Does Canada Post deliver to rural areas?
For many rural communities in Canada, Canada Post is the only way to deliver or receive packages and mail. Urban residents have additional private options like FedEx, UPS or DHL, which do not service many rural communities or areas.
How much does a rural mail carrier make in Canada?
The average rural and suburban mail carrier salary in Canada is $26,997 per year or $13.84 per hour. Entry level positions start at $19,850 per year while most experienced workers make up to $38,692 per year.
How do packages get delivered to rural areas?
Most rural area’s have a UPS/FedEx surcharge to take it the “Last Mile” the shipper can select the cheaper service (UPSBasic & SmartPost ) UPS/FedEx move it thru it network, then drops the package at the Post Office (or one step back from your post office @ the USPS Regional Center that services your post office).
How do rural mail carriers get paid?
The base rate of pay for these rural carriers equals the base annual rate of a 40 hour evaluated route plus overtime at one and one-half times the base hourly rate for all assigned hours (equivalent miles) in excess of 2080 hours (2184 miles) a year.
What happens if I’m not home to sign for a package Canada Post?
If there is no other location, the delivery agent will leave a delivery notice card and will bring your package to a nearby post office for you to pick up.
Can someone else pick up my Canada Post package?
If you can’t pick up the package yourself, you can send someone else in your place. They will have to bring government-issued photo ID and one of the following: The delivery notice card. You must sign the card and print the name of the person you have sent to pick up the package on your behalf, or.
Does rural free delivery still exist?
Today, nearly half of the nation’s 104,718 full- and part-time rural carriers still use their own vehicles to deliver the mail on 73,461 routes, serving more than 40 million customers. Rural carriers drive 3.5 million miles every delivery day in 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Will FedEx deliver to rural areas?
More than 1 in 5 older Americans live in rural areas, according to the Census Bureau. Rural carriers shoulder deliveries for USPS competitors such as FedEx, UPS and Amazon. Because most major delivery companies won’t deliver to rural areas, postal workers carry their packages for what they call “the last mile.”