Updated 2019 – Your complete guide to UberEATS Toronto driver pay, calculations, requirements and everything else you need to know about driving for UberEATS in Toronto.
This summary has the rates and requirements to start driving for Toronto and most of surrounding area GTHA. You can review the list of all the cities these rates and requirements apply to at the end of the article.
Let’s show you what the rates and requirements are for an UberEATS driver in Toronto (plus the GTA) and how to get started!
- Ways to Deliver in Toronto
- Pay Rates for UberEATS Drivers In Toronto
- Courier Requirements
- Vehicle Requirements
- UberEATS Toronto Delivery Zones
- UberEATS GTA City List
- HST and Taxes for UberEATS Drivers
- Insurance Requirements
- 5 Step Sign Up Process
- Contact Information
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Ways to Deliver in Toronto
You can deliver Uber Eats Toronto with a car or bike.
Pay Rates for UberEATS Drivers In Toronto
You are paid a flat rate for picking up and dropping off orders, as well as a fee per kilometre. The Uber Fee, or Commission, is 35% and is taken off your fare. This can change depending on when you signed up and if you also driver UberX or a similar service, in which case the Uber Fee is usually reduced by 10%. While this does sound like good news, you also get lower boosts if you drive both Uber and Uber Eats.
Announced on May 29, 2018 is a per minute fee paid for your wait time at restaurant, expected travel time from restaurant to dropoff and expected wait time at dropoff.
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 1.6, then your fare is multiplied by 1.6 and increased by 60%. 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 Toronto 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 $55/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
- Proof of insurance
- Good driving record (vehicles only)
- Proof of vehicle registration
- 2 or 4 door vehicle, 20 years old or newer
UberEATS Toronto Delivery Zone Map
Below you will find the delivery zone for UberEATS Toronto, 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 Toronto hotspot map.
GTA UberEATS City List
Most of the rates and requirements in this article apply to all these areas. Drivers are typically permitted to move in and out of all these regions or “zones” whenever they want to deliver for UberEATS, regardless of where they live or where they signed up.
- Bradford Gwillimbury
- Halton Hills
- Richmond Hill
- Toronto (including North York, Midtown, Scarborough, Etobicoke)
Note: If you also drive UberX or another passenger service, you may be restricted from driving in some of these other zones. Even if the app does not restrict you, it is important to remember that some cities have by-laws and licenses for Uber drivers, so don’t pick up passengers in another zone unless you know the rules.
HST and Taxes for UberEATS Drivers
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 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.
5 Step 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?
Bags are not mandatory but they sure help. You can by one through 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. For cyclists, the cost is around $40.
Are there scheduled shifts?
No. Just log in to the app and go online. You will then begin to receive “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 you will need to upload new ones (for example, insurance) before you can start driving again.
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 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 the 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 5-8 minutes you can leave and will still get paid the full fare. You can keep the food too!
You can also access the phone number in your Driver App too.
Toronto Greenlight Hub
120 Lynn Williams St., 2nd floor
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Scarborough Greenlight Hub
1457 McCowan Road, Suite 217
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Mississauga Greenlight Hub
1980 Matheson Blvd E, Unit A
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