How do in-class lessons work?
In-class lessons are provided three ways: classrooms, online learning and virtual classroom sessions. If completing a full-course, it's mandatory that your in-class lessons be completed to graduate the Young Drivers program. Availability depends on provincial requirements.
Will there be a break during my class?
All sessions have breaks. If attending a course with a teacher, each session will have a 15-minute break. If attending a full day of class, there will be a lunch break in between your two sessions. If completing an online program, students may complete the program at their own pace.
What happens if I miss a classroom session?
Call your local centre and one of our agents will help you choose a date and time that's convenient for you and reschedule. If you have a busy schedule or can't find a course that works with your schedule, please check our online learning programs.
Can I start before I'm 16? Or before starting my provinces graduated licensing program?
Yes, you can start your in-class lessons and/or eLearning a couple of months before turning 16. Driving lessons can only be completed after you have begun the graduated licensing program in your province.
I'm not a young driver. Are there age restrictions for your driving courses/lessons?
There are no age restrictions for our driving programs!
Can my parent/child/friend/spouse come with me during our in-class sessions?
Sorry, only customers are allowed during our in-class sessions due to insurance and liability reasons.
Can my parent/child/friend/spouse come with me during our in-car sessions?
Only students are allowed during in-car lessons for insurance and liability reasons.
What are your cancellation policies?
Cancellation policies vary by city and province. Please contact your local Young Drivers centre for their cancellation policy.
Why are you more expensive than your competitors?
Young Drivers of Canada is Canada’s largest driver training organization. Since 1970, we have grown to 140+ classrooms and service areas across Canada, with over 1.3 million students who have graduated from our unique Young Drivers course, using our exclusive Collisionfree!™ Approach. The approach is made up of proactive driving habits that aim to train drivers to spot problems while driving and avoid them without having to react. Don't worry, we teach evasive maneuvers in those situations where you do need to avoid a crash. YD does not just offer novice driver training, but also driver improvement, re-testing, fleet training & cognitive training.
What type of vehicles do your instructors use?
Most Young Drivers instructors drive newer model sedans. For more details, or if you're looking for a specific type of vehicle, please contact your local Young Drivers centre.
Can I use my own vehicle? Or my parents vehicle?
Novice drivers have to use their instructor's vehicle for their driving instruction. It's safer to use your instructor's vehicle as they're equipped with a dual-brake system for training.
Do you teach manual lessons?
Offerings differ from centre to centre. Please contact your local Young Drivers centre for their availability.
I have anxiety related to driving. Can you help?
Yes, we can. Our instructors are trained to teach customers based on their comfort level. Please discuss this with your local centre when signing up, so they can ensure a good fit with a trained instructor.
Can I just practice parking?
Yes, you can. You can purchase individual driving lessons and practice or learn any driving related skill.
When will my driving lessons be?
Driving lessons are scheduled separately from in-class instruction. Please contact your local centre to schedule your in-car lessons.
Do you have instructors who teach in languages other than English?
Our instructors teach in English, as it will be the language you're tested in. However, some instructors have knowledge of other languages. This will vary by province and city. Please contact your local Young Drivers centre for more information.
Do you have payment plans?
Please contact your local centre to discuss payment plans offered.
Are the lessons included in my course enough?
Each YD program fulfils provincial requirements for beginner driver education and the graduated licensing processes. Whether the mandatory hours are sufficient enough depends on the learning skills of each driver as an individual. If you feel that you would benefit from increased time behind the wheel with an instructor, we offer additional individual driving lessons. Your instructor can help you assess your skill level and provide more information. The more you've driven, the more confident you will be when it comes to your road test. It's our recommendation that you practice at home in between lessons as well.
How much of a discount will I get on my insurance after completing your course?
Your Driver's Licence History (DLH) provides proof of successful completion and graduation from a beginner driver education course and is widely recognized by the insurance industry. Additional factors affecting insurance rates are areas in which you live/drive, make of your vehicle, and your age.
Do I have to finish my in-class sessions before starting my in-car training?
You don't always have to have your classroom training completed before starting in-car. In most areas, you can get started in-car as long as you've begun your theory training and hold a novice licence (G1, beginners, learners etc.) Please contact your local YD centre to learn more.
What if I cannot see the name of my city in your list of driving centres?
If your city is not listed on the list of driving centres, we still may be able to provide driving lessons to you. As we add more online and virtual programs, we're able to reach students in more areas. There may also be a location nearby that picks up in your area for driving lessons. For more information, please contact the nearest city that is listed on our website.