The Rates and Requirements to Drive for Uber in Ottawa

15 Jan by Commercial Driver HQ

The Rates and Requirements to Drive for Uber in Ottawa

Driving for Uber in Canada’s capital can be quite rewarding. Check to see if you meet the requirements to drive!

Service Types and Rates


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

Tips, Fees, and Payment Methods

Tipping Option?

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

Surge Pricing?


Standby Rate?


Long Pick Up Fee?



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

Cleaning Fee?


Frequency of Pay?


Method of Pay?

Direct Deposit

Daily Pay: Find out more information about how it works from Uber and the perks like CAA and Esso Price Privileges

Commission and Service Fees

Commission 20-25%

UberX: $2.00

*Service Fee collected by Uber, not paid to driver.

Vehicle Requirements

  • Vehicle model year must be 10 years old or newer
  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening doors
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or commercially marked vehicles
  • No commercial branding
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Pass a vehicle inspection

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
  • Vehicle insurance: Insurance must be in your name and name must be legible.
  • Proof of vehicle registration
  • Clean driving record
  • Criminal background check
  • Phone Requirements: iPhone 4s or newer, Android 2013 or newer

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

Help us out and sign up with our referral code!

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Contact Information

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

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