Uber Red Deer: Driver Pay and Sign Up Requirements

The Uber driver requirements Red Deer guide for 2019 is here! We have everything you need to understand how to start driving including the Uber car requirements in Red Deer as well for each service type.

Check out the driver and car requirements for Uber Red Deer to see if you qualify. You can also find out the rates of pay and try our new Uber calculator.

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Uber Red Deer Rates and Service Types

Vehicle example for Uber in Red Deer Alberta


The classic economic sedan service

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Tips, Fees, and Payment Methods

Tipping Option?

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

Average Hourly Wage?


Surge Pricing?


Standby Rate?


Long Pick Up Fee?



Toll fees will be remitted to the driver less transponder fee

Cleaning Fee?

Depends on the incident, up to $150.

Frequency of Pay?


Want to get paid faster? Find out more information in our article on Daily Pay, Flex Pay and Instant Pay and how it works from Uber with perks like CAA and Esso Price Privileges

Uber Fees – Commission and Booking Fee



UberX: $3.20

*Booking Fee collected by Uber, not paid to driver. Commission is deducted from driver earnings. Uber commission for Uber Assist drivers is 15%.

Uber Car Requirements Red Deer

In addition to meeting the below car requirements for Uber Red Deer, your vehicle must be on the accepted car list which you can find here. The requirements for the premium services are more strict than UberX and UberXL.

Don’t meet the Uber car requirements in Red Deer? Don’t worry, you can probably still drive for their delivery service UberEats! Click here for the requirements and pay information for UberEats Red Deer.

Uber Driver Requirements Red Deer

  • 21+ years old
  • Class 4 license. You must complete a medical check, knowledge test and road test. Uber will apply a payment of $200 after you’ve completed your 20th trip to cover the cost of getting the Class 4 licence.
  • 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 (typically no more than 2 minor infractions in the last 3 years.
  • Clean criminal background check

HST & Taxes

As an Uber driver, you are not an employee but are self-employed contracting with Uber. This means that you are responsible for remitting your own taxes and keep track of your expenses, just like an other business owner.

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 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.

Insurance Requirements

Uber drivers in Alberta 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. Uber recommends getting a rideshare friendly quote through AON Group.

Have a look at our article on Uber and Lyft insurance in Albarta for more information.

Sign Up Process

  1. First, head over to the Uber website and create an account. Sign up bonuses or guaranteed earnings promotions are typically available.
  2. Download the Uber driver app. You will need to upload the following documents: Insurance, Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration and Proof of Work Eligibility.
  3. Get a vehicle inspection and upload the Safety Standards Certificate by taking a picture.
  4. After you have uploaded your documents you will need to wait for Uber to conduct their background checks and approve your account. A visit to a Greenlight Hub may be required.
  5. Once you have been approved, Uber will notify you by e-mail and in the app. Wait for your Uber decal to arrive in the mail.
  6. When you receive your Uber decal, place it on your the passenger side of your rear windshield. After that simply open the app, tap online and wait for your first trip!
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Contact Information

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

Red Deer doesn’t have a green light hub so if you need to attend the Uber office, you will have to travel to Calgary GreenLight Hub.

Calgary GreenLight Hub

Unit 5 – 3030 Sunridge Way NE Calgary.

Monday-Friday: 11am-6pm Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Check here for Uber Greenlight Hub info.

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