1. Sign up online
Tell us a little about yourself and your car by creating a driver profile.
2. Minimum vehicle requirements
Your vehicle must meet the requirements to drive or deliver with Uber in Ottawa. There are many options available, check to see which ones your vehicle qualifies for.
3. Share your documents
Take photos of the following documents and upload them to your account:
- Driver's license: 21+ years old, Ontario G Driver’s License or equivalent
- Proof of work eligibility: Birth certificate, Citizenship card, Passport, Residency card, or Work permit
- Vehicle registration: Registration must be from Ontario and does not need to be in your name.
- Vehicle insurance: Insurance must be in your name and name must be legible.
4. Safety screenings
1. Background screening:
Each year you must complete a background screening to drive with Uber. Visit your nearest Greenlight Hub to complete a background screening. The screening checks your driving record and criminal history. Be sure to bring your Ontario driver’s licence and 1 other piece of ID.
2. Vulnerable Sector Check:
To drive with Uber in Ottawa, you must complete a one-time Vulnerable Sector Check at your local police station.
5. Vehicle inspection
To be eligible to drive with Uber, your vehicle must pass a vehicle inspection by a licensed mechanic. Upon passing you’ll receive a Safety Standards Certificate (SSC), which is required to drive with Uber.
If your vehicle is 5 years (2012 model year) or newer, it must be inspected once a year. If your vehicle is older than 5 years (2011 or older), it must be inspected two times per year (every 6 months). Be sure to upload your new Safety Standards Certificate (SSC) after completing the inspection.
Why you'll love driving
Create an account
The first step is to create an Uber account by telling us a little about yourself and your car. It only takes a few minutes to sign up and add the required documents to your account. Give it a try, you can do it online!
Pass a background screening
All driver partners must pass a background screening. This will review your driving record and criminal history. Once completed, we'll send you an email and let you know you're ready to start driving.
Activate your vehicle
To be eligible to drive with Uber, your vehicle must pass a vehicle inspection by a licensed mechanic. Upon passing you’ll receive a Safety Standards Certificate (SSC), and will need to upload it to your Uber account.
Get the details
To drive with Uber in Ottawa, you must receive a Private Transportation Company (PTC) driver's licence. We'll be there every step of the way to answer any questions you have and help you through the process.
More ways to earn
Deliver with UberEATS
Delivery is a great way to earn extra money throughout the week using your vehicle. By delivering with UberEATS, you'll connect people with the food they love from local restaurants faster than ever before.