Highways and Public Works

Driver Licensing

Motor Vehicles

Driver Licensing

To obtain details about Yukon's secure driver's licence and general identification card, click here


Eligibility

You can renew your licence

  • Within 6 months before your current Yukon driver's licence's expiry date.
  • Within 2 years of your last Yukon driver's licence's expiration date. If it has been more than 2 years you will have to retake your written and road tests.

Renew your driving licence

  1. Go to your nearest Motor Vehicle office
  2. Bring your old Yukon drivers licence and 1 document that proves your Yukon residency. If you wear corrective lenses, bring them with you as a vision test will be administered.
  3. The client service agent will process your renewal.
  4. You'll need to pay the $50 renewal fee by cash, credit or debit.
  5. Your licence will be renewed for 5 years. We will issue you a temporary licence that will be valid for 90 days.
  6. Your physical driving licence card will arrive in the mail within 7 to 10 business days.

Proving your identity

We need to confirm your identity. You need to bring in original documentation that includes your:

  • Full legal name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Legal presence in Canada; and
  • Photo and signature

Documentation

Full legal name

Date of birth

Legal presence in Canada

Photo

Signature

Valid Canadian passport
(provided it is in your full legal name)

X

X

X

X

X

Canadian driver’s licence or ID card

X

X

Enhanced Canadian driver’s licence or ID

X

X

X

X

X

Canadian-issued birth certificate

X

X

X

Secure certificate of Indian Status

X

X

X

X

X

Permanent Resident Card

X

X

X

X

X

Valid Foreign Passport with appropriate immigration documents

X

X

X

X

X

Certificate of Change of Name or Marriage Certificate

X

Note: Other types of documentation may also prove your identity. Contact your nearest Motor Vehicle office if you have any questions.

Yukon residency

You can use the following documentation to prove you are a Yukon resident.

  • Utility bill such as: ATCO Electric, NorthwesTel (telephone and, or internet), municipal utilities bill (water and sewer or property taxes)
  • Bank statement or a stamped banking profile from a local bank
  • Credit card statement
  • Mortgage documentation
  • Income tax return (notice of assessment) recent year
  • Signed residential tenancy agreement
  • Social assistance benefit confirmation
  • Employment confirmation (signed and on company letterhead)

Note: Cell phone bills and Yukon Health Care Cards cannot be used to prove Yukon residency.

Full listing of accepted identification and residency documents

Replace a lost or stolen driver's licence

  1. Notify the police that you have lost your driver's licence.
  2. Apply for a replacement driving licence at a Yukon Motor Vehicles office.
  3. Pay the $15 replacement fee
  4. Our staff will issue you a temporary driving licence until your new licence can be mailed to you.
  5. You'll get your new licence in the mail within 7 to 10 business days. The expiry date will be the same as it was on your original licence.

Change your address

You are required by law to update the address on your driver’s licence. There is no charge to update this information.

  1. Go to a Motor Vehicles office and bring your current Yukon driver’s licence with you.
  2. Advise Motor Vehicles of your new address.
  3. We'll issue you a temporary licence, valid for 90 days.
  4. You'll receive your physical driver licence card in the mail within 7 to 10 business days. This card will reflect your current expiry date.

Change your licence class and add restrictions or endorsements

We'll update your licence class and add restrictions or endorsements free of charge. Contact a Yukon Motor Vehicles office for more information.

Change your name

  1. Go to a Motor Vehicles office and bring your current Yukon driver’s licence with you.
  2. Bring original paperwork demonstrating your legal name change. Note: Bring in your marriage certificate(s) or legal name change document(s) if your birth certificate, valid passport or permanent resident card does not reflect your current legal surname.
  3. We'll issue you a temporary licence that will be valid for 90 days.
  4. We'll issue you a temporary licence, valid for 90 days.
  5. You'll receive your physical driver licence card in the mail within 7 to 10 business days. This card will reflect your current expiry date.

Gender Designation

To obtain details about changing a gender designation on your driver's licence or general identification card, click here


Programs and Publications

 

 

Related publications are available at our offices or can be downloaded.

For changes in driver health and medical fitness to drive, please review “Taking Your Medical Condition Into Account”.    CCMTA Medical Standard Determining Driver Fitness in Canada.

A system sometimes used by Motor Vehicles to determine medical fitness to drive is a program called DriveABLE. An information package is available at our head office in Whitehorse.

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program is a licensing system for new drivers. An information package is available at our offices.

Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program allows individuals, who have lost their driver's licence through an impaired driving conviction, an opportunity to gain conditional driving privileges.  It is administered through the Driver Control Board.