Letter carriers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1512

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.

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Job Duties for Letter carriers

  • 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.

Working Conditions for Letter carriers

This position is often done outdoors, walking or driving throughout a community. This involves carrying parcels that may collectively weigh up to 50 lbs, requiring good physical strength and stamina.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Letter Carrier
  • Mail Carrier
  • Mail Collector
  • Mail Deliverer
  • Postal Carrier
  • Postal Service Deliverer
  • Postal Worker
  • Postman/woman
  • Priority Post Carrier
  • Rural Mail Carrier
  • Special Delivery Mail Carrier