Impaired Driver Programs & Penalties

Impaired driving is a criminal offence in all Canadian jurisdictions. While criminal penalties are the same across all provinces and territories, administrative penalties related to driver licensing imposed by provincial and territorial authorities may vary. This web section contains information about offender impaired driving penalties and programs across Canada. It describes practices in specific jurisdictions, as well as general information about practices across the country. Of note, certain international jurisdictions and programs are also compared to Canadian counterparts in order to give a broader scope of understanding to the reader.

This information is organized according to the following topic areas:​