Company gears up to deliver more than one billion pieces of mail by
OTTAWA, Nov. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - With the holidays approaching, Canada Post
is busier than Santa's toy shop. The company is adding people and
vehicles to ensure that cards and gifts reach Canadians in time for
As the only company that delivers to every address in the country—and a
supplier of choice for people who shop online—Canada Post is expected
to deliver more than one billion cards, letters and parcels by
Christmas Day. The company will employ 2,400 additional workers to help
with the increased mail volumes, as well as schedule more planes and
trucks to carry greeting cards and parcels this holiday season.
"Our operation is geared to ensure that we meet our customers'
expectations," said Cal Hart, Senior Vice President of Processing,
Engineering and Infrastructure at Canada Post. "The only thing that can
slow us down is bad weather, but we're ready for that too."
Each work day, Canada Post employees travel some 1.5 million km
delivering mail and parcels to 15 million addresses—a distance that
would take a person to the moon and back twice. The number of trucks
operated by Canada Post this holiday season will exceed 1,330 to ensure
"This is something we do each year to handle the extra mail entrusted to
us," said Mr. Hart. "Our employees are proud to deliver for
Canadians—especially during the holidays."
To ensure mail and parcels are delivered on time, Canadians should…
Ensure that mailing and return addresses are clearly written
Use sturdy boxes for packages and seal them with packaging tape
Boxes being mailed should not be wrapped in colourful paper or string
If recycling a box, remove old addresses or UPC codes
Wrap items inside a box in bubble wrap or newspaper so that they don't
More information on the correct way to package and address products can
be found at: http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/personal/guides/preparation.jsf
Image with caption: "Delivering the Holidays (CNW Group/Canada Post)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111130_C2638_PHOTO_EN_7679.jpg
SOURCE Canada Post
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