Aug 26, 2016


Media Contact

Shannon van Leenen

Media Relations Officer

Mobile: 403-671-3274


Update on the Potential Canada Post Disruption

The Canada Post disruption is expected to commence on Sunday, August 28, 2016, which will have an impact on the sending and receiving of mail throughout Canada.

UPDATE (August 26, 2016): Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers are in mediation talks this weekend, but there could be a mail delay or stoppage as early as this Sunday August, 28, 2016. For details on how a mail disruption will affect you please read the information below.

CALGARY - The Canada Post disruption is expected to commence on Friday, July 8, 2016, which will have an impact on the sending and receiving of mail throughout Canada.

At Bow Valley College (BVC) we are committed to ensuring that our College operations continue to run smoothly during the disruption. We have outlined some operational changes that will take place during the disruption's duration, below, and encourage you to take the time to review the categories to see how they might affect you.

Applications and admissions

Prospective domestic and international learners should apply to BVC programs through Apply Alberta at We will send admission decisions, and all other admission correspondence via email.

If you're a domestic learner and you have questions about the application process contact , and if you're an international learner contact

Sending BVC your transcripts

During the disruption, we will accept an electronic version of your high school transcripts. Send the transcripts to, and make sure that you provide us with your full name and BVC learner ID number. 

PLEASE NOTE: After the disruption ends you will still need to send us your official transcripts. We encourage you to start the process of applying for your high school transcripts immediately, so that they can be mailed to you as soon as the disruption ends.

Picking up BVC transcripts

If you need to send a BVC transcript to another Canadian post-secondary institution during the disruption, BVC will send it to the institution electronically.

Please note that you will still likely need to send official transcripts when the disruption ends. If you're applying to other institutions make sure you know their requirements by contacting their registrar's office. If you want a paper copy of your BVC transcript, you can pick it up in person at the Office of the Registrar, 1st floor, South Campus. Please ensure that you have your student I.D. card, and a piece of government issued photo I.D. with you.    

Other Documents

If you have requests for documents other than transcripts, this can be done via email or phone at or 403-410-1400. The documents will be sent to you via email, or you can pick them up in person at the Office of the Registrar with your student I.D. and a piece of government issued photo I.D. 


Refund cheques can be picked up in person at the Office of the Registrar with a piece of government issued photo I.D.

At this time we do not have any information available about picking up Alberta works funding cheques in person. When we find out more information we will update this release, and our social media posts. 

Urgent Situations

If you need an important document in paper form, and it is not possible to pick it up at the Office of the Registrar, we will help find a suitable way of providing that document. Please contact for more information.  

Employee Communications

If you require information from Human Resources please contact them by email at For the latest information on how the disruption will affect you please pay attention to MyCampus.

Prospective Employees

Members of the public who are applying for a job can continue to do so via the online portal at During the disruption all communication will take place via email, so please ensure you enter accurate contact information during the application process.  

External Companies (invoices and payment)

If you are an external company trying to send invoices to BVC, you can do so through the Finance Department at  

The Canada Post disruption is a situation that will evolve over the coming days. Don't forget to follow this news article, and BVC's Facebook and Twitter page to get the latest information on how the disruption will affect you.   

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