Delivery and courier service drivers - Emploi d'avenir

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Delivery and courier service drivers

Get behind the wheel of a light truck, van or car to pick up and deliver a vast range of products for businesses like restaurants, pharmacies, other courier services, dry cleaners and more.

Average salary15$ / hour


Delivery and courier service drivers drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products. They are employed by dairies, drug stores, newspaper distributors, take-out food establishments, dry cleaners, mobile caterers, courier and messenger service companies and many other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

Main tasks

  • Operate and drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products, such as fast food, newspapers, magazines, bakery and dairy products, and items such as dry cleaning, envelopes, packages and parcels
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspection of vehicle
  • Plan delivery travel schedules and service routes
  • Load and unload cargo, goods or merchandise
  • Provide customer service by selling products, delivering over established routes and accepting or making payments for goods
  • Record information on pick-ups and deliveries, vehicle mileage and fuel costs and report any incidents or problems encountered
  • May scan and sort freight or cargo for delivery
  • May assemble, install or set-up delivered goods or merchandise
  • May communicate with central dispatch using mobile communications equipment.


No secondary, college or university-level programs of study are indexed for this trade or occupation.

More information

More information on this job on IMT onlineThis link open an external website in a new window.
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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie

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