CBC News has obtained a list of the provinces and territories that have the right for people who are over the age of 18 to drive and the licences are free.
The information is from the Canada Revenue Agency.
“It’s a very simple process to apply for a licence.
There’s no application fee.
You just fill out the application form and you are in,” said Sarah Rejnick, spokeswoman for the CRA.
She said the licence is valid for three years and is valid until March 31, 2023.
That means that anyone over 18 can drive in Ontario, Quebec and the Northwest Territories in 2019.
“You don’t need to be a driver in those provinces, so you don’t have to go through the entire process.
You don’t get a licence unless you’re 21 or older.
You can drive if you have a valid driver’s licence in Canada,” said Rejnik.
“But if you’re over 18 and you’re in a province that doesn’t have a licence, you can drive there.
We’ve seen that happen.”
The province of New Brunswick says its drivers are over 21, and that they can drive.
The province has not released any details about how many licences are available for drivers over 18.
Alberta has a licence for drivers 18 and over, and Quebec has one for drivers aged 21 to 26.
Nova Scotia has no such licence.
“Our province doesn’t require a licence to drive, but it’s a licence that can be renewed.
It’s a simple process, you just fill in the form and apply,” said Nicole Cools, spokeswoman at the provincial government.
“If you’re an 18-year-old who is interested in getting a licence you’ll need to apply through the driver training centre in your province.
You’ll then have to complete a driver education program in the province and a background check.”
What’s the difference between an Uber licence and a traditional licence?
“Uber drivers are licensed to drive on a commercial basis and they must have a driver’s education program and be licensed in your jurisdiction.
The traditional licence does not cover private passenger vehicles or taxis,” said Cools.
She explained that drivers must pay for a driver training program, as well as a background screening and licensing.
Uber says the licences it offers are not valid for any other purpose than transporting people or property.
Uber has been in Canada since 2009, and says it has more than 4 million registered users worldwide.
A spokesman for the Canadian Association of Public Service Transportation Professionals says it would be “highly unusual” for a private licence to be required for a vehicle.
Uber is also under fire in some quarters for not offering enough drivers, saying it needs to increase its number of drivers by 50 per cent to meet demand.
Uber’s Canada spokesman said there is a shortage of drivers in Canada.
“Uber is constantly seeking new talent to fill its growing workforce and has a strong track record of attracting top talent,” he said in an emailed statement.
“We’re committed to helping drivers and passengers of all backgrounds succeed in their journeys.”
The federal government also says it is working on a proposal to make it easier for people over the legal age to drive.
“While this is a long-standing issue, the federal government is working with provinces, territories and municipalities to make these new regulations more accessible and accessible to all Canadians,” said a statement from spokesperson Robyn Allan.