Taxi drivers and related

Taxi drivers and related

NOC
7513

- Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs

Drive automobiles to transport passengers. Taxi and limousine drivers serve the public, whereas chauffeurs serve specific organizations or members of private households.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

90
 

Median Hourly Wage

$13.50
$11.70
Low
$20.00
High

Median Salary

$9,984
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

485
 

% Working Full Time

64%
 

% Working Full Year

52%
 
Job details

Full NOC 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.

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
  • 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.

Also Known As

  • airport limousine driver
  • company chauffeur
  • limousine driver
  • private chauffeur
  • taxi driver
Requirements

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.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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9.7%
Female
90.3%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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0.0%
15-24
5.7%
25-34
12.3%
35-44
26.2%
45-54
40.2%
55-64
15.6%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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22.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
35.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
16.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
20.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
6.5%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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74.8%
Transportation and warehousing
10.6%
Retail trade
4.9%
Real estate and rental and leasing
9.8%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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5.70%
Northeast
38.20%
Southeast
27.60%
Southwest
24.40%
Central
4.10%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$10,226
Northeast
$10,279
Southeast
$7,527
Southwest
$16,112
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available

Southeast

$13.50
$11.70
Low
$20.00
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$9,984

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$22,715

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$9,984

Newfoundland

$8,741

Prince Edward Island

$9,685

Nova Scotia

$10,384

Canada

$13,432
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

90
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

5
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

85
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

286
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

26
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

262