Learn what items cannot be sent through the mail

Some items cannot be sent through the mail, whether for delivery within Canada or internationally. Other items may require special documentation or have restrictions.

Prohibited items

These include packages whose contents are explosive, highly flammable, radioactive or otherwise dangerous. Prohibited items can never be sent through the mail.

Controlled items

These can be mailed, but require special packing or documentation.

Read more about prohibited and controlled items.

International destinations

If you are sending items outside of Canada, review the import restrictions of your destination country.

Too heavy

Items that weight more than 30 kg cannot be accepted for mailing. There are also size restrictions.

Illegal items

You cannot mail illegal items.