Canada Post Returns to Normal Operations in Wake of Rotating Strikes

November 28, 2018

Canada Posts Negotiations 2018

With rotating strikes by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers over, Canada Post is working to stabilize operations.  However, backlogs remain severe and delays are expected into the new year.  Delivery guarantees are still suspended until further notice.

Canada Post has stated their current outlook for deliveries is as follows:

  • for parcels: Deliveries will continue but be delayed during the peak holiday season and into January 2019. Existing backlogs are expected to worsen this week due to high volumes from Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
  • for Lettermail: The backlog should be cleared and deliveries current before December 25.
  • for International parcels: Delays are likely to stretch into March of 2019. International items will require screening by the Canada Border Services Agency. We are working in partnership with them to manage the significant existing backlog.
  • for direct marketing mail: We expect to be current before December 25, but some delays may occur and time-sensitive pieces will be delivered on a best-effort basis.

If there is anything we can do to help please do not hesitate to contact us.