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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 Limited   (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.

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