Strengthening Toronto’s Economy with Thousands of New Jobs
Uber is having a huge impact on Toronto’s economy by creating new employment opportunities and connecting people with safe, reliable and affordable transportation options.
More than 8,000 New Jobs
Uber empowers thousands of local drivers to benefit from the platform, and in turn helps boost local economies in Canada.
Thousands of Torontonians – working moms, young professionals, retirees, recent graduates, and more – are choosing to drive with Uber. We hear everyday from driver partners that the flexibility of earning on the Uber platform is one of the things they love the most because it means that they can supplement their income and achieve their goals whenever works best for them.
By creating the equivalent of over 8,000 new full-time jobs in 2015, the potential for growth is so strong that Uber is on track to generate more opportunities in Toronto than any other new business in the city. (note: full-time job equivalents based on a 40-hour week)
Driving the Sharing Economy
The new Sharing Economy – which empowers people to earn money from assets they own, like cars and houses – continues to gain momentum in Canada. With new technology, like the Uber platform, sharing assets has become seamless which has led to rapid growth. In fact, PriceWaterhouseCoopers estimates that the Sharing Economy will grow to $335 billion by 2025.
This growth is having a huge impact on our economy and the livelihoods of our drivers and riders and we’re thrilled to be a part of driving this change. Across Toronto, we’re already seeing an impact, with drivers on the platform bringing in over $6 million in earnings last month.
Thousands of Safe, Reliable Rides
Everyday, thousands of Torontonians are choosing Uber to connect to safe, reliable and affordable rides that support our city’s economy, innovation and small business growth. In fact last month alone, we reached half a million rides per month in Toronto.
We’re proud of our role in strengthening Toronto’s economy, but we’re not done yet. We look forward to continuing our work with Mayor Tory and City Council to create more choice, more economic opportunity and safer streets in our city.
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.
A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–
This flu season, we’re delivering free flu-fighting care packages across the country. When you receive a pack, you’ll have the option to request a free flu shot from a registered nurse–for up to 5 people.