Updated 2019 – UberEATS drivers are wanted in Kingston! Have you always wanted to try Uber but didn’t want to drive passengers? This is your opportunity! Or, if you are already an Uber driver in Kingston doing UberX, you will now be able to accept delivery requests!
UberEATS connects hungry customers with restaurants to deliver them food straight to their door. Your job as a driver is to go online with the Uber Driver Smartphone app and wait for an order.
Once you receive a “ping”, you can choose to accept or decline the order. You will then drive to the restaurant, grab the food and drop it off at the customer’s address. It’s as simple as that.
Let’s show you what the rates and requirements are for an UberEATS driver in Kingston and how to get started!
- Ways To Deliver with Uber Eats
- Uber Eats Kingston Driver Pay
- Courier Requirements
- Vehicle Requirements
- Uber Eats Kingston Delivery Zones
- Delivery Driver Taxes
- Insurance Requirements
- Sign Up Process
- Contact Information
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Ways to Deliver with Uber Eats
You can deliver UberEATS with a bicycle, scooter or car.
Uber Eats Kingston 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, is 15% and is taken off your fare. This rate may vary depending on your market.
During peak times Uber may offer a pay “boost”. This is where UberEATS 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 is only applied 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.
Uber Eats Kingston 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.
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 $45/hour during peak times!
How do I get paid?
Bonuses & Incentives
- 21+ years old if driving, 18+ years old for cycling and scooters
- Proof of work eligibility: Birth certificate, Citizenship card, Passport, Residency card, SIN card, or Work permit
- Criminal background check
- Phone: Iphone (4s or newer) or Android (4.2 or newer) with data
- Class G Driver’s License or equivalent
- Proof of insurance
- Good driving record
- Proof of vehicle registration
- 2 or 4 door vehicle, 20 years old or newer
Uber Eats Kingston Delivery Zone Map
Below you will find the delivery zone for Uber Eats Kingston, Ontario.
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 Kingston hotspot map.
Delivery Driver Taxes
As an independent contract, you will have to pay taxes directly to the government like CPP (Canadian Pension Plan contributions), Federal and Provincial Income tax. Employment Insurance is optional. 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 NOT require a GST/HST number. UberEATS 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, you may have to charge and remit GST/HST Number. Tax rules change frequently so get some help!
Need more help understanding how taxes work? Check out our Tax Helpsection for rideshare drivers.
Uber Eats drivers are on their own for insurance. Only rideshare drivers that transport passengers are covered on delivery trips as well as their regular UberX trips. If you drive one of these services also, then you are covered under their commercial policy.
You are required to maintain your own personal insurance policy though and submit proof to Uber when signing up.
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.
For more information on how insurance works for Uber in Ontario, click here.
Sign Up Process
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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!
Do I need an insulated delivery bag?
An insulated bag is not mandatory for Uber Eats drivers but it sure does help. You can buy one from their supplier 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. If you are a cyclist, the cost is around $40.
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!
Are there a minimum number of deliveries I need to do to stay active on the platform?
No, but if your documents expire you will need to upload them again before you can start driving.
How do multiple orders work?
Sometimes you will pick up more than one order at the same time from the same restaurant. In this case, everything remains the same except you get a drop-off fee for each location you deliver to. Of course, you will be paid the extra kilometres you drive and the extra time it takes but you will only be paid one pickup fee.
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!
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!
Uber support number: 1-800-593-7069 (only for current drivers)
Uber support twitter: Uber_support
Uber Help Center: Help Center
UberEATS support number: 1-800-617-1979 (for drivers currently on deliveries)
You can also access the phone number in your Driver App under Account – Help and click on the blue phone in the top right corner. Note, this will bring you to the main Uber support number and they may just re-direct you to the UberEATS support number.
There is no Uber Office in Kingston 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 Kingston.
Ottawa has the closest Greenlight Hub to Kingston.
Ottawa Greenlight Hub
1111 Prince of Wales Drive, Suite 110
Ottawa, ON K2C 3T2
Check here or all locations and hours.