No. If you’ve just moved to BC from another province or country and have a valid driver’s licence, you usually have to apply for a BC driver’s licence within 90 days. But you don’t have to do this if you’re:
- A visitor. You can drive in BC for up to six months with a valid driver’s licence from the province or country you moved from.
- A full-time student in a designated post-secondary school. You must carry your student ID with you when driving.
- A temporary foreign worker with the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP). You can drive for up to 12 months on a valid licence from the province or country you moved from.