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Chauffeurs drive limousines, large sedans, and 14-passenger vans. Their passengers range from children to party-goers to corporate executives.

Also Known As


NOC Codes

In Canada, the federal government groups and organizes occupations based on a National Occupational Classification (NOC) system. This alis occupation may not reflect the entire NOC group it is part of. Data for the NOC group can apply across multiple occupations.

The NOC system is updated every 5 years to reflect changes in the labour market. Government forms and labour market data may group and refer to an occupation differently, depending on the system used.

Here is how this occupation has been classified over time.

2006 NOC

  • 7413.2: Chauffeurs

2006 NOC-S

  • H713: Taxi and Limousine Drivers and Chauffeurs

2011 NOC

  • 7513: Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs

2016 NOC

  • 7513: Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs

2021 NOC

  • 75200: Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs

2023 OaSIS

  • 75200.02: Chauffeurs
Updated Mar 21, 2023

A chauffeur’s main job is to drive safely and efficiently. But chauffeurs also:

  • Pick up or meet passengers in response to dispatched calls or advance bookings
  • Help passengers, including elderly people and those with disabilities, get in and out of the limousine
  • Help with clients’ luggage
  • Give information about the local area
  • Collect payments from customers
  • Keep their limousines clean inside and out
  • Do routine and general vehicle checks, including checking tires, headlights, and fluid levels
  • Provide a positive travel experience for their passengers
Working Conditions
Updated Mar 21, 2023
  • Strength Required Lift over 20 kg

Chauffeurs may work part time, on call, or full time. They spend most of their work time driving or waiting for passengers. Chauffeurs often work nights and weekends. Some may work shifts. They usually wear a suit or uniform.

Chauffeurs may have to deal with difficult passengers. They may hear confidential information while driving.

Interests & Abilities

In Alberta, this occupation is part of 1 or more 2006 National Occupational Classification (NOC) groups. If there are multiple related NOC groups, select a NOC heading to learn about each one.


2006 NOC: 7413.2

Interest Codes

Interest Codes for This NOC Group

Interest in driving employers, and passengers designated by employers, to destinations in automobiles and limousines, and to meet and pick up employers according to requests, appointments and schedules


Interest in copying to clean and make minor repairs to vehicles, and to take vehicles for servicing


Interest in speaking to perform business and personal errands for employers such as delivering and picking up mail, business documents and parcels

Your Interest Codes

To identify or change your interest codes, complete the Interests Exercise in CAREERinsite.

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

Learn About Interests


Typical ability expectations for this NOC group
Your abilities

To fill in or change the values for your abilities, complete the Abilities Exercise in CAREERinsite.

Mental Abilities

General Learning Ability

Verbal Ability

Numerical Ability

Visual Abilities

Spatial Perception

Form Perception

Clerical Perception

Physical Abilities

Motor Coordination

Finger Dexterity

Manual Dexterity

Understanding Abilities

A Quick Guide

You are born with abilities that help you process certain types of information and turn it into action. These abilities influence which skills you can learn more easily.

The abilities or aptitudes shown for this NOC group come from the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB). The GATB measures 9 aptitudes. It groups them into 3 categories: mental, visual, and physical.

The abilities scores range from 1 to 5, with 5 being stronger.

Learn About Abilities

Traits & Skills
Updated Mar 21, 2023

Chauffeurs need:

  • Driving and navigation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Discretion
  • Manners
  • Patience and self-discipline
  • A neat personal appearance
  • The ability to keep their vehicle clean
  • Knowledge of the city and the most efficient routes to travel at different times of day and under various driving conditions

They should enjoy:

  • Driving
  • Talking to people
  • Taking a methodical approach to cleaning and servicing vehicles

In Alberta, this occupation is part of 1 or more 2016 National Occupational Classification (NOC) groups. If there are multiple related NOC groups, select a NOC heading to learn about each one.

Top 10 Skills Employers Are Looking For

Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs

2016 NOC: 7513

This chart shows which job skills are currently in highest demand for this occupational group. It was created using this occupation's 107 most recent Alberta job postings, collected between Dec 20, 2022 and Jun 17, 2024.

