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Driver's Licence

Taxicab (Class 4C)

To drive a taxi in Québec, you must hold a driver's licence Class 4C or higher (1, 2, 3, 4A or 4B).


You must also hold a taxi driver's permit issued by the SAAQ. This permit is valid for two years and can be used anywhere in Québec, except the city of Montréal.

A person who holds a Class 4C licence is also authorized to drive vehicles from Classes 5, 6D and 8.

Conditions for obtaining a Class 4C licence

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Basic requirements
    • Pass the SAAQ's vision test;
    • Submit a satisfactory medical report;
    • Pass the knowledge test (consult the costs for obtaining a licence for various classes of driver's licence);
  • Experience required
    • You must have 12 months of experience as a holder of a Class 5 probationary licence or Class 5 driver's licence.

Medical assessment and vision test

Go to an SAAQ service centre to:

  • take a vision test;
  • obtain the medical assessment form that you are required to have your physician fill out. You must send the completed form to the SAAQ.

To prepare properly

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Last Modification: 2014-08-13