How to Become a Taxi Driver

To complete an application for a taxicab driver’s licence, make an appointment with the Municipal Enforcement Department, Licensing Services, located at Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road (main floor). Appointments can be made by calling 905-845-6601 or by email request to enforcement@oakville.ca. Appointments are accepted Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

You must have with you the following:

  • A current valid Class ‘G’ driver’s licence issued by the Province of Ontario.
  • An Ontario driver’s abstract issued by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario within 30 days of the date of application.
  • An original Canadian vulnerable record check issued by an accredited Canadian police service within 30 days of the date of the application.
  • Proof of either:
    • Canadian citizenship,
    • landed immigrant status, or
    • valid work permit issued by the Government of Canada
  • You will be required to review and sign off on the Accessible Customer Service Etiquette Guide
  • Application fees can be paid by cash, debit, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, certified cheque or money order

Renewing your licence

You should receive an annual renewal notice, however even if you do not receive the renewal notice, you must renew your licence by March 31, 2018 by submitting all documentation and the appropriate fee. Fees to renew on March 31, 2019 until July, 31, 2020 will be $224.

Once you have renewed, your licence will be valid until July 31, 2019.  From July 31, 2019, renewals will be required every 12 months.

Documents needed for renewal include:

  • A copy of your current, valid Class ‘G’ driver’s licence issued by the Province of Ontario.
  • An Ontario driver’s abstract issued by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario within 30 days of the date of renewal.
  • An original Canadian vulnerable record check issued by an accredited by a Canadian police service within 30 days of the date of application.

Please note:  obtaining a vulnerable records check from an accredited Canadian police service may take several weeks. Please ensure you apply for your vulnerable records check well in advance of the renewal date to ensure receipt of your vulnerable records check.

Fees:

Licence and renewal $168.00 (12 month fee)
Replacement driver photo $73.45

Questions?

Please contact ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601 for more information.
Fees are payable by cash, debit, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, certified cheque or money order.