G1 licence

By law, when you have a G1 licence, you must:

  • maintain a zero blood alcohol level (no alcohol in your blood)
  • make sure every passenger with you wears a properly working seatbelt
  • not drive between midnight and 5 a.m.
  • not drive on 400-series highways or high-speed expressways (e.g., 401, 416, 417)
  • drive with a fully licensed driver who has:
    • at least four years of driving experience
    • a blood alcohol level of less than .05 (if this person is 21 and under, their blood alcohol level should be zero)

The driver accompanying you must be the only other person in the front seat.  If you are driving with a driver instructor certified in Ontario, you can drive on any road.


In most cases, you practice with your G1 licence for 12 months.