Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs (NOC 7513)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum Not published
Median 13.92$
Maximum 25.54$
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
12,000
Skill level
Intermediate (generally a secondary school diploma)

Nature of work

Taxi and limousine drivers drive automobiles and limousines to transport passengers. Chauffeurs drive automobiles and limousines to transport personnel and visitors of businesses, government or other organizations or members of private households. Taxi and limousine drivers are employed by taxi and other transportation service companies, or they may be self-employed. Chauffeurs are employed by businesses, government and other organizations, or private individuals or families.

Main duties

  • Taxi and limousine drivers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Pick up passengers and drive them to destinations in taxicabs or limousines
  • - Help passengers with luggage and with boarding and exiting vehicles and assist passengers with special needs
  • - Collect flat-rate or taximeter fares
  • - Continued…
  • - Maintain travel logs and record cash and credit transactions
  • - Maintain contact with taxi dispatch unit
  • - Clean and make minor repairs to vehicle or take vehicle for servicing
  • - May provide pick up and delivery services on request.
  • Chauffeurs perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Pick up or meet employer according to request, appointment or schedule
  • - Drive employer to destinations in automobile or limousine
  • - Perform business and personal errands for employer such as delivering and picking up mail, business documents and parcels
  • - Clean and make minor repairs to vehicle or take vehicle for servicing.

Employment requirements

  • * Some secondary school education is usually required.
  • * A minimum of one year of safe driving experience is usually required.
  • * A Class G driver's licence is required in Ontario, and a Class 4 driver's licence is required in all other provinces and the territories.
  • * Taxi and limousine drivers require good knowledge of the geographical area to be covered and may have to pass written street/building location and safety examinations.
  • * Taxi drivers usually require a municipal permit.
  • * First aid certification may be required.

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