To earn your Class 6 motorcycle licence, you must be 16 and you you must have a Class 7 licence (Alberta’s beginners licence, which allows you to ride a moped, and also is a beginner’s licence for cars and motorcycles) for a year, or a Class 5 (standard car driver’s licence).
If you have the Class 5, you’ll be issued a Class 7 licence. If you’re still enrolled in the province’s graduated licencing program, you will be issued a Class 7 GDL licence.
Whether or not you have your Class 5 licence, a learner (Class 7) must be accompanied by another motorcyclist with a Class 6 while riding, you must have fewer than eight demerit points on your licence, and you must have a blood alcohol content level of 0%.
However, if the learner only has a Class 7 licence, you are further restricted, with no riding after dark allowed.
After a year of this program, a rider may take a 30-question written test at an Authorized Service Alberta Registry Office and then take a road test for a Class 6-GDL licence.
After passing this, you will remain in the two year probationary stage and be subject to the conditions and restrictions of the GDL program. If you’re still enrolled in the province’s graduated licencing program, your licence is probationary for two more years, and you must still maintain 0% blood alcohol content while riding.
Once the two-year GDL program is up, you can acquire your unrestricted Class 6 licence.
More details here.