Residents of Isle of Man who move to Nova Scotia to work or study will now be able to exchange their valid driver’s licence for one in Nova Scotia. The province and the Isle of Man have signed a reciprocity agreement on driver’s licences for passenger vehicles and motorcycles. “This arrangement makes it easier for new residents or immigrants from Isle of Man who choose to live in Nova Scotia,” said John MacDonell, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “We are making the transition for new immigrants easier while maintaining our standards for driving and road safety.” People with a valid Isle of Man licence will not have to take a written or road test in Nova Scotia. Required vision testing will be available at Access Centres, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nova Scotians who live, work or study in Isle of Man will have the same privileges. The Isle of Man has similar agreements with Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, most European Union countries and most other Canadian provinces. “The Isle of Man government welcomes the signing of the memorandum of understanding with Nova Scotia for the mutual exchange of driver licences,” said David Cretney, Minister of Infrastructure for the Isle of Man. “This agreement will be of significant benefit to the residents of both jurisdictions when relocating from one to the other.” Nova Scotia has similar agreements with the United States, Germany, South Korea, Austria, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, in addition to all Canadian provinces and territories. For each reciprocal agreement, Registry of Motor Vehicles staff must review a country’s driving regulations to ensure they are compatible with Nova Scotia’s.