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Canada Post - Postes Canada
Letter Carrier - Delivery Agent and Postal Clerk

Job Requisition Id: 173846
Business Function: Delivery Agent or Letter Carrier
Primary City: Kentville
Other Location(s):
Province: Nova Scotia
Employment Type: On Call Relief
Employment Status: Temporary
Language Requirement: English Essential
Number of Vacancies 2
Salary: $22.68
Job Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 10/05/2023

All qualified candidates will be considered however preference will be given to Indigenous people (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) or persons with a disability. This is a special measure employment equity initiative and candidates from this group who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.

Job Description

Canada Post is an exciting place to work! And you can be part of it!

We deliver billions of items to Canadians each year – you can be a big part of making this happen.

In this role, you may be called upon to do on-call delivery agent OR on-call postal clerk work:

  • On-call delivery agent (also known as a letter carrier). You’ll be the face of Canada Post in your community and make sure customers and businesses get the mail and parcels they’re waiting for.

  • On-call postal clerk- you will have the opportunity to work various shifts, including days, evenings, overnights and weekends. This temporary on-call position is an excellent opportunity to learn about the business of mail operations, as well as the great jobs available at Canada Post.

Job Responsibilities

As a Delivery Agent-What will you do?

  • You’ll start your day in the depot, sorting and preparing the day’s deliveries

  • You’ll load and drive a Canada Post postal vehicle

  • You’ll then spend most of your day outside, delivering mail and packages by foot or by vehicle to customers on your route

  • You’ll return to the depot to unload the day’s incoming mail and packages for later delivery

Job Responsibilities (continued)

As a Postal Clerk-What will you do?

  • You’ll work inside a sorting facility, sorting mail and packages

  • Work various shifts (may include evenings/nights and weekends)

  • Operation of material handling equipment

  • Receiving and accepting mail items

  • Sort, scan and sequence and batch mail items

  • Transfers and dispatching of parcels and packets

  • Perform other postal clerk duties as required

  • Completes reports and documentation


What must you have?

  • A valid Class 5 or Class G driver’s licence with a safe driving record for at least 3 years (driver's abstract required)

  • The physical ability to lift mail items weighing up to 22.7 kg (50 lb) and carry items weighing up to 15.9 kg (35 lb) regularly throughout the day

  • The ability to work in all types of weather

  • The availability to be on-call, possibly evenings and weekends

  • The ability to read, write and speak English and/or French

These help, too!

  • Experience in customer service

  • Experience making deliveries or working as a driver

  • Experience working in a production environment is an asset

In return, we offer:

  • Competitive pay

  • Extensive classroom and on-the-job training about your duties and safety on the job

  • Opportunities for permanent employment

Please note that mandatory pre-employment assessments and job training may take place in third-party facilities such as clinics and hotels, where specific COVID 19 protocols are in place. Access to these third-party facilities will require compliance with any such protocols.

Other Information

Today’s Canada Post - Canada Post is an e-commerce powerhouse, delivering billions of items every year. We help small businesses grow. We enrich lives in remote communities. We connect Canadians with each other and to the rest of the world. And we do all this by providing residential and business customers with the best possible delivery experience in the country.

We like to promote from within and can offer you a career rather than a job. While, like all of our delivery agents, you’ll start out on a temporary, on-call basis, you’ll have the opportunity to grow with us and obtain a permanent position … even try out new jobs in different areas of the company.

Safety Sensitive Positions

This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position and has additional requirements under Canada Post's Substance Use Policy.

Employment Equity

Canada Post will represent Canada’s diversity and provide a safe and welcoming workplace that embraces and celebrates our differences. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous People, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

Disability is defined as a persistent or episodic physical, sensory, or mental health condition and/or functional limitation. Disability includes both visible and hidden conditions and/or limitations that may impact vision, hearing, mobility, flexibility, dexterity, pain, learning, developmental, mental/psychological, and memory.

Conflict of Interest

The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.


Canada Post is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you are contacted by Canada Post regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you have any restrictions that need to be accommodated. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Important Message

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Our signature behaviours

Make the call – We’re empowered to make decisions, respectfully challenge the status quo, and support others to do the same.
Know the destination– We understand Canada Post’s strategy and goals and how we contribute to them, and we move forward with open minds when exploring new approaches. Deliver for others – We take pride in doing our personal best, demonstrate care for others, and support and encourage them to reach their potential.
Ignite our pride– We play a role in making Canada stronger by celebrating who we are, the communities we service, and issues that matter.

Our values

Our Values have three dimensions: “We matter as individuals, We matter to one another, We matter to our country”
I earn the trust placed in me every day, and I trust that my safety and well-being are everyone’s top priority.
We do our best work when we trust each other.
We value the trust Canadians have in us, and understand it is earned with every decision and interaction.
I understand respect is the foundation of a successful workplace.
We respect each other as colleagues and treat each other as we would like to be treated.
We respect our country and the communities we serve, and understand we have a responsibility to be a positive force for change.
I challenge myself to safely deliver every day because what I do matters.
We are a network of people, united by what we accomplish and deliver together.
Delivering a stronger Canada for Canadians is at the heart of what we do

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