Letter carriers (NOC 1512)

Job titles

Nature of work

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.

Fields of interest

  • Doing sports or physical activities
  • Entering or verify data and information, sorting, filing
  • Working outdoors or with the environment

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.

Main characteristics of the occupation

Employment requirements

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

Skill type

  • Business, finance and administration occupations

Skill level

  • Intermediate

More information

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