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.