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Drive in Edmonton
Edmonton needs drivers like you. Thousands of riders request Uber every day— use your vehicle to cash in on the action.

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, Permanent PR card, Work permit, Social Insurance Number card or letter, Study permit (if it declares the ability to work off-campus unrelated to program of study), Certificate of Indian Status, Canadian Forces Identification Card, Nexus card. Please submit a photo or the original document. Scanned copies are not accepted. Make sure to avoid using flash so that your information is clear and readable.
    • If you are uploading a work permit extension letter, upload the extension letter and your work permit in the same photo
    • If you are waiting for your renewed PR card, upload a photo of your current PR card and PR card extension letter

3. Get your Class 4 Driver's Licence

To drive with Uber in Edmonton, 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

Obtain a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check from your local police station.

When taking photos of the document, include all four corners of the page and ensure the small print is clear to read. Scanned copies are not accepted.

6. Meet the vehicle requirements

Get your Class 1-55 Vehicle Registration

  • Visit your nearest Service Alberta Registry to get a Class 1-55 vehicle registration.


  • Vehicle Inspection: Your vehicle must pass an inspection by a certified auto technician. Bring the form below and have him/her complete it. Once you pass the inspection, take a picture and upload it to your 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 Edmonton, 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.

Be prepared

Getting your Class 4 licence

Interested in driving with Uber but don't have a Class 4 licence yet? Learn more about the process and how to get started.

Earn more

Deliver with UberEATS

Don't have a Class 1, 2, or 4 licence but still want to be on the Uber platform? Already a partner but want to earn more? Deliver with UberEATS!

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