The Atlantic provinces are looking to change some of the written parts of the driver's exams to accommodate an increasing number of immigrants.

Service NL Minister Nick McGrath said his department is looking the possibility of adding new language options other than English and French.

"There's one of the Chinese dialects that's being considered, and the other two — I can't pronounce them."

The other two languages are Farsi and Arabic.

McGrath said the languages being considered were based on the current workforce in Atlantic Canada.

"You base it then on the amount of percentages of population that are there, and my understanding is that's where they chose close languages from."

He said it is still just a request for more information about the necessary process.