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75201 – Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors

Delivery service drivers drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products. Door-to-door distributors deliver items to residences and businesses. They are employed by dairies, drug stores, newspaper distributors, take-out food establishments, dry cleaners, mobile caterers and many other establishments, or they may be self-employed.


Example titles

  • Bread deliverer
  • Canteen driver
  • Delivery driver
  • Door-to-door distributor
  • Driver salesperson
  • Dry cleaning driver
  • Flyer distributor
  • Newspaper carrier
  • Newspaper delivery driver
  • Pizza delivery driver
  • Vending machine driver-supplier

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Operate and drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products, such as food, newspapers, magazines, bakery and dairy products, and items such as dry cleaning
  • Deliver newspapers, flyers, handbills, telephone directories and similar items to residences and businesses
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspection of vehicle
  • Plan delivery travel schedules and service routes
  • Load and unload cargo, goods or merchandise
  • Provide customer service by selling products, delivering over established routes and accepting or making payments for goods
  • Record information on pick-ups and deliveries, vehicle mileage and fuel costs and report any incidents or problems encountered
  • May scan and sort freight or cargo for delivery
  • May assemble, install or set-up delivered goods or merchandise
  • May communicate with central dispatch using mobile communications equipment.

Employment requirements

  • Some secondary school is usually required.
  • A driver's licence appropriate to the class of vehicle being driven is required.
  • One year of safe driving experience is usually required.
  • On-the-job training may be provided.
  • Eligibility for bonding and transportation of dangerous goods (TGD) certification may be required for delivery and courier drivers.

Additional information

  • Progression to supervisory positions or to non-driving occupations, such as driver trainer or dispatcher is possible with additional training or experience.


Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
7 – Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
5 – Occupations usually require short-term work demonstration and no formal education
Major group
75 – Helpers and labourers and other transport drivers, operators and labourers
Sub-major group
752 – Transport drivers, operators and labourers
Minor group
7520 – Taxi and personal service and delivery service drivers
NOC 2021 Version 1.0
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