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Mail was sent in mid October from London, UK. I still haven't received it yet.

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Mail was sent in mid October from London, UK. I still haven't received it yet.

Mail was sent to me from my employer in London, UK last mid October but it still hasn't arrived yet. I just assumed it was due to the Canada Post strike causing the delay. Should I have received my mail by now? I don't know what type of shipping they used. Thanks
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Deal Guru
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Mar 14, 2005
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Yes, u should have received it by now.
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Mar 21, 2010
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Yes, unless it's surface mail maybe? Regular airmail is usually two weeks or less.
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If it's stuck in customs, I've had a package take 3-4 months to clear and that's without a postal strike.
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Oct 26, 2008
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I think OP means Letter Mail - not a package that has to be reviewed by Customs.

Quite likely that it was sent Surface Mail and that can certainly take more than 3 months. It will show up eventually.

If the mailing clerk at OP's UK employer wasn't in the habit of sending out mail to Canada they would not be aware of how long the surface option can take.
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It obviously wasn’t that important of a document if the OP’s employer sent it lettermail rather than courier.
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its due to the strike... guaranteed. i ordered an atari retro handheld back in september and it shipped sept 3rd and it still has not arrived. it arrived in canada sept 16th and was scanned in mississauga. and hasn't moved since then.... i'm sure lettermail is the same. especially when it's been proven they have roughly 500 trailers of mail just sitting in yards waiting to be processed.

maybe your employer can email the stuff to you. if not then it may be around march or april till stuff arrives.
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