Sign up for online billing before Canada Post strike

Service disruption may start as early as July 2

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Canada Post workers may go on strike as early as July 2, meaning if you receive bills, payment reminders or any other financial information in your mailbox, you may want to sign up for online billing before the end of June.

Most financial institutions allow customers to receive eBilling. Check with utilities providers for that same option so you can continue to keep track of your hydro, electricity and phone bills.

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If you still depend on paper cheques for CPP or Employment Insurance pay outs, you may want to sign up for direct deposit with the Government of Canada. Take this measure and it will ensure you’re not left waiting for your benefits, should postal workers go on strike. Find more information here on how to sign up, if you haven’t already.

Also, parents eligible for the Liberal government’s Canada Child Benefit may want to go the direct deposit route. While it’s still unclear if the strike will happen or how long it may last, any disruption in service may postpone these benefit cheques, which are scheduled to be mailed out starting July 20. To set up direct deposit go to your My CRA account.

If you prefer a one-stop solution, consider signing up for ePost, Canada Post’s electronic mail system. Most utilities providers, some private companies, such as the 407ETR, and even the Canadian government are accessible using ePost.

4 comments on “Sign up for online billing before Canada Post strike

  1. Please stop referring to this as a strike. The corporation may lock the union out, which the union does not want and has publicly requested to extend bargaining in order to avoid.

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    • Well, hopefully for their sake an agreement is made. But I have a hard time feeling sorry for them when they make 25.68 an hour delivering mail, have a high pension with 6 weeks holidays. Especially when it’s my tax dollars paying for it. Lockout or strike, paper delivery is slowly becoming a thing of the past and the union needs to realize that when bargaining.

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  2. Sign up for online billing! Did Canada post learn nothing from the last strike? It forces people to live without the postage and moves them to paperless. It’s 2016 people, paper delivery is phasing out! Learn to survive like the rest of us!

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  3. Top up full amount just as you normally would and we will leave the remaining amount in your balance for future use after we apply the discount at the end of the month.

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