Medical Requirements

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Medical Requirements

A client must disclose all personal information of a medical nature/physical disabilities
that may affect their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Some examples of medical
conditions/physical disabilities are (this is not an all inclusive list):

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease.

 

The following clients must submit a medical report prior to licensing:

  • Clients with a medical condition and/or physical disability that may affect their
    ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Clients applying for a class 1, 2 or 4 licence.
  • Clients 75 years of age or older.

Medical Report

The following sections of the medical report must be completed in full:

  • Client Information – Name, address, birthdate, etc.
  • Section A – Medical History and Physical Examination.
  • Section B – Physician’s Statement and Certificate.
  • Section C – Operator’s Certificate and Waiver.

The medical report must be:

  • Completed by a general practitioner and/or specialist who is registered by the
    College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
  • Not more than 6 months old from the date of the medical examination.
  • The original and legible.

Note: The following medicals will not be accepted:

  • Aviation medical reports.
  • Out of country medical reports.

 

Vision Requirements

A client must meet the minimum vision acuity standard requirements.Vision Acuity Standards

Licence ClassMinimum Corrected AcuityField of Horizontal Vision
5, 6, 7Not less than 6/15 (20/50) withboth eyes open and examined

together.

120 continuous degrees along thehorizontal meridian and 15 continuous

degrees above and below fixation with

both eyes open and examined together.

4 TaxiNot less than 6/12 (20/40) withboth eyes open and examined

together. Weaker eye not less

than 6/60 (20/200) aided or

unaided.

120 continuous degrees along thehorizontal meridian and 15 continuous

degrees above and below fixation with

both eyes open and examined together.

1, 2, 3, 4 Emergency VehiclesNot less than 6/9 (20/30) withboth eyes open and examined

together. Weaker eye not less

than 6/30 (20/100) aided or

unaided.

150 continuous degrees along thehorizontal meridian and 20 continuous

degrees above and below fixation with

both eyes open and examined together.

 

Colour Perception

Clients should be able to discriminate between the different traffic light colors (able to see a difference or make a distinction between the colors)

Translators for Vision Screening

Clients are allowed to have the aid of a translator for vision screening for Class 7, 5, 6 and 3 licences.
Clients are not allowed to have the aid of a translator for vision screening for Class 1, 2 and 4 licences.