Fuel surcharges

Canada Post manages the largest, most intricate transportation network in Canada. As a transportation company, we are directly impacted by changes in fuel prices. We apply a fuel surcharge on our parcel services based on whether the service is express, non-express or Priority™ Worldwide.

Updates to surcharges made monthly

We adjust fuel surcharges monthly—up or down—as fuel prices change. Changes are applied the first Monday of each month and are reflected on your invoice.

Check back here for updates every month. We publish the new surcharges about one week in advance.

The Fuel Surcharges are as follows:

February 6, 2017 through March 5, 2017:

ServiceSurcharge
Express Services 10.00%
Non-Express Services 5.00%
PriorityTM Worldwide 4.75%

January 2, 2017 through February 5, 2017:

ServiceSurcharge
Express Services 9.25%
Non-Express Services 4.25%
PriorityTM Worldwide 2.50%

How we calculate fuel surcharges

Express and non-express services

Express and non-express surcharges are based on the average price of diesel as measured by MJ Ervin and Associates, an independent company that monitors fuel prices in Canada. Each month, we review the fuel surcharge and adjust it in accordance with the express and non-express fuel surcharge index, shown below.

Express services include Priority, Xpresspost™, Xpresspost - USA, Xpresspost - International, and International Parcel - Air.

Non-express services include Expedited Parcel™, Expedited Parcel - USA, Regular Parcel™, International Parcel - Surface, and Tracked Packet™.

Express and non-express fuel surcharge index

Canada average diesel price (CAN $/litre)*Express amountNon-express amount
At least But less than    
0.79 0.81 6.25% 1.25%
0.81 0.83 6.50% 1.50%
0.83 0.85 6.75% 1.75%
0.85 0.87 7.00% 2.00%
0.87 0.89 7.25% 2.25%
0.89 0.91 7.50% 2.50%
0.91 0.93 7.75% 2.75%
0.93 0.95 8.00% 3.00%
0.95 0.97 8.25% 3.25%
0.97 0.99 8.50% 3.50%
0.99 1.01 8.75% 3.75%
1.01 1.03 9.00% 4.00%
1.03 1.05 9.25% 4.25%
1.05 1.07 9.50% 4.50%
1.07 1.09 9.75% 4.75%
1.09 1.11 10.00% 5.00%
1.11 1.13 10.25% 5.25%
1.13 1.15 10.50% 5.50%
1.15 1.17 10.75% 5.75%
1.17 1.19 11.00% 6.00%
1.19 1.21 11.25% 6.25%
1.21 1.23 11.50% 6.50%
1.23 1.25 11.75% 6.75%

*Average prices for the 4-week period ending 2 weeks before the first Monday of the month. For example, the November 2015 surcharge amount is based on the reporting period Sept 22 through Oct. 13, 2015.

The fuel surcharge percentages and associated trigger points are subject to change without notice. If fuel prices rise or fall beyond the prices noted, the table above will be updated.

Priority Worldwide

The Priority Worldwide fuel surcharge is based on the monthly average U.S. jet fuel spot price published by the U.S. Department of Energy. We use the same index as FedEx uses for most FedEx Express Canadian export Services. Each month we review the fuel surcharge and adjust it in accordance with the Priority Worldwide Fuel Surcharge Index.

The Priority Worldwide fuel surcharge is assessed on the net shipment rate.

Priority Worldwide fuel surcharge index

U.S. price per gallon of jet fuel*
At least But less than Fuel surcharge (%)
$0.99 $1.03 1.75%
$1.03 $1.07 2.00%
$1.07 $1.11 2.25%
$1.11 $1.15 2.50%
$1.15 $1.19 2.75%
$1.19 $1.23 3.00%
$1.23 $1.27 3.25%
$1.27 $1.31 3.50%
$1.31 $1.35 3.75%
$1.35 $1.39 4.00%
$1.39 $1.43 4.25%
$1.43 $1.47 4.50%
$1.47 $1.51 4.75%
$1.51 $1.55 5.00%
$1.55 $1.59 5.25%
$1.59 $1.63 5.50%
$1.63 $1.67 5.75%
$1.67 $1.71 6.00%
$1.71 $1.75 6.25%

* There is a two-month lag between the fuel price index and the fuel surcharge. For example, the fuel surcharge for February 2017 is based on the average U.S. jet fuel spot price published by the U.S. Department of Energy for December 2016.

The fuel surcharge percentages and associated trigger points are subject to change without notice. If the fuel surcharge drops below 1.75% or rises above 6.25%, the table above will be updated.