Uber names most generous tipping cities in Canada

Published: July 31, 2018

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Canadians have been able to officially tip their Uber driver for just over a year following a new feature on the ride-sharing app. A new Uber study has shown which city in the country is collectively the most generous in tipping following a journey.

The Top 10 list of Canadian cities that tip the most found that Lethbridge in Alberta is the most generous. Uber says the city is joined by other Alberta cities in the top 10, namely Calgary in third place and Edmonton in sixth place.

“The results came in and definitely saw a trend there,” said Adam Blinick, director of public policy for Uber Canada. “I don’t know what to make of it.

“Apparently, Albertans are just very generous people. It’s really great to see.”

Blinick explained in a press release how the company conducted the study:

“We looked at which cities had the highest percentage of trips tipped,” Blinick explained. “How frequently, basically, rides were being tipped.

“What the survey showed was that Lethbridge came out on top. The highest percentage of their trips, riders are extending the extra thank-you to the driver. Maybe it reflects something about a smaller city and the sensibilities or the sense of community?”

Here is the complete top 10 list:

  1. Lethbridge
  2. Quebec City
  3. Calgary
  4. Niagara Region
  5. Windsor
  6. Edmonton
  7. Gatineau
  8. Kingston
  9. Montreal
  10. Hamilton

“It was surprising and one of those kind of fun experiences opening up the results,” Blinick said. “You don’t know what to expect.

“I don’t know if it’s the prairie charm? There’s something about Albertans that this survey definitely shows that they’re generous.”