You must apply for a taxi driver’s licence/permit at the local municipal or hamlet office, in accordance with existing municipal or hamlet Taxi By-Law. Before you apply, you must possess either a valid Nunavut Class 4, 3, 2 or 1 Driver’s Licence, as per the Nunavut Driver’s Licence Regulations.
If you only have a Class 5 Nunavut Driver’s Licence and want to be able to apply for a taxi driver’s licence/permit, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least age 18
- Possess a valid Class 5 Nunavut Driver’s Licence with a minimum of 1-year driving experience
- Nunavut Driver’s Licence must not be suspended or expired
- Pass and submit a Class 4 Driver’s Medical Examination Report to local Motor Vehicles Division issuing office or office of Municipal Liaison Office (MLO) or Government Liaison Office (GLO). There is a fee for the medical report.
- Pay test fee of $35.25 ($10.25 if age 60 or older). This fee covers written and practical road test. You must schedule an appointment.
- Required to study both the Nunavut Driver’s Manual and Nunavut Professional Handbook.
- After passing the written test with Government of Nunavut Driver Examiner, you will then be required to pass a vision test.
- For a Class 4 practical road test, you can use either a 4-door sedan/SUV, or a van (maximum seating capacity of 24 passengers). As part of the practical road test, you will be required to complete a “walk-around” pre-trip inspection of your test vehicle.
- After passing the Class 4 practical road test, must pay an “upgrade” fee of $15.40 ($12.40 if age 60 or older)
- When upgrading your Nunavut Driver’s Licence from Class 5 to Class 4, you must show your current Class 5 Nunavut driver’s licence along with two government-issued identifications. One piece of indentification has to show your date of birth.