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G Licence: G Exam and Rights Tribunal

g licence: Four months after settling in Mississauga, the 40-year-old Aleppo native had passed his G1 exam and got a G2 licence and hoped to land a job so he could help support his family of 12 in their adopted country, according to Toronto Star. Shyesh Al-Turki is headed to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario on Friday to fight for changes to a licensing process he says is discrimantory for refugees from war-torn countries. With 15 years of driving experience behind him, Al-Turki was keen to get a job as a deliveryman or as an Uber or taxi driver after he and his family arrived in Canada in 2016. Rick Madonik / Toronto Star But Al-Turki soon found out he'd have to wait a full year before he could get a restriction-free full licence unless he could provide the transportation ministry with written authentication of his Syrian licence an impossible demand for someone from a war-torn country where there's no longer a licensing agency to verify the document. Changing this policy will help a lot of people find work. On Friday, Al-Turki will appear before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to argue how the 12-month waiting period for a G2 licence-holder to graduate to a full licence and the requirement of written authentication discriminates against refugee drivers from war-torn countries where such documentation is out of reach. ( As reported in the news.