The IRP Carrier Information Manual (pdf, 424 kb) has been prepared as a guide to assist Saskatchewan based carriers to apply for Apportioned Vehicle Registration under IRP in the province of Saskatchewan.
New rules for charter bus operations
Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, charter bus companies with interprovincial or interstate operations will need to register under the IRP or purchase trip permits for each jurisdiction they will travel through.
Registration in the IRP was optional for chartered buses. The reciprocity granted to charter buses under the Canadian Agreement on Vehicle Registration (CAVR) is superseded by this change and can no longer be used to operate in other Canadian provinces.
You can apply to IRP any time before Jan. 1, 2016. We recommend you apply early, as it may take up to a week to process your new IRP account and receive your IRP registrations and licence plates. You will need to provide a copy of your operating authority whenever a bus is added to an IRP fleet or being renewed under IRP.
Your basic plate insurance premiums will remain the same. Check with your broker to ensure you have adequate insurance coverage.
All IRP transactions are processed through SGI’s Commercial Vehicles and Branch Issuing Services.
For more information, please review the IRP Carrier Information Manual (pdf, 424 kb).