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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.
- 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.
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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be limited for Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors (NOC 1463) in the Vancouver Island and Coast region. Compared with all other occupations, this occupation is expected to experience weaker employment growth. This, in addition to fewer workers retiring, is expected to limit employment opportunities.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in the Vancouver Island and Coast region was 40 years and 27% of workers were 55 years old and older.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014
- The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is starting a 40-passenger water-shuttle service. The Shuttle will transport cruise-ship passengers from Ogden Point to the Inner Harbour, allowing them to avoid taking a bus ride through the city.
- As a result of the backlog at the Port Metro Vancouver, the Port of Nanaimo has seen an increase of approximately 25%. The increase is expected to be short lived, but will help pay for waterfront improvements.
- 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.
- 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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