Uber Looks Back on its Journey to Celebrate 10th Anniversary in Canada
To celebrate its 10th anniversary in Canada, Uber is looking back on its journey and its impact on Canadians and communities by sharing some interesting new rides and food delivery data, highlighting that drivers and delivery people have earned a total of $7.8 billion since 2012.
Launched on March 15, 2012 in Toronto, Uber has been creating earning opportunities throughout these years. In Canada, Uber is now in over 140 municipalities across 9 provinces and continues to expand across all services including Uber Eats and Uber Freight.
“We are so grateful that Canadians have adopted the Uber platform in their everyday lives, whether it’s requesting a ride or ordering takeout or groceries,” said Uber SVP Andrew Macdonald. “The ease of use, availability, and reliability of the platform means 17 million people in Canada have taken a trip or ordered a delivery with Uber.”
Uber has also shared how Canadians have been using Uber and Uber Eats over the last ten years:
- Over 17 million people have taken a trip or ordered a delivery with Uber.
- Drivers and delivery people earned a total of $7.8 billion since 2012.
- Canadians have taken 500 million trips on the Uber platform.
- Canadians have ordered over 300 million meals on Uber Eats.
- We’ve travelled 5.5 billion kilometres together. That’s 37 times the distance to the sun.
- Over 600,000 people have earned with Uber and Uber Eats. This year, there are over 100,000 active drivers and delivery people on the road across the country.
- Uber Eats entered Canada in 2015. In fact, Toronto was the first city Uber Eats started in. It has grown to help deliver over 300 million meals from over 60,000 restaurants. It’s been a huge boost in demand for small businesses: helping connect them with new customers from across the city, increasing orders and demand, and ultimately helping restaurants create new jobs. And during the pandemic, delivery has become an essential service.
- In a normal year, we estimate that Uber saves riders over 13 million hours a year. That’s the equivalent of driving from Halifax to Vancouver over 230,000 times.
Uber says the next decade is going to be focused on sustainability, with a commitment to operate a zero-emission platform globally by 2040.