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Vehicles for Hire

Vehicles for Hire

Latest updates

Vehicle for Hire Office update

September 16, 2021

Everyone has a role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and minimizing its impact in our community.  This is why Vehicles for Hire has continued to provide service remotely and has suspended in-person services.

St James-Assiniboia School Division Driver Training update

September 8, 2021

In accordance with new public health orders issued by the Province, proof of full COVID-19 vaccinations is now required for everyone attending classes within the St James-Assiniboia School Continuing Education Division.  This includes all students attending the Language Assessment and Taxicab Driver Training Programs.

Full COVID-19 vaccinations – means first and second doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine and a minimum of 14 days passed the second dose is required prior to attending.  Proof of vaccination will be required upon entry.

Independent Living Resource Centre Training update

July 12, 2021

ILRC will return to in-person training for new drivers starting Monday July 12, 2021.  Online virtual training sessions are still available for renewing drivers who are not expired more than 30 days.


Driver safety

Driving a Personal Transportation Provider (PTP) vehicle or taxi can be a dangerous job. Workplace violence includes both physical assaults and verbal abuse like yelling or name-calling. Drivers, please familiarize yourself with these safety tips:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for taxi and PTP drivers

We recognize that the taxi and personal transport providers may have concerns regarding the possible implications of the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We advise all drivers, including taxi, limousine and personal transport providers, to follow these simple and sensible steps at all times and particularly in the wake of the outbreak of Coronavirus. We would also encourage drivers to take sensible and routine precautionary measures such as cleaning surfaces regularly with sanitizing wipes or spray to disinfect. As always, taxi drivers should perform regular cleaning of PIN payment pad devices. Drivers who share a taxi or personal transport provider vehicles should perform regular cleaning of high touch areas. Please familiarize yourself with the safety tips provided in the COVID-19 – Fast Facts.

Passenger safety

Taking a Taxi or Personal Transportation Provider (PTP) can be an efficient and safe way to travel within the City of Winnipeg. To maximize passenger safety, please familiarize yourself with the information provided to Know Your Ride.

Last update: September 20, 2021

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