simple and easy to apply, however the hours interfere heavily with day to day life.
lifter (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 18 May 2017
Canpar is a great first job, its simple to get the hang of. days are four hours each so you know when you are going to be arriving and leaving always. The work is very physical and in the summer it can get VERY hot, never the less working over the summer at this place seemed worth it while i was going to highschool aswell.
Mail Sorter (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 30 May 2016
Night shifts, take every types of mail on the line and placed it in the trucks that you are in charge of, by postal codes in orders for the driver in the morning.Worst part is when you are asked to go unload the 53' trailer and put all the couriers on the line.
Driver (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 25 January 2016
If you like overtime, you're going to like this job. Its not terribly hard work but it is fast paced. No BS, you will go in and out of your truck 150+ times a day. The scanners they use are a bit intimidating but you'll get onto it fairly quick. Its more important to know the routine with the scanner more than anything else at this job. Your truck is loaded for you by night staff and a little postal code map will be drawn for you on how it was loaded on the shelves and floors. It helps, but you still have to plan your route. Various ways to do that and you'll develop yours. Management is typical, safety talks in the office but do whatever it takes out in the field to get the job done. Its a union job, but not very observed. As for co-workers, you barely interact with them for 10 mins a day, you're on your own. Its alright work, but like I said there will be OT. 1 1/2 time pay for it though and you can bank it up to 40hrs. You'll need it because there are no sick days. Boo, not very family friendly. No work, no pay. Not very union at all. No urine tests, so pot smokers can get a job here. Hardest part is the boxes and stairs. Alot of one arm balancing while opening doors. The best part is the driving in your own truck. You can bring a fat lunch box and eat while you work to get done faster.
Good pay, No urine test, not micromanaged
Long hours (not really a con if you need the money), driving in rush hours twice a day
Off loading (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 January 2016
they rip you off when you get a check. my check was meant to be almost $200, but instead they gave me $33.39. the people there are cool, but its hard. safety is the main thing they look at. i hurt my finger and followed what i had to do. they sent me home then fired me.
dockloader (Former Employee) – edmonton ab – 4 December 2013
had great time working there. would go back if I could. was involved in all parts in shipping and receiving, loaded and unloaded trailers, sent freight all over alberta and northern british Colombia, loaded freight into trucks for local deliveries
Warehouse Worker, Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 September 2013
It is a typical courier job, Heavy labor job up to 70lbs Has a long way to go to catch up to what the competition offers in both technology and processing of packages. Staff/Managers Good. Union job is the best benefit to this job.
Shipper Receiver (Former Employee) – New Toronto St Etobicoke, Ontario – 11 June 2013
Besides the long hours of hard labour stacking boxes in trailers, Canpar was a decent work place. Co workers were helpful and friendly, and the environment was safe for the type of work. Management had its up and downs mainly depending on who your supervisor is. A typical day at work would be to enter a 32 or 64 foot trailer, then stack boxes to the roof until the whole trailer is filled. The hardest part of the job is the strain on your body after lifting heavy boxes for multiple hours. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people from work and getting paid.
Sorting out mails base on their final destinations
Mail Sorter (Former Employee) – Calgary, Alberta. – 2 April 2013
My day at work was pretty much routine, I would come to work straight to conveyor belt where I would stand for two hours working until my first break. I have learned to check packages which contained suspicious items and products before puting them on conveyor belt. management was really good, if something was wrong during work we would always consult with floor manager who was great at resolving issues among employees. employees usually got along pretty well except for bossy employees. the hardest part of the job was dealing with packages that did not have final destination on the envolope. the most enjoyable part of them was just working with people who communicated pretty well.
we were allowed to leave the building for half an hour to go eat anywhere we like
not knowing when our shifts end because some packages are urgent and some are local destinations