Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1513  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors pick up and deliver letters, parcels, packages, newspapers, flyers and other items within and between establishments. They are employed by courier service companies and other establishments throughout the private and public sectors.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Advertisement Delivery Person - Courier Service
  • Advertising Item Delivery Person - Courier Service
  • Announcement Deliverer - Courier Service
  • Announcement Delivery Person - Courier Service
  • Bank Messenger
  • Bank Runner
  • Bill Distributor
  • Circular Distributor - Courier Service
  • Copy Runner - Courier Service
  • Courier
  • Courier Service Delivery Person
  • Courier Service Parcels Deliverer
  • Delivery Person - Courier Service
  • Door-to-door Distributor
  • Flyer Distributor - Courier Service
  • Handbill Passer - Courier Service
  • Mail Courier - Courier Service
  • Message Carrier
  • Message Deliverer
  • Messenger
  • Messenger-clerk
  • News Item Delivery Person - Courier Service
  • Newspaper Carrier
  • Newspaper Carrier - Courier Service
  • Newspaper Carrier And Vendor
  • Newspaper Deliverer
  • Newspaper Distributor - Courier Service
  • Office Messenger
  • Paper Boy/girl - Courier Service
  • Paper Boy/paper Girl
  • Parcel Deliverer - Courier Service
  • Public Notice Delivery Person - Courier Service
  • Runner - Courier Service
  • Sample Distributor - Courier Service
  • Bank Messenger
  • Courier
  • Delivery Person - Courier Service
  • Door-to-door Distributor
  • Flyer Distributor - Courier Service
  • Newspaper Carrier
  • Runner - Courier Service
  • Flyer Distributor

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $10,094
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $25,577
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $25,390
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $29,205
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $27,365
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $24,242
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $24,266
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors.

Gender Median Income
Male $24,266
Female $27,412
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (66 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors.

$30,225.00
Lowest Observed
$75,400.00
Highest Observed
$36,075.00
25th Percentile
$46,430.68
Average
$42,000.00
Median
$52,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 365
25 to 34 years 190
35 to 44 years 390
45 to 54 years 525
55 to 64 years 370
65 to 74 years 85
75 years and over 30
Total 1,955
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 865
Part Time 835
Total 1,700
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 1,495
Female 460
Total 1,955
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 1,580
Self Employed 380
Total 1,955
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 1,810
Unemployed 150
Total 1,955
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 250
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 695
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 50
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 375
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 55
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 280
Total 1,700
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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