Updated 2019 – UberEats Lethbridge has been growing in popularity since it launched in February of 2018. The market for food delivery in Lethbridge and across Canada is heating up with other big players like Skip the Dishes, Foodora and Door Dash competing for space.
Ubereats Lethbridge drivers are different than many of the other food delivery couriers. There are no shifts or hours, which means you can work for 20 minutes or 8 hours if you want.
With companies like Skip the Dishes, for example, you have to sign up for “shifts” or blocks of time that you must go online and be available to accept delivery requests. The unique flexibility of the Uber delivery service platform gives drivers complete control over their time.
Let’s show you what the rates and requirements are for an UberEats driver in Lethbridge and how to get started!
- Ways to Deliver
- Pay Rates for UberEATS Drivers
- Courier Requirements
- UberEATS Delivery Zones
- HST and Taxes for UberEATS Drivers
- Insurance Requirements
- 5 Step Sign Up Process
- Contact Information
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Ways to Deliver
You can deliver for Uber with a bicycle, scooter or car but right now Ubereats is only accepting car applications in Lethbridge.
UberEats Lethbridge 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 and if you drive for UberX as well. UberX drivers that do delivery orders have a lower commission taken off their fare however the boosts offered to them are also lower.
When drivers encounter high demand during peak times Uber will offer “boost” bonuses. 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.
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!
Uber Eats Lethbridge 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 being an UberX Lethbridge driver too? Check out the rates and requirements page on How to Drive for Uber in Lethbridge.
How do I get paid?
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 to countdown and you can leave when it runs out. It is typically 5 – 8 minutes. You will still get paid the full fare and you can keep the food too!
Bonuses & Incentives
UberEats Lethbridge 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
UberEats Lethbridge Delivery Zone Map
Below you will find the delivery zone for UberEATS Lethbridge, Alberta.
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 UberEats Lethbridge hotspot map.
Taxes as an UberEats 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. It is recommended that you 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. 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 (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!
As an Ubereats driver in Lethbridge, 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 Ubereats 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 polic
Sign Up Process
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2: Upload the required documents.
3: Wait for your background check to be completed and Uber to notify you when you have activated.
4: Get an insulated bag (optional).
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?
Bags are not mandatory but recommended. 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.
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.
Unfortunately, there is no permanent office in Lethbridge for Ubereats drivers to get help. Sometimes they hold what are called “Greenlight Spots” which are temporary physical locations set up to assist drivers in the sign up process. You can check periodically for these on their website.
The closest Uber office to Lethbridge, also known as a “Greenlight Hub”, is in Calgary.
Calgary Greenlight Hub
Unit 5 – 3030 Sunridge Way NE
Check here or all locations and hours.