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What you need to drive with Lyft in Toronto

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WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO APPLY TO DRIVE IN TORONTO

Once you’re approved, you’ll also be able to drive anywhere in Toronto and the Greater Toronto area.

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Vehicle requirements

  • 2012 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s
  • Ontario license plate
  • Snow or all-weather tires between Dec. 1 and April 30
  • Not on the list of ineligible subcompact vehicles
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Driver requirements

  • Valid Ontario driver’s license — Class G or higher
  • 21 or older
  • Pass driver screening: reviews your driving history and criminal record check
  • Any smartphone that can download and run the Lyft Driver app
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Document requirements

  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver profile photo — Learn how to take the best photo.
  • Proof of Ontario vehicle registration
  • Safety Standards Certificate (SSC)
  • Proof of work eligibility
  • Private Transportation Company (PTC) driver's license - Lyft will obtain this license on your behalf once you've uploaded all required docs
  • See examples of these documents
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HOW DO I BECOME A LYFT DRIVER?
Apply To Be A Driver Product Screen

Apply

You can fill out the application here, or in the Lyft Driver app — download it from the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play store.

Get Approved To Be A Driver Product Screen

Get approved

After you’ve uploaded your required documents and passed the background checks, you’re ready to start earning on the road!

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Drive and earn

Review your Driver Guidebook for helpful tips and make sure the Lyft emblem and other required documents are in your car. Open the Lyft Driver app, go online to start getting ride requests and making money on your own schedule.

Frequently asked questions

How much can I earn?

Can I get help with my application in person?

Do I need a vehicle inspection to drive in Toronto?

If I’m approved to drive in Toronto am I approved to drive in other cities?

Additional questions?

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