Review these skills to learn:

  • Whether or not this occupation matches your skill set
  • What training you may need to get these skills
  • What skills to highlight in your resumé, cover letter, and interview.
Tasks: Pick up passengers and drive them to destinations
Tasks: Provide pick up and delivery services on request
Tasks: Attend to complaints or difficult passengers
Tasks: Assist passengers with luggage and in boarding vehicles
Tasks: Collect fare
Tasks: Record transactions
Tasks: Assist clients/guests with special needs
Tasks: Clean and make minor repairs to vehicle
Tasks: Take vehicle for servicing
Construction Specialization: Reliability
Educational Requirements
Updated Mar 21, 2023
  • Minimum Education Varies

In Alberta, chauffeurs must have a Class 4 Alberta Operator’s Licence. This means passing a medical exam, written exam, and road test. Depending on where they work, chauffeurs may also need a municipal chauffeur’s permit to begin training. To get the permit, they may need to complete an English exam and a defensive driving course.

Municipalities and employers monitor demerit points and moving convictions. They may not allow drivers to work if they have more than 6 demerit points.

Chauffeurs may need to pass tests about their knowledge of the city. They also may need a police abstract showing they have no criminal convictions.

Chauffeurs who work for limousine companies that offer liquor service in their vehicles must complete ProServe Liquor Staff Training. ProServe is meant to ensure liquor service and sales are socially responsible. The course can be taken online or through self-directed study using a manual and video at home. Cannabis might also be used by passengers within the vehicle. Chauffeurs must not use alcohol or drugs while on duty. They may be tested for this during the interview process.

Some limousine companies offer on-the-job training.

For a list of driving schools in Alberta, please go to the Alberta Open Government web portal.

To expand or narrow your search for programs related to this occupation, visit Post-Secondary Programs.

Completing a program does not guarantee entrance into an occupation. Before enrolling in an education program, prospective students should look into various sources for education options and employment possibilities. For example, contact associations and employers in this field.

Certification Requirements
Updated Mar 21, 2023
  • Certification Not Regulated

There is currently no provincial legislation regulating this occupation in Alberta.

Employment & Advancement
Updated Mar 21, 2023

Most chauffeurs work for limousine or cab companies that provide car service for special occasions, like business meetings, weddings, graduations, concerts, and formal parties. Some chauffeurs work only for specific organizations or people, or for themselves.

Most companies recruit for chauffeurs twice a year.

In general, employers prefer job applicants who:

  • Possess a good driving record
  • Have experience in the hospitality industry
  • Offer strong personal and work references
  • Have a good disposition
  • Take pride in their appearance
  • Know the local area and building-numbering systems
  • Know the locations of important buildings, landmarks, and popular restaurants and bars
  • Can describe points of interest and recommend restaurants and nightclubs that suit clients

Some limousine companies require their chauffeurs to be 25 years of age or older. This ensures they qualify for lower insurance rates.

Industry Concentration

This section shows the industries where the majority of people in this occupation work. The data is based on the 2016 Census.

In Alberta, this occupation is part of 1 or more 2016 National Occupational Classification (NOC) groups.

In the 7513: Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs occupational group, 75.1% of people work in:

Employment Outlook

Employment outlook is influenced by a wide variety of factors including:

  • Time of year (for seasonal jobs)
  • Location in Alberta
  • Employment turnover (when people leave existing positions)
  • Occupational growth (when new positions are created)
  • Size of the occupation
  • Trends and events that affect overall employment, especially in the industry or industries from the previous list

In Alberta, the 7513: Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs occupational group is expected to have an above-average annual growth of 4.6% from 2021 to 2025. In addition to job openings created by employment turnover, 223 new positions are forecasted to be created within this occupational group each year.

NOC groups often include several related occupations. Although there is labour market data for the larger NOC group, this occupation makes up only a part of that group. It means data for this occupation may be different than the data shown. For example, only some of the new positions to be created will be for this occupation. It also applies to other data for the NOC group such as number of people employed.

Source: 2021-2025 Alberta Regional Occupational Demand Outlook

Employment turnover is expected to increase as members of the baby boom generation retire over the next few years.

Related Alberta Job Postings
Wage & Salary
Updated Mar 21, 2023

Chauffeur earnings vary considerably, depending on the employer and the number of hours worked. Chauffeurs may be paid by the hour, as a percentage of the amount charged to customers, or as a monthly salary. They also earn gratuities, which are usually 10% to 25%. Chauffeurs may need to purchase uniforms or suits.

Related Post-Secondary Field of Study
  • Driver Training

Updated Mar 21, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook, and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

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