The 2022 Postal Rates Resource Hub

If this is your first time experiencing a Canada Post postage rate change or you don't recall your experience last year, here is a quick refresher. Every year Canada Post makes price changes to its services and prices with the parliament of Canada. These changes go into effect on January 10th, 2022, and can affect everything from the price of a stamp, metered mail rates, package, and specialty mail services.

Our hub provides you with all the resources you need to surf the rate change like a professional while saving time and money.

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Ship within Canada

  Level 1 Post Office Level 1 Online Level 2 Online Level 3 Online Level 4 Online
Yearly shipping spend $0–$2,499 $0–$2,499 $2,500–$4,999 $5,000–$7,499 $7,500+
Priority™ Up to 5% Up to 9% Up to 13% Up to 18% Up to 30%
XpresspostTM Up to 5% Up to 13% Up to 19% Up to 26% Up to 34%
Expedited ParcelTM Up to 4% Up to 11% Up to 19% Up to 24% Up to 32%

 

Ship to the U.S.A

  Level 1 Post Office Level 1 Online Level 2 Online Level 3 Online Level 4 Online
Yearly shipping spend $0–$2,499 $0–$2,499 $2,500–$4,999 $5,000–$7,499 $7,500+
Priority™ Worldwide Up to 5% Up to 5% Up to 5% Up to 5% Up to 5%
XpresspostTM – USA Up to 7% Up to 9% Up to 17% Up to 19% Up to 22%
Expedited ParcelTM – USA Up to 9% Up to 11% Up to 18% Up to 18% Up to 20%
Small PacketTM – USA 0% Up to 3% Up to 6% Up to 7% Up to 9%
Tracked PacketTM – USA Up to 5% Up to 23% Up to 26% Up to 27% Up to 29%

 

Ship internationally

  Level 1 Post Office Level 1 Online Level 2 Online Level 3 Online Level 4 Online
Yearly shipping spend $0–$2,499 $0–$2,499 $2,500–$4,999 $5,000–$7,499 $7,500+
Priority™ Worldwide Up to 5% Up to 5% Up to 5% Up to 5% Up to 5%
XpresspostTM – International Up to 16% Up to 20% Up to 25% Up to 30% Up to 34%
International Parcel –Air Up to 23% Up to 24% Up to 27% Up to 34% Up to 41%
International Parcel –Surface Up to 3% Up to 5% Up to 16% Up to 22% Up to 31%
Small PacketTM International –Air Up to 0% Up to 8% Up to 11% Up to 17% Up to 20%
Small PacketTM International –Surface Up to 0% Up to 2% Up to 3% Up to 7% Up to 10%
Tracked PacketTM – International Up to 8% Up to 46% Up to 50% Up to 53% Up to 58%

 

The complete Canada Post filings with the updated prices is available on Canada Post website.
 


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Commercial Mail (Canada Post Mailing Rates)

 

Lettermail™ is a convenient and cost-effective way to send items in Canada including: Personal messages; Business correspondence; Invoices; Billing statements.

Lettermail™ 
Prices are per item

Postage Type Standard Other (Non-standard and oversize)
Weight Up to 30g Over 30g up to 50g Up to 100g Over 100g to 200g 200g to 500g 300g to 400g 400g up to 500g
Single Stamp(s) $1.07 $1.30 $1.94 $3.19 $4.44 $5.09 $5.47
Stamps in booklets/coils/panes $0.92 $1.30 $1.94 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Postage meter $0.92 $1.30 $1.94 $3.19 $4.44 $5.09 $5.47

 

Incentive Lettermail™
Prices are per item

Incentive Lettermail™ is a category of Lettermail that consists of identical items of Standard and Oversize (O/S) domestic mail which is deposited in large quantities and qualifies for a discounted price.

Postage Type Standard Oversize
Weight Up to 30g Over 30g up to 50g Up to 100g Over 100g to 500g
Machineable $0.91 $1.19 $1.19 $1.19 + $0.0079 per g over 100g

 

Prepaid Registered Mail™

Registered Mail™ is a service offered to those who need proof of mailing and/or proof of delivery. The service secures the signature of the addressee or the addressee’s representative and provides the sender with: A mailing receipt with the date of purchase; A copy of the signature of the person who accepted the delivery; Tracking and the date when the item is delivered.

Service Standard Oversize
Prepaid Registered Mail/ Government Secure Registered Mail $11.00 $13.00

 

U.S.A and International Letter-post

Letter-post is the most economical method of sending personal and business correspondence. You mail Letter-post items in Canada for delivery outside of Canada.

U.S.A

Postage Type Standard Other (Non-standard and oversize)
Weight Up to 30g Over 30g up to 50g Up to 100g Over 100g to 200g 200g to 500g
Stamp(s) $1.30 $1.94 $3.19 $5.57 $11.14
Meter or postal indicia(1) $1.30 $1.94 $3.03 $5.48 $10.93

1. Available to customers with an Agreement.

 

International

Postage Type Standard Other (Non-standard and oversize)
Weight Up to 30g Over 30g up to 50g Up to 100g Over 100g to 200g 200g to 500g
Stamp(s) $2.71 $3.88 $6.39 $11.14 $22.28
Meter or postal indicia(1) $2.66 $3.87 $6.29 $10.93 $21.87

 

To find more information about the commercial prices for Lettermail™ you can consult Canada Post Commercial mail customer guide


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Parcel Services (Canada Post Shipping Rates)
 

Parcel Services shipping in Canada is for people who need to ship documents or parcels. Here are some changes:
 

Domestic: The weighted average price increase for Domestic parcels is 4%.

