Mail Service Courier (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 12 December 2016
CPC could be a decent place to work but there is no future for drivers. They won't call you for weeks, then expect you to be available entire weeks getting only 4-5 hrs. in the heart of the day. You have to work elsewhere to make money yet the hours at CPC don't work well for having a second job. Older drivers never seem to quit and about half are only PT anyways. You would have to put up with a lot for many years just for PT. I was hired a part of a class of 16. When I quit, that was it. All 16 were now gone. They have to make this more attractive for casual employees to stay.
pay is decent and so are most coworkers
Bad data terminals which are overused for no good reason.
POSTAL CLERK (PO4) (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 June 2016
I work in City Finals which means this department sorts the mail to the letter carrier routes to whichever depot in the City of Edmonton. With Edmonton growing as it is, I get to learn more street names and where they are located so if asked for directions from someone I would be able to assist them. I am able to get alone with both the management and my co-workers. I find that working nights and trying to sleep during the day (especially in summer as it is brighter and warmer during the day) can be problematic but there are ways around that. The best part, I find, is getting the job done by getting the mail sorted to the letter carrier so that they can get the mail to our customer.
Seniority gives you the option for work placement
Possibility of being locked out and/or on strike whenever contract ends.
Volume Counter (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 February 2017
I was only a temporary worker there (Volume Count) but the staff and management were all very accomodating and easy to get along with. Everything was organized and follwed a set plan. Very much enjoyed it there
RSMC (Current Employee) – Okotoks, AB – 17 May 2016
Lots of laughs and giggles with co-workers and management is great! Have learned so much with C.P. and the hardest for me is change with in the office.Most enjoyable is having a purpose and pleasing my customers are rewarding,
All occassions we have potlucks, staff appreciation days, coffee donuts ect.
long hours during Xmas rush, and after holidays long hrs as well, doing flyers
Professional atmosphere with a light-hearted approach.
Mail and Parcel Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – Dingwall, NS – 25 October 2016
Although I haven't been with the company too long, I've come to enjoy working at Canada Post, and looking forward to completing tasks associated with the type of work I do. A typical day at work for me begins at 9 A.M. at the local post office, where I unload mail and parcels from our head office for distribution to the customers in my area. After sorting mail for the most efficient sections of delivery, I load them into my vehicle for transport, where I make the necessary stops along my route. After I complete my deliveries, I head back to the office to complete an entry in my daily log, detailing the deliveries I've made, and what parcels I was able to deliver, as well as any that I had to return to my office with to be carded for pick-up by customers. I've learned to be efficient with my deliveries as it saves time and fuel. Management is very good to work for. She was quite patient with me when I first began this position. I believe her patience is what contributes to a pleasant place for my co-workers and myself to work in. The unpredictability of the weather makes it the hardest part of the job, as at times, the weather can be harsh and tricky to drive in. I think the most enjoyable part of working for Canada Post is the interaction with my co-workers and customers.
RELIEF MAIL CARRIER (Former Employee) – Newmarket, ON – 17 September 2016
This job was about as bad as it gets - most post offices are dusty and old with fiberglass hanging out of the walls. Management do not have answers to a lot of issues that arise during the day and are bogged down with bureaucratic paperwork to even care about postal employees.
Job is mindless and easy and you're usually done by 2:00pm
Letter Carrier (Former Employee) – London, ON – 28 September 2016
Was a great company to work for. Dealing with the public was the most fun. Worked in London, Toronto, Oshawa, and Mississauga Ontario. Drove Canada post vehicles. Loaded and unloaded trucks. Learn to work with all kinds of people and different management styles.
Post Office Clerk (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 24 February 2016
Working at Canada post teaches you to learn new thing everyday. I believe life is learning process and everyday you learn something new. The typical day at work usually include handling postage to customers, up selling the coins and others promotional offers to customers. Assisting customer through customs, Delivering customers their parcels, Creating final notice reports for parcels and returns.Daily paper work and administrative work.The management team is very friendly and helpful to each other during the mail pick up time, it is usually business everyone cooperates with each other and work in fast pace, making customers happy.
Letter Carrier (Former Employee) – Kamloops, BC – 10 February 2016
Your day would start be sorting your mail and parcels to be delivered ,you would put the mail in order of travel to be delivered . Management is not very good , very bullying and controlling . People who couldn't make it as lettercarriers have been made managers . My co workers were great they totally made the job fun and enjoyable I made a lot of good friends at work . Winter conditions made the job harder , slip trips and falls are common . If you did hurt yourself at work you would often have to make up a story of how you went over on your ankle for instance because it just doesn't happen you must have done something to come to that injury . Who hasn't just went over on an ankle at one time or another and when you walk 9 miles a day it happens . Very good benefits and holidays , the best part of the job was all the people I delivered to .