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is G2 considered a 'valid driving license' ?

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Nov 11, 2013
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is G2 considered a 'valid driving license' ?

Job posting says 'valid driving license and clean driving record' - this is a job which will require some driving to/from work sites.

Is the G2 enough?
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Depends ... I'd say yes.
Apply regardless
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Nov 11, 2013
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MrsPotato wrote: Depends ... I'd say yes.
Apply regardless
I already applied, had an interview. Now they want me back for a second round and want a driver's abstract. I e-mailed them asking if G2 was fine and never heard back. They're in Alberta so maybe they're not too familiar with our system. If the position starts in July, they could still give me an offer and wait for me to get my G correct? I hope that's not the deal breaker...
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Oct 31, 2014
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I'd presume that the G2 is enough, at least to qualify. The only restrictions are blood alcohol level (zero) and passengers ≤ seatbelts. It would be unusual for either of those to interfere with your ability to work.
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spires wrote: I'd presume that the G2 is enough, at least to qualify. The only restrictions are blood alcohol level (zero) and passengers ≤ seatbelts. It would be unusual for either of those to interfere with your ability to work.
Their insurance company may have requirements such as G licence, 25 YOA, no moving violations, etc.
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Nov 11, 2013
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Thanks for your replies, I will go with the flow with the G2 and book a G test for sometime in the next few weeks, in case they ask.
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darkkoopa wrote: I already applied, had an interview. Now they want me back for a second round and want a driver's abstract. I e-mailed them asking if G2 was fine and never heard back. They're in Alberta so maybe they're not too familiar with our system. If the position starts in July, they could still give me an offer and wait for me to get my G correct? I hope that's not the deal breaker...
A G2 is a valid driver license with minimal restrictions - you should not have followed up.
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No. Almost every driving job I've seen advertised required a full G. This is for insurance purposes.
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Alittle trick to circumvent the graduated system in Ontario or if you want your full license right away. Get your G1/M1. "Move" to the Northwest Territories (Or other havens of non graduating systems). Convert your license. You will receive both a full class 5 and 6 permit (G/M permit equivalent). "Move" back to Ontario. Convert back into a full G/M. Profit.

This will require some logistics but if you are in a bind it can be done.
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Aug 21, 2016
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GRANDISON wrote: Alittle trick to circumvent the graduated system in Ontario or if you want your full license right away. Get your G1/M1. "Move" to the Northwest Territories (Or other havens of non graduating systems). Convert your license. You will receive both a full class 5 and 6 permit (G/M permit equivalent). "Move" back to Ontario. Convert back into a full G/M. Profit.

This will require some logistics but if you are in a bind it can be done.
When I moved to the USA temporarily, I exchanged my G2 for an American license. When I came back to Ontario to convert the American license into full G they wouldn't let me, so I was basically forced to take the G.
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Sep 12, 2018
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How long did you have your g2 before you traded it in for an american license?

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