Canada Post unprecedentedly busy this holiday season

 

While the holidays are already a busy time for postal workers, this year projects to be unusually busy, as more Canadians are opting for virtual holiday get-togethers this year.

As a result, Canada Post is experiencing an unprecedented number of transactions, as many citizens are attempting to send gifts to their loved ones, while businesses are attempting to send packages to their customers.

Additionally, due to the increased demand, coupled with additional limitations for enclosed spaces, Canada Post is warning Canadians to prepare for the likelihood of long lines.

Further, while post office workers are prioritizing serving customers as quickly and as safely as possible, they're also cognizant of the fact that some transactions are more complex, such as international parcels, and therefore take longer to process.

Moreover, in order to best serve the needs of their communities, Canada Post has added 4,000 temporary seasonal employees, and increased their fleet by more than 1,000 vehicles.

As well, the number of Parcel Pickup locations has increased, hours at many post offices have been extended, and some communities are even being serviced on weekends.

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