Lyft in Vancouver is a great way to earn some extra cash.

The government in BC has put in some pretty stringent regulations for aspiring rideshare drivers. We’ll help you navigate through everything you need to get started!

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Lyft Vancouver Service Types and Rates

The actual service types and rates for Lyft in Vancouver have not yet been announced. These are the service types that have in other locations. We will update once the actuals are announced.

Standard Lyft car rates and requirements

Lyft


Base Fare: 
$TBD
Per Minute: 
$TBD
Per Km: 
$TBD
Cancellation Fee: 
$TBD
Minimum Fare: 
$TBD

Lyft XL requirements and rates

Lyft XL


Base Fare: 
$TBD
Per Minute: 
$TBD
Per Km: 
$TBD
Cancellation Fee: 
$TBD
Minimum Fare: 
$TBD

Black car luxury rates and requirements

Lux


Base Fare: 
$TBD
Per Minute: 
$TBD
Per Km: 
$TBD
Cancellation Fee: 
$TBD
Minimum Fare: 
$TBD

luxury vehicle black Lyft

Lux Black


Base Fare: 
$TBD
Per Minute: 
$TBD
Per Km: 
$TBD
Cancellation Fee: 
$TBD
Minimum Fare: 
$TBD

black suv lux XL

Lux Black XL


Base Fare: 
$TBD
Per Minute: 
$TBD
Per Km: 
$TBD
Cancellation Fee: 
$TBD
Minimum Fare: 
$TBD

Tips, Fees, and Payment Methods

Tipping Option?

Yes passengers have the option to tip in app or in cash

Average Hourly Wage?

$18-25

Prime Time Pricing?

Yes!

Standby Rate?

None

Long Pick Up Fee?

None

Tolls?

Toll fees will be remitted to the driver less transponder fee

Cleaning Fee?

Up to $25

Frequency of Pay?

Weekly

Commission and Service Fees

25%

Commission 20-25%

Lyft: $TBD
Lyft Plus: $TBD
Premier: $TBD
Lyft LUX: $TBD
Lyft SUV: $TBD

Car Requirements for Lyft in Vancouver

To be a licensed Passenger Directed Vehicle driver:

  • Your car must be less than 10 years old
  • Regular vehicle inspections (annually or semi-annually)
  • Must complete a daily pre-trip inspection of vehicle

As a PDV driver it is your responsibility to maintain the safety of your vehicle. This means regular inspections and sticking with the manufactures recommended maintenance schedule.

Here are the basic vehicle requirements Lyft has put in place in many other locations. We will update the actual requirements as soon as they are released.

Below are some of the basic requirements for Lyft in other locations. We will update this list when more info becomes available.

Lyft

  • Vehicle model year must be 7 years old or newer
  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening doors
  • Seat at least 4 passengers
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Pass a vehicle inspection
  • Lyft sticker in the front and read windshields

Lyft XL

  • Vehicle model year must be 7 years old or newer
  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening doors
  • Most vehicle models accepted
  • Seat at least 6 passengers (typically a mini-van or SUV)
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Pass a vehicle inspection
  • Lyft sticker in the front and rear windshield

Lux

  • High-end vehicle
  • Vehicle model year must be 7 years old or newer
  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening doors
  • Seat at least 4 passengers
  • Be an approved Lyft Premier Vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Pass a vehicle inspection
  • Lyft sticker in the front and read windshields
  • Must have a minimum 4.7 driver rating

Lyft Lux Black

  • Luxury vehicle
  • Black Exterior
  • Leather or leather-like seats
  • Vehicle model year must be 7 years old or newer
  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening doors
  • Seat at least 4 passengers
  • Be an approved Lyft Lux vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Pass a vehicle inspection
  • Lyft sticker in the front and read windshields
  • Must have a minimum 4.7 driver rating

Lyft XL Black

  • Luxury SUV
  • Black exterior
  • Leather or leather-like seats
  • Vehicle model year must be 7 years old or newer
  • Leather or leather-like seats
  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening doors
  • Be an approved Lyft Lux SUV vehicle
  • Seat at least 6 passengers (must be an SUV)
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Pass a vehicle inspection
  • Lyft sticker in the front and read windshields
  • Must have a minimum 4.7 driver rating

Before you can hit the road and start your new side hustle you will need to bring your vehicle in for an inspection at a licensed garage.

The garage will look at the condition of you tires, windows, brakes, mirrors, lights, and seatbelts. The main focus of the inspection is to ensure that your vehicle is safe for you and your passengers so you can drive safely and successfully.

Lyft also likes their drivers to drive clean good looking vehicles so the inspection will also look at the cosmetic condition of your vehicle. Your vehicle should pass as long as there is no major damage, fading paint or severe wear.

Want to see if your car qualifies for all of the Lyft service types? Check out our Accepted Vehicles Car List for Lyft, Lyft Lux, Lyft XL, and Lyft Black

Lyft Driver Requirements in Vancouver

  • 19+ years old
  • At least a BC Class 4 restricted license
  • Proof of work eligibility: Birth certificate, Citizenship card, Passport, Residency card, SIN card, or Work permit
  • Proof of vehicle registration
  • Your own vehicle insurance for while you are not on a trip
  • Clean driving record (less than 4 penalty points in the past 2 years, no serious driving convictions in the past 3 years)
  • Clean criminal background check

Need to get your Class 4 License? Learn how to get your Class 4 license in BC and get ready for the test with our Class 4 practice test questions!

Taxes for Lyft Drivers

The taxes you will have to pay include CPP (Canadian Pension Plan contributions), Employment Insurance (optional), Federal and Provincial Income tax. You should consult with an accountant who can tell you how much to save from your earnings, especially if you have another job.

HST will also be charged to the customer and passed on to you. That means that you will need keep it to pay the government. You will need to get an HST number from the CRA in order to remit the 13%.

We know this can be a bit confusing, especially when you are starting out.

That is why we have developed a three-part tax guide to answer all your questions as well as a primer on the difference between Uber and Lyft when it comes to taxes.

Lyft Vancouver Insurance Requirements

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) will provide a blanket insurance certificate to Lyft and other rideshare companies operating in BC.

For drivers this means that while they are on a trip with Lyft they are covered. Once drivers are no longer in trip, they are back on their own personal insurance plan.

The basic rideshare insurance plan will cover drivers up to $1 million in liability and $300,00 in accident benefits.

ICBC has also created an insurance plan for drivers using services like Turo or Outdoorsy. It is a blanket insurance policy that is purchased by the platforms and will cover the vehicle owners.

Commercial driver insurance is not required, however, you should check with your personal insurance provider to make sure you are covered while operating as a rideshare driver.

Vancouver Sign Up Process for Lyft

Head over to the Lyft website to sign up or sign up in-app by clicking on the badges below.

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Contact Information for Lyft in Vancouver

Support number: 1-855-865-9553
Email Support: Email Form
Twitter: @AskLyft
Lyft Help Center: Help Center

No Lyft hub has been announced yet in Vancouver.


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