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Driving School

Your Key To Freedom!

Welcome to Golden Key Driving School

We are an MTO approved BDE course provider

The online course can be completed in the safety of your own home at your own time. This allows the students to work at their own pace without having to worry about missing classes. Classes are pre-recorded to ensure easy access for students at any time. Unfortunately, our physical classrooms are currently closed due to the restrictions that are put in place. Please check back here for updates in regards to our in-person classes.


BDE Driving Course

This all comprehensive MTO approved course includes everything to get students comfortable on the road. This course covers all the rules to drive safely accompanied by practical driving lessons in the car.


  • Gain the knowledge to become a safe and efficient driver
  • Attain your G2 license in 8 months instead of 12 months
  • The Driver's License History (DLH) provides proof of successful completion of the BDE course
  • BDE graduates with a DLH may be eligible for an insurance discount

The course includes:

  • 30 Hours of online lessons
  • 10 Hours of One-on-One in car driving lessons

Cost: $625 + tax

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Group Discount

Everything is better with friends! Bring your friends and you will all get discounts on your BDE course! The more the merrier!

Number of Friends Discount
1 Friend $15 Off Each!
2 Friends $25 Off Each!
3 Friends $35 Off Each!
4+ Friends $50 Off Each!

Road Test Packages

Don't have a car? We got you covered! With our road test packages you will get 1 hour of practice with one of our driving instructors before your exam. You will also be able to use our car for the exam! To make things even sweeter, we'll pick you up and drop you off back home at the end of your exam!

These prices are for Test Centers in Ottawa. If your exam is booked at a location outside of Ottawa, send us an email!

  • G2 Road Exam: $160
  • G Road Exam: $170
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In-Car Driving Lessons

You're looking to improve your driving skills without committing to a full course. Or maybe you want to prepare for a driving exam and are looking to get a professional's feedback. This is where we offer driving lessons without the need to register for the full course.

Duration Cost
1 Hour $60
5 Hours $290
10 Hours $570

Defensive Driving Course (DDC)

This course is designed for drivers who were involved in a collision. This course will go over the causes of most collisions and how to prevent them. The course includes:

  • 5 Hours of in-class/online lessons
  • 2 Hours of in-car lessons
  • Cost: $399

Driver Improvement Course (DIC)

This course is designed for drivers who have attained a high number of tickets and violations. The course includes:

  • 6 Hours of in-class/online lessons
  • 1 Hour of in-car lessons
  • Cost: $385
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Senior's Package

Senior Drivers above the age of 80 are required to participate in a license renewal session every 2 years. The renewal session includes:

  • A vision Test
  • A Driver Record Review
  • A 45-minute group education session (GES)
  • Two, brief written screening exercises.
  • Taking note of and then completing any required follow-up items for the MTO driver improvement counsellor.

Services that we offer for our senior drivers

Offering Cost
One-on-One Senior Refresher In-Car Lesson (1H) $85
One-on-One Senior Evaluation $95

For more information, please don't hesitate to reach out to us!



As long as you're in Ottawa we got you covered! You can do the course online from anywhere within the city! And you'll be able to do the in-car sessions without any problems! Our areas of service include Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Stittsville, and Barrhaven!

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Hello, my name is Khalil and I started Golden Key Driving School because I felt that there was a need to offer affordable quality driving education to everyone.

Driving is an essential life skill that unlocks a person's freedom, and people should not be afraid from taking part in the privilege of driving. This was my motive back in 2000 when I first opened Golden Key Driving School.

Since opening, Golden Key Driving School has trained over 14000 students across Ottawa. We've done our best to provide a great learning experience for every kind of driver, from teens who are excited to begin their driving journeys, to seasoned drivers that have come from overseas to adjust to the driving rules in Ontario.

Throughout the years, we've adjusted our teaching methods to include all best practices in regards to teaching and driving, to keep up with the developing age of the automobile and driving industry. So until all cars can drive themselves, you can count on us to get you comfortable and ready behind the steering wheel.

I believe that driving is an essential skill that everyone should have access to, as it is the key to one's freedom.

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Contact Us

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Let's get in touch! We'd love to hear from you! You can reach us anytime.

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You can call, text, or even send us a message on what's app through the following phone number!

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(613) 263 - 4949

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Is Golden Key Driving School a ministry approved course provider?

Yes, Golden Key Driving School is a Ministry-Approved Beginner Driver Education Course Provider.

Q: Will I get a discount on my insurance?

You may be eligible for a discount, please contact your insurance company for more information. A Driver’s License History (from Service Ontario) will show proof of successful completion of this approved BDE course, and graduates with a DLH are eligible for an insurance discount.

Q: What if I miss an in-class or in-car lesson?

If you miss an in-class lesson, you'll have to make up for it. To see when that class is being taught again, please contact us! Typically, the lesson will be taught again when the course is running again.

If you miss an in-car lesson, please contact your instructor 48 hours in advance to avoid a cancellation fee. Lessons in car can be made up by rescheduling with your driving instructor.

Q: How do I schedule in-car Sessions?

Make sure that you have completed your online course first. Once that's completed, click here and fill out the form to schedule your in-car lessons as part of your BDE course.

Q: How do I book my G2 road test?

You can book your test by visiting or by going to an exam center in person.

Q: Can I register for the BDE course without having a G1 license?

Yes, you can register and complete the theoretical (in-class or online) portion of the course. However, in order to do any in-car lessons, you must obtain your G1 license first!

Q: Will there be more than one student in the vehicle?

No, all lessons are One-on-One with an instructor unless a special request is made by both students to be together. However, due to the current Covid19 restrictions, only one student is allowed in the vehicle at a time.

Q: What do I need to bring on my first day of class?

You will need to bring you G1 license (We need to photocopy it for certification purposes.), course payment, and a pen or pencil.

Q: How do I get my certificate for my insurance?

Once you complete your course, and we certify you to the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, you will have to go to Service Ontario and request a "Driver's License History Report". The Driver's License History provides proof of successful completion of and graduation from a BDE course. BDE graduates with a DLH (Driver's License History) are eligible for an insurance discount.

Q: What is your refund policy?

Refunds will be issued prior to the start of the course. Once the course has begun, no refunds will be issued. However, we're more than happy to reschedule your course dates.

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