Step by Step to Driving for Uber in Canada


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.

 

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How Much Can I earn driving Uber?

 

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 Income Calculator

 

 

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:

 

 

  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Gatineau
  • Halifax
  • Hamilton
  • Kingston
  • Kitchener-Waterloo
  • London, Ont
  • Montreal
  • Niagara Region
  • Ottawa
  • Quebec City
  • Toronto
  • Windsor

 

 

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.

 

Required Driver Documents

 

  • One must have a full G or equivalent driver’s license. G1 and G2 are not accepted
  • One must be 21 years of age or older
  • One needs documents proving they are eligible to work and they should not be expired. These documents include birth certificates, Canadian passports, SIN cards, citizenship cards, residency cards and work permits.
  • Vehicle Insurance with your name visible on it. In the event that the vehicle isn’t yours, include a photo of the full policy document that has your name on it

 

BECOME A DRIVER

 

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.

 

Vehicle Requirements

 

  • Both sides of the vehicle registration are needed
  • Must have 4 doors, and it must be original, not rebuilt
  • It is not a must to own the vehicle
  • The vehicle must be 2010 or newer
  • The vehicle can be 1997 or newer if it’s for delivery with UberEATS

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Vehicle inspection: Safety Standards Certificate (SSC)

 

 

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  • It’s a must for all vehicles to pass a safety inspection and receive a Safety Standards Certificate (SSC).
  • Complete a vehicle inspection at any mechanic licensed by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO).
  • Must have been completed with the last year.
  • Valid for 1 year.
  • Not required for delivery with UberEATS.

 

Different Car Options

 

UberX/XL

 

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  • The vehicle must have 4 doors
  • The vehicle must be from the year 2005 or newer
  • The vehicle must be in excellent condition (body wise, internally, externally and mechanically)
  • The vehicle cannot be a taxi-cab or a full-sized van
  • The vehicles may not be reconstructed, salvaged or rebuilt

 

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.

 

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UberX:

 

  • Base Fare: CA $2.50
  • Per Minute: CA $0.18
  • Per Km: CA $0.80
  • Cancellation Fee: CA $5
  • Service Fees: CA $1.50
  • Minimum Fare: CA $5

 

UberXL:

 

  • Base Fare: CA $5
  • Per Minute: CA $0.35
  • Per Km: CA $1.55
  • Cancellation Fee: CA $5
  • Service Fees: CA $1.50
  • Minimum Fare: CA $6.50

 

UberSelect

 

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  • The vehicle must have 4 doors and 5 seat belts
  • The vehicle must be a 2008 model or newer
  • The interior of the vehicle must be leather

 

Uber select is the introduction into the more luxurious vehicles. The vehicles include the Jaguar XJ, BMW 5 Series and the Chrysler 300.

 

  • Base Fare: CA $5
  • Per Minute: CA $0.35
  • Per Km: CA $1.80
  • Cancellation Fee: CA $5
  • Service Fees: CA $1.50
  • Minimum Fare: CA $10

 

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UberWAV

 

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.

 

  • Base Fare: CA $2.50
  • Per Minute: CA $0.18
  • Per Km: CA $0.80
  • Cancellation Fee: CA $5
  • Service Fees: CA $1.50
  • Minimum Fare: CA $5

 

 

UberSUV

 

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  • The vehicle must be from the year 2005 or newer
  • The vehicle must seat seat 6 passengers comfortably

 

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

 

  • Base Fare: CA $15
  • Per Minute: CA $0.60
  • Per Km: CA $2.80
  • Cancellation Fee: CA $10

 

UberBlack

 

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  • The exterior and interior of the car must be black
  • The vehicle must comfortably seat at least 4 passengers
  • The vehicle must be a 2013 model or newer

 

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Individual and Company Profiles

 

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.

 

The Uber App

 

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.

 

Uber Open House

 

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:

 

  • One must have a full G or equivalent driver’s license. G1 and G2 are not accepted
  • Proof of identification that one is 21 years of age or older
  • One needs documents proving they are eligible to work and they should not be expired. These documents include birth certificates, Canadian passports, SIN cards, citizenship cards, residency cards and work permits.
  • Vehicle Insurance with your name visible on it. In the event that the vehicle isn’t yours, include a photo of the full policy document that has your name on it

 

The sessions are held at the following venues, and they are all free.

 

Hamilton Greenlight Spot

Time: 4-8pm

Location: Residence and Conference Centre -Boardroom

 

Kingston Greenlight Spot

Time: 4-7pm

Location: Artillery Park – Boardroom

 

Kitchener-Waterloo Greenlight Spot

Time: 5-8pm

Location: Conrad Grebel University College – Room 2201

 

London Greenlight Spot

Time: 5-9pm

Location: Fanshawe College – Room B1064

 

Niagara Region Greenlight Spot

Time: 4-8pm

Location: Ramada Plaza – Boardroom

 

Windsor Greenlight Spot

Time: 4-8pm

Location: Quality Inn & Suites – Essex Room

 

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ezydriver provides basic tips to guide you need to know about driving for UBER through our experiences and experiences of other drivers. This blog is made by riders and fans of the disruptive innovation that is Uber. Our aim is to spread awareness and share its awesomeness with other riders and make more money through this sharing economy. This blog is not affiliated in any way with Uber and No misrepresentation intended. Reference in this website to Uber or any other specific commercial company, products, process, service, or manufacturer, does not constitute an affiliation to said entity.
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