National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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74101 - Letter carriers

Letter carriers sort and deliver mail, record delivery of registered mail and collect money for cash-on-delivery parcels. They are employed by Canada Post Corporation.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • letter carrier
    • postal carrier
    • rural mail carrier

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Couriers and messengers (See 74102 Couriers and messengers)
    • Letter carriers supervisor (See 72025 Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations)
    • Mail and parcel sorters and related occupations (See 74100 Mail and parcel sorters and related occupations)
    • Postal services representatives (See 64401 Postal services representatives)
  • Main duties

    This group performs 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
    • 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.
    • Physical fitness is required for some occupations in this unit group.
  • Additional information

    • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with additional training or experience.
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