Updated 2019 – In this comprehensive guide, we show you everything you need to know about becoming and UberEATS Ottawa driver. From requirements to sign up process, we can get you on the road and start making money.
Uber Eats Ottawa pay, calculators and explanations make understand your salary a whole lot easier. We also have contact information for Uber, insurance and tax information.
This summary has the same rates and requirements for the City of Ottawa and the surrounding area including Kanata, Nepean, Gloucester, Vanier.
Let’s show you what the rates and requirements are for an UberEATS driver in Ottawa and how to get started!
- Ways to Deliver with UberEATS
- UberEATS Ottawa Driver Pay Rates
- Courier Requirements
- Vehicle Requirements
- UberEATS Ottawa Delivery Zones
- How Taxes Work
- Insurance Requirements
- Sign Up Process
- Contact Information
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Ways to Deliver with UberEATS
You can deliver UberEATS with a bicycle, scooter or car.
UberEATS Ottawa Driver Pay Rates
You are paid a flat rate for picking up and dropping off orders, as well as a per km fee, less the “Uber Fee”. You are also paid a per minute fee for the time waiting at the restaurant until you deliver the order to the customer, however, like the kilometre fee, it is estimated based on Uber’s algorithm.
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: 1.7, 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 Ottawa 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 $17-$25/hour, depending on demand, area, boosts, tips day and time. Some drivers have reported earnings up to $50/hour!
How do I get paid?
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
UberEATS Ottawa Delivery Zone Map
Below you will find the delivery zone for UberEATS Ottawa, 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 Ottawa hotspot map.
How HST and Taxes Work
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 tax help? Read some of our rideshare guides on taxes.
Uber 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.
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.
5 Step Sign Up Process
1: Visit their website, download the and signup through their app for Android or Iphone or visit an Uber Greenlight Hub.
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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: Login 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!
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!
Uber support number: 1-800-593-7069
Support Twitter: Uber_support
Uber Help Center: Help Center
Ottawa Greenlight Hub
1111 Prince of Wales Drive, Suite 110
Ottawa, ON K2C 3T2
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