91. A person holding a valid driver’s licence issued outside Canada may, if he settles in Québec, exchange that licence for a driver’s licence issued by the Société provided he passes the proficiency examination and pays the duties and fee fixed by regulation and the amount fixed under section 151 of the Automobile Insurance Act (chapter A-25).
Notwithstanding the first paragraph, a person holding a valid driver’s licence issued in a country other than the United States is not required to surrender the licence issued in his country of origin.
A person holding a valid driver’s licence or a licence that expired less than three years previously, or who previously held a driver’s licence issued in Québec, is exempted from the proficiency examination.
Furthermore, the Société may, on the conditions it determines, exempt a person holding a valid driver’s licence from the proficiency examination if the licence was issued by an administrative authority outside Canada that applies standards for the issue of licences that are similar to those applied in Québec.
1986, c. 91, s. 91; 1987, c. 94, s. 15; 1990, c. 19, s. 11; 1996, c. 56, s. 22.