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How to become a taxicab driver in Toronto, Canada

Author: Toronto City Hall

Individuals who want to drive a taxi in Toronto need to complete the following steps:

A. Register at 150 Borough Dr., 2nd Floor that means they will have to:

* pay the course fee of $54800

* complete a registration form

* sign a waiver allowing the City to conduct a criminal check

* present two pieces of ID

* present a class “G” provincial driver’s licence

* demonstrate eligibility to work in Canada


Once registered for their taxi licence in Toronto they will receive:

* a receipt (keep for tax purposes)

* a course confirmation for taxi training and CPR course

* a pre-study package

* a medical certificate



B. Complete a taxicab Toronto training known as “Effective Taxicab Driver Training Program”:

* its duration is17 days long

* it is held weekdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

* it takes place at the Municipal Licensing and Standards Training Centre (located at:

1530 Markham Road, 3rd Floor)



C. Obtaining the licence to drive a taxi in Toronto

Toronto taxi applicants must:

* have successfully completed all training

* present their First Aid/CPR certificate, it is part of the effective taxicab training driver course

* present a medical certificate signed by a qualified physician

* present a driver’s abstract from MTO, no more than 30 days old



Municipal Licensing and Standards


For further information contact directly Toronto Municipal Licensing and Standards


1530 Markham Road, 3rd Floor

Toronto, Ontario M1B 3G4

Info Line: (416) 392-6700  or (416) 396-5471


Municipal Licensing and Standards ~

© Toronto City Hall

Link: Toronto Canada

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3 stars Ave. rating: 3 from 81 votes.
  Nenad Ceran   --    (Serbia)
posted: 2014-01-02 06:01:54
Good day sir or madam,I am taxi driver over 8 years in my country,more than 7 I have my company and car.I have started this business in my 20 years,never had a crash,scratches or dents on a car.Now I am 27,and ready to expend my knowledge to others.I have ALL paperwork to prove MY experience and excellent references from other companies that I worked for.My number is +381 65 531 39 75.Thank you very much for your time Sincerely Nenad Ceran
  Muhammad kashif   --    (United Arab Emirates)
posted: 2013-12-29 08:25:21
I have a valid study permit for Canada. Please can anybody inform me that can I drive taxi there as a job along my studies?
  ajit   --   Kolkatta / Calcultta (West Bengal) (India)
posted: 2013-12-27 12:37:47
Hi,I am Ajit from India.and I m taxi driver and I I want job in Canada in any taxi company my number +918757288358
  rayees hamdani   --   Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) (India)
posted: 2013-08-16 01:36:28
i wanna apply for a cab driver in canada '' can i ''''' and also im fluent in english------ plz reply...
  Sakil   --   none (India)
posted: 2013-06-07 01:35:34
Dera sir or madam. I am shakil saiyed from india, i work as driver in my country, but now i want to come in your country to serve my service because your country is clean and very very lovely, i love your country. I hope you allow me to serve my service in future, so give me suitable information that how can i become a part of your country to serve my service. I am very thankfull to you sir or madam. My email is, Thank you.
  al-amin   --   Dhaka (Bangladesh)
posted: 2013-05-06 10:08:02
I have a local driving licence and international driving passport.Please,tell me how can I get a canadian job offer from a govt.approved taxi-cab company.
  Arshad mahmood   --   Toronto (Ontario) (Canada)
posted: 2013-04-28 05:11:53
hi,i m Arshad Mahmood 35y old. from Abu-Dhabi[U.A.E.].i m driver here .now i want to come in canada in any taxi compeny. Thankssss Cell.00923222200054.ID;
  ganesh volaveni   --   Hyderabad ( Andhra Pradesh) (India)
posted: 2013-03-24 05:08:31
Dear sir, My name is ganesh volaveni.i am indian.i am working as a heavy driver(trailar)in qatar.i have qatar/indian heavy &light licence.i am intresting work to canada.please help me,my e
  shah   --   Toronto (Ontario) (Canada)
posted: 2013-03-19 02:28:51
hi this is shah, can you please let me know wich level of cpr is required to become a taxicab driver? i got level a! is that ok? thanks!
  Sumon Gupta   --   Kolkatta / Calcultta (West Bengal) (India)
posted: 2013-03-04 01:09:18
Hello Sir or Madam, how r you ? I hope you r well & God always bless you. I have to tell you something about me,I am SumonGupta,from Kolkata,WestBengal,India. My religon, Hindu. I am soft minded,straight forwad,honest,trusted person . I am belived God , i don't like any cheting,false & any fake person. Sir or Madam, i am looking a Taxi Drive job in your country because your country is my haven & better live living . Sir or Madam, if you want, good trusted person, kindly help me, any person help me please give me a e-mail or contract +919830337950 my number . Thank you, Your truly, SumonGupta.
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