Driving tests during COVID-19

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Class 2-6 road tests

We resumed booking new road tests for Classes 2-6 on July 8 with the following changes:

For Winnipeg service centres: In order to effectively manage the high interest in booking new road tests, available appointment slots for Classes 5 and 6 will be made available every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. until we are able to work through the appointment backlog. When all the available appointments are filled, new appointments will not be made available until the next Wednesday. Cancelled appointment slots will also not become available until the next release date.

For service centres outside of Winnipeg, including Brandon: As of July 9, we have worked through the backlog of previously scheduled tests for locations outside of Winnipeg and road test appointments will be available as per our usual process throughout the week, based on availability. Please note: Road tests must be booked at your closest location. Winnipeg residents must take their Class 5 road test at a Winnipeg service centre.

Mobile testing: We will resume driver testing services at many of our mobile testing locations throughout the province.

Customers are able to find available locations and dates here.

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

Customers are encouraged to book Class 5 and 6 road tests through MPI’s Online Services. To assist customers who either cannot or do not wish to visit an Autopac agent or service centre during the COVID-19 pandemic, MPI is allowing customers to perform certain critical transactions, such as booking driver testing services, over the phone or by email with their Autopac agent. Road tests can also be booked in person at Autopac agents or MPI Service Centres.

Prior to starting a road test for Classes 2-5, 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.

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.

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.

Class 1 road tests

Booking of Class 1 road tests will resume beginning the week of June 1, 2020.

Customers will be 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.

We have updated road test procedures during COVID-19 for the protection of both our customers and our staff. Prior to starting the road test, customers must:

  • Provide and wear their own mask (non-medical masks are permitted)
  • Answer questions to ensure they have not been exposed to COVID-19
  • Sanitize all touchpoints in their vehicle

Knowledge tests (All classes)

Booking for new knowledge tests will resume beginning the week of June 1, 2020.

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

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.

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.