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Driver requirements

How to drive with Uber in Calgary
Uber is a great way to be your own boss and earn extra cash. Most folks are eligible to drive on the Uber platform—here’s what you need to know.

Minimum requirements

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


  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a valid provincial driver’s licence
  • Use an eligible vehicle

Required documents

Before hitting the road, share the documentation below:


  • A valid Alberta Class 1, 2, or 4 driver's licence
  • Proof of work eligibility
  • Proof of vehicle registration
  • Proof of vehicle insurance
  • 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 and cannot be a driver’s license photo or other printed photograph

Background screening

After signing up, you'll need to complete a background screening at your nearest Uber Greenlight Hub. It will review your driving record and criminal history.

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

1. Sign up online

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

2. Share some documents

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

3. Activate your account

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.

Deliver with Uber Eats

Drivers 19 years of age and older may qualify for delivery services, like Uber Eats. Learn about more ways to earn.

Support at every turn

We want every Uber trip to be hassle-free. So we’re here to help with whenever you need it.