Driving tests during COVID-19

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We have resumed booking all knowledge and road tests.

Booking

Customers are able to book knowledge test appointments in person at one of our locations or an Autopac agent’s office as well as through Online Services (for Classes 5 & 6).

Please note: In order to address evolving COVID-19 requirements and restrictions, effective December 1, 2020, all scheduled oral knowledge test appointments for December will be cancelled and new appointments will be suspended until December 31, 2020. Regular knowledge tests remain unaffected by this change. All impacted customers will be contacted and be able to reschedule their appointment once testing is able to resume.

Due to COVID-19, customers who cannot, or prefer not to visit a location in person will be temporarily permitted to book appointments over the phone or via email with an Autopac agent.

Class 2-5 knowledge test appointment are available at mobile testing locations throughout the province. Customers are able to find available locations and dates here. (See Changes to mobile testing locations on this page for more information about availability.)

Knowledge test safety precautions

We have updated knowledge test procedures during COVID-19 for the protection of both our customers and our staff. Knowledge test applicants must:

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment, park in any available parking stall and check in at the front entrance doors if there is a line-up.
  • Provide their identification (passport, PR card, birth certificate, etc.) and sanitize their hands.
  • Provide their own pen to complete their paper test.

If customers are not able to comply with the outlined requirements, the test will be cancelled immediately and rebooked for a later time.

Road test safety precautions

Prior to starting a road test, customers must:

  • Maintain physical distancing (minimum of 2 metres/6 feet) when possible.
  • Provide and wear their own mask (non-medical masks are permitted).
  • Answer questions to ensure they have not been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing respiratory illness symptoms.
  • Sanitize all touchpoints in their vehicle.

If customers are not able to comply with the outlined requirements or show any symptoms of a respiratory illness (coughing etc.), the test will be cancelled immediately and rebooked for a later time.

Booking Class 1 road tests

Customers are able to book appointments in person at one of our locations or at an Autopac agent’s office.

Due to COVID-19, customers who cannot, or prefer not to visit a location in person, will be temporarily permitted to book appointments over the phone or via email with an Autopac agent.

Booking Class 2-5 road tests

We have resumed our regular process for booking road tests for Classes 2-5 for all locations throughout the province. You can find more information here.

For Class 5 road tests, customers are encouraged to book their appointment through Online Services.

Customers are also able to book appointments for Classes 2-5 in person at one of our locations or at an Autopac agent’s office.

Due to COVID-19, customers who cannot, or prefer not to visit a location in person will be temporarily permitted to book appointments over the phone or via email with an Autopac agent.

Class 2-5 road test appointments are available at mobile testing locations throughout the province. Customers are able to find available locations and dates here. (See Changes to mobile testing locations on this page for more information about availability.)

Please note: Due to Manitoba moving to the Critical level (Red) on the Pandemic Response System, some locations that we utilize for mobile driver testing have closed their community facilities.

As a result, all scheduled mobile road tests in the following communities have been cancelled and all future bookings in these communities are suspended until further notice:

  • Cross Lake
  • Leaf Rapids
  • Minnedosa
  • Snow Lake/Grand Rapids
  • Souris
  • Virden

Impacted customers have been contacted regarding their appointment cancellations.

Class 6 road tests

The motorcycle road testing season (May 1 to October 30) is now closed for the year.

Booking

During the season, customers are able to book Class 6 road test appointments in person at one of our locations or an Autopac agent’s office as well as through Online Services.

Prior to starting a road test for Class 6, customers must:

  • Maintain physical distancing (minimum of 2 metres/6 feet) when possible.
  • Answer questions to ensure they have not been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing respiratory illness symptoms.

Changes to mobile testing locations

As a result of a recent program review based on demand and optimal testing routes, we have made changes to the communities where we will offer mobile testing throughout the province.

By consolidating our mobile testing sites, we will be able to offer an increased number of appointments to Manitobans. It is estimated that no customer will need to travel more than one hour for driver testing services, throughout the province.

Going forward, mobile testing will now be offered in the following communities:

  • Altona
  • Ashern
  • Carberry
  • Carman
  • Cross Lake
  • Flin Flon
  • Gillam
  • Gimli
  • Grand Rapids
  • Killarney
  • Leaf Rapids
  • Lynn Lake
  • Manitou
  • Minnedosa
  • Morden
  • Morris
  • Neepawa
  • Niverville
  • Norway House
  • Pine Falls
  • Roblin
  • Russell
  • Snow Lake
  • Souris
  • Stonewall
  • Treherne
  • Virden

Please note that our northern remote testing sites were not part of our program review. However, we will not be resuming testing at these locations at this time and will provide more details when they are available.

Our northern remote testing sites are:

  • Beren’s River
  • Bloodvein
  • Brochet
  • Garden Hill
  • God’s Lake Narrows
  • God’s River
  • Lac Brochet
  • Little Grand Rapids
  • Oxford House
  • Pauingassi
  • Pukatawagan
  • Red Sucker Lake
  • St. Theresa Point
  • Tadoule Lake
  • Wasagamach
  • York Landing