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Classified licence system

Licence Class 1
Permits Does not Permit Requirements

Class 1 vehicles - that is, power units and semi trailers, and trucks which have a trailer(s) or vehicle(s) in tow where the gross weight of the towed unit(s) exceeds 4,600 kg.

Motor vehicles in classes 2, 3, 4 and 5. To operate a taxi, limousine or rideshare vehicle, the driver must be authorized by SGI.

Vehicles with air brakes, motorcycles or school buses without an appropriate endorsement(s)

MINIMUM AGE - 18 years and not a novice driver

MEDICALLY FIT - See Medical requirements

ROAD TEST - Must take a road test in a Class 1 vehicle

KNOWLEDGE TESTS - Class 1 knowledge tests include: Class 1, 2, 3, 4, Basic and Sign

TRIP INSPECTION - Must demonstrate a trip inspection on a Class 1 vehicle

ROAD TEST - Must take a road test in a Class 1 vehicle

TRAINING - Approved Class 1 training program

Licence Class 2
Permits Does not Permit Requirements

Class 2 vehicles - that is, buses having a seating capacity in excess of 24 passengers, while carrying a passenger or passengers

Motor vehicles in classes 3, 4 and 5. To operate a taxi, limousine or rideshare vehicle, the driver must be authorized by SGI.

Class 1 vehicles as a learner with appropriate endorsement

Vehicles with air brakes, motorcycles or school buses without an appropriate endorsement(s)

MINIMUM AGE - 18 years and not a novice driver

MEDICALLY FIT - See Medical requirements

ROAD TEST - Must take a road test in a Class 2 vehicle

KNOWLEDGE TESTS - Class 2 knowledge tests include: Class 2, 3, 4, Basic and Sign

TRIP INSPECTION - Must demonstrate a trip inspection on a Class 2 vehicle

ROAD TEST - Must take a road test in a Class 2 vehicle

Licence Class 3
Permits Does not Permit Requirements
  • Class 3 vehicles - that is, trucks with more than two axles, except trucks registered in Class F, and trucks with more than two axles which have a trailer(s) or vehicle(s) in tow, except trucks registered in Class F, where the gross weight of the towed unit(s) does not exceed 4,600 kg
  • Motor vehicles in classes 4 and 5. To operate a taxi, limousine or rideshare vehicle, the driver must be authorized by SGI.
  • Power units with more than two axles, when not towing a semi trailer
  • Class 1 or 2 vehicles as a learner with appropriate endorsement
  • Vehicles with air brakes1, motorcycles or school buses without an appropriate endorsement(s)

MINIMUM AGE - 18 years and not a novice driver

MEDICALLY FIT - See Medical requirements

ROAD TEST - Must take a road test in a Class 1 vehicle

KNOWLEDGE TESTS - Class 1 knowledge tests include: Class 1, 2, 3, 4, Basic and Sign

TRIP INSPECTION - Must demonstrate a trip inspection on a Class 1 vehicle

ROAD TEST - Must take a road test in a Class 1 vehicle

TRAINING - Approved Class 1 training program

Licence Class 4
Permits Does not Permit Requirements

Class 4 vehicles - that is,

  • buses that have a seating capacity of not more than 24 passengers, when transporting passengers
  • vehicles registered in Class PT when transporting not more than 9 passengers for hire
  • vehicles registered in Class PB or PC
    • when transporting not more than 24 passengers for hire; and
    • when not used exclusively to transport passengers with a disability and any attendants to those passengers
  • ambulances when being used for hire
  • motor vehicles in Class 5. To operate a taxi, limousine or rideshare vehicle, the driver must be authorized by SGI
  • Vehicles with air brakes, motorcycles or school buses without an appropriate endorsement(s)

MINIMUM AGE - 18 years and not a novice driver

MEDICALLY FIT - See Medical requirements

ROAD TEST - Must take a road test in a Class 4 or 5 vehicle

KNOWLEDGE TESTS - Class 4 knowledge tests include: Class 4, Basic and Sign

TRIP INSPECTION - Must demonstrate a trip inspection on a Class 4 vehicle

ROAD TEST - Must take a road test in a Class 4 or 5 vehicle

Licence Class 5
Permits Does not Permit Requirements
  • Class 5 vehicles - that is, cars, vans3, two-axle trucks, two-axle vehicles having a trailer(s) or vehicle(s) in tow where the gross weight of the towed unit(s) does not exceed 4,600 kg, buses when not transporting passengers, three-axle motorhomes, and taxis and ambulances when not used for hire
  • A taxi, limousine or vehicle as part of a vehicle-for-hire service, or Class PB vehicle4, if the driver:
    • is an experienced driver, not in the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program;
    • has at least two years post-GDL driving experience; and
    • has a satisfactory driver history (meaning less than 12 points under the Driver Improvement Program in the last two years, and no impaired-driving related suspension in the last 10 years).
  • School buses with a capacity of no more than 15 passengers when carrying passengers
  • Law enforcement vehicles when being used for law enforcement purposes
  • Three-wheeled vehicles (e.g., has a steering wheel, automotive seating and floor controls - not a three-wheeled motorcycle)
  • Two-axle power units, when not towing a semi trailer
  • Two-axle farm trucks towing vehicles which have a gross weight that exceeds 4,600 kg
  • Farm trucks with more than two axles
  • Vehicles registered in Class PB or PC when used exclusively to transport, for hire, not more than 24 passengers with a disability and any attendants to these passengers
  • Class 1, 2, 3 or 4 vehicles as a learner with appropriate Endorsement 1, 2, 3 or 4 (minimum age 18 and not a novice driver)
  • Vehicles with air brakes1, motorcycles without an appropriate endorsement(s)

ROAD TEST - Must hold a Class 7 licence for nine months

Must take a road test in a Class 5 vehicle

KNOWLEDGE TESTS - Class 5 knowledge tests include: Basic and Sign

ROAD TEST - Must hold a Class 7 licence for nine months. Must take a road test in a Class 5 vehicle

TRAINING - Approved Class 5 training course

Licence Class 7
Permits Does not Permit Requirements
Class 5 vehicles as a learner Note: Does not permit the licence holder to obtain a motorcycle endorsement or operate three-wheeled vehicles as a learner.

KNOWLEDGE TESTS - Class 7 knowledge tests include: Basic and Sign IDENTIFICATION - You are required to show your full name and date of birth by a birth certificate, passport or immigration documents. You will also be required to provide a signature from a Saskatchewan Health card, passport or a driver's licence from a Canadian jurisdiction or any document acceptable to SGI. Any first-time driver between the ages of 15 and 18 is required to provide a completed Parent/Guardian signature form/Guarantor form available from SGI Driver Development, motor licence issuers or SGI certified driver educators. If your name has changed due to marriage or for other reasons, please bring documentation to support the name change. Be sure to take several pieces of original identification with you (photocopies are not acceptable).

The holder of a Class 7 licence must be supervised. The driving supervisor must:

  • at all times, be capable of assuming operation of the vehicle;
  • hold the equivalent of a Class 5 or greater driver's licence issued by a Canadian or U.S. jurisdiction;
  • have held a valid licence for a minimum of 365 days in the preceding three years (but is not a novice driver); and
  • occupy the seat nearest to the driver and the vehicle controls.

The licence of any 15-year-old person who discontinues the High School Driver Education Program will be cancelled.

Source:

https://www.sgi.sk.ca/moving-to-saskatchewan

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