Writing a letter is easy
You can tell someone you’re thinking about them. Include a photo or a kid’s drawing. Draw a little doodle and even seal it with a lipstick kiss!
It only takes 10 minutes.
Share a memory
“Remember the time…”
Tell them the kids’ latest
“You won’t believe…”
Let them know how you’re doing
“It’s been fun learning how to…”
Share your latest hobbies
“I never thought gardening would be so…”
Share something you’re excited about
“Next month I’m…”
Make it even more special
Create your own stamp with a favourite photo. Save 20% with promo 2020-NOEL.Personalize a stamp
Share your child’s art
Wow friends and family with postcards you create. Save 20% with promo 2020-NOEL.Make a postcard
Help them write back
Make it easy: include a stamped envelopeBuy stamped envelopes
You don’t need much to send a letter!
All you need is...
One stamp works for up to 5 sheets of paper* (30 g).
Start with a letter-sized envelope.
Ask your loved ones for their address in a call or text. If you only have a partial address, Canada Post can help you complete it.
Drop your letter in a community mailbox or at your local post office.
Whoosh! Your letter is on its way.
All the details...
A postcard is a quick, fun way to show you care.
Minimum size is 5.5 by 3.5 inches (140 mm by 90 mm) and up to 9.6 by 6.1 inches (245 mm by 156 mm) before it needs extra postage, when sending within Canada. You can find dimensions, weight and rates for U.S. and international postcards here.
Shop for mail supplies, like prepaid envelopes, in our online store and get all the info you need to choose the right envelope.
Save on postage by using standard-size envelopes. They measure up to a maximum of 245 mm by 156 mm (9.6 inches by 6.1 inches), can be up to 5 mm thick when filled, and can weigh up to 50 g when filled.
Non-standard and oversize envelopes
Oversize or non-standard size envelopes and postcards can weigh 0 g to 50 g once filled. They exceed 245 mm by 156 mm (9.6 inches by 6.1 inches) but cannot exceed 380 mm by 270 mm (15 inches by 10.6 inches). They can be up to 20 mm thick when filled. They will cost you more in postage than standard envelopes.
Buy now, ship later with our convenient prepaid, standard-size envelopes.
Need help addressing your letter? We’ve got tips and tools to help.
Have a partial address?
Our AddressComplete tool can help you fill in the blanks.
Don’t know the postal code?
We can help!
Properly address a letter within Canada
10-123 1/2 MAIN ST SE
MONTREAL QC H3Z 2Y7
Civic Address (Second-last Line)
Municipality, Province and Postal Code (Last Line)
Pay the right amount for your postage
Rates depend on the destination (within Canada or beyond), weight and the size of your item. Check out our standard and oversize dimensions below.
Standard stamp rates within Canada
Up to 5 sheets of paper weighing up to 30 g
- $0.92/stamp in a booklet
Up to 9 sheets of paper weighing 30 g to 50 g
Special postage is required for items such as large documents, oversized envelopes, and heavy cards.
Delivery Time Standards
Delivery time standards for regular mail sent within Canada are:
- An average of 2 business days for local mail
- An average of 3 business days within the province
- An average of 4 business days for national mail
These timeframes are not guaranteed as weather and mail volume can affect delivery times.
Effective Sept 25, 2020, at 12:01 am, eastern time, to Dec 30, 2020, at 11:59 pm, eastern time. Maximum discount $50. One-time use per customer; cannot be combined with other promotions; cannot be used by sales agents or resellers; cannot be applied to commercial orders. Customer must be signed into free Picture Postage account before applying promo code and submitting order.