Lawyer Norm Boxall says the application for day parole for Jack Tobin was heard and granted today.
Boxall says the day parole will start when space becomes available at a yet-to-be-determined community resource centre.
A judge sentenced Tobin to three years in prison and a seven-year driving ban last year for his role in the death of a close friend on Christmas Eve 2010.
Tobin, 25, pleaded guilty in May to impaired driving causing death.
Alex Zolpis was pinned under a pickup truck during drunken hijinks in a downtown parking lot.
At a sentencing hearing, Tobin offered a tearful apology for his actions.