Postal Clerks 

Postal clerks calculate postage for letters, parcels, and registered mail and receive payment at sales counters / postal wickets. They also sell stamps, prepaid mail / money orders, route mail, and perform other related clerical activities.

Work: People in this group work for Canada Post Corporation and other government departments, and courier / parcel express services and other business organizations.

Useful Secondary School subjects: English, Computer Basics, Social Studies, Math, A second language

Degrees associated with this career: High School Diploma, Certificate

Requirements: You need some high school. To be a mail and postal clerk or mail sorter, you may need a high school diploma and some college office administration courses. With experience / additional training, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor or facility manager. Many recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 1 in 5 has a trade / vocational certificate or community college diploma.

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