Ministry of Transportation
Licence-Knowledge Test Will Be Offered in 21 languages to Support Newcomers, Improve Road Safety
Richmond Hill, ON – Oct 30, 2017
Starting next spring, Ontario’s written knowledge test for a G1 licence will be offered in Farsi, to support newcomers in learning the rules of the road and improve road safety.
Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca was joined by Reza Moridi, MPP for Richmond Hill and David Zimmer, MPP for Willowdale, at the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services in Richmond Hill today to make the announcement.
Adding Farsi — one of Canada’s fastest growing languages — will support newcomers to Ontario in completing their tests, learning the rules of the road and gaining the experience required to drive safely in the province.
The G1 knowledge test is currently offered at DriveTest Centres in 20 other languages – including Ontario’s official languages of English and French. As part of Ontario’s continued commitment to road safety, all new drivers must take a knowledge test as the first step the province’s graduated licensing system. Beginner driver educations programs can also help teach the skills and attitudes needed to be a safe and responsible driver.
Making the G1 knowledge test available in more languages is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
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