Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Source: 2021 Job Bank Wage Report
Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook
10 year expected job openings: 1,680
Related (mail room) workers:
Postal workers do their jobs inside post offices or in postal outlets located in stores. Mail sorters and mail room workers may work in post offices, in mail processing plants or in mail rooms of busy large companies. Work may be full-time, part-time or seasonal. Shift work may be required on nights and weekends. In smaller postal outlets, workers may have to work alone.
Mail, postal and related workers use technology to prepare parcels and courier items for shipping as well as to track sales. People with these jobs must be able to lift heavy bags of mail and stand for most of their shift. Some workers may need to wear a uniform which the employer supplies.
Source: 2016 Census
Mail, postal and related workers are generally required to have completed secondary school or some college administration courses. They must have computer skills and be able to use a variety of programs, including shipping software programs, and have basic math skills. Other qualifications may include:
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New technology continues to make these careers more automated. People communicate more through email and social media, which has decreased the demand for workers in these jobs. However, purchasing products online continues to grow in popularity and this trend may help to keep or create job openings.
Technology is used more than ever as shipping is done with real-time tracking. This allows mail and postal workers to go online to trace where mail items are in the system. Having the ability to learn and use this technology is an asset for people in this career.
People in these careers serve customers, so it’s important to have good communication, sales, marketing and customer service skills.
Canada Post offers training to workers who are interested in moving to supervisor or management positions. Corporate postal jobs are in high demand and may be more difficult to get because many people apply for them.
These jobs are considered entry level and individuals can expect to work on a part-time or casual basis before moving to full-time work. With additional training or experience, workers may be promoted to supervisory or facility management positions.