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Rent a Postal Box

A Secure, private and affordable way for businesses to receive mail

What is a Postal Box? A Postal Box is a locked compartment within a Post Office to which only you and the Post Office's Postmaster have access, providing a convenient and secure way to receive mail.

All mail addressed to your Postal Box address will be deposited there—except for any items that require a signature or are simply too large to fit into the compartment. And even in these cases, your mail is still secure.

With almost 4,600 locations providing Postal Box service across Canada, Canada Post Postal Boxes are a great way to help manage correspondence. And if you own a business of any size, a Postal Box rental is indispensable.

  1. Security - You don't have to worry if no one is around when your mail is delivered, or your mailbox is overflowing; with a Postal Box, your mail is always under lock and key.
  2. Convenience - You can collect your Postal Box mail when it's most convenient for you.
  3. Versatility - Mail addressed to your Postal Box address will be deposited there. A notice will be left in your Postal Box for any items that require a signature or are simply too large to fit in the compartment. Your mail will be kept secure in the post office.
  4. Efficiency - Spend less time managing your mail and more time on your business. Use Postal Boxes to separate your inbound mail into workflow. Grow your business by using Postal Boxes to have a presence in areas where you don't have an office.
  5. Cost effective - With five size options, and three rental durations, you will find a post office Postal Box solution just right for your business.

How do I know which Postal Box size is right for me?

The most important consideration is how much mail you expect to receive and what size of mail. You can choose an appropriately sized Postal Box from the chart below:

SIZE APPROXIMATE SIZE DESCRIPTION
Small 100 mm x 140 mm x 350 mm Ideal for letter envelopes
Medium 150 mm x 140 mm x 350 mm Accommodates letter, legal and large brown envelopes
Large 300 mm x 140 mm x 350 mm Accepts virtually all size letters, envelopes and various sized parcels
X-Large 300 mm x 280 mm x 350 mm
XX-Large 600 mm x 280 mm x 350 mm
Container/Bag Service: Ideal for customers that receive large volumes of mail.

Small Business

Rates & prices

To rent a Postal Box, you will first need to make a deposit for your keys. A requirement for all Postal Box rentals, a key deposit of $15.00 covers two keys for each Postal Box. If you require a 24-hour security access key (where available), enabling you to pick up your mail at any time, the deposit is $15.90 for one key. All key deposits are subject to applicable taxes and are fully refundable if you cancel your Postal Box rental and return all keys intact.

Payment for Postal Boxes must be made in advance for the selected rental period. Prices vary by the size of your Postal Box and by geographic location (urban versus rural Post Offices).

View the Terms and Conditions.

Cancellations and refunds

You can cancel your Postal Box rental at any time. Fees may apply and the fee for the first 3 months is not refundable. Contact your local Post Office for more information.