National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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74102 - Couriers and messengers

Couriers and messengers pick up and deliver letters, parcels, packages, messages and other items within and between establishments. They are employed by courier service companies and other establishments throughout the public and private sectors.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • bank messenger
    • courier
    • courier service driver
    • delivery person - courier service
    • mail service courier
    • runner - courier service

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors (See 75201 Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors)
    • Letter carriers (See 74101 Letter carriers)
    • Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations (See 72025 Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following duties:

    • Pick up messages, letters, envelopes, parcels, airline tickets, legal documents, packages, bonds, cheques, securities and other items from customers, and hand-deliver them to addresses within an establishment or in other establishments by walking, cycling or driving within prescribed time periods
    • Collect payment for items delivered
    • Keep record of items received and delivered using delivery information acquisition devices.
  • Employment requirements

    • Secondary school education may be required.
    • Eligibility for bonding may be required.
    • Ability to navigate streets and follow directions is usually required.
    • Physical fitness is required for some occupations in this unit group.
  • Additional information

    • There is some mobility into other delivery occupations such as delivery drivers.
    • There may be mobility to clerical occupations within the company.
    • Progression to supervisory positions may be possible with experience.
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