An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a document which, when accompanied by a valid driver’s licence, enables a person to drive vehicles for tourism purposes in many foreign countries. Most international car rental agencies will request an IDP, even though one may not be required to drive in their country. An IDP is valid for one year from the date of issue, providing your Canadian licence is valid for the duration of your trip.
IDP’s are available in Canada exclusively at CAA Stores and are available to both Members and non-members.
Professional drivers must meet certain criteria in order to operate a particular class of vehicle, under Manitoba’s licence classification system (PDF).
Applicants for professional driver’s licences must hold a valid minimum Class 5A (authorized) or Class 5I (intermediate) driver’s licence, be at least 18 years of age and medically fit. They also must be able to meet the following standards:
- medical examination report (hearing and vision standards)
- knowledge test
- authorized instruction
- road test
Visit the Manitoba Public Insurance website for more information on becoming a professional driver.