Ukraine disaster: N.L. presents drivers’ licence equivalencies for refugees

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. –


Newly arrived Ukrainians in Newfoundland and Labrador holding a passenger automobile or gentle truck driver’s licence of their residence nation can now trade it for a licence from the province.

The provincial authorities introduced the brand new measures Friday, saying licence necessities within the province are just like these in Ukraine.

The federal government says it’ll additionally present letters confirming Ukrainian driving histories, which will be offered to insurance coverage corporations to acquire charges similar to these for Newfoundland and Labrador drivers with comparable expertise.

Ukraine now joins Taiwan, Japan and the UK on the province’s checklist of 13 nations for which it presents licence equivalencies

Newfoundland and Labrador welcomed greater than 100 refugees from Afghanistan final October, however they don’t qualify for provincial driver’s licences.

A spokesperson for the Digital Authorities division stated in an electronic mail at present that officers assessed licence necessities in Afghanistan, Syria and Eritrea, the place many refugees come from, and located they weren’t shut sufficient to these in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed June 10, 2022.

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