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Send Letters and Documents

Everything you need to know about sending mail within Canada, to the U.S.A. and internationally.

Highlights

Canada

Stamp prices (up to 30 g):


  • Within Canada Single Stamp(s): $1.00
  • Stamps in booklets/coils/panes: $0.85
  • To the U.S.A. : $1.20
  • Internationally: $2.50

What is a letter?

Letters include items such envelopes, greeting cards, postcards, bills, specialty stationery, legal documents, magazines, and brochures that fall within certain size and weight requirements.

Specifications

View specifications for letters within Canada.

View specifications for letters to the U.S.A. and internationally.

When will your letter get there?

Within Canada
(Lettermail™)
U.S.A. and International*
(Letter-post)
Local - 2 business days U.S.A. - 4 to 6 business days
Within a province - 3 business days International - 4 to 7 business days
National - 4 business days
* From major Canadian centres
Note: These delivery standards do not apply to Northern Regions and remote centres or to redirected or returned items.

Rates & prices

LettermailTM Price per Item
Standard (S/L) Up to 30g Over 30 g up to 50 g
Stamps in booklets/coils/panes1 $0.85 $1.20
Meter or Postal Indica2 $0.75 $1.15
Single Stamp(s) $1.00 $1.20
Other (Non-standard and Oversize) Up to 100 g Over 100 g up to 200 g Over 200 g up to 300 g Over 300 g up to 400 g Over 400 g up to 500 g
Stamp(s) $1.80 $2.95 $4.10 $4.70 $5.05
Meter or Postal Indicia2 $1.60 $2.60 $3.65 $4.15 $4.45
U.S.A. Letter-post Price per Item
Standard Letters and Cards Up to 30 g Over 30 g up to 50 g
Stamp(s) $1.20 $1.80
Meter or Postal Indicia2 $1.15 $1.60
Other (Non-standard and Oversize) Up to 100 g Over 100 g up to 200 g Over 200 g up to 500 g
Stamp(s) $2.95 $5.15 $10.30
Meter or Postal Indicia2 $2.50 $4.52 $9.05
International
Letter-post
Price per Item
Standard Letters and Cards Up to 30 g Over 30 g up to 50 g
Stamp(s) $2.50 $3.60
Meter or Postal Indicia2 $2.20 $3.19
Other (Non-standard and Oversize) Up to 100 g Over 100 g up to 200 g Over 200 g up to 500 g
Stamp(s) $5.90 $10.30 $20.60
Meter or Postal Indicia2 $5.19 $9.05 $18.10

1 With the exception of the Single Stamp(s), all stamps for items up to 30 g are issued as PERMANENTTM (some exceptions may apply).
2 Available to customers with an Agreement.
TM Trademark of Canada Post Corporation.

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Where to buy postage

Prepaid envelopes—buy now, ship anytime

These postage paid, flat-rate envelopes are ideal if you frequently ship documents and small items.

  • Available for Priority™ and Xpresspost™ services.
  • Ship documents and small items within Canada.
  • Ship documents to the U.S.A. and internationally.

Read more about prepaid envelopes
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In a hurry? Need a signature or to track your item?

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Mailing tips

Is your item acceptable for mailing? Did you seal it properly? Read our Mail and Parcel Preparation Guide for all the answers, packing tips and more.

What happens to undeliverable mail?

In Canada, all letters that are undeliverable are either:

  • Returned to the sender at no charge if a return address appears on the envelope, or
  • Forwarded to the correct address if a Mail Forwarding request is in effect.

Where no return address is provided, our Undeliverable Mail Office opens the letter. If we find a return address within, we return it to the sender for a fee.

Letters bound for the United States and internationally that cannot be delivered or forwarded are returned to the sender for free if a Canadian return address appears on the envelope.

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