Updated 2019 – TappCar in Calgary is Alberta’s alternative to Uber. Drivers can make the most of their time by driving with both platforms. 

Find out if you meet the requirements to drive with TappCar!

TappCar Service Types and Rates

TappCar regular service vehicle example

TappCar


Base Fare: 
$2.00
Per Minute: 
$0.23
0-2km:
$0.50
2-10km:
$0.70
10+km:
$0.75
Cancellation Fee: 
$4.00
Minimum Fare: 
$3.25

TappCar van service example vehicle

Van


Currently Not Available

Tips, Fees, and Payment Methods

Tipping Option?

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

Method of Pay

Direct Deposit

Rush Hour Pricing?

Demand surcharge may apply for trips Thursday to Saturday evening, special events and holidays. This surcharge may range from $3 – $6.

Standby Rate?

n/a

Long Pick Up Fee?

n/a

Tolls?

n/a

Cleaning Fee?

n/a

Frequency of Pay?

Bi-Weekly

Commission and Service Fees

25%

Commission 25%

TappCar: $2.50
TappCar Van: $2.50
TappCar Premium: $2.50

Vehicle Requirements

TappCar Standard

  • Need to get Police Clearance every year as required by Alberta TNC laws.
  • A good size car no older than 10 years and inside, outside clean with no damage.
  • No leased or rebuilt vehicle.
  • Class: 1 and Type of operation: Livery and commercial plate on it

TappCar Van

  • Need to get Police Clearance every year as required by Alberta TNC laws.
  • A good size car no older than 10 years and inside, outside clean with no damage.
  • No leased or rebuilt vehicle.
  • Class: 1 and Type of operation: Livery and commercial plate on it

TappCar Premium

  • Need to get Police Clearance every year as required by Alberta TNC laws.
  • A good size car no older than 10 years and inside, outside clean with no damage.
  • No leased or rebuilt vehicle.
  • Class: 1 and Type of operation: Livery and commercial plate on it

TappCar Calgary Driver Requirements

  • Be over 25 years old
  • Class 4,2 or 1 driver license
  • Have a Driver’s Abstract dating back 5 years with no more than 7 demerits
  • Calgary police service criminal background check, with a vulnerable sector check, dating back at least 7 years
  • Proof of Status to legally work in Canada like Canadian citizen card, permanent resident’s card, work permit or Canadian Passport
  • Have or be willing to procure a vehicle that is newer than 5 years old
  • Have an Annual Mechanical Inspection on your vehicle
  • Auto insurance copy of “Rideshare Insurance” with insurance details and business kilometers

*TappCar Drivers do not have to pay City Livery fees once they are activated with TappCar

Taxes as a TappCar Driver

The taxes you will have to pay include CPP (Canadian Pension Plan contributions), EI (Employment Insurance), 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.

For more information on rideshare taxes, check out our in depth rideshare tax guide.

Insurance Requirements

Drivers are fully covered while driving with TappCar will be provided with insurance through the SPF 9 policy.

If you already have Ride Share insurance please bring a copy of detailed Automobile insurance certificate when you sign up with TappCar. The policy should state the details and the business kilometers. Rideshare drivers in Alberta are required to hold the “Rideshare Insurance” policy. Drivers are also required to ensure their brokers know they are operating as a rideshare driver.

See TappCar’s insurance documentation here.

Tappcar provides coverage for drivers from the moment they click accept ride to the customers exit from the vehicle. Drivers are still required to get the “Rideshare Insurance ” (SPF1) policy from their brokers

Sign Up Process

Head over to the TappCar website to sign up or sign up in-app

Visit the TappCar Edmonton office to sign up completely.

Same day application and App Training process if all required documents are complete.

Rather drive with Uber? Check out our guide to Uber in Calgary!

Contact Information

TapCarr driver support: 1-587-745-0378
TappCar support email: support@tappcar.com
TappCar support twitter: @Tapp_car

Calgary TappCar Hub

4807 32 St SE #36,
Calgary, AB
T2B 2X3

Edmonton TappCar Office

10080 Jasper Ave NW, Suite 301
Edmonton, AB
T5J 1V9


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