Suspensions & Reinstatements
If you have been convicted of a violation of the Criminal Code of Canada, the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Act, or the Traffic Safety Act, you may be suspended or disqualified from driving in accordance with limits stated in the Traffic Safety Act.
It is unlawful to be in possession of a Driver’s Licence while it is suspended or disqualified and it is a serious offence, punishable by law, to drive while unauthorized.
Once your suspension has been served, you can come to a registry office and obtain your licence again. You will likely need to fulfill a set of reinstatement conditions before a licence can be issued to you.
Restricted licences are available to individuals with demerit suspensions or if the suspension hinders their job status or livelihood. The licence allows you to drive from point A to point B within certain time frames.
- You must be suspended and the suspension cannot be an alcohol suspension
- You must have a non-GDL, non-class 7 licence