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Vehicle For Hire Program - Parachute



Private Transportation Company (PTC) Certificate - (Uber/Lyft) & Drivers

Vehicle-for-Hire Training Program (Parachute) has been certified by the City of Toronto for Vehicle-for-Hire drivers in that city as of September 2022. In Toronto, new applicants for a taxicab, limousine, and private transportation company (such as Facedrive, Lyft, and Uber) driver licences need to successfully complete a third-party training program approved by the City and submit the certificate of completion, as a requirement of licence issuance. Drivers currently licensed also have to take this training program. 

VFH online course is composed of five mandatory, self-paced, on-demand online modules. All are narrated in English and supported with written content, illustrative animations, videos, and content review quizzes. The average completion time for these five modules is four hours. In addition, course-takers must complete a mandatory online, instructor-led live class session, which will provide a summary content overview, opportunities for questions, and a 50-question online exam. This component is approximately two hours long and is available upon completion of the five online modules described below. You will be able to schedule your live video session and examination to complete the course and receive your certification as a Toronto Vehicle-for-Hire driver at the end of Module 5 through a link to Globe Driving Academy, a Driver Education Course Provider approved by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. 


What You Will Learn in this Course:  


  1. Transporting Passengers in a Safe Manner
    Safe driving behaviors, including safe pick-ups and drop-offs, Sharing the road with vulnerable road users, Driving at night and in bad weather, Distracted driving 
  2. Driving in an Urban Setting. Cycle tracks and bike lanes, Unique streets of Toronto, Sharing the road with the TTC
  3. Providing Services to Persons with Disabilities. Disability awareness, Service provision – mobility and non-mobility disabilities 
  4. Providing Service without Discrimination. What is discrimination, Types of harassment, Understanding equity and inclusion, Addressing unwelcome behavior 
  5. Understanding the Legal Requirements for Being a Vehicle-for-Hire Driver. Licensing, vehicle, registration, inspection and requirements, Seatbelt use and obligations, Stopping and parking safely, What to do in case of a collision, Rights, and responsibilities under the Ontario Human Rights Code.


Registration for Vehicle for Hire Driver Training Program  (Parachute)

Register for Vehicle-for-Hire Training Program for Drivers in the City of Toronto on the Parachute website at  https://learn.parachute.ca  Follow instructions on the screen. Create your student account, make a payment, and enroll yourself in the course, and start your course any time.  


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Registration for Online Sessions and VFH Final Exam  through  GDA  Examination Center Booking System

After finishing your Online Course - 5 modules to get your Certificate of Completion you have to pass your Final Exam.  The Final Test is organized virtually in real-time and conducted by the Teacher/Proctor from the Examination Center. To take the Final Test you have to book your Online Session through the Globe  Examination Center website at https://examvehicleforhire.ca/book-exam. You do not have to pay if youregister the first time.  


Rebooking/Cancelation Fee for VFH Final Exam (Parachute)

If you book your Final  Exam through Globe Examination Center Website and booking system and want to cancel it later, you have to pay the Rebboking/Cancelation VFH Final Test Fee of $9.95 +HST. The Fee is also applied if you Do Not Show Up for your Online Session and Final Exam, or register without Completing your Online Course (5 Modules). 


Rebooking VFH


  • More info about Rebooking VFH Final Exam Fee you can find on our website on a different page. Click here


Since you started the Vehicle for Hire Driver Training Program, there is no Refund for Your Online VFH Course. The Parachute administrates Students' Payments for the Online Course and Retakes Course Exam Fee. Therefore, if you have any questions regarding your course payment or a refund policy, please contact directly Parachute at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Globe Driving Academy Examination Center only helps students regarding Online Session Registrations and  Rebooking Final Exam Fee.