Foreign drivers who want to convert their license to a Canadian one must pass the Class 5 road test before they're issued a Canadian driving license. But the linked page fails to mention how often one can repeat that test - can I go in every single day until I get it right? Or is there a limit of some sort?

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    I'm seeing secondary sources that say 2 week wait.
    – mkennedy
    Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 19:33
  • Just for the record, licensing is provincial/territorial in Canada, so it varies from one province or territory to another. Most provinces and territories have reciprocity with some countries, so it's not automatic that foreign drivers will need road testing, but many will. Commented Feb 1, 2018 at 16:51
  • @JimMacKenzie yes but in the case of BC most of the world's drivers are obligated to take the test. In comparison, my home country of Czech Republic converts licenses issued by any signatory of the 1949 or 1968 Road Conventions. Meanwhile any tourist can just drive in BC without any exams or preparation - go figure. Commented Feb 1, 2018 at 19:48
  • @JonathanReez BC has reciprocity with: AT AU FR DE EI JP NL NZ KR CH TW UK and US, plus Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey. I know the list is gradually increasing in size. Commented Feb 2, 2018 at 1:50
  • @JimMackenzie the list is completely illogical as US driving licenses (who are the majority of those converting) are some of the easiest in the world to get. But the rest of the world is forced to waste time on bureucracy because ICBC apparently has very high standards. Commented Feb 2, 2018 at 2:59

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Here the ICBC is vague on their online site, but numerous blogs mention that the waiting period between road tests is 2 weeks, as already mentioned by @mkennedy.

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