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Getting started

To drive with Lyft in Vancouver, you’ll need a Class 1, 2, or 4 driver’s licence. If you don’t already have one, be sure to apply for one as soon as possible, as it can take some time to complete the process.


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What is Lyft?

Lyft matches drivers with passengers who request rides through our smartphone app, and passengers pay automatically through the app.

If you want to make extra money, have a flexible schedule, and be your own boss, team up with Lyft. Change the way you earn.

Why Lyft?

  • Make more with Tips
    Make more with tips

    Passengers tip right in the Lyft app — and you keep 100%.

  • Set your own schedule
    Set your own schedule

    With Lyft, you’re free to drive and earn when you choose.

  • Get 24/7 support
    Get 24/7 support

    Safety comes first — our Support Team is here for you at the tap of a button.

What you'll need to apply

A Class 1, 2, or 4 driver’s licence

Commercial driving record

  • You'll need to submit your commercial driving record for review. Learn more.

Police Information and Vulnerable Sector checks

Proof of work eligibility

  • This document must contain your name (e.g. your passport, Permanent Resident Card, birth certificate, Citizenship Card or work permit).

Your own car

  • Your car needs to be a 2010 or newer model.
  • Have current ICBC Registration and insurance documents.
  • Get a vehicle inspection report. Find your nearest inspection location here.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the application process take?

Typically, filling out basic information (like your mobile phone number, driver’s license, and other documents) takes less than 30 minutes. Then a few more things need to happen:

Vehicle Inspection: If you’re using your own car, it will need to pass a Lyft inspection to make sure it’s road-ready. We’ll help you find a location and schedule an appointment.

Background check: Safety is our top priority, so we’ll need to run a background check to review your driving history. This can take a few days to be completed.

When and where should I drive?

The Lyft Driver app is your key to success, with real-time info and features that make earning easy:

Hourly ride predictions for each day — you’ll get an overview of the best times to drive and where passengers need rides

Available bonuses for the week

Local events (and earning opportunities), if applicable, that are happening nearby

Is Lyft safe?

At Lyft, we’re committed to driver and passenger safety. We’ve got your back before, during, and after the ride.

24/7 support: Easily contact our support team for reliable, around-the-clock help by phone or email, with any issues on and off the road.

Emergency assistance: You always have the ability to contact 911 directly from your app.

Insurance: Our car insurance has your back — from the moment you switch into driver mode until you drop off your last passenger of the day. Learn more

How do I get paid?

Your pay is based on the time and distance of a ride (and you keep 100% of your tips, of course). All payments are made through the Lyft Driver app weekly, so you’ll need to add your banking info to get paid. You can also set up Express Pay to cash out when you want.

What is driving really like?

It can vary from city to city. To give you a better sense of what driving with Lyft is like, watch the full video of a new driver during their first week.

What about the wear and tear on my car?

We’re expanding Lyft Driver Centers, Lyft Mobile Service, and our Openbay partnership to lower the costs of vehicle service. Or you can rent a car through our Express Drive program.

What documents are required?

Application requirements can vary by city. Find yours here for more information.