Canada Post is set to cut 100 jobs in Ottawa as it streamlines the sorting of letter mail.

Canada Post spokesman John Caines says the letter mail will be sorted at a high-speed facility in Montreal starting Aug. 25.

Canada Post delivery change

There are expected to be 8,000 jobs cut at Canada Post due to the phasing out of urban home mail delivery over the next five years. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Parcels and packets will continue to be processed at the Ottawa facility located at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Industrial Avenue.

Caines said the plan is designed to lower costs as mail service changes, including the elimination of door-to-door mail delivery in urban areas. That means the loss of 84 full-time positions and 16 part-time positions.

Caines said seven years ago there were 1.2 billion pieces of mail more than in 2013, while parcels and packets are more common now.

“That’s where our future is, so we have to redesign our network,” said Caines.

There are currently 600 people employed at Ottawa’s main Canada Post facility.