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Driver requirements

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

Minimum requirements

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

Required documents

Before hitting the road, share the documentation below:

 

  • A valid Ontario G driver’s licence or equivalent
  • Proof of work eligibility
  • Proof of vehicle registration
  • Proof of vehicle insurance
  • Proof of vehicle inspection: Safety Standards Certificate
  • Niagara Region TNC driver's licence
  • 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

Driver screening

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.

  • 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.

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.

More ways to make money

Grab your bike, scooter, or car and boost your earnings by making deliveries with Uber. Enjoy a flexible schedule and quick earning potential all while cruising around town.

Ready to make money?

The first step is to sign up