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ILRC Office Closed - November 12, 2020 – January 15, 2021

ILRC Training – As of Nov 12, 2020 ILRC will be closed due to Manitoba Government Red Restrictions being implemented and will not reopen until Jan 15, 2021.  During this time, the VFH office will NOT be accepting new driver applications without ILRC training completed.  New drivers must apply after ILRC has reopened and a training certificate has been obtained.  Existing drivers, holding valid licences, where their ILRC training would expire in this timeframe would be granted an extension, however training must be obtained once ILRC has reopened to avoid enforcement actions. Please visit ILRC for more information

July 17, 2020 – ILRC Taxi Training Deadlines

As of August 1st, 2020, a valid ILRC (DART: Accessibility Transportation Training) certificate will be required for any driver seeking to obtain a new or to renew their City of Winnipeg taxicab licence. Since the onset of COVID-19, and the (temporary) suspension of regularly scheduled ILRC training, the Winnipeg Parking Authority has conditionally renewed taxicab drivers’ licences where their ILRC training certificate had expired.

These drivers will have a deadline of December 31st, 2020 to complete their (ILRC) certification in order to satisfy the requirements of a City of Winnipeg taxicab drivers licence. For complete information on the requirements of obtaining or renewing a taxicab driver’s licence please contact the Winnipeg Parking Authority.

As a precautionary measure, due to COVID-19, all ILRC certifications, both new and renewal will now consist of two parts:

  • Step 1 - Online training
  • Step 2 - In-person assessment

After completing both required parts, drivers will receive their ILRC certificate (valid for 2 years). To begin your ILRC certification visit to complete the registration form.

If you have any questions regarding this process please contact the Independent Living Resource Centre at 204-947-0194 or

March 18, 2020 - 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.

February 26, 2020 – Driving a Personal Transportation Provider (PTP) vehicle can be a dangerous job. Workplace violence includes both physical assaults and verbal abuse like yelling or name-calling. PTP drivers, please familiarize yourself with the safety tips provided in the PTP – Fast Facts.

January 7, 2020 – Driving a 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 the safety tips provided in the Taxi Drivers – Fast Facts.

September 20, 2019 – 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.

September 16, 2019 – Thank you to those who completed the taxi pre-payment pilot survey. The Taxi pre-payment pilot begins September 30, 2019. Parameters of the pilot can be found in the regulation and on the pilot page.

Mandatory Pre-Payment Pilot for Taxis

Regulation VFH-19-011: Taxi Fare Pre-Payment

Last update: November 16, 2020

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