Question for drivers in canada

Discussion in 'UPSers International' started by 67camaro, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. 67camaro

    67camaro New Member

    Just curious as to what do you make hourly for driving in canada as opposed to us in the states
  2. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Their paid a six pack of Labatts, a slab of bacon and 2 beaver pelts per day.
  3. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Whoops....I meant They're.
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    good thing you caught that before the spelling police did.
  5. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Oh well, there's always next time. Darn!
  6. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    We make around $24.75 an hr
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    about 12 and a half Toonies:happy2:
  8. ABDriver

    ABDriver New Member

    I am just wondering. I am in Canada and as far as I am aware, Drivers start at $15.00 /hr and will make about $24 after 3 or so years. Does this sound right as $15 is far from the $24.75 listed earlier in this thread. Can someone please clarify this ??
  9. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    It goes by seniority. Yes, you start at $15 hr, after 6 months it's $16 hr. One year after your start date it's $17 hr. Then 2 years after your start date : $19 hr. 30 months after start date, the current hourly wage is : $24.84 (which is the top rate).
  10. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    Now is that Canadian or Us..

  11. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    No difference there, anymore. But, UPS Canada contract will now run out on July 31st, of this year. Will be interessting to see how they negotiate a new one now.
  12. AEZL882

    AEZL882 New Member

    Actually it is $12.00 to start for 12 months, $12.50 for the second full year, $14.00 for the 6 months following and finally after labouring and eating KD and maxing out the Credit cards you can cut loose with the $24 + pay! Alberta is on a different pay structure. Lucky for them with their lower cost of living. Anyone know what the U.S. drivers are making? The new contract will be very interesting.
  13. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Actually, our contract does readt that, too. But they couldn't find dummies to work for $12 / hr. So the company decided on it's own to raise those starting rates.
  14. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    i just got tired of seeing klein's name pop up in the forums listing. i want to knock it off.
  15. 661477

    661477 New Member

    Hi,as of 8/01/11 the top rate in Canada will be $25.44/hr
  16. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    UPS drivers in Canada :

    Safeway E-Auction items are currently being shipped. Do you folks have the contract for these items ?
    They range from jewlery to watches, vacuum cleaners to electronics (TV's and DVD's , home theatre systems) and more.
    Most of these items are being shipped to Western Canada.

    If you do have these on board, you do not need to worry about Safeway's dock (receiving) closing time.
    They need to eventually go to customer service upfront, anyways, and then customers, such as myself get a phonecall from Safeway to go and pick them up.

    But, I'm also wondering for another reason , too.
    Because, if you do deliver these items, then I know not to expect anything on weekends or late evenings,

    Thanks !
  17. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I guess I just figured it out by myself (the above question).

    Just picked up my first Safeway e-auction item at the store today..... sure enough has a UPS label on it.

    So, there ya go, an extra 500+ packages per day to deliver for the next 3 weeks !
  18. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    On ups jobs Canada they have listings for FT couriers and FT drivers. Can an employee from Canada explain the difference? What would be the equivalent to package car driver in the states? Courier or driver?
  19. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    This makes no sense.Could it be PT couriers and FT drivers? I'm in Toronto.
    It's exactly the same.Call it what you like.
  20. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    No. Both say FT. They have listings for PT walkers. FT couriers. And FT drivers. Also one of the requirements is they would like the applicant to be bilingual. If I dont speak French is that a definite no hire?

    Just went back and looked. One says FT courier driver in Edmonton. And another says FT driver St. Johns. I just want to make sure I am not applying for tractor trailer driving.