Business Opportunity: Taxi

Are you looking for a business opportunity that would greatly benefit you and the community? Look no further! By establishing a taxi service, you’ll not only contribute to the local economy but also pave the way for your own success.

To embark on this venture, you’ll need the following:

  1. Completed Taxi Business License Application $75.00
  2. Approval of Taxi Business License by Town Council
  3. Taxi Permit (per vehicle)
  4. Certificate of Mechanical Fitness signed by a licensed mechanic with respect to the taxi for which the permit is being issued
  5. Proof of valid registration and insurance by the owner of the vehicle being applied for under the license
  6. Taxi Driver Permit (per driver)
  7. Completed Taxi Driver’s Permit $25.00
  8. Valid Class 1, 2, 3 or 4 license issued under the Vehicles Act of the NWT
  9. Written Offer of Employment
  10. Proof that you have undergone and passed a complete medical examination within the past year
  11. Certificate of criminal and driving convictions record check by RCMP

Owning a taxi business offers numerous benefits; it supports the local community by providing convenient transportation options for residents and visitors alike. Whether it’s a quick ride to the grocery store or pickup from the airport, your taxi service will become an integral part of everyday life.

For questions or more detailed information on licensing requirements, give us a call at 867-587-3700 or email

Click here for Taxi Business Application Forms and Driver Permits.

Click here for the Taxi By Law.