TORONTO: The City is accepting applications from driver training programs seeking approval as recognized providers for vehicle-for-hire drivers.
Submit your applications by 4 p.m. December 10, 2021. Call for applications! #CityofTO is working on a Driver Training Accreditation Program for taxi, limousine and ride-share drivers.
Apply by Dec 10 to get on the list of approved training providers.
Please note: As directed by City Council, the City has paused issuing new vehicle-for-hire and private transportation company driver’s licences until a driver training accreditation program is established, and applicants have demonstrated completion of a driver training course.
Application requirements shared below are only for reference. The City will provide an update on Vehicle-for-Hire regulations to the General Government and Licensing Committee in November 2021.
The report will speak to work completed since the 2019 Vehicle-for-Hire Bylaw Review and provide updates on outstanding Council directives. It will also include the results of an updated Transportation Impact Study and a licensing fee review.
In December 2020, City Council adopted amendments to the Vehicles-for-Hire Bylaw that placed a moratorium on the enforcement of the age of vehicles for the next two years.
The 2019 Council-adopted bylaw amendments included the creation of an Accessibility Fund Program, additional data requirements, mandatory training for all drivers, and an increase in the years of driving experience for all drivers from one to three years.