Legislated Poverty

February 12, 2024

On February 12, 2024, the RideFair Coaliton and the Rideshare Drivers Association of Ontario released a report documenting below-minimum wage pay in Toronto’s ride-hailing sector.  The report contextualizes Uber Canada’s report of drivers’ median “earnings per engaged hour,” $33.35 as of November 2023, and uses City of Toronto and Canada Revenue Agency data to estimate what proportion of time drivers spend engaged, and what kind of costs they have to pay.  After these critical factors are taken to account, the report estimates drivers earn only $6.37 per hour – consistent with findings in other cities.  These findings are consistent with screenshots of weekly earnings provided by current ride-hail drivers.  Read the full report:  Legislated Poverty

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