Interested in becoming an UberEATS driver in Kitchener Waterloo, Cambridge or Guelph? You have to the right place. If you are eligible to drive in one of these cities, you can drive in any of them!
In this summary we outline how the pay works, requirements to get started, insurance information and tax advice. We even include a great calculator so you can check your pay!
Let’s show you what the rates and requirements are for an UberEATS driver in Kitchener Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph.
- Courier Requirements
- Vehicle Requirements
- Insurance Requirements
- Sign Up Process
- Contact Information
Ways to Deliver
You can deliver UberEATS with a bicycle, scooter or car.
You are paid a flat rate for picking up and dropping off orders, as well as a per km fee and per minute fee, less the “Uber Fee”.
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, ex: 1.5, then your fare is multiplied by 1.5 and 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.
Uber Eats Kitchener Waterloo 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 $20-$25/hour, depending on demand, area, boosts, tips day and time. Some drivers have reported earnings up to $60/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?
What happens if the food isn’t ready when I arrive at the restaurant?
If you have waited more than 10 minutes at the restaurant and the food is not ready, you can cancel the pickup and receive $5.
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 minutes you can leave and will still get paid the full fare. You can keep the food too!
Bonuses & Incentives
- 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
- Ontario G Driver’s License or equivalent
- Vehicle insurance: Insurance must be in your name and name must be legible.
- Clean driving record (vehicles only)
- Proof of vehicle registration
- 2 or 4 door vehicle, 10 years old or newer
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.
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 as an independent contractor, you have to charge and remit HST.
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: Logon 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.
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!
There is no Uber Office in Kitchener Waterloo 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 Kitchener Waterloo.
Mississauga has the closest Greenlight Hub to Kitchener Waterloo
Mississauga Greenlight Hub
1980 Matheson Blvd E, Unit A
Mississauga, ON, L4W 5N3
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