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Toronto regulations

Information for drivers

The City of Toronto requires all Uber Partners to have a Private Transportation Company (PTC) licence to pick up riders in Toronto. We will help you through the process. Find out more about all bylaw requirements here.

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Private Transportation Company (PTC) driver's licence

Toronto City Council has officially passed a bylaw and established ridesharing regulations. To drive with Uber in the City of Toronto, you must have a Private Transportation Company (PTC) licence.

How to get a PTC licence

Uber partners who have a vehicle 7 years (2011 model year) or newer qualify for a PTC licence. Once you upload your documents and pass your background check, our team will submit your PTC application to the City of Toronto. Drivers who meet the requirements will be approved by the City within 5 business days and will receive a PTC licence number. We will text you when you have received your PTC licence.

If you don't receive your PTC licence in 5 business days, please visit a Greenlight Hub for support.

Once you receive your PTC licence to drive in the City of Toronto, you will also be able to accept requests in the City of Mississauga and Town of Oakville.

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Toronto ridesharing bylaw

Regulatory requirements for drivers

Background screening

Each year you must complete a background screening to drive with Uber. It checks your driving record and criminal history. We will email you when it's time for your next background screening.

Vehicle requirements

To drive with Uber in the City of Toronto, City of Mississauga, Town of Oakville, and Brampton, your vehicle must be 7 years (2011 model year) or newer.

If you have not received your PTC licence yet or if you have a vehicle model year between 8 to 10 years old (2008-2010 model year), you cannot pick up riders in the City of Toronto, City of Mississauga and Town of Oakville, but you can still pick up riders within the GTA.

There are many ways to drive, from uberX to UberSELECT or by delivering food with UberEATS. Each way has its own set of requirements that your vehicle must meet. Check to see which options your vehicle may qualify for.

Vehicle inspections

To drive with Uber in Toronto, your vehicle must pass an annual inspection and receive a Safety Standards Certificate (SSC). Find your nearest inspection centre and learn more about the process.

Inspection timing:

  • Your vehicle must pass an inspection every year.
  • If your vehicle accumulates 40,000 km before your scheduled annual inspection, you'll need to visit a mechanic for a new SSC.

Please note that Uber partners may be subject to vehicle inspections by regulators at any time.

Uber sticker

Once the City of Toronto approves your PTC license, we will mail you an Uber sticker.

Local bylaw regulations require all driver partners to display the correct Uber sticker on their vehicle while driving with Uber.

When driving in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, and Barrie, please display it in your back windshield on the passenger side.

The sticker will help riders know that you drive with Uber when you pick them up.

Need to replace your sticker?
Please see the following options to get your Uber sticker.

Option 1: Pick it up at your nearest Greenlight Hub.

Option 2: Re-order in your app

  • Go to the ‘Account’ tab
  • Go to ‘Help’ and select ‘Signing Up’
  • Go to ‘Requirements’ and select ‘Uber decal requirements’
  • Click on ‘ORDER UBER DECAL’

Snow tires

Uber Partners who drive in the City of Toronto and the City of Mississauga must have snow tires or all-weather tires installed on their vehicle. The tires must be installed on all 4 wheels from December 1 until April 30 the following year.

Toronto bylaw requirement

Documents to keep in your vehicle

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)
  5. Any required Uber sticker(s) placed on your vehicle
  6. D29 licence number (in your app)

City of Toronto

Toronto

To drive with Uber in the City of Toronto, you must have a Private Transportation Company (PTC) licence.

Mississauga

To drive with Uber in Mississauga, your vehicle must be 7 years (2011 model year) or newer.

Oakville

To drive with Uber in Oakville, your vehicle must be 7 years (2011 model year) or newer.

Greater Toronto Area

If you have not received your PTC licence yet or if you have a vehicle older than 7 years (2011 model year), there's still options available. While you cannot pick up riders in Toronto and Mississauga, you can still pick them up and drive in the GTA. You also may qualify to deliver with UberEATS.

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