|Canada Post Corporation- Société canadienne des postes|
|Key people||Moya Greene, President and CEO;|
Marc Courtois Chairperson of the Board
|Products||Mail, Courier, Logistics|
Canada Post Corporation (French: Société canadienne des postes) is the Canadian postal authority operated as a crown corporation. In the Commonwealth realms a Crown corporation is a State-controlled company or enterprise Ottawa (ˈɒtəwə or sometimes /ˈɒtəwɑː/ is the Capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest municipality. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page For other uses of this term see Industry (disambiguation An industry (from Latin industrius, "diligent industrious" Mail, or post, is a method for transmitting information and tangible objects wherein written Documents typically enclosed in Envelopes and also In Marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a Market that might satisfy a want or need Mail, or post, is a method for transmitting information and tangible objects wherein written Documents typically enclosed in Envelopes and also A courier is a Person or company employed to deliver Messages packages and Mail. Logistics is the management of the flow of Goods, Information and other resources including Energy and people between the point of origin and the point Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page In the Commonwealth realms a Crown corporation is a State-controlled company or enterprise The Post Office Department of the Government of Canada was founded in 1867 and was rebranded Canada Post in the late 1960s though it officially remained the Post Office Department until October 16, 1981 when the Canada Post Corporation Act came into force. The Canadian Government, formally Her Majesty's Government in Canada, is the Federal government of Canada. Events 456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 The Act set a new direction for the postal service, creating more reliable service and ensuring the postal service's financial security and independence. 
Every business day, Canada Post provides service to 14 million addresses, delivering 40 million items.  Delivery takes place via traditional "to the door" service by 15,000 letter carriers, supplemented by approximately 6,000 vehicle routes in rural and suburban areas, and truck delivery of parcels in urban areas. This article is about the semi-truck For the North American use of the word see Pickup truck. There are 6,800 post offices across the country, a combination of corporate offices and franchises which are operated by private retailers in conjunction with a host retail business, such as a drugstore. In terms of area serviced, Canada Post delivers to a larger area than the postal service of any other nation, including Russia (where service in Siberia is limited largely to communities along the railroad). Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Siberia (Сиби́рь Sibir) is the name given to the vast region constituting almost all of Northern Asia and for the most part currently serving
On a consolidated basis, the Corporation processed 11. 6 billion pieces during year 2006. Consolidated revenue from operations reached $7. 3 billion and consolidated net income totalled $119 million.  To compete effectively, Canada Post operates as a group of companies called The Canada Post Group. It employs 72,000 full and part-time employees to deliver a full range of delivery, logistics and fulfillment services to customers. The Corporation holds an interest in Purolator Courier, Innovapost, Progistix-Solutions and Canada Post International Limited. Purolator Courier Ltd is a Canadian Courier that is 91% owned by Canada Post. Innovapost is a Canadian -based Information technology (IT and business solutions company . In 2000, Canada Post created a company called Epost, allowed customers to receive their bill online for free. In 2007, Epost was absorbed into Canada Post.
Canada Post (French: Postes Canada) is the Federal Identity Program name. The Federal Identity Program (FIP is the Canadian Government 's Corporate identity program. The legal name is Canada Post Corporation in English and Société canadienne des postes in French. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people
Mail delivery first started in Canada in 1693 when the Portuguese born Pedro da Silva was paid to deliver mail between Quebec City and Montreal. The Postal history of Canada falls into four major periods French control (1604-1763 British control (1763-1841 the Province of Canada Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. Pedro da Silva ( Lisbon, 1647 - Canada, 17?) was the first post Courier in New France, in what was to become part of Quebec City ( French: Ville de Québec, or simply Québec) (kwɨˈbɛk or /keˈbɛk/ is the Capital of the Canadian province Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec Official postal services began in 1775, under the control of the British Government up to 1851. Year 1775 ( MDCCLXXV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Her Majesty's Government, or when the monarch is male His Majesty's Government, is the title used by the Government of the United Kingdom, based at 1851 ( MDCCCLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year The first postage stamp (designed by Sir Sandford Fleming) went into circulation in Canada that same year. Sir Sandford Fleming (January 7 1827 – July 22 1915 was a prolific Scottish-born Canadian Engineer and Inventor, known for introducing Universal It was not until 1867 when the newly formed Dominion of Canada created the Post Office Department as a federal government department (The Act for the Regulation of the Postal Service) headed by a Cabinet minister, the Postmaster General of Canada. Year 1867 ( MDCCCLXVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The Cabinet of Canada (Cabinet du Canada plays an important role in the Government of Canada, in accordance with the Westminster System. The Postmaster General of Canada was the Canadian cabinet minister responsible for the Post Office Department ( Canada Post) The Act took effect April 1, 1868, providing uniform postal service throughout the newly established country. Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne Year 1868 ( MDCCCLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap The Canadian post office was designed around the British service as created by Sir Rowland Hill, who introduced the concept of charging mail by weight and not destination along with creating the concept of the postage stamp. Sir Rowland Hill KCB FRS ( December 3, 1795 - August 27, 1879) was a British teacher and social reformer A postage stamp is an adhesive paper evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services
Canada Post started early with airmail, with the first airmail flight taking place on June 24, 1918 carrying mail from Montreal to Toronto. Airmail (or air mail) is Mail that is transported by Aircraft. Events 972 - Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces takes place Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Regular airmail service began in 1928.
