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Changing driver's licence/plates after moving from Ontario

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Hi everyone!

I have heard that if you are in the province for more than 90 days, you have to change your driver's license and plates to NS ones. I was wondering what the protocol for full-time students was, as I heard people confirm and deny this statement; some say that this includes full-time students and some say that it does not include students. I would like to keep my Ontario driver's license (and health card) so any information would be helpful! Thanks!

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Hilarious that this was asked here as I’m currently waiting to hear from Dal but used to work at the DMV. 
 

Basically, it’s a huge grey area. The motor vehicle act says you need to have a Nova Scotia DL but Ontario will expect you to remain there. If you call in and ask, they will definitely say you should but I can say that you will be be totally fine if you leave it in Ontario. 
 

I moved to NS out of prov for my undergrad and didn’t exchange my license until after I graduated.. and so did tons of my friends from ON. Just make sure your insurance knows what’s up - they’re the ones that really matter. 

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