1512 Letter carriers

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Lead statement

Letter carriers sort and deliver mail, record delivery of registered mail and collect money for cash-on-delivery parcels. Letter carriers are employed by Canada Post Corporation.

Example Titles

  • letter carrier
  • postman/woman
  • rural mail carrier

Main duties

  • Letter carriers perform some or all of the following duties:
    • Organize mail by address and load into mailbag
    • Deliver letters, small parcels and other printed matter along established routes
    • Deliver telegrams, special delivery and express mail
    • Collect payment for cash-on-delivery service
    • Record delivery of registered mail
    • Leave notices indicating that items could not be delivered and the location where they can be picked up
    • Return undeliverable mail to postal station.

Employment requirements

  • Some secondary school education is required.
  • Two weeks to one month of training is provided by Canada Post Corporation.

Additional information

  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with additional training or experience.

Exclusions

  • Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors (15131513)
  • Letter carrier supervisors (in 12141214 Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations)
  • Mail, postal and related workers (15111511)