Manitoba Public Insurance
731 -1st Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6C3
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Manitoba Public Insurance is a non-profit Crown corporation based in Manitoba that has provided basic public auto insurance since 1971, also referred to as MPI. This organization issues Manitoba's provincial driving license as well as all automobile insurance. A discount fee system up to 33% off is available with a safe driving record (DSR - Driver Safety Rating)
For detailed information about licensing a vehicle in Manitoba or obtaining a Manitoba driver’s license, please contact the Customer Service line at 1-800-665-2410.
If you are purchasing a vehicle you may want to know if it was involved in an accident. MPI Service Centre’s can do a vehicle search for you in order to provide collision information on vehicles. You must have an accurate serial number with you when you request a vehicle search. If you ask, they will also send out the "estimate sheet" that sets out details of previous damage. This process can take a few days.
Driver’s License Information
If you hold a valid driver’s license from another jurisdiction, you may operate a motor vehicle in Manitoba for up to three months. After three months you will be required to exchange your valid out-of-province driver’s license for an equivalent Manitoba license without completing written and road tests.
Jurisdiction information is available by contacting MPI or click the following link: www.mpi.mb.ca/Pages/new-to-manitoba
If you have a valid driver’s license from a jurisdiction that does not have a reciprocal arrangement with Manitoba, you may operate a motor vehicle in Manitoba for up to three months. After three months you will be required to successfully complete a knowledge test and a road test. Before taking these tests you must register as a Manitoba Public Insurance customer and provide proper identification documents.
New licensees will be required to complete the Graduated Licensing Program (GDL) program. More information can be found by contacting MPI or click the following link: www.mpi.mb.ca/Pages/graduated-driver-licensing
To obtain information on Driver License Identity Requirements, visit the MPI website at www.mpi.mb.ca or call 1-800-665-2410. The maximum cost per year for a driver’s license is $ 65.00.
Driver’s licenses higher than class 5 (private vehicle) or 6 (motor cycle) require a medical examination.