Popular ride-sharing company Uber is reaching out to potential drivers in Vancouver despite not having permission to operate in the city.
Uber posted to their Vancouver page last Friday that they were hiring drivers in the city.
“Driving with Uber is a great way to earn cash on your schedule. The more you drive, the more you can earn. It’s simple and perfect for those looking for seasonal, work from home, entry level, temporary, or any type of job opportunities,” reads part of the post.
Susie Heath a spokesperson from Uber Canada says while the ad may have been posted in Vancouver, it doesn’t mean the service is starting up.
“We have been advertising to potential driver partners so they can learn about the benefits of the Uber platform and so we may assess local driver interest.”
“Gauging driver partner interest is an essential component of the analysis we undertake when considering expansion.”
The ad comes just as Uber launches a new marketing campaign, including the ability to open the app to see what the province would look like with ride-sharing, and encouraging citizens to sign a petition and write letters to the Premier, as well as a series of radio ads.
Despite Uber’s attempts the province has spoken out saying it won’t be pressured into making a decision.
Meanwhile the nation’s capital is preparing to roll out Uber.