Driver's Licence and Photo ID:
To drive in Saskatchewan you must have a valid licence that authorizes you to operate the type of vehicle that you wish to drive. Saskatchewan has a one part photo driver's licence. The Saskatchewan driver's licence has a five year renewal term with two payment options: i) You can pay $25 annually for a total of $125 over the five-year period. SGI will send you a payment reminder every year. OR, ii) You can pay for the entire five years up front for a discounted fee of $100.
New driver - if you have not held a Saskatchewan driver's licence within the last five years, contact the SGI driver examination office nearest you to arrange for the qualifying tests. After successfully passing the test bring your test results to our office to apply for a licence. You will be considered a new driver if you are obtaining a driver's licence (other than a learner's licence) for the first time. You will also be a new driver if you have not held a driver's licence in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Austria or South Korea in the last five years, or if you have less than two years driving experience.
Classes of driver's licences - certain vehicles fall into specific classifications and require different classes of driver's licence. For information on these classes, come into our office to obtain a Saskatchewan Driver's Handbook, discuss your requirements with one of our motor licence issuers or go to SGI's website at www.sgi.sk.ca for more details.
A photo identification card is available for all residents of Saskatchewan regardless of whether or not the individual is a licenced driver. Drivers and non-drivers can have their photo taken at our offices in Saskatoon and Dundurn. It takes about ten days for an individual to receive their photo ID card in the mail.
Individuals need to bring two valid pieces of ID displaying their legal name, full date of birth and signature to be eligible for the photo identification card. Make sure that the names on both pieces of ID are exactly the same. Examples of valid ID include a birth certificate, passport, Saskatchewan Health card, or Canadian Driver's Licence. There is a $10 charge for those under the age of 65 for the identification card and it is valid for five years.