Prepaid products

    Buy in advance and ship anytime

    Flat-rated, postage-included prepaid envelopes are a convenient way to ship and manage your costs. Choose from a variety of sizes and formats for shipping within Canada, to the U.S. and to international destinations.

    Prepaid envelopes include:

    • On-time delivery guarantee.
    • Delivery confirmation and the ability to track your items online.
    • Up to $100 liability coverage for loss or damage (shipments within Canada and to the U.S. only).

    Need a signature upon delivery?

    Priority™ — A signature option is available at no additional charge. Simply check the option box on the envelope.

    Xpresspost™ — For deliveries within Canada, signature stickers can be purchased and used as required. For deliveries to the U.S. and other international destinations, signature is automatically captured.

    Prepaid envelopes for business

    For business shipping within Canada, you can choose between prepaid envelopes with or without a pre-affixed shipping label and unique tracking code, depending on your needs. See business prepaid envelope options.

    Pricing and how to ship

    Pricing is based on the service type, size and destination. You can purchase prepaid envelopes at your local post office, or buy online now.

    Businesses with a Canada Post account: Order prepaid envelopes and labels at 1-888-550-6333 or contact your Canada Post sales representative.

    Envelope types and sizes

    Priority prepaid envelopes for within Canada

    Local — next day

    Regional/national — next day1

         

    Type

    Zone2

    Size

    Maximum weight

    Maximum thickness

    Letter

    Regional

    318 mm x 241 mm
    (12 1⁄2 in. x 9 1⁄2 in.)

    500 g
    (1.1 lb.)

    15 mm

    National

    318 mm x 241 mm
    (12 1⁄2 in. x 9 1⁄2 in.)

    500 g
    (1.1 lb.)

    15 mm

    Pack

    Regional

    390 mm x 295 mm
    (15 5⁄16 in. x 11 5⁄8 in.)

    1 kg
    (2.2 lb.)

    30 mm

    National

    394 mm x 314 mm
    (15 1⁄2 in. x 12 3⁄8 in.)

    1 kg
    (2.2 lb.)

    30 mm

    Xpresspost prepaid envelopes within Canada

    Local — next day

    Regional — next day1

    National — 2 days1

    Type

    Zone2

    Size

    Maximum weight

    Maximum thickness

    Standard

    Regional

    260 mm x 159 mm
    (10 1⁄4 in. x 6 1⁄4 in.)

    500 g
    (1.1 lb.)

    15 mm

    National

    260 mm x 159 mm
    (10 1⁄4 in. x 6 1⁄4 in.)

    500 g
    (1.1 lb.)

    15 mm

    Letter

    Regional

    318 mm x 241 mm
    (12 1⁄2 in. x 9 1⁄2 in.)

    500 g
    (1.1 lb.)

    15 mm

    National

    318 mm x 241 mm
    (12 1⁄2 in. x 9 1⁄2 in.)

    500 g
    (1.1 lb.)

    15 mm

    Pack

    Regional

    394 mm x 314 mm
    (15 1⁄2 in. x 12 3⁄8 in.)

    1 kg
    (2.2 lb.)

    30 mm

    National

    394 mm x 314 mm
    (15 1⁄2 in. x 12 3⁄8 in.)

    1 kg
    (2.2 lb.)

    30 mm

    Xpresspost Prepaid envelopes (bubble) within Canada

    Local — next day

    Regional — next day1

    National — 2 days1

    Type

    Zone2

    Size

    Maximum weight

    Standard

    Regional

    247 mm x 190 mm
    (9 3⁄4 in. x 7 1⁄2 in.)

    500 g
    (1.1 lb.)

    National

    247 mm x 190 mm
    (9 3⁄4 in. x 7 1⁄2 in.)

    500 g
    (1.1 lb.)

    Pack

    Regional

    400 mm x 292 mm
    (15 3⁄4 in. x 11 1⁄2 in.)

    1.36 kg
    (2.9 lb.)

