You will receive a provisional license, valid for 30 days. The new card will arrive in the mail within two to three weeks. If your license was stolen, it is recommended that you contact the police and obtain a police report. Get a replacement license from a registration agent for a fee if your license is lost, stolen, or destroyed.
If your driver's license is lost, stolen, destroyed, or illegible, you should immediately request a replacement at a registration agent's office. If you have a My Alberta digital ID, you can apply here to renew your driver's license and here to renew your ID card. You can download a copy of the Alberta Driver's License Manual free of charge from Alberta Transportation. You must have had an Alberta driver's license for the last time and will need to provide proof of identification and residence in Alberta with your application.
Whether you're a new driver just learning to drive, it's time to renew your Alberta driver's license, or you're new to the province, this Alberta driver's license guide will answer your questions and give you the information you need. As in Ontario and other provinces, Alberta drivers must complete a phased licensing system to become fully licensed drivers. If you're new to the province of Alberta, you have 90 days to change your current driver's license to an Alberta driver's license. You must have your first stage learner's license for 1 year and spend 2 years as a stage two probationary driver.
A minimum of 3 years are required to complete both stages of the graduated driver's license system in Alberta. The GDL licensing system was designed to ensure that all new drivers gain the experience, knowledge, instruction and support necessary to pass the required driving tests and knowledge test.