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

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

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

1 kg
(2.2 lb.)

30 mm

National

390 mm x 295 mm
(15 5⁄16 in. x 11 5⁄8 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 online at no additional charge.

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.