We're over a month since launch and demand continues to grow! We completed over 3,000 Uber trips since launching and partners are earning have held at upwards of $25/hr during peak weekend hours!
Over 150 partners have already completed a trip already in Windsor, and with holiday demand
picking up it is a great time to get on the roads!
WHERE TO DRIVE IN WINDSOR
Head to downtown for the most demand. Partners downtown last weekend were earning almost $30/hr in fares from 10pm - 3am Friday and Saturday.
Weather in Windsor
Be sure to pay attention as bad weather drives up Uber demand and surge pricing!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
REGULATIONS & BYLAWS
QUESTION: IS UBER LEGAL?
Yes. In June 2015, the Ontario Superior court ruled that Uber is operating legally and always has been.
QUESTION: WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE CITY OF TORONTO?
On September 30th, Toronto City Council voted to update Toronto bylaws that will include ridesharing! This is a great step forward! This means that Uber is here to stay and you can continue to earn and provide safe and reliable rides on the platform!
QUESTION: WHY ARE DRIVERS RECEIVING TICKETS?
Until new city bylaws are written, there have been a few very rare cases where a driver gets a ticket for non-criminal bylaw infractions (similar to a parking ticket, with no demerit points or record). If Uber partners receive a bylaw ticket for driving on the Uber platform we help them resolve it. Partners have Uber's full support.
QUESTION: DO I NEED TO PAY TAX?
As an independent contractor in Ontario, you are responsible for registering and remitting any applicable tax on the services you offer. Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) rules require any independent contractor who earns more than $30,000 in a calendar quarter and over the last four consecutive calendar quarters to collect and remit HST. If you fall below this threshold, as most part-time uberX partners do, you qualify as a “small supplier” and do not have to collect HST. More info here.
During tax season, we will send you an earnings summary for your records. Last year we also partnered with H&R Block to provide partners a discount on tax advice. Also, you should know, Uber fulfills all it’s own tax obligations as a company.
QUESTION: CAN YOU CLARIFY THE INSURANCE COVERAGE?
As you already know, every uberX ride is covered by insurance. Your personal insurance is primary coverage when driving uberX. Every ride is also backed by $5,000,000 of Uber’s contingent coverage for bodily injury and property damage to third parties. Across over a million uberX rides a month, insurance on uberX is in place and keeping all parties safe and protected.
QUESTION: WHAT’S THE RECENT INSURANCE ANNOUNCEMENT UBER MADE?
Uber has recently partnered with Intact Financial (Canada's largest auto insurer) to develop insurance products designed specifically for ridesharing in Canada that we hope will come to market soon.
QUESTION: WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET INTO AN ACCIDENT?
After an accident, contact us by email as soon as you’re able to. Our accident team will help you submit claims, complete an incident report, and get back on the road. Our team will continue working with you through the claim being settled and closed.