UberEats Regina: Driver Pay and Sign Up Requirements

Updated 2019 – UberEats Regina has launched! If you have always wanted to try Uber but didn’t want to drive passengers, this is your opportunity! In August of 2018 the app-based food delivery service came online and is currently active in Regina. That means that they need drivers.

The interesting thing about UberEats compared to other delivery jobs is that there are no schedules and no minimum hours. You just log on to the app and work whenever you want!

In this guide for UberEats Regina drivers, we go over the requirements to sign up, the rates of pay, insurance and more! Try our new pay calculator to check that your delivery fare was correct.

Let’s show you what the rates and requirements are for an UberEats driver in Regina and how to get started!

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Ways to Deliver

You can deliver UberEATS with a bicycle, scooter or car.

*Not available in Regina currently

UberEats Regina Pay Rates and Bonuses

You are paid a flat rate for picking up and dropping off orders, as well as a fee per kilometre and per minute fee. The Uber Fee, or Commission, is 5% – 35% and is taken off your fare. This amount may change depending on Uber’s dynamic pricing model in your location.

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. This is used to incentive more drivers to get on the road.

You can accept tips in cash or customers have the option to tip you in the app after the delivery is made.

Below are the pay rates for UberEats in Regina, which are actually the same as Saskatoon…at least for now.

$1.50/Pick up

$0.43/km

$0.14/minute

$1.00/Drop off

20%

Uber Commission

Boosts Multiplier

Tips

UberEats Regina 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 during peak times!

How do I get paid?

Method of Pay

Direct Deposit

Frequency of pay

Weekly unless you are eligible to sign up with Payfare to get paid daily

Bonuses & Incentives

Incentive Programs

Yes. Programs vary, but can include incentives like a $3 bonus per trip if you complete 8 trips in 3 hours downtown.

Hourly Guarantee or Standby Fee

No.

Referral Bonuses

Yes, varies and is often not what is advertised in app.

Starting Bonus?

Yes, if you use an existing driver’s referral code. This bonus fluctuates and is often not what is advertised. 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
  • 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

  • Class 5 Driver’s License or equivalent (non-probationary)
  • Proof of insurance
  • Good driving record 
  • Proof of vehicle registration
  • 2 or 4 door vehicle, 20 years old or newer

UberEats Regina Map

If you are looking for the busiest areas to deliver UberEats in Regina, you are going to want to wait downtown (South of Victoria Park) to get the most order requests. Below is the entire UberEats Regina Map for your reference. 

regina-uber-eats-map

Taxes as an UberEats Driver

As an independent contractor, you will have to pay taxes directly to the government like CPP, Federal and Provincial Income tax. Employment Insurance is optional. You should consult with an accountant who can tell you how much to save from your earnings, especially if you have another job. Remember, you are not an employee so things like minimum wage and other provisions in Saskatchewan Employment Standards don’t apply to you.  

You will NOT require a GST/PST 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, you may have to charge and remit GST/PST Number. Tax rules change frequently so get some help!

Need more tax help? Read some of our rideshare guides on taxes

Insurance Requirements

UberEats 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. Your basic SGI policy should apply for liability. Visit their website for more information. 

5 Step Sign Up Process

Step 1: Visit their website, download and sign up through their app for Android or Iphone.

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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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an insulated delivery bag? 

An insulated bag is not mandatory for UberEats 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 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 have 5-8 minutes you can leave and will still get paid the full fare. You can keep the food too! 

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.

Contact Information

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

There is not permanent office in Regina yet but Uber is holding information sessions on select days and times at the University of Regina. Check their website for the session at the campus closest to you. 


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