Last week, Service Alberta announced that it would suspend mailing out of Alberta Driver’s Licenses and ID cards in anticipation of an impeding strike by Canada Post employees, effective Thursday September 20th.
As of today, September 26, 2018, a Canada-wide postal strike is on hold. This means that Service Alberta will resume delivery of Alberta Driver’s Licences and ID Cards immediately. At the moment, the union representing thousands of Canada Post workers has agreed to stay at the bargaining table, averting the looming strike.
Please continue to check our website as we will keep it updated as Canada Post talks resume and as Service Alberta informs us of how it plans to respond to a possible postal strike.
We would encourage any of our customers whose licences are expiring soon to be proactive and to have their licenses renewed now to avoid being without photo ID in case they need to renew when a strike is in effect. While you can renew your license at any time, we do have to shred your existing license, leaving you with only a paper interim license and no photo ID. Normally it takes 2 weeks for a license to come in the mail, but a possible strike would increase the time that you would be waiting and without photo ID.