Behind the Wheel with Uber Calgary Drivers

Cowtown, we’ll miss you during the holidays. As we work to bring Uber back to Calgary, we have been continuously overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and dedication from our driver-partners. Here are some of their stories:

Meet Shannon, Sisay, Mike and Don – just a few of your Uber Calgary drivers.

Please help by sharing your story– tell us how Uber has impacted your life, how great your driver was, or how you’ve been affected now that we’ve departed.



“Uber offers me independence in choosing when to work and when not.  This helps me to pursue my business.  With Uber around I am more confident in taking risk[s] and failing, because at the end of the day I know that I can bank on Uber to make [the] little money I need for my survival.  I am sure there are many who would like to pursue their dreams like me and Uber is good thing happened to them also.” -Uday

“Uber had been a blessing for my family and myself. I lost my job as a mid level manager in the oil and gas. My driving for Uber kept me out of [the] EI line and helped me pay my bills and my mortgage. All the riders used to hear my story and would take my resume with the promise to help. My riders were a constant source of encouragement for me during the times when everything was about to fall apart. Strangers sitting beside you and behind telling you to keep your chin up and keep working hard was one of the best motivation sessions I have had.” – Rahul

“I decided to drive for Uber because I have 3 young adults in my house that are attending University and my husband cannot support us on his own. At first I was a bit apprehensive about taking strangers in my car. But after the first couple of trips, I realized how much I enjoyed driving, meeting new people, [and] learning new things. 99 % of the riders are very courteous and appreciative. All of my riders love Uber!!!” -Lorraine

“I am attending the University of Calgary to study for an English Major degree. I also need to pick up my kids from school in the afternoon. It’s hard for me to find a regular job to fit in my life schedule. Driving with Uber is perfect for me with flexible work hours to earn my income and conduct my life tasks.” -Ryan

Thank you to all Calgary driver-partners for the impact you made on the city you love!


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