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“Unprecedented” Canada Post Delays Could Go Well Into The Spring Season

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After back-to-work legislation was passed earlier this week to end the Canada Post strike, the mailing service is still warning people that huge delays are expected.

In a statement on their website, Canada Post says they are “working to stabilize operations after the end of the rotating strikes”.

“With our network currently facing unprecedented backlogs, customers can continue to expect delivery delays for the next several weeks” continues the statement.


Canada Post Current Outlook

  • 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.


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