UberEATS Hamilton: Driver Pay and Requirements

Updated 2019 – Ubereats connects hungry customers with restaurants to deliver them food straight to their door. Your job as an Ubereats Hamilton 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 request. If you accept, 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 Hamilton driver and how to get started.

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Ways to Deliver

You can deliver orders with a bicycle, scooter or car, however Ubereats Hamilton is currently only accepting bicycle and car applications.

Ubereats Hamilton Rates and Pay

You are paid a flat rate for picking up and dropping off orders, as well as a per km and per minute fee, less the “Uber Fee” which is like a commission Uber takes from your fare. This can range from 5% – 35% depending on when you signed up and if you drive UberX as well. If you transport passengers as well, the commission is usually 10% lower but the boosts offered to you are also lower.

“boost” is offered to drivers when demand is high. This is where Uber uses a multiplier to increase your earnings. If an in-demand delivery area advertises a multiplier, for example 1.5, then your fare is multiplied by 1.5 and therefore increased by 50%. 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.

$1.50/Pick up



$1.00/Drop off


Uber Commission

Boosts Multiplier


Uber Eats Hamilton 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 $20-$25/hour, depending on demand, area, boosts, tips, day and time. Some drivers have reported earnings up to $55/hour!

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.

How do I get paid?

Method of Pay

Direct Deposit

Frequency of pay

Weekly unless you sign up with Payfare to get paid daily.

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

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

Bonuses & Incentives

Incentive Programs

Yes. Programs vary but can include incentives like a $3 bonus per trip if you complete 10 trips in 3 hours downtown, for example.

Hourly Guarantee or Standby Fee

Not typically offered.

Referral Bonuses

Yes, if the new driver finishes a minimum number of trips. Bonus amounts and requirements change frequently.

Starting Bonus?

Yes, typically only if you use an existing driver’s referral code. This bonus fluctuates and you may have to complete a minimum number of trips within a certain time frame to be eligible.

Courier Requirements

  • 21+ years old if driving, 18+ years old for cycling
  • 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

Vehicle Requirements

  • Ontario G Driver’s License or equivalent
  • Proof of insurance
  • Proof of vehicle registration
  • 2 or 4 door vehicle, 20 years old or newer

Interested in becoming an UberX driver too? Learn how to become a rideshare driver with our Guide to Rates and Requirements for Hamilton Uber Drivers. 

UberEATS Hamilton Delivery Zone Map

Below you will find the delivery zone for UberEATS Hamilton, Ontario. 

UberEATS Hamilton Delivery Zone Area

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 Hamilton hotspot map. 

UberEATS Hamilton Busy Area

Taxes and HST

The taxes you will have to pay include CPP (Canadian Pension Plan contributions), Employment Insurance (optional), Federal and Provincial Income tax. Typically your employer takes these deductions from your pay and remits it directly to the government. However, you are not an employee of Uber but rather an independent contractor. 

You should consult with an accountant who can tell you how much to save from your earnings, especially if you have another job. If you have another job, this can make the calculations a bit more complicated. 

You will NOT require an HST number. UberEATS will collect HST from the customer and remit it to the government. If you drive for a living you may want to consult an accountant regarding HST registration. Once you pass a certain amount of income (usually $30,000) as an independent contractor you have to charge and remit HST. 

Need more help understanding how taxes work? Check out our Tax Help section for rideshare drivers. 

Insurance Requirements

Uber’s commercial insurance policy does not cover Ubereats only delivery drivers. However, if you transport passengers with their UberX service, for example, their commercial insurance policy will cover you if you accept an Ubereats order. 

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 about what is permitted in your policy or additional coverage options. 

Easy 5 Step Sign Up Process

1: Visit their website, sign up through the app for Android or Iphone.

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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 been activated.

4: Get an insulated bag (optional).

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

Ubereats Hamilton Delivery Zone Map

Below you will find the delivery zone for Ubereats Hamilton, 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 Ubereats Hamilton hotspot map. 



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!

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. 

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!

Contact Information

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

Ubereats Greenlight Hub in Hamilton

There is no permanent Uber Office in Hamilton but they do hold information sessions in the city called “spots” where 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 Hamilton.

Mississauga has the closest permanent Greenlight Hub to Hamilton.

Mississauga Greenlight Hub

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

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

Check here for all locations and hours

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