Licensing Requirements

Each of the various licences issued by the City of Mississauga have different requirements before issuance may take place. In some cases the by-law governing licensing has placed limits on the total number of licences that may be issued so fulfillment of the requirements may not necessarily result in the issuance of a licence.

Operators:
AMTV Driver Tow Truck Driver
APTV Driver Refreshment Vehicle Driver
Limousine Driver Ice Cream Truck Driver
Taxicab Driver Refreshment Cart Operator
Driving School Instructor Portable Display Unit Operator

Owners:
AMTV Owner Tow Truck Owner
APTV Owner Refreshment Vehicle Owner
Limousine Owner Ice Cream Truck Owner
Taxicab Owner Refreshment Cart Owner
Driving School Instructor Portable Display Unit Owner
Driving School Vehicle Owner Vehicle Pound Facility
Paid Parking Lot

Changes to the Public Vehicle Licensing By-law 420-04, as amended, for the Regulation of Transportation Network Companies

At its meeting of June 8, 2016 Mississauga Council approved By-law 0134-2016, a by-law to amend the Public Vehicle Licensing By-law 420-04, as amended, for the regulation of transportation network companies (TNCs).

Highlights of the changes to the Public Vehicle Licensing By-law 420-04, as amended, for the regulation of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) are summarized here.

Taxicab Driver (By-law 420-04, as amended)

The requirements for any applicant to receive a Taxicab Drivers Licence are as follows:

  • Proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent residence, or a valid work permit
  • Valid Ontario Drivers Licence (Class G or better)
  • Current Ontario Driver's abstract
  • Completed police criminal record search - no older than 60 days
  • Interview with the licensing manager

Limousine Driver (By-law 420-04 as amended)

The requirements for any applicant to receive a Limousine Drivers Licence are as follows:

  • Proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent residence, or a valid work permit
  • Valid Ontario Drivers Licence (Class G or better)
  • Current Ontario Driver's abstract
  • Completed police criminal record search - no older than 60 days
  • Interview with the Licensing Manager
  • Letter of employment

Airport Public Transportation Vehicle Driver (By-law 420-04 as amended)

APTV drivers must also meet the requirements set out by the GTAA including English language proficiency testing.

  • Meet Canadian Language Benchmark 7 (listening, speaking)*
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent residence, or a valid work permit
  • Valid Ontario Drivers Licence (Class G or better)
  • Current Ontario Driver's abstract
  • Completed police criminal record search
  • Interview with the Licensing Manager
  • Driver approval form obtained from one of the APTV Owner Companies.
  • ADCN Photo I.D. card issued by the GTAA
  • Defensive Driving Course*
  • Sensitivity Training Course*

** These courses are available through the City of Mississauga, Mobile Licensing Enforcement Section.

* The courses and exams are provided through the City of Mississauga. Each driver applicant will be enrolled following submission of an application and all initial fees are paid. The fees due upon submission of the application are:

Fee Schedule as of January 2017
APTV AMTV
1. An initial non-refundable Licence Fee (HST exempt) $18.20 $16.90
2. A fee for search of your Province of Ontario Driver's Record $16.00 $16.00
3. A fee for Public Vehicle Licensing By-law 420-04, as amended $31.75 $31.75
4. A fee for a reserved appointment for Defensive Driving Course $137.75 $137.75
5. A fee for a reserved appointment for Sensitivity Training Course $124.00 $124.00
6. Subtotal $327.70 $326.40
7. HST $40.24 $40.24
Total fees due $367.94 $366.64

Payment may be made by Cash, Debit Card, Visa, Mastercard or Amex. No cheques.

Upon successful completion of the written exam and receipt of your Photo I.D./Permit number issued by the G.T.A.A., the balance of the licence fee of $163.80 for A.P.T.V. or $152.10 for A.M.T.V. will be required for your A.P.T.V /A.M.T.V. Driver Licence to be issued.

Airport Municipal Transportation Vehicle Driver (By-law 420-04 as amended)

AMTV drivers must also meet the requirements set out by the GTAA including English language proficiency testing.

  • Meet Canadian Language Benchmark 7 (listening, speaking)*
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent residence, or a valid work permit
  • Valid Ontario Drivers Licence (Class G or better)
  • Current Ontario Driver's abstract
  • Completed police criminal record search
  • Interview with the licensing manager
  • Driver approval form obtained from one of the AMTV Owner Companies.
  • ADCN Photo I.D. card issued by the GTAA
  • Defensive Driving Course*
  • Sensitivity Training Course*

* * These courses are available through the City of Mississauga, Mobile Licensing Enforcement Section. See fees above.

Tow Truck Driver (By-law 521-04, as amended)

  • Proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent residence, or a valid work permit
  • Valid Ontario Drivers Licence (Class G or better)
  • Current Ontario Driver's abstract
  • Completed police criminal record search
  • Interview with the licensing manager
  • Letter of employment
  • Defensive Driving Course*
  • Sensitivity Training Course*
  • Tow Truck Orientation Course*
  • Tow Truck Training Exam*

*The courses and exams are provided through the City of Mississauga. Each driver applicant will be enrolled following submission of an application and all initial fees are paid. The fees due upon submission of the application are:

Fee Schedule as of January 2017
1. An initial non-refundable Licence Fee (HST exempt) $16.50
2. Driver's Licence Fee (HST exempt) $148.50
3. A fee for search of your Province of Ontario Drivers Record $16.00
4. A fee for Tow Truck Licensing By-law 521-04, as amended $31.75
5. A fee for a reserved appointment for Tow Truck Orientation Course $135.00
6. A fee for a reserved appointment for Defensive Driving Course $137.75
7. A fee for a reserved appointment for Tow Truck Sensitivity Training Course $124.00
8. A fee for a reserved appointment for Tow Truck Driver Exam $74.25
Subtotal $683.75
HST $67.44
Total Fees Due $751.19

Payment may be made by Cash, Debit Card, Visa, Mastercard or Amex. No cheques.

