A new agreement was signed by Leo Varadkar, the former Minister for Transport, recently where the mutual exchange of driving licences between Ireland and the Canadian province of Ontario will be allowed.
Irish citizens living and working in Ontario will be able to use their Irish driving licence to drive and similarly people from Ontario can use thei Canadian driving licences in Ireland.
"Ontario has the largest number of Irish residents of any Canadian province and this agreement will allow them to exchange their Irish driving licences for Ontario licences, rather than having to register as learner drivers" said Minister Varadkar.
Ontario was prioritised because of the high number of Irish residents but they hope that the current agreement with Ontario will make possible other further speedy agreements with the other Canadian provinces.
It is expected that the agreement will give effect to regulations to be brought in soon.
The new regulations are expected to save new Irish expats in Canada the hassle of applying for and doing a new test and also save the cost involved involved for lessons and tests.