As of October 12th, 2023, the City of Toronto is not issuing new rideshare licences. This licensing pause is temporary and there exists many other ways to earn through rides and delivery. You can still pick up riders in multiple areas of the GTA, including Brampton, Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Pickering, Ajax, and Oshawa and make deliveries with Uber Eats and UberConnect trips all across the GTA, including the city of Toronto.
Thousands of riders request Uber rides every day across Canada. Use your vehicle to cash in on the action.
1. Sign up online
Tell us a little about yourself and your car by creating a driver profile.
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 (restricted or unrestricted) 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. BC services card, passport) in the same photo to verify your identity.
- Owner's Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Registration: Vehicle must be 9 years or newer and must have 4 doors and 5 seats. The vehicle cannot be rebuilt or salvaged. Please be sure to include all 4 corners of the full document (including the top half, Owner's Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence, and the bottom half, Vehicle Registration). When taking the picture, ensure that it is not blurry and that the licence plate number and VIN on the insurance is clearly legible.
- 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. Class 4 driver's licence
British Columbian drivers need a valid Class 1, 2, or 4 licence in order to drive with Uber. To receive a Class 4 licence, you must pass a knowledge test, a road test, and a medical exam.
4. Safety screenings
Once you've successfully uploaded photos of your Class 4 driver's licence to your profile, you'll receive an email from Triton, our trusted background screening partner. The email will contain a link to your free online background screening. The screening will take 3 – 5 days to process and your results will be automatically uploaded to your profile.
If you have a paper copy of your Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (PIC-VS), upload it here.
5. BC Commercial Driving Record
Request your Commercial Driving Record from ICBC online. When submitting your request for your Commercial Driving Record, there will be a page in the process where you can request to send the documents to another person of your choice, enter the following email address email@example.com to send your Commercial Driving Record directly to Uber. We will upload it to your profile and review the document accordingly.
For additional details on how to email us your abstract, click here.
If you have less than 2 years of driving experience in BC but have driven elsewhere, upload your driving record from other provinces or countries here.
- No more than 3 minor violations within the last 2 years
- No major violations within the last 3 years
- No driving prohibitions or suspensions within the last 3 years
- Must have been obtained in the last 30 days
6. Minimum vehicle requirements
Your vehicle must meet the requirements to drive with Uber in British Columbia.
- 4-door vehicle with at least 5 seats
- Vehicle year must be 9 years or newer
- Good condition with no cosmetic damage
- No commercial branding
- Not salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
- Pass a vehicle inspection
7. Commercial vehicle inspection
To be eligible to drive with Uber, your vehicle must pass a commercial vehicle inspection by an approved inspection facility. Upon passing, you’ll receive a Commercial Vehicle Inspection Report. Please upload the passed inspection to your profile within 36 days of the inspection date.
Once you receive your report, upload a clear image of the document to your Uber profile and ensure that your Commercial Vehicle Inspection Report is in your vehicle at all times.
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 your local community and discover new places to show your friends and family.