The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is in a legal position to strike as of July 2, 2016. In the event of a potential strike, regular mail service will be disrupted, and OAC application processing and payment may be affected.
OAC will respond to the impacts of a potential postal strike as the situation evolves, and is taking steps to mitigate the impacts of a potential strike for OAC applicants, OAC grant recipients, and OAC vendors and suppliers.
In the event of a strike, applicants to the following programs will receive an email from OAC with additional information:
Please contact your existing point person at OAC if you need to make arrangements for delivery during a potential strike.
OAC will continue updating our response to the strike as the situation evolves. Appropriate measures will be taken in the event of a prolonged strike. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.