The Rates and Requirements to Drive for Uber in Toronto

11 Jan by Commercial Driver HQ

The Rates and Requirements to Drive for Uber in Toronto

Uber is the longest running rideshare platform operating in Toronto. Up until December 2017 they had no competition and have held a monopoly over the rideshare industry. 

Now Uber still remains top dog in the scene. Working with them means reliable work and a steady flow of passengers.

Check out the rates and requirements below to find out if Uber is right for you. 

Read our full guide to UberX in Canada for more information!

Service Types and Rates

UberPool


Base Fare:
$2.50
Per Minute:
$0.18
Per Km:
$0.81
Cancellation Fee:
$5.00
Minimum Fare:
$5.25

UberX


Base Fare:
$2.50
Per Minute:
$0.18
Per Km:
$0.81
Cancellation Fee:
$5.00
Minimum Fare:
$5.25

UberXL


Base Fare:
$5.00
Per Minute:
$0.35
Per Km:
$1.55
Cancellation Fee:
$5.00
Minimum Fare:
$8.00

Select


Base Fare:
$5.00
Per Minute:
$0.35
Per Km:
$1.80
Cancellation Fee:
$5.00
Minimum Fare:
$8.00

Black


Base Fare:
$8.00
Per Minute:
$0.50
Per Km:
$2.70
Cancellation Fee:
$10.00
Minimum Fare:
$15.00

Suv


Base Fare:
$15.00
Per Minute:
$0.60
Per Km:
$2.80
Cancellation Fee:
$10.00
Minimum Fare:
$25.00

Taxi


Base Fare:
$3.25
Per Minute:
$0.50
Per Km:
$1.74
Cancellation Fee:
n/a
Minimum Fare:
n/a

Assist


Base Fare:
$2.50
Per Minute:
$0.18
Per Km:
$0.81
Cancellation Fee:
$5.00
Minimum Fare:
$5.25

Wav


Base Fare:
$2.50
Per Minute:
$0.18
Per Km:
$0.81
Cancellation Fee:
$5.00
Minimum Fare:
$5.25

Tips, Fees, and Payment Methods

Tipping Option?

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

Surge Pricing?

Yes

Standby Rate?

None

Long Pick Up Fee?

None

Tolls?

Reimbursed by Uber except for transponder fee. 

Cleaning Fee?

$80-$150

Frequency of Pay?

Weekly

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%

UberPool: $1.75
UberX: $2.50
UberXL: $3.00
Uber Select: $3.00
Uber Black: $0.00
Uber SUV: $0.00
Uber Taxi: metered
Uber Assist: $2.75
Uber Wav: $2.75

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

Vehicle Requirements

For full information regarding the oldest year your vehicle can be, head to the Uber Toronto page.

  • 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 salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Snow tires or all-weather tires installed from December 1 until April 30 the following year (Only required for PTC licensed drivers in the City of Toronto and City of Mississauga)
  • Pass a vehicle inspection by a licensed mechanic.
  • 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 salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Snow tires or all-weather tires installed from December 1 until April 30 the following year (Only required for PTC licensed drivers in the City of Toronto and City of Mississauga)
  • Pass a vehicle inspection by a licensed mechanic.
  • 4-door SUV or minivan with independently opening doors
  • Seat at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or commercially marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Snow tires or all-weather tires installed from December 1 until April 30 the following year (Only required for PTC licensed drivers in the City of Toronto and City of Mississauga)
  • Pass a vehicle inspection by a licensed mechanic.

Note: to qualify for UberSELECT, you must have completed more than 100 trips and maintained an rating of 4.7 or higher. 

  • Model year must be 7 years or newer
  • 4-door luxury sedan with independently opening doors
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • Leather or vinyl interior with no tears
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or commercially marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Snow tires or all-weather tires installed from December 1 until April 30 the following year (Only required for PTC licensed drivers in the City of Toronto and City of Mississauga)
  • Pass a vehicle inspection by a licensed mechanic
  • Model year must be 7 years or newer
  • 4-door luxury sedan with independently opening doors
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • Leather or vinyl interior with no tears
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or commercially marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Snow tires or all-weather tires installed from December 1 until April 30 the following year (Only required for PTC licensed drivers in the City of Toronto and City of Mississauga)
  • Pass a vehicle inspection by a licensed mechanic
  • 4-door SUV or minivan with independently opening doors
  • Seat at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • Black Exterior, generally leather interior
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or commercially marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Snow tires or all-weather tires installed from December 1 until April 30 the following year (Only required for PTC licensed drivers in the City of Toronto and City of Mississauga)
  • Pass a vehicle inspection by a licensed mechanic
  • Must be a registered taxi in Toronto
  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening doors
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Snow tires or all-weather tires installed from December 1 until April 30 the following year (Only required for PTC licensed drivers in the City of Toronto and City of Mississauga)
  • Pass a vehicle inspection by a licensed mechanic.

Note: to qualify for UberASSIST you must complete a certification requirement from a 3rd party.

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening doors
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No commercial branding
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Snow tires or all-weather tires installed from December 1 until April 30 the following year (Only required for PTC licensed drivers in the City of Toronto and City of Mississauga)
  • Pass a vehicle inspection by a licensed mechanic.

 

Note: to get started please visit your nearest Green Light Hub

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening doors
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Equipped with a ramp or lift
  • Proof of commercial insurance
  • No commercial branding
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Snow tires or all-weather tires installed from December 1 until April 30 the following year (Only required for PTC licensed drivers in the City of Toronto and City of Mississauga)
  • Pass a vehicle inspection by a licensed mechanic

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

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

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

Toronto Green Light Hub

120 Lynn Williams St., 2nd floor
Toronto, ON,
M6K 3R6

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm
Sunday: Closed

Double check the Uber Green Light Hub hours here.

Scarborough Green Light Hub

1457 McCowan Road, Suite 217
Scarborough, ON,
M1S 5K7

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

Check here for Uber Greenlight Hub info.

Mississauga Green Light Hub

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

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

Check here for Uber Green Light Hub info.

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