In Toronto, Private Transportation Company and their drivers must be licensed. A Private Transportation Company (PTC) connects passengers with drivers of private vehicles through an "app". All trips must be booked through the PTC's app (cabstand pick-up and street hails are not permitted).
Question about your licence to drive with Uber Canada Inc?
Currently, there's one Private Transportation Company licensed in Toronto: Uber Canada Inc.
UberX drivers who have questions about their applications should contact Uber Canada Inc directly.
Chapter 546, Licensing of Vehicles for Hire by-law, requires a PTC to submit application information related to affiliated drivers electronically (not in person). These details can be found in 546-112 E.
When requirements are met, Uber Canada Inc sends files for UberX drivers directly to the City of Toronto electronically. Generally, the City is able to send back 95% of these files back after licensing them within 24 hours. Uber Canada Inc will contact you directly regarding your application with specific information.
Drivers who have been licensed by the City as PTC drivers also need to contact the Uber directly to make changes to their licence, such as vehicle change, licence cancellation, etc. These changes must be communicated directly from the Uber in the electronical format established.
How to apply
The City will not issue PTC driver's licences directly to individuals. PTC drivers must work with a licensed PTC to become a licensed PTC driver. Please contact a licensed PTC directly.
Who can apply?
How to apply
The City will not issue PTC driver licences directly to individuals. You will need to apply through your PTC company for a licence prior to driving for a PTC.
- Even if you have a Vehicle-for-hire driver's licence, you will be required to be licensed as a PTC driver to operate with a PTC.
- The PTC will apply for a PTC Driver's License on your behalf. Information such as a criminal reference check and driver's record will be shared with the City for review prior to issuing a PTC Driver's Licence
Vehicle-for-Hire Data Sharing Agreement (coming soon)
Screening Criteria for Vehicle-for-Hire Drivers and PTC Drivers
The PTC is responsible for submitting this fee to the City. The City's annual licensing fee for the PTC is comprised of: $15/driver plus $0.30/trip.
Prior to issuing a PTC driver's licence, proof of a minimum of $2 million coverage in Automobile Liability Insurance for each PTC vehicle must be provided by the PTC to the City.
- Any four-door vehicle that carries a maximum of seven (7) passengers
- Vehicles can be up to seven (7) model years
- Required to have either snow tires or all-weather (not all-season) tires from December 1 to April 1
PTC identifier must be displayed in the rear window of your vehicle. Your PTC will provide you with your approved PTC identifier.
PTC vehicles are required to undergo a City-approved inspection
Inspection Service Providers