Tow Truck Driver Applicants have ninety (90) days from the date the licence was issued to complete the Training Course, including passing the written exam. Upon successful completion of the written exam, you must attend the Mobile Licensing Office and your Tow Truck Driver Licence will be issued to expire on your birthday.

Upon submission of the application, the Drivers Abstract and a receipt from the Peel Regional Police Force showing that the Criminal Record Search Request Form has been submitted, the applicant may be issued a receipt that will allow him to be in a tow truck with a licensed driver for the purpose of training for a period of thirty days.

Driving School Instructor (By-law 520-04, as amended)

  • Proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent residence, or a valid work permit
  • Valid Ontario Drivers Licence (Class G or better)
  • Provincial Driving Instructors Licence
  • Current Ontario Driver's abstract
  • Completed police criminal record search
  • Interview with the Licensing Manager
  • Letter of employment

Refreshment Vehicle Driver (By-law 520-04, as amended)

These requirements apply to applicants whose intention is to drive a coffee truck or an ice cream truck.

  • Proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent residence, or a valid work permit
  • Valid Ontario Drivers Licence (Class G or better)
  • Current Ontario Driver's abstract
  • Completed police criminal record search
  • Interview with the licensing manager
  • Medical Report from physician identifying that the applicant is physically capable of performing the duties and free of communicable diseases.

APTV Owner (By-law 420-04, as amended)

APTV Owners Licences were originally issued to companies serving Lester B. Pearson International Airport.

AMTV Owner (By-law 420-04, as amended)

AMTV Owner's Licences are issued in conjunction with the issuance of an AMTV permit from the Greater Toronto Airport Authority. In addition the City of Mississauga requires that each AMTV Owner also be licensed as an AMTV Driver.

Driving School Owner (By-law 520-04, as amended)

  • Proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent residence, or a valid work permit
  • Valid Ontario Drivers Licence, Class G or better
  • Provincial Driving Instructors Licence
  • Completed police criminal record search
  • Interview with Licensing Manager
  • Business Registration Papers
  • Articles of Incorporation

Driving School Vehicle Owner (By-law 520-04, as amended)

  • Current MTO Motor Vehicle Permit
  • Current Safety Standards Certificate
  • Valid Certificate of Insurance
  • Valid Lease agreement, if vehicle is leased

Tow Truck Owner (By-law 521-04, as amended)

  • Valid Ontario Drivers Licence, Class G or better
  • Completed police criminal record search
  • Interview with the Licensing Manager
  • Current MTO Motor Vehicle Permit
  • Current Safety Standards Certificate
  • Valid Certificate of Insurance
  • Valid Lease agreement, if vehicle is leased
  • Schedule of Rates and Charges
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Business Registration Papers

Refreshment Vehicle Owner (By-law 520-04, as amended)

  • Valid Ontario Drivers Licence, Class G or better*
  • Completed police criminal record search
  • Interview with the Licensing Manager
  • Current MTO Motor Vehicle Permit
  • Current Safety Standards Certificate
  • Valid Certificate of Insurance
  • Valid Lease agreement, if vehicle is leased
  • Health inspection
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Business Registration Papers

*Not required if the applicant is a Corporation. In cases where the applicant is a Corporation the criminal record search is to be submitted by the majority shareholder.

Limousine Owners (By-law 420-04, as amended)

  • Current MTO Motor Vehicle Permit for a vehicle meeting the definition of "Limousine Vehicle" as stated in By-law 420-04, as amended
  • Completed police criminal record search
  • Interview with the Mobile Licensing Manager
  • Current Safety Standards Certificate
  • Valid Certificate of Insurance
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Business Registration Papers
  • Zoning Certificate

Refreshment Cart Owners (By-law 522-04, as amended)

Persons seeking a Refreshment Cart Owners Licence shall submit the following to the licensing enforcement office:

  • A letter of Authorization from the owner of the property upon which the Refreshment Cart will be placed which includes:
    • The name of the refreshment cart owner
    • A plan for the private property showing where the Cart will be located
    • A list of articles that will be for sale from the cart
  • A letter from the Planning and Building Department or a decision of the Committee of Adjustment that is final
  • A current Certificate of Insurance
  • An approval from the Peel Regional Health Unit
  • Completed police criminal record search

No proposed location for a refreshment cart will be approved if it is:

  • within 30 metres of any intersection
  • within 100 meters of the entrance to a public park
  • within 100 meters of school property
  • within 500 metres of another approved location
  • within 500 metres of a business which sells similar goods in a location that would interfere with traffic

Portable Display Unit Owner (By-law 522-04, as amended)

Persons seeking a Portable Display Unit Owner's Licence shall submit the following to the licensing office:

  • A letter of Authorization from the owner of the property upon which the Portable Display Unit will be placed which includes:
    • The name of the Portable Display Unit Owner
    • A plan for the private property showing where the Portable Display Unit will be located
    • A list of articles that will be for sale from the Portable Display Unit
  • A letter from the Planning and Building Department or a Decision of the Committee of Adjustment that is final
  • A current certificate of insurance
  • An approval from the Peel Regional Health Unit
  • Completed police criminal record search

No proposed location for a Portable Display Unit will be approved if it is:

  • within 30 metres of any intersection
  • within 100 meters of the entrance to a public park
  • within 100 meters of school property
  • within 500 metres of another approved location
  • within 500 metres of a business which sells similar goods in a location that would interfere with traffic
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