Uber Ottawa: Interested in knowing everything about Uber’s services in Ottawa, Ontario? Check out the car and driver requirements and different services here.

1. UberX  (A basic option which seats up to four passengers.)
2. UberXL  (A cost-efficient service — seats up to six passengers.)
3. UberASSIST  (A wheelchair-accessible rideshare service that can provide transportation to individuals with disabilities).

The current Uber rates for Ottawa are as follows:

Base Fare: CAD $1.50
Per Minute: CAD $0.15
Per Km: CAD $0.75
Cancellation Fee: CAD $5
Service Fees: CAD $1.85

Base Fare: CAD $4.50
Per Minute: CAD $0.25
Per Km: CAD $1.25
Cancellation Fee: CAD $5
Service Fees: CAD $1.85

Base Fare: CAD $1.50
Per Minute: CAD $0.15
Per Km: CAD $0.75
Cancellation Fee: CAD $5
Service Fees: CAD $1.85

Requirements for Becoming an Uber Driver in Ottawa

Requirements for Becoming an Uber Driver in Ottawa

UberX/XL requirements:

  • Driver must be at least 21 years of age
  • Drivers must provide valid Ontario driver’s license
  • Proof of Work document (citizenship card, residency card, work permit, birth certificate, sin card)
  • Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)
  • Driver must undergo a screening process through third-party provider Checkr

UberX/XL Vehicle Requirements

  • Your vehicle must have 4 doors (which open independently).
  • Your vehicle must be from the year 2006 or newer.
  • You must have a clean title (no salvage titles are allowed).
  • Your vehicle must be In excellent condition (cosmetically, as well as structurally/mechanically).
  • Your vehicle cannot be a taxi-cab or a full-sized van.

For UberXL

  • All of the points listed above apply equally to XL.
  • All XL vehicles must seat the driver AND at least 6 additional passengers.


UberX/XL document requirements

All Uber drivers must provide these documents for their Uber account to be officially activated:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Vehicle Title/Registration
  • Vehicle Insurance (vehicular insurance must list a vehicle & driver’s name directly on the policy document itself)
  • City-Required Vehicle Inspection Certification

Driver'€™s License

Driver’s License:

To drive for Uber in Ottawa, you are required to have a Ontario driver’s license. Make sure your name is on the license (and that your license has not gone past its expiry date). Uber also accepts application (or receipts) for new or renewed licenses.


Proof of Work


Vehicle Registration

You’ll need to provide a photo of your license plate (including current/non-expired tabs), or your vehicle’s title documents.

If you have purchased a new vehicle recently but have not received its title, Uber accepts bills of sale, temporary license plates, application for title/registration, or license plates (with current/non-expired tags).



Ontario Auto Policy

You must upload proof of insurance, which lists your name (as a driver), in addition to the vehicle you will be driving. Your insurance won’t be approved if you, personally, are not listed as the vehicle’s driver. Make sure your insurance has not gone out of date.


If you need help obtaining Ontario Auto Insurance, this website may help: Insurance Hotline – Ontario

Inspection Locations -- Ontario Locations

  • Click HERE for a comprehensive map of certified inspection sites in Ontario.

Driver Screening via Checkr

The Uber Screening Process for new drivers can be completed either ONLINE or IN-PERSON at a partner-support centre.

Uber Ottawa Hotspot Information & Locations

Uber Ottawa Hotspot Information & Locations:

Ottawa Uber Greenlight Location (Driver-Partner Support Center):

6 Antares Driver, Phase II, Unit 16
Ottawa, Ontario  K2E 8A9

Monday-Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 2pm
Sunday: Closed


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