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The Rates and Requirements to Drive for Uber in Kitchener-Waterloo

18 Jan by Commercial Driver HQ

The Rates and Requirements to Drive for Uber in Kitchener-Waterloo

The rates and requirements in Kitchener-Waterloo are pretty similar to the numbers we see throughout the GTA. Check below to see if you and your vehicle meet the requirements to start working for yourself!

 

Service Types and Rates

UberX


Base Fare:
$2.50
Per Minute:
$0.15
Per Km:
$0.90
Cancellation Fee:
$5.00
Minimum Fare:
$5.30

Tips, Fees, and Payment Methods

Tipping Option?

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

Surge Pricing?

Yes

Standby Rate?

None

Long Pick Up Fee?

None

Tolls?

Paid up-front by driver. Must contact Uber customer service to obtain balance of toll.

Cleaning Fee?

$100-$150

Frequency of Pay?

Weekly

Method of Pay?

Direct Deposit

Commission and Service Fees

%
Commission 20-25%

UberX: $2.80

Vehicle Requirements

  • Vehicle model year must be 10 years old or newer
  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening doors
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Pass a vehicle inspection
  • Uber sticker displayed on back windshield on the passenger side

Driver Requirements

  • 21+ years old
  • Ontario G Driver’s License or equivalent
  • Proof of work eligibility: Birth certificate, Citizenship card, Passport, Residency card, SIN card, or Work permit
  • Proof of vehicle registration
  • Vehicle insurance: Insurance must be in your name and name must be legible.
  • Clean driving record
  • Criminal background check
  • Once you meet requirements, you will be given a Kitchener-Waterloo License

HST & Taxes

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.

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%.

Insurance Requirements

Uber drivers in Ontario are automatically insured through Intact Insurance. Links to policy information can be found here.

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.

Sign Up Process

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

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Contact Information

Uber support number: 1-800-593-7069
Uber support twitter: @uber_support
Uber Help Center: Help Center

Kitchener-Waterloo Green Light Spot

Conrad Grebel University College – Room 2201
140 Westmount Rd N
Waterloo, ON
N2L 3G6

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