Becoming an Authorized Dealer for Canada Post

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become an Authorized Dealer for Canada Post?

New retail post offices are opened in suitable businesses in response to the needs of our customers. We analyze potential new areas through a combination of locational analysis, customer input and local management expertise.

How do I know if I’m a suitable business?

Once we determine that a new post office is required in any given area, Canada Post representatives approach suitable, established businesses in the surrounding area to see who may be interested in operating a post office. We then select the most appropriate location based on our site selection criteria.

How do I know if Canada Post wants me to open a Post Office?

Should a need arise in your area, and your host business is considered as a potential location for a post office, you will be contacted by a Canada Post representative.

Can I set up a stand-alone post office?

Canada Post does not set up any Authorized Dealers as stand-alone post offices.

Can I sell stamps for Canada Post without becoming an Authorized Dealer?

If you are interested in becoming a stamp shop, authorized to sell postage stamps purchased at a discount, please visit your closest post office to complete an application.