FedEx Canada History
In 1987, Federal Express Corporation purchased its 6-year old Canadian licensee, Cansica Inc. and began operating as Federal Express Canada Ltd. The company's 400 employees distributed transborder shipments (U.S. - Canada) for Canadian customers. FedEx was the first Canadian courier to use dedicated airlift.
One year later, Federal Express Canada Ltd. acquired EastWest Courier, an Ontario-based company. Yuill Courier in Nova Scotia and Bluejay Courier in New Brunswick were acquired in February of 1989.
In May 1989, the company launched full domestic service across Canada. New delivery commitment times and a new price structure were introduced with the launch. In August 1989, Flying Tigers became part of the FedEx workforce. A domestic Boeing-727 service began in September of 1990.
In 2000, parent company FDX was renamed FedEx Corporation with independent operating companies that included: FedEx Express; FedEx Ground; FedEx Custom Critical; FedEx Logistics; and regional less-than-truckload carrier Viking Freight (now part of FedEx Freight). FedEx Ground service was launched in Canada at this time, offering ground service within Canada and to the US.
Today, FedEx Canada employs more than 5,000 people in 63 facilities, who serve Canadian shipping needs from coast-to-coast, to the U.S. and internationally to 211 countries.
FedEx Canada operates a domestic air network that includes four Boeing-727s and additional feeder airlifts, providing next-day coast-to-coast service. The nine Canadian gateway airports are served by 13 international flights: one F27, seven Boeing-727s and five Airbuses.
There are over 1,000 FedEx drop-off locations in Canada, and the three Canadian Call Centres (in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal) respond to 36,500 calls a day.