Letter carriers (NOC 1512)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum 17.00$
Median 25.95$
Maximum 28.00$
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
8,000
Skill level
Intermediate (generally a secondary school diploma)

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.

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
  • - Continued…
  • - 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.

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