Canada Post has announced they are temporarily suspending future deployment of the program to convert door-to-door mail delivery to community mailboxes. They noted the plan is to work collaboratively with the Government of Canada to determine the best path forward given the ongoing challenges faced by the Canadian postal system.
Efforts are now underway to place the comprehensive program on hold. This involves roughly 460,000 addresses across the country which are currently in the process to be converted to community mailboxes.
As a result, all conversions planned for November and December 2015, and those announced for 2016, will be placed on hold. Customers impacted by this decision will receive a letter within the next few weeks advising them of the status of their mail delivery service.
In neighbourhoods where the 10-month internal and community conversion process is complete, customers will collect mail and parcels at their community mailbox.
This includes customers set to begin receiving their mail and parcels in their boxes in October. Canada Posts says they remain focused on maintaining reliable postal service to all Canadians without disruption.