|If you do not already have one:
Register HERE for your Free RIDING Account
| Why Both DRIVER & RIDE Accounts? | All links provided here have a BONUS waiting for you, and when you are "active" it is a good idea to be able to login to both APPS at the same time. For this reason we advise that you have TWO MOBILE PHONES: It will make it safer, easier, faster and more profitable to position your vehicle to acquire more passengers. You will always have your DRIVER APP "on" your main phone, but use the RIDER APP on the second phone to locate other UBER drivers, and then drive to an area that's not as crowded.
| UBER Wants to See Your |
3 Year Driver Abstract
Class 1, 2 or 4 Drivers Licence
Proof of Work Eligibility
Personal Vehicle Insurance
Class 1-55 Vehicle Registration
E.L.V.I.S. Vehicle Inspection
SIGN UP and as suggested earlier if you do not have everything yet, bring what you have to the HUB and spend time with an UBER representative.
The fee at an Alberta Registry office for an abstract is about CAD $30.00. FIND ONE (Search AlbertaRegistry.com) and CALL them to make sure what kind of ID they will want to see, and verify the fee. The document should be prepared while you wait.
If you do not have a Class 1, 2 or 4 license, Class 4 is the minimum required to drive UBER. If you are already a licensed driver in the province of Alberta you will be familiar with some of the steps, and there will not be as much homework. Yes, it is highly recommended to study as there is a mandatory knowledge test, and a road test too. Please review the sample tests linked below:
HERE: 6 practice tests Signs & Rules
HERE: 4 practice tests Class 4 Commercial
| You might be asked some questions that will surprise you. For instance the law requires that the wheels of a parked vehicle are within what maximum distance from the curb? Is it 20, 30, 40 or 50 cm? Do you know what these traffic signs mean?
| The knowledge exams are multiple choice. You cannot take them online so once again you'll need to go to an Alberta Registry office (Search AlbertaRegistry.com) and pay about 20.00. You will be in a cubicle with no access to your phone or any other study material and must answer 25 correct questions out of 30 to pass. Please note that no two exams are alike. The Government draws from a pool of over 400 questions to randomly present 30 for your exam. If you do not pass the first time, you can go back the next day and pay another fee to try again.
After passing this knowledge test you will have to go for a medical exam to verify you are in good health. We found doctors in Calgary who will charge as much as 100.00 for this exam, or as little as 45.00. Check with the HUB for UBER discounts. You will be given a letter that you must present at the time you arrive yet once more at an Alberta Registry office (Search AlbertaRegistry.com) for your Road Test. It is recommended to book in advance to confirm your vehicle is acceptable for the test, and you will be on the road with the examiner for up to an hour. The average cost is about 150.00 and if you do not have a vehicle of your own some offices have a rental option.
You must be allowed to work in Canada, and UBER requires documented proof before you can drive: Birth Certificate, Work Visa, Social Insurance Card, Citizenship Card, Permanent Resident Card or Canadian Passport.
The province of Alberta has approved an insurance policy from Intact Insurance designed specifically for ridesharing partners. All driving partners are also required to maintain a personal insurance policy.
| REMEMBER: UBER want you to visit their HUB, and it is recommended so you will be clear on what is required, including the Class 1-55 registration (LIVERY) and E.L.V.I.S. inspection of your vehicle. Check with the HUB for UBER discounts. They will provide a folder of information for you and highlight your next steps to get you on the road with UBER. Again, we found them to be extremely patient with our numerous questions, helpful… and friendly.