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Requirements for Driving with DoorDash

There are clear requirements for delivering meals with DoorDash. It is important that you study the DoorDash Website for all the latest details and requirements for driving with DoorDash, especially for your particular location.

DoorDash delivers by CAR (and in some places by BIKE or by FOOT). This article focuses on delivery by CAR. (Please visit the DoorDash Website to see requirements for delivery by bike or foot.)

Generally, DoorDash requires that you:

    • Are at least 18 years old.
    • Are eligible to work in Canada.
    • Have a valid full-class driver’s license (normally for the province where you will drive).
    • Have at least 1 year of driving experience.
    • Provide a reliable vehicle (registered & insured).
    • Clear a criminal record check. (DoorDash helps you do this) (Done annually)
    • Are willing to sign the legal agreements which reflect your arrangements with DoorDash.

As you are probably aware, you must provide your own technology: A verifiable email address and cellphone number; and a smartphone and data plan with sufficient coverage for all your online work and road time.

Please remember that DoorDash’s requirements vary slightly from one province to another, and even from one city to another. So it is important that you study the DoorDash Website about specific requirements for the location where you plan to drive.

Required Documents

Before DoorDash activates your account, you must upload certain documents:

    • 2 Pieces of government ID:
        • Driver’s license
        • Proof of eligibility to work in Canada
    • Documents related to the vehicle you will be using:
        • Registration
        • Insurance
    • Photo

How Long Will it Take to Get my DoorDash Account Activated?

Once you provide all the documentation, it should normally take a few days or less for the registration process to be completed. While waiting, begin planning your strategy for making the most money delivering meals with DoorDash.

Ready to Start?

Be sure to study the DoorDash Website about specific requirements in your area. Once you are confident that you are qualified, then go ahead and take the next step: SIGN UP! It only takes a few minutes to set up your DoorDash Account, providing basic information to establish your driver profile.

Don’t worry – DoorDash does not require fees or deposits, and there are no binding obligations or legal traps. At any point along the way, you can pause to get answers to your questions. So you might as well get started now. The sooner you sign up and launch the registration process, the sooner you’ll be out on the road earning money.

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