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OTTAWA, ONT. – Canada Post has announced it’s experiencing a higher than average number of transactions at Post Offices across the country.

This demand and transactions come from a significant increase in customers dropping off parcels for the holidays to be shipped to friends and family and even the purchase of stamps. There are also a growing number of small businesses bringing in packaged orders to ship out to customers.

With an increase of packages, Canada Post has added more than 4,000 temporary, seasonal employees, increased its fleet by more than 1,000 vehicles, and added key equipment. Their also delivering on weekends in most communities and have added more parcel pickup locations and extended hours at many Post Offices.

The current social distancing and limiting the number of people inside a post office now means that line-ups are more often than not a reality. Canada Post and post office employees understand the importance of every item being mailed and are working hard to deliver and serve customers as quickly and as safely as possible.  However, some packages are more complex and require more time, like those being sent internationally.

Canada Post is offering tips on how to help keep the lines moving:

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