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 $10,252
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $30,803
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $30,899
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $17,182
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $24,908
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 $24,908
Female $27,514
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 (48 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.

$28,275.00
Lowest Observed
$1,072,500.00
Highest Observed
$36,075.00
25th Percentile
$66,414.00
Average
$44,525.00
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 190
25 to 34 years 55
35 to 44 years 105
45 to 54 years 135
55 to 64 years 145
65 to 74 years 65
75 years and over 15
Total 710
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 305
Part Time 255
Total 560
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 535
Female 180
Total 715
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 585
Self Employed 130
Total 710
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 665
Unemployed 45
Total 710
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 140
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 210
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 20
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 105
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 70
Total 560
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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