Address accuracy requirements

How to get the best postage rates and delivery success

Meeting address accuracy requirements helps to prevent handling surcharges, reduces wasted printing costs and puts your mail in customers’ hands more quickly.

There are 3 types of mailings with address accuracy requirements:

  • Incentive Lettermail.
  • Canada Post Personalized Mail™.
  • Publications Mail.

Address accuracy requirements for Incentive Lettermail

  • Incentive Lettermail with more than 5,000 pieces for Machineable must participate in the Address Accuracy Program.
  • 95% of the addresses used must be valid when compared to the Canada Post database.
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Address accuracy requirements for Personalized Mail™

  • If your Personalized Mail mailing has more than 5,000 items, it must participate in the Address Accuracy Program.
  • 95% of the addresses used must be valid when compared to the Canada Post database.
  • Learn more.

Address accuracy requirements for Publications Mail

  • If your Publications Mail mailing has more than 5,000 items, it must participate in the Address Accuracy Program.
  • 95% of the addresses used must be valid when compared to the Canada Post database.
  • Learn more.