Package/Parcel Size and Shape Information

How much can my package/parcel weigh?

  • Parcels shipped within Canada have a maximum weight of 30 kilograms.
  • Parcels shipped to the U.S.A. or an international destination have a maximum weight of 30 kilograms.

What is a U.S.A. or International packet?

Packets are a special class of affordable, lightweight and small shipping solutions for mailing items outside of Canada.

How much can a U.S.A. or International packet weigh?

  • A Light Packet has a maximum weight of 500 grams.
  • A U.S.A. packet has a maximum weight of 1 kilogram.
  • An International packet has a maximum weight of 2 kilograms.

Does the type of container I ship my item in affect the price?

Yes. The type of shipping container you use, along with its dimensions and weight, will affect the price of shipping your item.

Shipping containers come in many shapes and sizes, including:

  • Mailing tubes
  • Irregular shapes
  • Protective cartons

To accurately determine the cost of shipping your item, visit Find a Rate.