ONTARIO — As of Monday, June 14th, Ontarians who’ve been waiting to complete their G1 or G2 exit tests for months can finally do so at DriveTest centres across the province. Under Step One of Ontario’s Roadmap To Reopen, driving tests are back with safety protocols in place. Individuals will be required to wear face masks inside centres and during road tests, sanitize their hands, complete the Patron/customer screening and share their “passed” results prior to road test or admittance to the centre.
“Throughout the pandemic, our government’s top priority has been the health and safety of Ontarians. As more people get vaccinated and COVID-19 case numbers decline, we are able to safely restart passenger road testing at DriveTest centres. We have developed a comprehensive plan to clear the backlog of road tests created as a result of COVID-19 restrictions,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “Earlier this year, our government started the process of adding new driver examiners at DriveTest locations in every part of the province. We will continue to hire more driver examiners while also extending road testing hours and introducing weekend road testing in areas where the backlog is greatest, so that people who need a road test can book one as soon as possible.”
As there is a significant backlog, the province is expected to hire 167 additional driver examiners and extend the operating hours of DriveTest centres. In the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Ontario will work with its service provider, DriveTest, to open six temporary locations to conduct passenger road tests seven days a week in areas where the backlog is greatest starting in September 2021.