Honestly it looks like slim pickings if you are a young, new driver and are looking for alternatives to purchasing a vehicle and relying on public transit. Here’s what I could find after a very quick search:


MODO Requirements


  • You need to be at least 19 years old with a valid BC driver’s licence.*
  • You also need to meet Modo’s driving standard:
  • N licence or better;
  • No at fault accidents within the past three years (or, for BC drivers, no more than one at fault accident if you have an ICBC safe driving discount of at least 35%);
  • No more than two traffic violations in the past three years;
  • No driving convictions under the Canadian Criminal Code or serious violations of any provincial driving legislation such as the Motor Vehicle Act.
  • * You may be eligible to join with an out-of-province licence as long as you meet our driving requirements and provide the required documentation. If you do not have a BC licence, then you must be a full-time student, a diplomat or a visitor to BC who keeps a permanent residence elsewhere.


ZIPCAR Requirements


  • Applicants must be 21 years or older to be eligible for application/membership; 18-20 years old if affiliated with a college or university
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license
  • Applicants will be required to accept terms and conditions of the member application and member agreement (stating their driving record complies with Zipcar terms and conditions)
  • In addition to the requirements above, Zipcar reserves the right to decline membership based on driving history or credit issues.


CAR 2 GO Requirements

 Car 2 GO

  • You must have at least two years of driving experience in the US or three years of driving experience in Canada
  • A valid driver’s license, credit card and cell phone.


EVO Requirements


  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Have a Minimum N license (class 7) with 3 years driving experience (including Learners)
  • Not have more than 3 traffic violations in the past 36 months
  • Not have any major driving violations (6+ points) or any offences that go under the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Not have any current suspensions
  • If you are unsure if you have any traffic violations or points against your license, check them through ICBC here.

Jack Bell Ride-Share – Ride Sharing Options

Jack Bell Ride-Share

Jack Bell Ride-Share Vehicle Fleet

BUDGET Rent-A-Car Requirements

Budget Rent-a-Car 

  • The minimum age is 21. At time of rental, an underage surcharge of $19.00 per day will apply to drivers under the age of 25. Subject to applicable taxes and fees.
  • All renters must present a valid driver’s license and a valid major credit card. At this time we cannot accept pre paid credit cards.
  • We do not accept a learner’s license. We do not accept a Novice driver’s license at any of our locations.

Pacific Car Rental Requirements

Pacific Car Rental

  • Pacific rents to drivers ages 21 and older. There is usually an extra charge for drivers under age 25.

AVIS Requirements


  1. The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 21, except in Saskatchewan, where it is 18.
  2. A daily surcharge will apply to renters between 21-24 years old.
  3. Restrictions on the size and type of vehicles apply to renters between 21- 24 years old.
  4. Please check with Avis at 1-800-879-2847 for details.
  5. Renters between the ages of 21-24 may not rent vehicles in the following vehicle categories:
  • Luxury
  • Specialty
  • Minivans
  • Passenger Vans
  • Full-size SUVs
  • Premium SUVs

UHAUL Requirements


  •  U-Haul requires our customers to be 16 years of age to rent our trailers and 18 years of age to rent our trucks. Both require a valid driver’s license.
  • The driver’s license can be one of the following:
    – Military
    – One of the 50 states
    – District of Columbia
    – Canadian Province
    – International or from a foreign country



Check out Enterprise.  Looks like they allow renting to N’s but not L’s. (Thanks VanGuest)


Let me know if I am missing anything, other than this option:

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