With the advent of Uber, many people have been able to make extra income driving their car as a part time job or driving full time. Uber has brought in convenience for a lot of riders which far out strips the service traditional taxi’s was providing. All you need is a compliant vehicle and a smart phone and meeting the minimum driver requirements and you are almost ready to hit the road. More details on the requirements of driving Uber in Canada are given below. There are plenty of drivers that are making thousands driving their vehicle for Uber Canada.
One unique driver we spoke to was Chris who says he averages about $1,100 per week driving his vehicle for Uber. We had the luxury of viewing his earnings on the driver dashboard as to get confirmation of true earnings. He attributes these earnings to his ability to have studied trends in which areas are his best pickups and which days and times he get the longest and most lucrative trips. Below is a snapshot of his mobile app dashboard.
We have developed an app that can help drivers calculate how much they can potentially earn from driving Uber in Canada based on the hours one wishes to drive.
Uber is now available in 14 cities in Canada, and is still in the process of spreading to even more. Below is a list of those cities:
Great opportunities have come up for drivers to partner with Uber and make money in those cities, and this article is going to guide you to becoming one of them.
The first step of the process is to sign up and open an account with Uber. Choose the city in which you would like to drive in.
All of these documents can be uploaded to Uber via your profile. The above are driver requirements for Ontario, and they might vary slightly if you’re in another city. Kindly visit the Uber open house session nearest to you to get further clarification.
UberX is probably the most commonly used service because it also happens to be the cheapest. The vehicles can carry up to 4 passengers. UberXL on the other hand, are similar, but they can carry up to 6 passengers.
Examples of UberX and UberXL vehicles that can be used in Canada include the Buick Anthem, Chevrolet Cruze Sedan and the Dodge Durango.
Uber select is the introduction into the more luxurious vehicles. The vehicles include the Jaguar XJ, BMW 5 Series and the Chrysler 300.
UberWAV was partnered with Dignity Transportation (http://www.dignitytransportation.com/), and one has to go through that company in order to become a driver.
This is a service that is aimed at the disabled people, where the vehicles have to accommodate things like wheelchairs.
This a premium service where the vehicle has to sit 6 passengers with comfort. The vehicles include the Cadillac Escalade, Audi Q7 and the Mercedes Benz GL Class
You can sign up as an individual or as a company profile. As an individual, you will register yourself under one vehicle. You don’t have to be the owner of the vehicle. You can change to a company profile when you get more vehicles.
As a company, you can register several vehicles and also register accounts for the drivers assigned to them.
One has to download the app, as this is the hub of all business regarding Uber operations. Through the app you’ll receive driver requests, you’ll have a GPS map to show you around, manage your finances, amongst other things. This app can only be used on a smartphone with active data.
In the event that you still have queries, Uber host open house sessions across Ontario. Here they get to answer any questions that you might have about becoming an Uber driver.
When going for the sessions, bring along the documents below:
The sessions are held at the following venues, and they are all free.
Hamilton Greenlight Spot
Location: Residence and Conference Centre -Boardroom
Kingston Greenlight Spot
Location: Artillery Park – Boardroom
Kitchener-Waterloo Greenlight Spot
Location: Conrad Grebel University College – Room 2201
London Greenlight Spot
Location: Fanshawe College – Room B1064
Niagara Region Greenlight Spot
Location: Ramada Plaza – Boardroom
Windsor Greenlight Spot
Location: Quality Inn & Suites – Essex Room