They’re not in Saskatchewan yet, but spokespeople from the two big ridesharing companies, Uber and Lyft, both said the companies are excited to come to the province.
At the beginning of December, the Government of Saskatchewan announced its new regulations for ride-sharing companies, kicking off the wait for them to start operating.
In mid-December, Saskatoon’s city council passed its bylaws around ride-sharing.
The same day the provincial rules were revealed, Regina Mayor Michael Fougere said city council needs to get a report back from the administration before passing its bylaw. That’s expected to come to council at the meeting on Jan. 28.
In the meantime, an Uber spokesperson said the company has started advertising for drivers in Saskatoon, and hopes to begin services “in the near future.”
A spokesperson for Lyft said it can’t share specific launch details, but it’s looking forward to bringing its service to Saskatchewan “as soon as possible.”