OTTAWA, Aug. 28, 2016. Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have been negotiating through the weekend with the help of a special mediator. At the mediator’s request Canada Post has agreed to extend mediation for another 24 hours. The current collective agreements will therefore continue to apply for the next 24 hours.

Canada Post is open for business while negotiations continue. Mail and parcels are being processed and delivered across the country as normal.

Should Canada Post go on strike, your packages that are already en route will be collected and remain in the carriers secure warehouses until the strike ends.

After the strike is over, Canada Post will have a backlog of packages to process and deliver. Delivery will lag.

If Canada Post goes on strike there will still be Courier service available from DHL, FedEx and UPS, however those services are typically much more expensive.