Driver Training Markham

New Drivers

The Taxi Academy is located at 80 Acadia Avenue, Suite 200 in Canadian Business Skills College near the intersection of Warden and Steeles Ave. East. There is a bus stop close by and there is free parking to the rear of the property.

All new taxi drivers must take a mandatory online courses, topics include:

  • Communication Essentials
  • Conflict Management, Safety, Decision Making, By-laws,  & Taxi Operations
  • Customers with Special Needs
  • Map Reading/Routing


New driver students must attain a score of at least 75% on their first attempt at the exam and 85% on any subsequent test attempt.

In addition to successfully completing the course and exam new taxi drivers must submit to the City of Markham licensing:

  • A driver’s abstract from Service Ontario
  • A criminal clearance report from York Region Police Service
  • An employment letter from a Markham taxi brokerage
  • Proof of employment eligibility
  • Medical Clearance

New drivers should not acquire these documents until after successful completion of the course as they are all time sensitive to a maximum of 36 days from issue.

The cost of the course is $300.00 plus study materials charge of $26.00.