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:
- display a City of Saskatoon licence decal;
- be equipped with the proper equipment and taxi vehicle markings;
- display the applicable taxi fares.
The taxi fare is calculated by a taxi meter, based on distance and time traveled. General taxi fares are:
- $3.75 for the first 125 meters;
- $0.25 for each additional 117 meters;
- $0.25 for each additional 35 seconds of time while the taxi is on a trip, including waiting at the request of passengers.
When 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 taxi meter.
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.
Through an agreement between taxi brokerages and the Saskatoon Airport Authority, taxi trips to and from the airport can be charged based on a flat rate, rather than the taxi meter rate.
Visit https://skyxe.ca/en-us/ground-transport for more information.
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|
|YXE City Cabs||306-444-3333|
Transportation Network Companies
Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Uber, are regulated by the Province of Saskatchewan and the City of Saskatoon under the Bylaw No. 9651, the Vehicles for Hire Bylaw, 2019.
Visit www.sgi.sk.ca/rideshare for more information on provincial regulations.
Using a TNC
Unlike taxis, 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.
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 information about obtaining a TNC licence, contact email@example.com 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.
Visit www.sgi.sk.ca/rideshare for more information on TNC driver requirements.