I don't think your M2 just expires and there's nothing you can do. My G1 that I got 5 years ago expires on the 15th (but not any more since I have my M2 which gives me a G1 automatically), and the MTO sent me this lovely paper in the mail (which still stated I had my M1 from *THREE* years ago on it!)...
Class M2 driver's licence
- Option 1: To retain your M2 driver's licence, you must:
* pass an M1 road test
* pay the applicable fees (blah blah - $50 for 5 years) OR PASS AN MTO APPROVED course, which means taking the Ottawa Saftey Councils' "Gearing Up" which I took for $300 and the test is way easier - depends on how comfortable you are with the MTO M1 exit test. Doing the figure 8 around those cones on yer 750 could prove a bit tricky if you aren't steady at low speeds.
- Option 2: To obtain your M driver's licence, you must:
* pass an M2 road test
* pay the applicable fees (blah blah - $50 for 5 years) OR PASS AN MTO APPROVED course, which would be the course that's booked for the entire year
BTW, My old roommate ran in to this problem too - he booked it with the Saftey Council out in Kingston. He had to drive out there and camp over the weekend, but it wasn't as booked as the Ottawa course.
So, yah, if your M2 is about to expire, go do the M1 exit test asap and get your M2 again.
I'm still amazed you waited 5 years to do your M! Only reason my G1 is expiring is because I rarely had a car to drive, and my parallel parking is horrid
Oh, and if you call the MTO to find out if what I sited above is really true or not - if someone says no it isn't, tell them to stfu and I can give you a photocopy of the paper I have from them stating everything in writing (form "mto25b" dated 12/1998 titled "Notice of Novice Driver's Licence Expiry").
Sorry if I scared ya with the 70% failure rate! I hope you pass the test, but just figured I'd let you know the stats so if you DO fail, you don't feel so bad