Delivery and courier service drivers (NOC 7514)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum Not published
Median 15.00$
Maximum 27.00$
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
31,000
Skill level
Intermediate (generally a secondary school diploma)

Nature of work

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

Main duties

  • Delivery and courier service drivers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Operate and drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products, such as fast food, newspapers, magazines, bakery and dairy products, and items such as dry cleaning, envelopes, packages and parcels
  • - Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspection of vehicle
  • - Plan delivery travel schedules and service routes
  • - Continued…
  • - 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

  • * Completion of 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 is provided.
  • * Eligibility for bonding and transportation of dangerous goods (TGD) certification may be required for delivery and courier drivers.

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