NS, NB; and PEI license changes

P.E.I. Nova Scotia; and New Brunswick are changing the way they issue driver’s licenses to upgrade security and increase uniformity.

Right now, provincial service centres print licenses on-site and drivers walk out with their new card in hand.

Under the new central-issuance system, people will have to wait seven to 10 days to receive their new ID’s in the mail.

The four provinces entered into a contract worth $11.5 million with Gemalto to produce licenses at a Burlington, Ont. plant.