As the holidays approach, 350 letter carrier jobs are to be filled at Canada Post in both Montreal and Quebec. A consequence of the large number of purchases of gifts made on the Internet.
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Since gatherings are not yet permitted, nearly half of Canadians plan to shop primarily or exclusively online during the holiday season.
“It should be historically very high as a volume. In 2019, throughout the year, we processed 655,000 parcels for the Quebec City region, and in week 44, this year, we reached 955,000, ”said Karl Baillargeon, vice-president of workers at Canada Post , Quebec Section.
Canada Post delivers between 70% and 80% of parcels in the country. The company has big customers like Amazon and Simons. And, to meet the incomparable demand of this first Christmas in times of pandemic, massive hiring is taking place. At least 210 letter carrier positions are available in Montreal, while in Quebec City, 140 jobs have just been created.
“Among other things, we opened a center in the Watt Avenue sector. There are about 30 vehicles that have been added to the Canada Post fleet. Parcel deliveries will be made in the evening, the same weekend, from the end of November. Here, the Hugues-Randin station will now operate seven days a week, 24 hours a day, ”says Mr. Baillargeon.
In fact, around fifty new employees will take up their posts on November 22 in Quebec City, just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
For now, there is no delay, but remember that in October, Canada Post asked consumers to do their shopping earlier this year, because it anticipates much longer delivery times in the coming weeks. .