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NOC Code: NOC Code: 7513 Occupation: Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
Occupation Description: Occupation 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. 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.

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Essential Skills Essential Skills Levels
Reading Reading 1 2 3
Writing Writing 1 2 3
Document Use Document Use 1 2
Digital Technology Digital Technology 1
Oral Communication Oral Communication 1 2
Money Math Money Math 1
Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting 1 2
Measurement and Calculation Measurement and Calculation 1
Numerical Estimation Numerical Estimation 1 2
Job Task Planning and Organizing Job Task Planning and Organizing 1 2
Decision Making Decision Making 1 2 3
Problem Solving Problem Solving 1 2 3
Finding Information Finding Information 1 2


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Reading
  • Read information bulletins and memos to keep up-to-date with company policies. (1)
  • Skim the newspaper to provide information to passengers. (2)
  • Refer to by-laws and regulations to understand the various requirements set by the municipality. (2)
  • Read insurance documents to better understand liability. (3)
  • Read company manuals about policies, procedures and operations. (3)
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Writing
  • Write detailed entries on trip sheets. (1)
  • Write collision reports as required. (2)
  • Write explanations for delays and extra costs. (2)
  • Write statements to respond to complaints which have been made about the service. (3)
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Document Use
  • Fill in "trip sheets" for each trip, indicating destination and number of passengers. (1)
  • Read street signs to locate addresses. (1)
  • Refer to mobile data terminal (MDT) screen which displays dispatch information. (1)
  • Complete various entry forms such as receipts and credit card charge slips. (1)
  • Fill in customer receipts. (1)
  • Read address labels when delivering packages for customers. (1)
  • Complete pre-trip inspection forms as a preventative maintenance record. (1)
  • Read maps and street guides to find locations. (2)
  • Read credit cards, charge slips, travellers' cheques and vouchers when accepting payment. (2)
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Digital Technology
  • Use computer-controlled equipment. For example, sending and receiving information on a computerized dispatch system. (1)
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Oral Communication
  • Talk to cab company dispatchers about pickup locations and delivery requests. (1)
  • Converse with visitors about local attractions, night life and personal safety concerns. (1)
  • Talk to gas station attendants, convenience store personnel and car repair personnel. (1)
  • Talk to other drivers to pass along information about road conditions. (1)
  • Talk to police officers when involved in a collision, to report crimes or to assist in community services. (2)
  • Greet and converse with customers to clarify route preferences, to manage crises, to control or diffuse hostile situations, to clarify delivery requests and to clarify destinations for children or physically challenged passengers. (2)
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Money Math
  • Receive money from customers and make change. (1)
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Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting
  • Reconcile daily cash and turn in monies and records to owners. (2)
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Measurement and Calculation
  • Express distances in both metric and imperial measures. (1)
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Numerical Estimation
  • Estimate the cost of a trip, taking into account various uncertainties such as traffic, driving conditions and possible detours. (2)
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Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Taxicab drivers' work activity is largely determined by their customers and working arrangements. However, they plan when they will work (taking into consideration when events are occurring), and where they will work (taking into consideration where the events, activities and busy locations are). This plan may be adjusted in response to where their fares take them at particular times of day. Their planning must also take into account the need to perform vehicle maintenance tasks. (2)
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Decision Making
  • Decide if there is enough fuel to last for a long trip. (1)
  • Decide when it is prudent to reduce speed due to bad road conditions. (1)
  • Determine which of several possible routes will be the most efficient for the customer. (2)
  • Decide when it is appropriate to reject possible customers, based on their behaviour (personal safety may depend on this decision). This is a critical factor. (3)
  • Decide on actions during robbery or violence. (3)
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Problem Solving
  • Construction is blocking roads that are normally taken. Choose alternate routes. (1)
  • An address provided by dispatch does not exist. Call dispatch to locate the customer. (1)
  • Cope with disputes over fares or routes taken. (2)
  • Deal with difficult clients. Such situations are unpredictable and dangerous and could escalate if handled incorrectly. (3)
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Finding Information
  • Find out how to reach a particular location by asking dispatch or consulting a map, guidebook, cross-reference or manual. (2)
  • Obtain information that helps them plan the shift, such as airport schedules and information on major events. (2)
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