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Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors  (NOC 1463)
Vancouver Island and Coast Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors pick up and deliver letters, parcels, packages, newspapers, flyers and other items within and between establishments. They are employed by courier service companies and other establishments throughout the private and public sectors.

bank messenger, courier, delivery person – courier service, door-to-door distributor, flyer distributor, messenger, newspaper carrier, runner.

Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Pick up messages, letters, envelopes, parcels, airline tickets, legal documents, packages, bonds, cheques, securities and other items from customers, and hand-deliver them to addresses within an establishment or in other establishments by walking or cycling within prescribed time periods
  • Collect payment for items delivered
  • Keep record of items received and delivered using delivery information acquisition devices
  • Deliver newspapers, flyers, handbills, telephone directories and similar items to residences and businesses.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Victoria, Campbell River, Colwood, Courtenay, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni, Comox, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, Port McNeill, Qualicum Beach, Sidney, View Royal, Cumberland, Sooke

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Outlook & Prospects for Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors in Vancouver Island and Coast Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors in Vancouver Island and Coast Region as well as in the rest of the British Columbia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Vancouver Island and Coast Region N/A N/A

Local Labour Market News

Week of Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014 Week of Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2014 Week of Jan 20 - Jan 24, 2014
  • Starting in February, FedEx Canada will be sending a daily flight to Nanaimo. The addition will benefit business and online shoppers on Vancouver Island with options for next-day and express shipping.
Week of Jan 06 - Jan 10, 2014
  • The Nanaimo Airport's traffic in 2013 was 20% higher than in the previous year. Part of the reason for the increase was the addition of direct flights to Calgary. The airport further plans to add direct flights to Seattle in 2014, as well as hire a full-time fire department in the next two to three years.
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