Taxi and limousine drivers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Perform business and personal errands for employer such as delivering and picking up mail, business documents and parcels
B. Clean and make minor repairs to vehicle or take vehicle for servicing.
C. Pick up passengers and drive them to destinations in taxicabs or limousines
D. Assist passengers with luggage and in boarding vehicles
E. Collect flat-rate or taximeter fares
F. Record transactions
G. Maintain contact with taxi dispatch unit.
1. Transportation and warehousing - 32.0%
2. Public administration - 2.0%
3. Retail trade - 1.0%
4. Other services (except public administration) - 1.0%
5. Health care and social assistance - 1.0%
1. Some secondary school education is usually required.
2. A minimum of one year of safe driving experience is usually required.
3. A Class G driver's licence is required in Ontario, and a Class 4 driver's licence elsewhere.
4. Taxi and limousine drivers require good knowledge of the geographical area to be covered.
5. Taxi drivers usually require a municipal permit.
The average hourly wages for Taxi and Limousine Drivers and Chauffeurs is $12.35/HR, which is below average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and below average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.