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Shoshana Wasser

Associate Director of Public Affairs and Communications
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058

Important changes for applicants to the July Compass program deadline

July 4, 2016

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) may go strike on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. OAC is taking steps to minimize the impact of a potential strike on July applicants to the Compass program.

If you haven’t yet mailed your Compass application

  • The application deadline has been extended to Tuesday, July 12.
  • Toronto-based applicants are encouraged to drop off their applications in person at OAC’s office at 121 Bloor St. E, 7th floor. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. sharp.
  • Applicants from outside of Toronto, or who cannot drop off their application in person should send their application by courier, and not by Canada Post. We have extended the program deadline so that you can use the least expensive courier option available to you. Applications sent by courier with a postmark of Tuesday, July 12 or earlier will be accepted.

If you already sent your Compass application by Canada Post:

  • As long as your application was postmarked on July 12 or earlier, it will still be accepted.

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.