Students and International Students Driving For Uber.

  1. There are so many students driving for Uber these days all over Canada. Toronto, Montreal and Calgary are the biggest hubs for College and University students driving for Uber.  In this article I want answer as many questions as I can about students driving for Uber.

How Much Can You Make Driving For as a Student?

Depending on where you are located in Canada, it can range anywhere from $16 to $26 per hour, averaging at around $20 to $22 per hour depending on the province and city. Most of the students do not drive more than 20 hours a week making $400 a week or $1600 a month as an extra income. It is a good supplementary income to support yourself as a student.

Can International Students Drive for Uber in Canada?

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Yes, International Students can drive for Uber in Canada.  I just spoke to Uber over the phone to confirm this information once again. If you are allowed to work in Canada, you can drive for Uber. There is no policy to prevent you from working on your Study Permit that allows you to work up to 20 hours a week off campus.


Why Do Students Choose to Drive for Uber?


  1. Flexible Schedule: Work whenever you can or want, you do not have to show up for work the next day. Midterms, exams, no problem – drive when you want.
  2. Good Income: Averaging at $20 per hour income is an awesome way to make extra money, to pay of your tuition, rent or have some extra cash while you are in school.
  3. Excellent Work Experience: You are dealing with customers, managing your own hours, organizing you own day and making money. Being an Uber driver is a business, it improves your leadership skills and it can build your resume to get an excellent job by the time you graduate.

Are There Restrictions for Students and International Students Driving for Uber?

There are general restrictions for all Uber drivers:

  • Age: You should be at least 21 years old.
  • Driver’s License: You need a Canadian Driver’s License.
  • Car: You need a 4 door car that is not too old, check requirements with your local City / Uber requirements.
  • Good driving abstract and clean criminal background check.

Students and International Students Driving For Uber, Video:

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  1. ranjodh

    i am an international student in canada. currently i am driving with uber but some guys told me that you will get some problem when you apply for work permit
    i also have one objection that how can i file a tax that i get from uber customer

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      Igor Ryltsev

      Do not worry, just save all of your receipts for gas, car and everything business related and for your study. Get a bookkeeper to file your taxes in March.

  2. srikanth

    i am an international student and i hold international driving licence can i drive uber with that licence as i have permit for one year to drive in canada

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  3. Felipe Vieira

    I`m living in Toronto with my wife. She studies in a college, so i have work permit. But my english it`s not so good, do you think that i will have any difficulty to be a Uber`s driver?

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