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How to drive with Uber
Make money driving folks around your city. Sign up now to get more information about driving in your city.

Most people can drive with Uber. The requirements vary by city, but there are a few minimum requirements:

  • Meet the minimum age requirement
  • Be legally allowed to drive in your country

Before hitting the road, share the documentation below. If you want to use your own car, you’ll also need to provide registration and insurance.

  • Valid documentation to drive in your country
  • Proof of residency in your city or province
  • A driver profile photo
    • Must be a forward-facing, centered photo including the driver’s full face and top of shoulders, with no sunglasses
    • Must be a photo only of the driver with no other subject in the frame, well-lit, and in focus; it cannot be a driver’s licence photo or other printed photograph

After signing up, take a few minutes to complete a screening online. It'll review your driving record and criminal history.

Requirements to drive in Ontario cities

New and existing drivers must have a background screening passed within the last calendar year.

  • 7 years (2012 model year) or newer to drive in the City of Toronto, City of Mississauga, Town of Oakville, and Brampton.
  • 10 years (2009 model year) or newer to drive elsewhere within the GTA.
  • New drivers must upload an SSC within 36 days of passing the inspection.
  • Existing drivers must complete a vehicle inspection annually and upload an SSC within 36 days of passing the inspection.

City of Toronto, City of Mississauga, Town of Oakville, and Brampton:

If your signup city is within the GTA, you will be submitted for licensing once your documents are approved and the requirements above have been met. It will take up to 1 week for your licence to be processed and we'll send you an email you to let you know.

If your signup city is not within the GTA, please visit a Greenlight location to request access.

Greater Toronto Area (excluding Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, and Brampton):

If you signed up to drive in a different city, you can drive in the GTA (excluding Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, and Brampton) as long as you meet the above requirements.

  • Snow tires or all-weather tires must installed from December 1 until April 30 the following year for partners driving in Toronto and Mississauga.
  • Local bylaw regulations require all drivers to display an Uber sticker o their vehicle while driving with Uber in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, and Brampton.
  • City bylaw regulators may request rides at any time to conduct vehicle and document inspections (read below to learn more).

Learn more about Toronto's regulations

New and existing drivers must have a background screening passed within the last calendar year.

10 years (2009 model year) or newer

  • New drivers must upload an SSC within 36 days of passing the inspection.

  • Existing drivers must complete a vehicle inspection annually and upload an SSC within 36 days of passing the inspection.

  • If your driver's licence address is in Barrie, your vehicle will be submitted for licensing once all documents are approved and the requirements above have been met. It will take up to 2 weeks for your licence to be processed and we'll send you an email you to let you know.
  • Local bylaw regulations require all driver drivers to display an Uber sticker on their vehicle while driving with Uber in Barrie.

  • City bylaw regulators may request rides at any time to conduct vehicle and document inspections (read below to learn more).

Learn more about Barrie's regulations.

Vulnerable Sector Check (Front and Back side)

New and existing partners must have a background screening passed within the last calendar year.

10 years (2009 model year) or newer

  • If your vehicle model is 5 years (2014 model year) or newer, it will require an inspection once per year.
  • If your vehicle model is 6 years (2013 model year) or older, it will require an inspection twice per year (every 6 months).
  • If your signup city is Ottawa, you will be able to drive with Uber in Ottawa once you have met all the requirements above.

  • If your signup city is not Ottawa, please visit a Greenlight location to request access.

  • New drivers must have a background screening passed within the last 60 days.
  • Existing drivers must pass a background screening once a year.

10 years or newer

  • New drivers must have a SSC uploaded within the last 60 days.
  • Existing drivers must complete an annual vehicle inspection and upload an SSC after each inspection.

Drivers in Ontario can drive in London as long as the above requirements are met.

  • Local bylaw regulations require all drivers to display two Uber stickers on their vehicle while driving with Uber in London.

  • City bylaw regulators may request rides at any time to conduct vehicle and document inspections.

Learn more about Ottawa's regulations

  • New drivers must have a background screening passed within the last 36 days.
  • Existing drivers must pass a background screening once a year.

10 years (2009 model year) or newer

  • New drivers must have a SSC uploaded within the last 36 days.
  • Existing drivers must complete an annual vehicle inspection and upload an SSC after each inspection.
  • If your signup city is Niagara Region, your vehicle will be submitted for licensing once all documents are approved and the requirements above have been met. It will take up to 2 weeks for your licence to be processed and we'll send you an email you to let you know.

  • If your signup city is not Niagara Region, please visit a Greenlight location to request access.

Learn more about London's regulations.

  • Local bylaw regulations require all drivers to display two Uber stickers on their vehicle while driving with Uber in Niagara Region.
  • City bylaw regulators may request rides at any time to conduct vehicle and document inspections (read below to learn more).
  • To drive with Uber in the Niagara Region, drivers must have a Niagara Region TNC driver's licence issued by the Niagara Region Police.

Learn more about Niagara Region's regulations and TNC licences.

New and existing drivers must have a background screening passed within the last calendar year.

10 years (2010 model year) or newer

New and existing drivers must complete an annual vehicle inspection and upload an SSC after each inspection.

  • If your signup city is Kitchener-Waterloo, your vehicle will be submitted for licensing once all documents are approved and the requirements above have been met. It will take up to 3 days for your licence to be processed and we'll send you an email you to let you know.

  • If your signup city is not Kitchener-Waterloo, please visit a Greenlight location to request access.

  • Local bylaw regulations require all drivers to display the Uber sticker on their vehicle while driving with Uber in Kitchener-Waterloo.

  • City bylaw regulators may request rides at any time to conduct vehicle and document inspections (read below to learn more).

Learn more about Kitchener-Waterloo's regulations.

New and existing drivers must have a background screening passed within the last calendar year.

9 years (2010 model year) or newer

New and existing drivers must complete an annual vehicle inspection and upload an SSC after each inspection.

Drivers in Ontario can drive in Hamilton as long as the above requirements are met.

Ready to hit the road? Drive in Hamilton.

New and existing drivers must have a background screening passed within the last calendar year.

10 years (2009 model year) or newer

New and existing drivers must complete an annual vehicle inspection and upload an SSC after each inspection.

  • Drivers in Ontario can drive in Kingston as long as the above requirements are met.

Ready to hit the road? Drive in Kingston.

New and existing drivers must have a background screening passed within the last calendar year.

10 years (2009 model year) or newer

New and existing drivers must complete an annual vehicle inspection and upload an SSC after each inspection.

  • Drivers in Ontario can drive in Kingston as long as the above requirements are met.

Ready to hit the road? Drive in Kingston.

Documents to keep in your car

City bylaw regulators may request rides at any time to conduct vehicle and document inspections.

Be sure to keep the following documents in your vehicle when driving with Uber:

  1. Driver's licence
  2. Vehicle registration
  3. Proof of insurance
  4. Safety Standards Certificate (SSC)

Also, make sure to have any required Uber sticker(s) placed on your vehicle.

It's easy to get started

Tell us a little about yourself and your car by creating a driver profile.

Next, submit a copy of your driver's licence and information for a screening. You can also add a vehicle to your account online.

Bring your car to an inspection center or for a vehicle inspection. Requirements vary by city, so sign up to see more information.

Local vehicle requirements

In addition to the minimum requirements above, each city has its own regulations for vehicles. After you sign up to drive, you’ll get more information.

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