Uber Eats Edmonton: Driver Pay and Sign Up Requirements

Updated 2019 – Uber Eats Edmonton launched in May of 2016. The market for food delivery in Edmonton is growing with 5 major players right now: Skip the Dishes, Foodora, Just Eats, Door Dash and of course, Uber. 

Uber Eats Edmonton drivers connect with restaurants to deliver food on-demand to customers. With Uber, you simply open up the driver app, go online and wait for a “ping” which is an order request. The app will direct you to the restaurant where you pick up the food and deliver it the customers address. There are no shifts or hours, which means you can work for 20 minutes or 8 hours if you want. 

Let’s show you what the rates and requirements are for an Uber Eats driver in Edmonton and how to get started!

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Ways to Deliver

You can deliver with a bicycle, scooter or car but right now Uber is only accepting car applications in Edmonton.

Uber Eats Edmonton Driver Pay

You are paid a flat rate for picking up and dropping off orders, as well as a fee per kilometre and per minute. The Uber Fee, or Commission, can be between 5% – 35% and is taken off your fare. This fee depends on when you sign up as well as if you drive for UberX as well. UberX drivers that do delivery orders have a lower commission percentage but the boosts offered to them are also lower. 

“boost” is a bonus offered to drivers during peak periods in high demand areas. This is where Uber uses a multiplier to increase your earnings. If an in-demand delivery area advertises a multiplier, like 1.7, then your fare is multiplied by 1.7 and increased by 70%. The Uber commission only applies to your fare, not the boost. 

You can accept tips in cash or customers have the option to tip you in the app after the delivery is made. 

How much will I make per hour?

Estimates are between $18-$25/hour, depending on demand, area, boosts, tips day and time. Some drivers have reported earnings up to $55/hour during peak times!

$1.50/Pick up



$1.00/Drop off


Uber Commission

Boosts Multiplier


Uber Eats Edmonton Pay Calculations

With all these commissions, boosts, and compensation factors, it can get a bit confusing to calculate your pay. Although Uber does it for you, it is helpful to check your trip earnings for errors. Sometimes they are way off on the distance or the boost pay isn’t quite right. Maybe their commission seems too high?

We have your covered! Try our NEW Uber Eats Pay Calculator. Just enter all rates for your city (found above) and the Driver Pay Calculator will do the work for you!

Once you do a couple trips, you can see how long they take and even calculate what you are making per hour.

Interested in becoming an UberX Edmonton driver too? Check out the rates and requirements page on How to Drive for Uber in Edmonton

How do I get paid?

Method of Pay

Direct Deposit

Frequency of pay

Weekly unless you sign up with Payfareto get paid daily.

Bonuses & Incentives

Incentive Programs

Yes. Programs vary, but can include incentives like a $3 bonus per trip if you complete 8 trips in 3 hours downtown.

Hourly Guarantee or Standby Fee


Referral Bonuses

Yes, paid to you when the driver completes a minimum number of trips.

Starting Bonus?

Yes, if you use an existing driver’s referral code. This bonus fluctuates and is often not what is advertised. You may have to complete a minimum number of trips within a certain time frame to be eligible.

Ubereats Edmonton Driver Requirements

  • Vehicle: 2 or 4 door vehicle no more than 20 years old
  • 21+ years old 
  • Proof of work eligibility: Birth certificate, Citizenship card, Passport, Residency card, SIN card, or Work permit
  • Phone: Iphone or Android (4.2 or newer) with data
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance and registration

Taxes as an Uber Eats Driver

As an independent contractor, you will have to pay taxes directly to the government like CPP (Canadian Pension Plan contributions), Employment Insurance (optional), Federal and Provincial Income tax. You are not an employee of Uber, so you are responsible for paying this yourself. You should consult with an accountant who can tell you how much to save from your earnings, especially if you have another job. 

You will likely NOT require a GST number. Uber will collect all required taxes from the customer and remit it directly to the government. If you drive for a living you may want to consult an accountant regarding possible registration. Once you pass a certain amount of income as an independent contractor (typically $30,000 annually), you may have to charge and remit GST. Tax rules change frequently so get some help!

Check out our Tax Help section for more information about rideshare deductions and expenses, income tax and sales tax. Though the sales tax information is geared towards rideshare drivers, most of it applies to Ubereats drivers too!

Uber Eats Edmonton Delivery Zone Map

Below you will find the delivery zone for Uber Eats Edmonton. 

Uber Eats Edmonton Delivery Zone

If you are looking to find the busiest areas for pick up requests, travel to the zone in the solid box below which is the Uber Eats Edmonton hotspot map. 

Uber Eats Edmonton Hot Spot Zone

Insurance Requirements

As an Ubereats driver in Edmonton, Alberta, you as supposed to have a commercial insurance policy or endorsement if you are transporting goods for money, like delivering food. 

Most insurance companies require you to disclose to them you are using your vehicle for commercial purposes. Before you start driving, you should talk with your insurance company or agent for more information. 

Uber does not provide insurance to Uber Eats only drivers. If you are transporting passengers for one of the ridesharing services, like UberX, you are then covered for delivery trips by Uber’s commercial insurance policy. 

5 Step Sign Up Process

Step 1: Visit their website, download and sign up through their app for Android or Iphone.

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Step 2: Upload the required documents. 

Step 3: Wait for your background check to be completed and Uber to notify you when you have activated.

Step 4: Get an insulated bag (optional). 

Step 5: Log on and off the app whenever you want to start accepting delivery requests!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an insulated delivery bag? 

Ubereats drivers have inconsistent reports about this. Some people report that they receive a bag delivered to their home and their driver account is charged $15, which is taken off your first pay. Others have reported that after you sign up you will be directed to their supplier where you can buy a bag for approximately $11.25 including shipping. It is important to note, some restaurants may not allow you to pickup an order without a bag, particularly when delivering pizzas. Either way, the cost is pretty low.

Do I need to sign for shifts?

No need to sign up for shifts. Just log on and accept “Pings”, which are on-demand requests for deliveries. Accept or decline requests and log off whenever you want! Uber states you must keep a satisfactory acceptance rate or you will be deactivate but there are conflicting reports about this actually happening.

Are there a minimum number of deliveries I need to do to stay active on the platform?

No, but if your documents expire (like your driver’s license) you will need to upload them again before you can start driving. 

Is there an orientation, interview or “onboarding” session?

No, everything is done online or you can you go the Greenlight Hub closest to you to sign up or get help if you need it. 

What happens if they customer doesn’t answer the door when I arrive?

Contact the customer by phone first. If they don’t answer, a timer will start and after have 5-8 minutes you can leave and will still get paid the full fare. You can keep the food too! 

How do multiple orders work?

Sometimes you get a second or even third “ping” to accept a pick up request at the same restaurant you are already heading to. The main difference with the pay is that you get an additional drop-off fee for each delivery but only one pickup fee. Time and distance calculations are still the same. 

Contact Information

Support number: 1-800-593-7069 (only for current drivers)
Twitter Support: Uber_support
Uber Help Center: Help Center
UberEATS support number: 1-800-617-1979 (for drivers currently on deliveries)

Edmonton Greenlight Hub 

10180 105st NW
Edmonton, Alberta

Check here or all locations and hours.

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