Mail and Message Distribution Supervisors

(NOC 1214)

in All Business, Finance, and Administration

Mail and message distribution workers supervisors coordinate and supervise the activities of Mail and message distribution workers. They work for Canada Post Corporation, courier companies, governments and large corporations.

Job Outlook

Average

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  • Estimate Decline slightly employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 15 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2019

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

  • Estimate -1305 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 4210 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. The number employed in this occupation is expected to decline slightly over the next few years, which may affect the number of new opportunities available. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Mail and Message Distribution Supervisors most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 68% of Mail and Message Distribution Supervisors who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $55,214. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$17.86

Minimum

$25.62

Median

$37.50

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,810

Minimum

$50,961

Median

$75,169

Maximum

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

Hourly Pay

$14.00

Minimum

$27.85

Median

$38.46

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,754

Minimum

$36,515

Median

$70,271

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Mail and message distribution workers supervisors coordinate and supervise the activities of Mail and message distribution workers. They work for Canada Post Corporation, courier companies, governments and large corporations.

Job duties

Supervisors in this group:

  • Coordinate, assign and review the work of postal clerks, letter carriers and couriers.
  • Create work schedules and procedures and coordinate activities with other work units or departments.
  • Solve work problems and prepare progress and other reports.
  • Train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies.
  • Request supplies and materials.
  • Make sure computer systems and equipment work and arrange for maintenance and repairs.
  • May perform the same duties as workers supervised.

Sample job titles

  • courier service supervisor
  • letter carriers supervisor
  • mail and postal clerks supervisor
  • mail room supervisor
  • messenger service supervisor
  • postal station supervisor
  • postmaster/mistress

Skills

Leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills are essential. You should also have initiative and be able to make decisions and solve problems. Several years of experience in the job supervised are usually required to progress to the supervisory level.

Job requirements

  • High school is required.
  • Several years of experience in the job supervised are usually required.

Other considerations

The duties performed by these supervisors are evolving as new technology is introduced. Supervisors and clerks should be prepared to keep abreast of changing office technology and processes.

By the numbers

Quick look

320

employed in 2016

79.4%

employed full-time

0.0%

self employed

77.8%
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22.2%
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55.1

median age

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

63,775

employed in 2016

78.4%

employed full-time

6.6%

self employed

73.4%
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26.6%
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47.9

median age

Where will I likely work?

27.7%

Halifax

23.1%

Southern

21.5%

Cape Breton

15.4%

North Shore

12.3%

Annapolis Valley

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

93.4%

Transportation and warehousing

3.3%

Professional, scientific and technical services

3.3%

Manufacturing

What is the age of Employment?

39.0%

55-64

30.0%

45-54

17.0%

35-44

9.0%

65+

5.0%

25-34

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

26.3%

45-54

22.6%

55-64

19.4%

35-44

16.7%

25-34

7.5%

65+

Top levels of education

44.4%

High school

$51,091 median annual income
28.6%

College certificate or diploma

$38,809 median annual income
15.9%

Bachelor's degree

$60,027 median annual income
6.3%

Less than high school

N/A
6.3%

Trades certificate

N/A

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

33.8%

College certificate or diploma

$36,304 median annual income
23.8%

High school

$32,903 median annual income
22.8%

Bachelor's degree

$41,755 median annual income
5.8%

Trades certificate

$34,807 median annual income
4.9%

Less than high school

$23,174 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

(866) 679-6722

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

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