Company Overview

Providing courier and delivery services to the Ottawa area for over 30 years


A proud Canadian Company, Swift Messenger Service was conceived in 1980 by our founder & President, Mr. Dave Van Dusen. Over the years, Dave has started and operated many other delivery companies including Paragon International Courier / Ottawa Messenger Service / Queensway Courier & Swiftrac Courier Express. In 1996, as a result of a merger, Dave was appointed President of publicly traded Corporate Express Delivery Systems Canada and subsequently Velocity Express Canada. In 2005 Dave re-purchased the Ottawa branch and returned back to the initial branding roots of Swift.

Swift Delivery Systems has become the respected name in premium delivery and logistics services within Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.  Additionally in support of our customer’s national delivery requirements, Swift has developed a strategic alliance network of agent-service partners coast to coast.

Swift’s dominance in the Ottawa marketplace is the direct result of:

  • Combining the expertise of the industry’s best experienced operations staff
  • Incorporating leading edge technology
  • Providing a wide array of various delivery and logistics service solutions
  • Possessing a passion for redefining outstanding delivery representation
  • Treating every Customer like they are our only Customer

Collectively, Swift management combines over 145 years of industry knowledge & experience developing  courier / messenger / distribution & logistics solutions.

Delivery that fits your needs


Swift’s delivery fleet consists of various vehicle sizes including passenger cars / mini-vans / cargo vans / 5ton trucks with power tailgates and upon request…flat beds and tractor trailers. All services are backed by a team of highly professional operations staff and a large fleet of uniformed delivery personnel (independent contractors).  Many of our drivers have security clearance to the levels of ‘enhanced reliability’ or ‘secret’.

Swift also operates a unique hub & spoke facility in the Ottawa downtown core in order to facilitate faster service and incorporate route optimization within Metro Ottawa and Gatineau areas.

“All in all…Swift delivers quite a package!”

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