1. Sign up online
The first thing you need to do to become a driver is to sign up for an Uber account. It only takes a few minutes.
2. Share your documents
Take photos of the following documents and upload them to your account:
- Driver's licence: 21+ years old, Class 1, 2, or 4 licences are accepted. Class 5 is not accepted. Make sure to avoid using flash so that your information is clear and readable. If you're uploading an interim licence, please include a government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, residency card) in the same photo to verify your identity.
- Proof of work eligibility: birth certificate, citizenship card, passport, residency card, work permit, Social Insurance Number card or paper, study permit (must declare the ability to work off-campus), Certificate of Indian Status, Canadian Forces Identification Card, Nexus Card. Make sure to avoid using flash so that your information is clear and readable.
3. Get your Class 4 Driver's Licence
To drive with Uber in Calgary, you must have a valid Class 1, 2, or 4 licence. You can find more about the process of getting your licence by clicking the link below.
Already have a Class 1, 2, or 4 licence? You can skip this step.
4. Get a 3-year driver abstract
Head to any Alberta registry and obtain a 3-year driver abstract. Once you receive your abstract you can upload a copy to your driver account by logging into the app.
5. Complete your background screening
Once you've obtained your Class 1, 2, or 4 licence, you can begin your Police Information Check. When you're creating your account, remember to share your results with Uber Canada.
There are two ways to complete your screening:
- At your local Calgary Police/RCMP Station
6. Meet the vehicle requirements
Make sure your vehicle is road-ready by getting your Class 1-55 vehicle registration and completing an E.L.V.I.S inspection.
a. Get your Class 1-55 Vehicle Registration
- Visit your nearest Service Alberta Registry to get a Class 1-55 vehicle registration.
b. Complete a E.L.V.I.S. Vehicle Inspection
- To drive with Uber in Calgary, your vehicle must pass an Enhanced Livery Vehicle Inspection Standards (E.L.V.I.S.) check by a licensed mechanic who has a copy of the E.L.V.I.S. inspection form.
7. Driver Training Program
The city will send you a link to complete their online training course via email. You will have 30 days to complete the training upon receiving the email. Please complete this as soon as possible in order to get your Transportation Network Driver’s License (TNDL).
The City of Calgary has implemented new charges for its training program effective January 1, 2022. To offset the charges imposed by the City for its training program, $95 will be deducted from your future earnings (excluding tips) in two instalments of $47.50 each.
The $95 covers the City’s charges for its training program which will focus on providing transportation to passengers with disabilities, cultural diversity, driver safety/enforcement and bylaw information. For more information regarding the City’s mandatory training program please see link below:
8. Your Transportation Network Driver's Licence
After you've completed the online training course, you will receive your TNDL from the City of Calgary. Please remember to upload this to your driver profile.
9. Pick up your Uber sticker, download the app, and go!
Once you're approved to drive with Uber, download the drive app to get started.
Under local regulations for Calgary, all drivers must display Uber stickers on their vehicle while online. Place one on your front windshield on the passenger side, and the other on your rear windshield on the driver side, both facing outward.
Not displaying Uber stickers can result in fines.
Why you'll love driving
1. Set your own schedule
You can drive with Uber anytime, day or night, 365 days a year. When you drive is always up to you, so it never gets in the way of the important things in your life.
2. Make more at every turn
Trip fares start with a base amount, then increase with time and distance. And when there are more people needing rides than normal, drivers make more.
3. Meet new people and learn about your city
You'll meet and have conversations with people from all walks of life. From long-time residents to first-time tourists, families, small business owners and more.
You'll also become an expert on Calgary and discover new places to show your friends and family.