Repetitive job in a variety of weather conditions with no benefits.
RSMC Helper, RSMC Assistant, RSMC Replacement (Former Employee) – Lively, ON – 22 March 2014
Started work in the morning at around 8 to 9 am in the morning. Sorted mail for rural mail route into a sorting case to be delivered to customers and organized mail into bundles for over 750 houses.Scanned and organized parcels for delivery. Loaded mail, flyers and various sized parcels into vehicle for delivery.Delivered mail, parcels, flyers and magazines into rural mailboxes and community mailbox sites on an approximate 35 kilometer route. Delivered parcels to customers houses and collected money and signatures if required.Worked in all weather conditions.Learned to complete tasks assigned effectively, efficiently and on time. Learned to understand instructions and communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors.Learned to give extra effort and time to get a job done. Co-workers were very sociable and understanding and wanted to get the job done just as much as you wanted to, The hardest part of the job was working in the winter and during the Christmas rush in late November and December and also the job was very repetitious. The most enjoyable part was the light work days during the summer when the weather was dry and not stormy or raining. Another enjoyable thing was you could be done work earlier. Lastly, seeing the joy when customers got their parcels earlier than expected and seeing the elation on their faces.
Choose your breaks, fresh air, done work early occasionally.
Repetitive, working in winter weather, use your own vehicle, no benefits
Mam10 Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 21 April 2017
From a skilled trades/maintenance perspective Canada Post is one of the most poorly run organizations I have worked for. The skills of coworkers are all over the map from excellent to pathetic. This I believe is due to the fact that many who work in maintenance have no formalized or accredited training ( licenses ) with most being former letter carriers. Production skilled trades are constantly being given work that is more related to house keeping than it is trades work such as vacuuming, dusting and changing forklift batteries. The wages for trades are below industry standards and the benefits aren't a whole lot better. New employees have to contribute to the pension plan which runs about $380.00 /month. Training on equipment unique to the mail sorting business is very sporadic and seems to be handed out in a preferential way. The people in trades who are competent in their work are helpful and informative. Maintenance management are constantly changing and have variable ability to manage skilled trades. Maintenance management gets little or no support from upper management. The best thing that can be said is that the employment is stable.
DELIVERY AGENT (Former Employee) – Ajax, ON – 10 April 2017
The environment used to be stress free but now it has become more demanding and stressful in expectations. Someone in a higher seniority that has grown with the company it'll be a great place to work; new employees will be a lot more stress and pressure to do their job with little security.
Superintendent Collection and Delivery (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 10 April 2017
Canada Post is moving ahead. The company is putting the correct measures in place to ensure competitiveness in the future. The introduction of new technology has galvanized a promising future for the Crown Corporation.
Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee) – Kanata, ON – 3 April 2017
You could not ask for a better Company to work for! Respectful and happy environment . More like family then coworkers. I would recommend this job to anyone and everyone. If you have issues management is so kind and helpful.
Delivery Person (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 1 April 2017
Loading and unloading tubs of mail. Sort this into desk and pull for delivery. Spend about 3 hours doing that before going outdoors to deliver for the next 3-4 hours. Work is more focused on individual work with little team work although we share issues we need to deal with. I enjoy this job because I am able to work on my own at a relatively fast pace.
Temporary, On-Call Postal Clerk (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 31 March 2017
As an on call postal clerk you will get called occasionally throughout the year, but most often around November/December/January.
You will sort incoming packages into various shelves/bins, based on postal code.
The pay is great, and the hours are typically night shift.
The system that calls you for shifts is terrible and you will find out that Canada Post has very little ability in organization. Also, corporate hates the union, the union hates corporate, and sometimes it feels like the workers hate everyone. Very negative work environment.
Estimated 10+ years before an on call postal clerk will get part-time or full-time permanent..
Factrice (Current Employee) – Chelsea, QC – 30 March 2017
Pay is great IF you can get a fulltime job. Been trying for 5 years now. I have been working on call for 5 years, and haven't been able to secure a fulltime job because my car is "technically" not big enough, but "literally" I can do the job with the smaller car. frustrating.