USA/International: The weighted average price increase for USA/International parcels is 1.4%.

Priority Worldwide: Effective January 10, 2022: The price increase for Priority Worldwide is 5.5%.

 

Delivery standards in Canada

Delivery standards represent the expected transit time in business days from the day of deposit (day 0) to delivery for items deposited before the local cut-off time. A business day is a day other than Saturday, Sunday, a statutory holiday and any day observed as a holiday by Canada Post.

 

Shipping options

 

  • Up to 2 days for delivery with signature: Priority™ is the fastest service for time-sensitive documents and parcels. Delivery times are guaranteed, and you can confirm delivery of your items online. Signature collection and One-Time On-Demand Pickup are available at no extra charge. (Up to 2 days for delivery with signature).
     
  • 2 days and up to 3 days for delivery: Xpresspost™ is fast and cost-effective delivery service for documents and parcels within Canada. All items are tracked, delivery times are guaranteed, and delivery status can be checked online.
     
  • 2 days and up to 3 days for delivery with signature for documents: Xpresspost Certified is a document-shipping service that captures the recipient’s signature on delivery of the item. This service is ideal for sending important notices or legal or court documents. If the receiver refuses to sign for the item, the item will be sent back to the original shipper.
     
  • 2 days for local delivery, up to 4 days for regional delivery and up to 8 days for national delivery: Expedited Parcel™ is a cost-effective ground service for items shipped within Canada. All items are tracked, delivery times are guaranteed, and delivery status can be checked online.
     
  • 3 days for local delivery, up to 6 days for regional delivery and up to 10 days for national delivery: Regular Parcel™ are items shipped within Canada. A tracking number is provided and delivery status can be checked.

 

Delivery standards between most major centres in Canada.

  Priority Xpresspost Expedited Parcel Regular Parcel
Local zone Up to 2 days Up to 2 days 2 days Up to 3 days
Regional Zone Up to 2 days* Up to 2 days* 2 days and up to 4 days* 4 days and up to 6 days*
National Zone Up to 2 days* 3 days 3 days and up to 8 days* 5 days and up to 10 days*

 

Delivery standards for non-major centres in Canada.

  Priority Xpresspost Expedited Parcel Regular Parcel
Local zone Up to 2 days Up to 2 days 2 days Up to 3 days
Regional Zone 2 days and up to 3 days*^ 3 days* Up to 5 days^ Up to 7 days^
National Zone 2 days and up to 4 days*^ 4 days Up to 12 days^ Up to 13 days^

 

Delivery standards for remote locations in Canada.

  Priority Xpresspost Expedited Parcel Regular Parcel
Local zone 6 days*^ 6 days*^ 7 days*^ 9 days*^
Regional Zone 6 days and up to 8 days*^ 6 days up to 8 days*^ 7 days up to 14 days*^ 7 days up to 14 days*^
National Zone 6 days and up to 9 days*^ 6 days up to 9 days*^ 7 days up to 14 days*^ 8 days up to 14 days*^
* Exceptions apply in some areas.
^ Exact delivery standards exist for every origin-destination combination. Find the specific delivery standard from your postal code to a Canadian destination at canadapost.ca/deliverytool.
Note: The delivery standards are adjusted in response to measures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Shipping to the United States and international destinations

 

Shipping options

 

  • Delivery in 2 to 3 business days: Priority™ Worldwide is an international express service offered by Canada Post, as an agent for FedExTM. This service offers an On-Time Money-Back Guarantee. The service also includes these features at no additional cost: recipient’s name and signature, commercial customs clearance, detailed tracking information and up to $100-declared value for carriage. The One-Time On-Demand Pickup service is included at no charge (where available).
     
  • Delivery in as little as 4 business days: Xpresspost™ – International is your best choice when you need to send documents or parcels to international destinations quickly and cost-effectively. This service is available to more than 80 destinations worldwide and provides fast delivery with an On-Time Delivery Guarantee, up to $100 Liability Coverage, the signatory’s name and the ability to easily confirm the status of your items online. For the list of destinations where this service is available, visit canadapost.ca/xpresspostinternationalen.
     
  • Delivery in as little as 6 business days: Tracked Packet™ – International is a reliable shipping service for small and lightweight items (less than 2 kg) to select international destinations. Ideally suited for e-commerce, the service includes up to $100 Liability Coverage and the ability to track your items and confirm delivery online. For the list of destinations where this service is available, visit canadapost.ca/trackedpacket.
     
  • Delivery in as little as 6 business days for small and lightweight items: Small Packet™ International – Air is a cost-effective shipping service for sending small and lightweight items (less than 2 kg) internationally.
     
  • Delivery in as little as 6 business days for larger parcels: International Parcel – Air is a cost-effective shipping service to send larger parcels to international destinations. This service is available to destinations not served by Xpresspost – International.
     
  • Delivery in 1 month and up to 3 months for small and lightweight items: Small Packet™ International – Surface is the most economical shipping service for sending small and lightweight items (less than 2 kg) that are not time-sensitive to destinations worldwide.
     
  • Delivery in 1 month and up to 3 months: International Parcel – Surface is the most economical shipping service for sending larger parcels that are not time-sensitive to international destinations.

 

During the seasonal competitive pricing increases, one of the best ways to help your business save is rate shopping. You can rate shop, compare pricing and get discounts all year long with shipping software. Find more information about the commercial prices for Parcel Services with the Canada Post Commercial Prices guide for Parcel Services.

 


Source: Canada Post

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