Highways and Public Works

Motor Vehicles

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL)

Learner Stage

In the Learner stage you require 50 hours of driving experience. The requirements for 10 hours of night driving and 10 hours of winter driving have been removed from the Learner stage. However, it is strongly suggested that you include this type of experience for your own benefit.

You are allowed to carry immediate family members as passengers. Immediate family members are defined as parent, grandparent, brother, sister or child of the holder of the Class 7, Learner, Car/Truck licence. So you can have one non-family member in the vehicle in addition to the co-driver and the rest must be your family members. Everyone must have an operable seat belt and the total number in the vehicle must not exceed 7 people.

Novice Stage

In the Novice stage you can carry as many passengers in the vehicle as there are operable seat belts up to a maximum of 9 people, including the driver.

You can apply for an exemption to your driving permit to allow you to drive to and from work between the hours of midnight and 5:00 a.m.

This exemption is for work purposes only. You must drive to and from work using only the most direct route and you are not permitted to carry any passengers. A fee of $20 for the application will apply.

Contact Graduated Driver Licensing Coordinator


Monday to Friday 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Telephone:  (867) 667-5315 or 1-800-661-0408 local 5315 (toll free within Yukon)

Fax:  (867) 393-6220

E-mail:  motor.vehicles@gov.yk.ca