Taxi and Limousine Drivers and Chauffeurs

NOC 7513

Description

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.

Duties

Taxi and limousine drivers:

  • 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
  • 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:

  • 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.

Other Titles

  • airport limousine driver
  • company chauffeur
  • funeral chauffeur
  • funeral driver
  • hearse driver
  • private chauffeur
  • private household chauffeur
  • taxi owner-operator
  • taxicab driver

(Government of Canada National Occupation Classification)

Skills

  • Verbal communication
  • Geographical knowledge
  • Numeracy
  • Technical knowledge of vehicles
  • Able to work independently
  • Organization
  • Time management

Education/Training Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

  • Some secondary school education is usually required

Post-secondary diploma/degree

  • Not required

Certification

  • A minimum of one year of safe driving experience is usually required
  • A Class G driver’s license is required in Ontario
  • Taxi and limousine drivers require good knowledge of the geographical are to be covered and may have to pass written street/building location and safety examination
  • Taxi drivers usually require a municipal permit
  • First aid certification may be required

Potential Earnings in Durham Region

The average and median wages and salaries for individuals employed as taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs are as follows. Place of Residence (POR) is defined as individuals who reside within the Durham Region. Place of Work (POW) is defined as individuals who are employed within the Durham Region.

Median Wages and Salaries (POR): $20,305        Average Wages and Salaries (POR): $28,656

Median Wages and Salaries (POW): $21,119      Average Wages and Salaries (POW): $27,955

Employment Prospects

Industry (NAICS) Jobs in Durham Region (POW) Durham Region Residents Employed (POR)
4885 Freight transportation arrangement 20 20

(Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 2016 data in Durham Workforce Authority’s 2017 Sector Report)

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