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Summary of price and service changes for Direct Marketing and Transaction Mail services and Parcels products

This page provides a central location for information about changes to Canada Post prices and services. Select a link below to get details about the changes.


Direct Marketing and Transaction Mail services


Parcel Services

Direct Marketing and Transaction Mail services

  • Changes Effective May 30, 2016
    • Increasing Machineable Mail Creative Flexibility
      Machineable Mail specifications expanded to allow non-standard features such as die-cuts, zipper seals and alternative tabbing locations
    • Simplifying and Standardizing Direct Marketing and Transaction Mail Container Labels
      • Removed requirement to use terra cotta ink colour container labels for time-committed Publications Mail (J-tags)
      • Container labels modified to reflect recent standardization
    • Fewer Samples Needed for Testing BRM Machineability
      Only 5 samples required for machineability testing rather than 50
  • Changes Effective April 1, 2016
    • New Personalized Mail 2D Barcoded Indicia
      Updating the Addressed Admail™ indicia artwork template for all formats to
      • reflect the new name “Personalized Mail™”
      • include a 2D static barcode
    • Eliminating the Pre-approval Process for Customized Postal Indicia
      Customers can always contact the Customer Service Network or their Canada Post representative if they have any questions on indicia artwork
  • International Incentive Letter-post Price Changes effective January 11, 2016


Parcel services

Price Sheets

Customer Guides

Customer Guides and other online documents have been redesigned so it’s easier to understand and use our services. The content, presented in modules, will take you through the steps required to prepare your mailing. These modules are: Service Overview, Pricing, Designing, Preparing, Creating an Order, Depositing, and Paying & Terms.

Postage meters

Postage Meters

Pricing: other products and services

Mail Forwarding Service
Hold Mail
Postage Supplies
Money Orders
International Reply Coupon
Convenience Postal Boxes
Replacement of Keys