IN the last two months, Canada Post’s digital mail service, called Epost, has gained a sizable number of new Winnipeg subscribers.
That’s because the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is now distributing its fortnightly pay stubs to all of its 12,000 employees via Canada Post’s digital platform.
The WRHA Epost service began May 3 and about 70 per cent of employees have already signed up, which is considered a strong early uptake on the service on the part of Canada Post.
Those who haven’t yet signed up will receive their pay stubs through the mail until they do.
Those Winnipeg health-care workers are part of massive group — numbering 7.5 million — who subscribe to Canada Post’s free online service.
For the WRHA, the move to digital pay stubs was about efficiency, reliability and environmental consideration.
For Canada Post, it is no less than the difference between sustainability and a significant decline in business.