Taxis & Transportation Network Companies
Taxis, taxi brokerages, and taxi drivers are licensed by the City of Saskatoon and regulated under Bylaw No. 9651, the Vehicles for Hire Bylaw, 2019.
Taxis are required to:
- be equipped with the proper equipment and taxi vehicle markings;
- display a City of Saskatoon licence decal and the applicable taxi fares.
The taxi fare is calculated by a taximeter, based on distance and time traveled, when engaged. General taxi fares are:
- $4.75 for the first 125 meters;
- $0.25 for each additional 117 meters;
- $0.25 for every 35 seconds of time, calculated cumulatively, but when the taxi is fully stopped.
When a van taxi is carrying five or more passengers, or more luggage than can be carried by a sedan, the taxi fare is 1.5 times the amount shown on the taximeter.
Some taxis are equipped to provide wheelchair accessible service and can be requested through the taxi broker. Wheelchair accessible taxis must prioritize customers that require wheelchair accessible service.
Passengers have the option to choose between the taximeter rate or a flat rate based on a zone flat rate map at the start of a trip to or from the Saskatoon Airport. A Saskatoon Airport Authority Commercial Curb Fee is included in the total fare of a metered trip and is also built into the flat rates. The flat rates are set through an agreement between taxi brokerages and the Saskatoon Airport Authority.
Visit https://skyxe.ca/en-us/ground-transport for more information.
Customer service related complaints or concerns regarding a taxi or a taxi driver should be brought forward to the affiliated taxi broker and can also be directed to email@example.com.
For information about obtaining a Taxi Broker Licence, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-975-3336.
In order to apply for a Taxi Driver's Licence, you must be affiliated with a licensed taxi broker. To begin the licensing process, please contact one of the licensed taxi brokers in Saskatoon.
|Taxi Broker||Contact Number|
|Saskatoon Radio Cabs||306-242-2626|
Transportation Network Companies
Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) are regulated by the City of Saskatoon under the Bylaw No. 9651, the Vehicles for Hire Bylaw, 2019, and the Province of Saskatchewan.
Visit www.sgi.sk.ca/rideshare for more information on provincial regulations.
Using a TNC
TNC vehicles are dispatched through a transportation network, such as an app maintained by the TNC. Trips cannot be requested through a street hail (flagging down a vehicle on the street) or from a taxi stand.
TNCs are required to provide an estimate of the total fare for the trip. The minimum fare shall be at least $4.75 and must include the following at the time the trip is requested:
- the applicable rate being charged for the trip;
- any variable or surge pricing for the trip; and
- an estimate of the total fare for the trip.
Customer service related complaints or concerns regarding a TNC driver can be reported in the TNC app and can also be directed to email@example.com.
Visit www.uber.com/global/en/cities/saskatoon/ for more information.
Every business that operates in Saskatoon requires a business licence. Businesses that have locations in Saskatoon are required to obtain either a Commercial Business Licence or a Home Based Business Licence. Applications can be made online. Businesses that do not maintain a location in Saskatoon are required to obtain a Non-Resident Business Licence.
In addition, any business operating as a TNC in Saskatoon is required to obtain a Transportation Network Company Licence. The licensing fee structure is a flat annual fee based on the number of vehicles in the fleet, as well as a monthly fee of $0.20 per trip conducted by the TNC. A surcharge of $0.07 per trip must also be remitted monthly. The purpose of this surcharge is to support the provision of wheelchair accessible taxi service.
|Annual Licensing Fee|
|1-10 Vehicles||$ 2,500|
Monthly Licensing Fees
$0.20 Per Trip Fee
|$0.07 per Trip Accessibility Surcharge|
If you are going to increase your fleet size, the increased number of vehicles will put you in a new annual licence category, you must obtain the corresponding licence for the increased number of vehicles before adding the new vehicles. The licence is valid for one year, with a new one-year term starting whenever upgrading to a higher value licence.
For more information about obtaining a TNC licence, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-975-3336.
If you are interested in becoming a TNC driver, contact a licensed TNC. Drivers are approved by the TNC and do not hold a City of Saskatoon licence. Please visit the following:
- www.sgi.sk.ca/rideshare for information on TNC driver requirements;
- https://www.uber.com/ca/en/e/drive/saskatoon-sk-ca/ for information on how to register as a driver.