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Exemption from Examination and Licensing Regulations
made under subsection 65(6) of the
Motor Vehicle Act
R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 293
O.I.C. 2010-352 (September 21, 2010), N.S. Reg. 145/2010
1 These regulations may be cited as the Exemption from Examination and Licensing Regulations.
2 In these regulations,
(a) “Act” means the Motor Vehicle Act;
(b) “home country” of a person means the country in which the person has citizenship;
(c) “international driving permit” means a permit issued by a foreign country under the terms of the United Nations 1949 Convention on Road Traffic attesting that the permit holder possesses a valid driver’s license issued by a competent authority in the permit holder’s home country;
(d) “work permit” means a permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada under the Immigration and Refugee [Protection] Act [(Canada)] that allows a person to work in Nova Scotia for a specified period of time.
Exemption for seasonal agricultural workers
3 (1) A resident may drive on a highway in the Province without a driving examination or a driver’s license issued under the Act if the resident
(a) is a citizen of
(ii) Jamaica, or
(b) is residing in Canada under a work permit and is employed to work on a farm in the Province;
(c) has been issued a driver’s license from their home country, and the driver’s license has not been revoked or suspended;
(d) is at least 16 years old; and
(e) has in their possession an international driving permit that was issued within the previous 12 months by their home country.
(2) A resident exempted by this Section from the requirements for a driving examination and a driver’s license may drive only a motor vehicle of the class specified on their international driving permit.
Suspension or revocation
4 A resident whose privilege of obtaining a driver’s license has been revoked or suspended under the Act is not entitled to rely on any exemption in these regulations.