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74100 – Mail and parcel sorters and related occupations

Mail and parcel sorters and workers in related occupations process and sort mail and parcels in post offices, mail processing plants, warehouses and internal mail rooms. They are employed by Canada Post Corporation, courier and parcel express companies and establishments throughout the public and private sectors.


Example titles

  • Mail sorter
  • Postal clerk - mail and parcel sorting

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Mail sorters
  • Sort mail according to destination
  • Bundle, label, bag and route sorted mail to the proper delivery stream
  • Operate vehicles and material handling equipment in order to sort mail and load postal trucks
  • Search directories to find the correct address for redirected mail.
Mailroom clerks
  • Receive, process, sort and distribute incoming and outgoing mail, faxes, messages and courier packages manually or electronically
  • Maintain address databases and produce personalized mailings
  • Print and photocopy material, stuff envelopes and affix address labels
  • Weigh outgoing mail, calculate and affix proper postage, and bundle by postal code
  • May operate and maintain print shop and mailing house equipment.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school and some college office administration courses may be required.
  • On-the-job training is required.
  • Physical fitness may be required for some occupations in this unit group.

Additional information

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


  • Couriers and messengers (74102)
  • Letter carriers (74101)
  • Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations (72025)
  • Postal services representatives (64401)

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
7 – Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training
Major group
74 – Mail and message distribution, other transport equipment operators and related maintenance workers
Sub-major group
741 – Mail and message distribution occupations
Minor group
7410 – Mail and message distribution occupations
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