The Rates and Requirements to Drive for Uber in the Niagara Region

17 Jan by Commercial Driver HQ

The Rates and Requirements to Drive for Uber in the Niagara Region

The Niagara region is a hot spot for tourists coming to visit one of the worlds natural wonders. For Uber drivers, this means a steady stream of riders. Check out the rates and requirements below to see if you meet the bar!

Service Types and Rates


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

Tips, Fees, and Payment Methods

Tipping Option?

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

Surge Pricing?


Standby Rate?


Long Pick Up Fee?



Paid up-front by driver. Reimbursed by Uber except transponder fee. 

Cleaning Fee?


Frequency of Pay?


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 to obtain your Safety Standards Certificate
  • 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. Commercial policy not required.
  • Clean driving record
  • Criminal background check

HST & Taxes

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%.

Insurance Requirements

You are required to carry your own personal vehicle insurance and provide a copy to Uber. 

Uber drivers in Ontario are automatically insured as rideshare drivers through Intact Insurance once you are approved. 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

Step 1: Head over to the Uber website to sign up or sign up in-app.

Step 2: Upload your documents.

Step 3: Get your Safety Standards Certificate and upload it within 36 days of your vehicle inspection. 

Step 4: Complete your background check requirements.

Step 5: Wait for it… are approved!

Step 5: Place your Uber sticker decals at the bottom of your passenger side front and back windshields. 

Step 6: Make sure you have downloaded the Driver App if you have signed up online and get on the road!

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Contact Information

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

There is no Uber Office in the Niagara Region but they do hold information sessions in the city called “spots” you can attend to sign up in person and get help. Check their website to see the next time they are holding an event in the Niagara Region.

Mississauga has the closest Greenlight Hub to the Niagara Region.

Mississauga Greenlight Hub

1980 Matheson Blvd E, Unit A
Mississauga, ON, L4W 5N3

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm
Sunday: Closed

Check here for all locations and hours

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