    National

    400 mm x 292 mm
    (15 3⁄4 in. x 11 1⁄2 in.)

    1.36 kg
    (2.9 lb.)

    Xpresspost – USA prepaid envelope

    Delivery in 2 or 3 days1

    Size

    Size

    Letter3

    318 mm x 241 mm
    (12 1⁄2 in. x 9 1⁄2 in.)

    Xpresspost – International prepaid envelope

    Delivery in 4 or 7 business days1

    Size

    Size

    Letter3

    380 mm x 240 mm
    (15 in. x 9 7⁄16 in.)

    1. Delivery standards are for items sent between most major urban centres and depend on origin and destination. Delivery standards are in business days, not calendar days. Some exceptions apply. Exact delivery standards exist for every origin-destination combination. Find the specific delivery standard from your postal code to a Canadian destination.
    2. See how we define zones within Canada.
    3. To be used for documents only. Liability coverage is not available.

    Features and value-added options for prepaid products

    Canada: Envelopes and labels

     

    Priority

    Xpresspost

    Expedited

    Prepaid envelope

    Prepaid label*

    *For businesses with a Canada Post account only.

    Prepaid envelope

    Prepaid label*

    *For businesses with a Canada Post account only.

    Prepaid label*

    *For businesses with a Canada Post account only.

    Features and value-added options

    Tracking and delivery

    On-time delivery guarantee

    Tracking and delivery confirmation

    Delivery updates

    Coverage and COD options

    Liability coverage
    (up to $100)

    Additional liability coverage
    (up to $5,000)1

    $

    $

    $

    $

    $

    Signature and identity services

    Signature2

    $

    $

    $

    Hard-copy signature3

    $

    $

    $

    $

    $

    Returns

    Return to sender4

    $

    $

    $

    $

    $

    Features and value-added options for businesses only

    Solutions for Small Business™ savings5

    Tracking and delivery

    Reference number tracking

    Flexible delivery options

    Leave at door
    (do not card)1

    Card (hold) for pickup1

    Do not safe drop1

    Signature and identity services

    Proof of age1

    $

    $

    Pickup services

    Scheduled pickup6

    $

    $

    $

    $

    $

    Third-party scheduled pickup6

    $

    $

    $

    $

    $

    On-demand pickup7

    $

    $

    $

    Third-party on-demand pickup7

    $

    $

    $

    U.S. and international destinations: Envelopes

     

    Xpresspost – USA

    Xpresspost – International

    Features and value-added options

    Tracking and delivery

    On-time delivery guarantee

    Tracking and delivery confirmation

    Delivery to a post office box8

    Coverage options

    Liability Coverage (up to $100)

    Customs Clearance

    Postal Presentation and Handling

    Signature

    Signature

    Pickup services for business only

    Scheduled pickup6

    $

    $

    Third-party scheduled pickup6

    $

    $

    On-demand pickup7

    $

    $

    Third-party on-demand pickup7

    $

    $

    Legend:

    ✓Feature is included in the service at no additional charge.

    $ Available for a fee.

    — Not available for that option.

    1Available when Canada Post’s Electronic Shipping Tools (EST) or a customer-developed/third-party shipping system is used.

    2Available as a no-charge option for the Priority service.

    3Signature image is available. For international items, only the signatory name is available.

    4All associated parcel return shipping fees are the responsibility of the customer and are based on the greater of the actual weight or the volumetric equivalent of actual weight.

    5Solutions for Small Business savings do apply to single prepaid envelopes purchased online or at the post office.

    6Scheduled pickup is free when customers purchase $15,000 or more of parcel shipping services annually per pickup location. Find out where Canada Post offers pickup services or request a pickup.

    7The fee for on-demand pickup is per stop. Find out where Canada Post offers pickup services or request a pickup.

    8Available for certain international destinations only.

    Note: All options must be selected at time of shipping. Exceptions and conditions apply. For more information, see Canada Post’s Parcel Services Customer Guide.