The 1970s was a tough decade for Canada Post, with major strikes combined with annual deficits that had hit $600 million by 1981. This state of affairs made politicians want to rethink their strategy for the federal department. It resulted in two years of public debate and input into the future of mail delivery in Canada. The government sought to give the post office more autonomy, in order to make it more commercially viable and to compete against the new threat of private courier services. On October 16, 1981, the Federal Parliament passed the "Canada Post Corporation Act", which transformed Canada Post into a Crown corporation to create the Canada Post Corporation (CPC). Events 456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 In the Commonwealth realms a Crown corporation is a State-controlled company or enterprise The legislation also includes a measure that legally guarantees basic postal service to all Canadians. It stipulates that all Canadians have the right to expect mail delivery, regardless of where they live.
Several historical sites related to the history of Canada Post can be visited today. In Ontario, the first Toronto Post Office is still in operation. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Toronto's first Post Office or York Post Office was built between 1833 to 1834 and served as a post office until 1839. The site of the Air Canada Centre was once the Canada Post Delivery Building. The Also notable are the Vancouver Main Post Office and the Dawson, Yukon, Post Office, a National Historic Site of Canada. This is a complete list of the National Historic Sites of Canada. In Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, a nineteenth-century lighthouse acts as a seasonal post office for the tiny coastal community. Peggys Cove (2001 population approx 50 also known as Peggy's Cove from 1961 to 1976 is a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St
Any letter sent within Canada has the destination address on the centre of its envelope, with a stamp, postal indicia, meter label, or frank mark on the top-right corner of the envelope to acknowledge payment of postage. A postage stamp is an adhesive paper evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services Indicia has a number of meanings In postage indicia are markings on a mail piece showing that postage has been paid by the sender Franking (or "Franks") are any and all devices or markings such as Postage stamps (including printed and/or embossed on Postal stationery A return address, although it is not required, can be put on the top-left corner of the envelope in smaller type than the destination address. In postal Mail, a return address is an explicit inclusion of the address of the person sending the message
Official addressing protocol is for the address to be in block letters, using a fixed-pitch typeface (such as Courier). In America block letters are simple letters children are taught to write in first grade The first line(s) of the address contains the personal name and internal address of the recipient. The second-to-last line is the post office box, general delivery indicator, or street address, using the shortened name of the street type and no punctuation. The last line consists of the legal place name, a single space, the two-letter province abbreviation, two full spaces, and then the postal code. Postal codes by province and territoryA Canadian postal code If mailed within Canada, the country is not necessarily indicated at the bottom. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page
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10-321 1/2 RUE CHARLES OUEST
MONTRÉAL QC H3Z 2Y7
1234 MAIN ST
PO BOX 4001 STN A
VICTORIA BC V8X 3X4
1234 7TH CONCESSION
SITE 6 COMP 10
RR 8 STN MAIN
MILLARVILLE AB T0L 1K0
GD STN MAIN
WALKERTON ON N0G 2V0
The Corporation has a directory of all its products and services called the Postal Guide and has divided its range of services into three main categories: Transaction Mail, Parcels and Direct Marketing.
The lettermail service allows the transmission of virtually any paper document. The basic rate is currently set at 52 cents for one standard letter (30g or less) and is regulated by a price-cap formula, linked to the inflation rate.  The Corporation has recently introduced a “permanent” stamp that retains its value forever, eliminating the need to buy 1 cent stamps after a rate increase. The rates for lettermail are based on weight and size and determine whether the article falls into the aforementioned standard format, or in the oversize one.
The rates for services have generally been increasing above the rate of inflation. An exception is the rate for basic domestic letters for which Canada Post maintains that Canada has one of the lowest rates in the world because government regulation caps increases for this at below inflation.
Mail sent internationally is known as letterpost. It can only contain paper documents (See Light Packet and Small Packet below). The rate for a standard letter is of 96 cents if sent to the United States, and $1. 60 if sent to any other destination.
