronic version for free.
You are required to complete a driver examination (written and road) if:
- you have never been a licensed driver
- you have not held a Saskatchewan driver’s licence within the past five years
- you wish to change the class of your licence or obtain an endorsement
- you are a new resident, and the licence you hold is from another province, state or country not honoured in Saskatchewan
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.
If you did not possess a driver’s license from another country, there are three steps that an applicant has to take to obtain a driver’s license:
- obtain a learner’s license from SGI. The applicant can ask UCC for assistance (written test translation).
After a nine month period:
- obtain a driver education card to the driver test
- successfully complete a driver’s road test (drive a car while accompanied with an examination officer)
As a new Saskatchewan resident, or someone 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. The following documents are required for written test registration:
- Birth certificate (from Canadian jurisdiction)
- and/or Saskatchewan Health Services card
- and/or Foreign passport with approved CIC immigration document
- and/or Record of Landing (CIC)
- and/or Permanent resident card (CIC)
- and/or Saskatchewan Photo ID
- 2 pieces of bill information with your name and current home address on to prove that you live in Regina (These may be SaskPower, SaskEnergy, SaskTel bills, etc. and/or your rent contract with Landlord)
There is a cost of $25 charge for the written test and $55 charge to take the road test.
The UCC will help applicants with the written driver’s test. They will ensure the applicant can read and understand the test. If the applicant fails the test, they will have 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
1550 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina Saskatchewan
Phone: (306) 775-6174
Toll Free: 1-800-667-5111 or1-800-667-5105
Obtaining a Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) Identity Card
To apply for a Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) Identity card, go can visit any SGI dealer. You should do this if there will be a delay in applying for a driver’s license. The card is used whenever you are required to provide identification with your home address. SGI will want to see proof of residency. Some English is necessary.
To apply you will need:
- Passport and Work Permit
- Home Address and phone number (if available)
- Name, address and phone number of employer
- $15 for each SGI identity card requested (if any)
- SGI Guarantor Form which is available at SGI dealers
- Letter from Employer re: Employment