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Canada Post and US Postal Service Job Interview Questions – Mail Carrier, Letter Carrier Job Interview Questions

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Mail Carriers or Letter Carriers organize, sort and deliver mail to residential and business customers. Mail Carriers also complete administrative duties such as complete paper work and forms when delivering of registered mail and collect money for cash-on-delivery parcels. In Canada, Letter Carriers work for Canada Post Corporation and the United States, Letter Carriers work for US Postal Service ( USPS ) .

If you want to be a Mail Carrier, or if you want to work for either Canada Post Corporation or US Postal Service ( USPS ), then you should read this post. Below are job interview questions specifically for the Mail Carrier position. In preparation for your interview, read through these questions and consider how you would answer them.

Mail Carrier or  Letter Carrier Job Interview Questions

A Mail Carrier  or Letter Carrier must be able to lift and carry up to 66 lbs or 33 kgs. Are you able to meet this requirement?

Letter Carriers are required to handle cash. Tell me more about your cash handling experience.

As a Mail Carrier or Letter Carrier, you will be working with the public. How have you prepared yourself for this requirement?

A Letter Carrier must make deliveries and operate a motor vehicle in all kinds of weather and traffic conditions. As such you will need a safe driving record. What class drivers license do you hold? Do you have any driving prohibitions, infractions, points, etc. that would prevent you from performing the duties of this job?

Canada Post Corporation ( CPC ) and US Postal Service ( USPS ) have unionized employees.  The Mail Carrier position will require you to join a union. Are you able to meet this requirement?

Successful Mail Carriers and Letter Carriers are organized. Do you have any system, procedures or methods for organizing your work area? How is that system working for you?

A Letter Carrier or Mail Carrier who is customer focused is vital for our organization. What skills or traits are important for dealing effectively with
customers? Give an example of when you displayed these skills or qualities.

We depend on our Mail Carriers to find better ways of completing their work. Have you found any ways to make your job easier or do your job better. Give examples.

Why do you want to work for Canada Post or US Postal Service?  Why should we hire you as a Letter Carrier?

The holiday seasons ( for example, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, Valentines, etc. ) are very busy for a Mail Carrier or Letter Carrier who work for Canada Post Corporation or US Postal Service. Tell me about a time when you had to work at a fast pace for a long period of time. What was the situation? How did you handle your fatigue?

Mail Carriers are also known by the following job titles:

Mail Carrier Related Job Titles

deliverer, mail
letter carrier
mail carrier
mail carrier, special deliverymail collector


mail deliverer

postal carrier
postal service deliverer
postal workerpostman
postal woman
priority post carrierrural mail carrier


special delivery mail carrier