Canada Post: Socio-economic cheques will be delivered

OTTAWA, June 16, 2011 /CNW/ - Despite the ongoing labour disruption, Canada Post wants to reassure our customers that socio-economic cheques will be delivered.  An agreement was reached with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in March 2011 to ensure delivery of more than two million cheques nationally on June 20th.

The following cheques will be delivered on June 20:

  • Receiver General of Canada:
    • Canada Pension Plan
    • Old Age Security
    • Veterans' Affairs Pension Plan
    • Canada Child Tax Benefit

Some provinces opted to have their socio-economic cheques delivered by Canada Post, while others did not. The following cheques will be delivered on June 20:

  • Quebec:
    • Quebec Pension
    • Child Assistance
    • Income Security

  • Alberta:
    • Pension Cheques (from Alberta Seniors)

These cheques will be delivered to eligible Canadians on June 20 by regular mail delivery.  Please ensure you check your mail box or visit your local post office if you are expecting any of the socio-economic cheques mentioned above.

For customers who receive their regular mail delivery via general delivery at a post office or via a postal box, all post offices will be open on June 20 to allow customers to retrieve their cheques. Offices that have been closed due to the work disruption will be open for the day for cheque pick-up only and will not handle any other retail transactions. Customers can visit for further information.

Delivering during a work disruption is a huge challenge, but Canada Post is committed to delivering these important cheques to the Canadians who count on receiving them.

SOURCE Canada Post

For further information:

Media Relations
(613) 734-8888


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