Canada Post offers four domestic parcel services. The rates are based on distance, weight and size. The maximum acceptable weight is 30 kg.
Although Canada Post is responsible for stamp design and production, the corporation does not actually choose the subjects or the final designs that appear on stamps.  That task falls under the jurisdiction of the Stamp Advisory Committee. Their objective is to recommend a stamp program that will have broad-based appeal, regionally and culturally, reflecting Canadian history, heritage, and tradition. 
Before Canada Post calls a meeting of the committee, it also welcomes suggestions for stamp subjects from Canadian citizens. Ideas for subjects that have recently appeared on a stamp are declined. The committee works two years in advance and can approve approximately 20 subjects for each year. 
Once a stamp subject is selected, Canada Post’s Stamp Products group conducts research. Designs are commissioned from two firms, both chosen for their expertise. The designs are presented anonymously to the committee.  The committee’s process and selection policy have changed little in the thirty years since it was introduced.
Canada Post has a history of troubled labour relations with its trade unions, particularly the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and the Letter Carriers Union of Canada (which merged with CUPW in 1989) culminating in periodic strike action which has brought mail service in Canada to a halt. Footnotes See http//enwikipediaorg/wiki/WikipediaFootnotes for an explanation of how to generate footnotes using the tags and the template below --> The Canadian postage stamp of Acadian Deportation 1755–2005, issued for release on August 15, 2005, is a domestic 50 cent stamp marking the 250th anniversary of The Canadian postage stamp of Polio Vaccination 1955–2005, issued September 2, 2005, was a domestic 50-cent stamp commemorating the fight against Polio The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer (or Kipling Ritual, or Iron Ring Ceremony) is a Ritual dating from 1922 for Students about to graduate The field of industrial relations (also called labor relations) looks at the relationship between Management and workers particularly groups of workers represented A trade union or labour union is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals in key areas such as wages hours and working conditions forming Template talkInfobox Union for usage --> The Canadian Union of Postal Workers or CUPW is a Public sector Strike action, often simply called a strike, is a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal by Employees to perform work. There have been at least 19 strikes, lockouts and walkouts between 1965 and 2005 including several wildcat strikes. A wildcat strike action, often referred to as wildcat strike, is an illegal Strike action taken by labor not authorized by their union officials A number of these strikes have seen the corporation employ strikebreakers and most, since the 1970s, have resulted in back-to-work legislation being passed by the Canadian parliament. A strikebreaker (also called scab or knobstick) is a person who works despite an ongoing strike. The Parliament of Canada (Parlement du Canada is Canada 's legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario.
Canada Post was also the setting for one of the most controversial labour rulings of recent years. After several prosecutions for theft at Mississauga's Gateway Postal Plant, the union won a ruling from a labour board that the workers involved could not be dismissed as the length of the investigation exceeded the ten-day limit in the collective agreement under which any allegation of misconduct had to be brought to the attention of the worker. Mississauga (ˌmɪsɪˈsɑgə) incorporated in 1974 is a City located in the Regional Municipality of Peel Although the ruling was reversed on appeal, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that although the decision may have been incorrect, it was not so totally without merit that the labour board's decision should be overturned. The Court of Appeal for Ontario (frequently referred to as Ontario Court of Appeal or OCA) is headquartered in Downtown Toronto, in historic The court noted the language was in the collective agreement to keep supervisors from holding infractions over the head of a worker indefinitely.
Recently, however, Canada Post has begun to emerge from its labour troubles. In 2007, it signed a 4 year agreement with CUPW without any labour disruptions. For 2007 and 2008, the corporation was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, as published in Maclean's magazine. Canada's Top 100 Employers is an annual competition that recognizes the best places in Canada to work Maclean's is a Canadian weekly News magazine, reporting on Canadian issues such as politics pop culture and current events 
Safety of rural mobile delivery personnel on busy roads has been an ongoing concern. Canada Post launched the Rural Mail Safety Review as rural and suburban mail carriers across the country, supported by their union, raised complaints about workplace safety. As of March 2008 there have been more than 1400 such complaints. In some cases these union members refused to deliver mail even after Canada Post tests showed there was no undue traffic safety risk at a particular mail box. Such cases were referred to Labour Canada, who in several instances asked Canada Post to cease delivery to mailboxes. In December 2006, the Canadian government ordered that Canada Post maintain rural delivery wherever possible.
Moya Greene, the CEO of Canada Post, has been quoted as saying that years of under-investment to improve the company has hurt its efficiency and its financial performance. In September 2007, she estimated that modernizing the corporation would cost $2. 7-billion over five to seven years for new buildings, equipment, technology and training.