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Driving for uber for 20 hours a week

Levis007

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Feb 29, 2020
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Hey, i am an international student and i am driving for uber for 20 hours a week.

Should i be worried for my pgwp?

Anyone else got work permit while driving for uber while studying ?
 

k.h.p.

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Mar 1, 2019
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Uber is too new, we don't know of any impacts yet.

A word of warning - we don't know whether IRCC considers your hours "available" or just your hours with actual clients for their calculation.
 

Copingwithlife

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Jul 29, 2018
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Hey, i am an international student and i am driving for uber for 20 hours a week.

Should i be worried for my pgwp?

Anyone else got work permit while driving for uber while studying ?
And you are aware you have to register for a GST HST account with the CRA, correct ?
There’s no minimum amount earned for ride sharing
 

Copingwithlife

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Jul 29, 2018
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yes i have gst hst number
I didn’t get the no minimum amount thing ? What do you meant by this.
Good . Typically to register for a GST HST number the mandatory income amount to register is $30k over a rolling four quarter period
With ride sharing the $30k limit does not apply
But you’re good since you’ve already registered
 

Levis007

Newbie
Feb 29, 2020
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Yes i will have to file taxes, i know about that. My main concern is pgwp, should i be worried about that?
 

Copingwithlife

Champion Member
Jul 29, 2018
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Yes i will have to file taxes, i know about that. My main concern is pgwp, should i be worried about that?
As mentioned ride sharing is fairly new, and I haven’t read whether the time being “ standby” counts within the 20hr time limit
Id probably reach out to the IRCC and check with an agent if there’s been an official memo published regarding this
 

pkapoor

Hero Member
Dec 11, 2019
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As mentioned ride sharing is fairly new, and I haven’t read whether the time being “ standby” counts within the 20hr time limit
Id probably reach out to the IRCC and check with an agent if there’s been an official memo published regarding this
Do inform what u get to know. Thanks in advance
 

canuck78

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Jun 18, 2017
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yes i have gst hst number
I didn’t get the no minimum amount thing ? What do you meant by this.
Some new Canadians have not been aware that that this is taxable income and were treating their Uber money like working for cash. They then ran into big back payments and some were receiving social assistance in addition.