Postal Money Orders

Send money securely through the mail with a postal Money Order.

Safe, convenient and simple

As a secure, cashable document guaranteed by Canada Post, a postal Money Order is a safe and worry-free way to send money. A postal Money Order is a convenient alternative to cash or cheque when you need to send certified money by mail to pay bills such as utilities or telephone services or for a financial or retail purchase. And it's a great way to pay for online purchases when shopping on services like eBay™!

Canada Post guarantee

The service guarantee offers refunds of lost, destroyed or otherwise uncashed Money Orders after a 45-day waiting period (some conditions apply) upon request from the purchaser. The waiting period is necessary to ensure the Money Order clears through the Canadian or international payment process.

Purchasing and cashing a postal Money Order

Canadian,  U.S. and certain International postal Money Orders can be cashed at banking facilities as well as Post Offices. Be advised that some financial institutions charge a fee for cashing foreign postal Money Orders.

Postal Money Orders can be purchased at the Post Office in Canadian dollars and U.S. dollars. The maximum allowed value of a single postal Money Order is $999.99 Canadian and U.S. dollars.

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The cost of purchasing a postal Money Order varies according to the end destination.

Destination Fee
Canada, Fiji Islands, most West Indies $7.00
United States $7.00

To find out if a postal Money Order has been cashed, or for enquires regarding a lost or destroyed postal Money Order, please call 1-800-563-0444, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time, Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time.