At the DriveWise driving school in London Ontario, our goal is to teach students to be safe and confident drivers. We prepare our students for their G2 and G drive tests with a diverse learning approach that includes interactive in-class learning, in-car lessons and sessions with our driving simulator. Our approach to driving lessons is what sets us apart from the competition. We also have a state of the art driving simulator that simulates real driving hazards, including simulating the dangers of drinking & driving and texting & driving. Our SafeStart Beginner Driver Education programs are Ministry of Transportation approved and recognized by the insurance industry. Our students include beginner drivers, international students, new residents, new immigrants, and senior citizens who want to practice their driving skills. We teach our students cooperative driving strategies during in-car lessons. Using our driving simulator, we also teach students defensive driving strategies like how to control skids and driving in winter conditions. When it’s time for you to take your Ontario drive test, you’ll feel confident in your driving skills and happy with your driving school experience at DriveWise.

International Students

SafeStart driving school teaches international students to drive in Canada.


Moving to a new country and adapting to new customs and culture can often be hard. At DriveWise, we want to make sure your transition to living in Canada is easy. Our DriveWise SafeStart program offers driving classes for international students to learn to drive in Canada. We can help you pass the driving test to get an Ontario driver’s license.  


The Ontario Driver’s License System 

Ontario uses a graduated licensing system. This means that to get a driver’s license in Ontario, you will need to pass three tests before you can have a full driver’s license. This process is designed to give new driver’s time to practice and gain driving experience over time. The first two licensing levels are called G1 and G2. You will need to pass a written exam to get your G1 and you will need to pass a road test to get your G2. To get your full G driver’s license, you will need to pass one more road test. The DriveWise SafeStart program can help you prepare for each driving test. Learn more information about the Ontario driver’s license.


SafeStart Program  

Learning to drive in Canada is different from learning to drive in other parts of the world and it’s important to know the special rules that you need to get your Ontario driver’s license. This is why the DriveWise SafeStart program is the perfect beginner driver education program for international students. 


Our SafeStart program teaches you everything you need to know to drive in Canada and specifically, in Ontario. Our program is nationally recognized by insurance companies and we have helped many international students get their Ontario driver’s license. Our instructors can help you prepare for your G1 test (beginner’s permit and first learning level), your G2 road test (the second learning level), or your G level driving test. 


What You will Learn in Driving Classes 

The DriveWise London program is different from other programs and driving classes that teach you to drive. Our program has 20 hours of learning in a classroom and 6 of these hours are spent in driving simulator labs where you will find out what it feels like to drive in Canada before getting out on a road. Our program also has 10 hours of online learning in our computer lab and 10 hours of individual, personalized in-car lessons with one of our driving instructors. International students who do not have access to a vehicle to practice may require more than 10 hours in car lessons, depending on past experience, to pass our course. 


Where We’re Located 

Our classes are located in a convenient location for international students at Fanshawe College. Our London in-class lessons are in Room A1029 on 1001 Fanshawe College Blv. There is also free pick up and drop off for in-car lessons anywhere in London which is perfect for students who live off-campus.  


You can trust our professional driving experts to teach you everything you need to know about driving in Canada and getting your Ontario driver’s license. We offer course start times throughout the year; check our schedule for upcoming course start dates or contact us today for more information!