Expedited and Regular Parcels

Economical, timely and reliable delivery within Canada, to the U.S. and around the world

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  • Spend less

    Affordable but timely delivery service

  • Ship anywhere

    Canada, U.S. and international

  • Trackable

    Check your parcel delivery status

  • Peace of mind

    Secure and convenient delivery

  • Send confidently with budget-friendly shipping services.

Choose from low-cost and dependable shipping options

Need to send a package with reliable, economical shipping? We have options to ship it across town, to the other side of the country or around the world.
Save money and still get timely delivery using Expedited Parcel™, International Parcel and Regular Parcel™ services. Value-added options are available for extra peace of mind and convenience.

Ship to Canadian, U.S. and international destinations

Canada
U.S.
International
Type

For who

For personal and business delivery across Canada with our least expensive service that still includes tracking.

Businesses that have an account with Canada Post can send parcels across Canada with this economical ground service.

Speed

Local — up to 2 days1
Regional — up to 5 days1
National — up to 9 days1

Local — 1 day1
Regional — up to 3 days1
National — up to 7 days1

Type  

For who

Send larger packages up to 30 kg to the U.S. with tracking and liability coverage.

 

Speed

Delivery in 4 — 6 days1

 
Type

For who

Send personal and business parcels internationally with liability coverage. Ships to destinations not served by our Xpresspost™ — International service.

Send non-time sensitive personal and business parcels with liability coverage. Best value international shipping service for packages up to 30 kg.

Speed

Delivery in 6 — 10 days1

Delivery in 4 — 6 weeks

Canada

Type

For who

For personal and business delivery across Canada with our least expensive service that still includes tracking.

Speed

Local — up to 2 days1
Regional — up to 5 days1
National — up to 9 days1


Type

For who

Businesses that have an account with Canada Post can send parcels across Canada with this economical ground service.

Speed

Local — 1 day1
Regional — up to 3 days1
National — up to 7 days1

U.S.

Type

For who

Send larger packages up to 30 kg to the U.S. with tracking and liability coverage.

Speed

Delivery in 4 — 6 days1

International

Type

For who

Send personal and business parcels internationally with liability coverage. Ships to destinations not served by our Xpresspost™ — International service.

Speed

Delivery in 6 — 10 days1


Type

For who

Send non-time sensitive personal and business parcels with liability coverage. Best value international shipping service for packages up to 30 kg.

Speed

Delivery in 4 — 6 weeks

Features and value-added options

Features are included in the base price of a service. For an additional cost, you can customize your shipment with value-added options.

For an at-a-glance view of what’s available for each service, see the Features and value-added options table. More detailed information can be found in the Parcel Services Customer Guide.

Features

Tracking, delivery updates and delivery confirmation2

Both shipper and recipient can track delivery progress with a unique tracking number. You can also track from Canada Post’s mobile app or receive email notifications. Available for Expedited Parcel, Regular Parcel and Expedited Parcel — USA only.

Liability coverage up to $1003

Ship confidently with up to $100 liability coverage against loss or damage. If you are sending valuable items, you can purchase additional liability coverage for extra peace of mind. Available for Expedited Parcel, Expedited Parcel — USA and International, and international parcels only.

On-time delivery guarantee

Be assured your delivery will arrive on time. If it isn’t, you’ll receive replacement service or credit equivalent to the shipping charges. Available for Expedited Parcel business customers only.

Hassle-free U.S. and international customs clearance

Any duty or tax owing will be collected from the recipient upon delivery. Available for Expedited Parcel — USA, International Parcel — Air and International Parcel — Surface.

Value-added options

Depending on your needs, you can also choose from the following value-added options, which are available for additional fees.

Additional liability coverage
  • Up to $5,000 for Expedited Parcel and Regular Parcel3
  • Up to $1,000 for Expedited Parcel — USA
  • Up to $1,000 International Parcel — Air or Surface
Signature

Ensures a personal hand-off of the item at delivery. The name of the signatory is recorded as well as the signature. Available for Regular and Expedited Parcel only.

Signature by hard copy4

If you require a hard copy of the name and signature of the person who signed for the item, you can get it free online, or have a copy sent to you for a fee. Available for Regular Parcel and Expedited Parcel only.

Return to sender5

If a delivery cannot be completed, the parcel will be safely returned to you. Associated parcel return shipping fees are the responsibility of the customer. Available for all services.

Collect on Delivery (COD)

Collect on Delivery (or cash on delivery) is a Canada Post service. It allows the sender to collect up to $5,000 (by cheque) or $1,000 (in cash) from the person receiving a delivery. This service is available only within Canada. We collect the payment on behalf of the sender before handing over the parcel, and send it securely to the shipper.

You can buy a COD shipping option at one of our 6,200 convenient post offices along with one of our shipping services: Priority™, Xpresspost™, Expedited Parcel or Regular Parcel.

Learn more about COD.

Value-added options for business customers only

Choose and pay only for the additional services that you need. The following value-added options are available for extra fees if you are a member of Solutions for Small Business, or have a commercial account with Canada Post.

Reference number tracking

You can associate your own internal reference number or reference name to a shipment when creating the shipping label. Available for Expedited Parcel, Regular Parcel and Expedited — USA only.

Signature and identity services

Proof of age6

Protect your business by ensuring that when the receiver appears to be less than 25 years of age, valid photo ID is requested. Available for Regular and Expedited Parcel only.

Proof of identity6, 11

Proof of identity gets in-person authentication of the intended recipient. It is ideal for large shippers of valuable documents or merchandise such as credit cards, identity cards and high-value goods.

Returns
Parcel return labels6

Simplify customer returns with Canada Post. We offer several options for collecting returns and exchanges of online purchases. All parcel return labels contain a unique tracking number and barcode, which allow return shipments to be tracked. You will be charged only if your parcel return label is used. Available for Regular and Expedited Parcel only.

Pickup services

Canada Post offers a range of convenient and affordable business parcel pickup options:

  • On-demand pickup7
  • Third-party on-demand pickup7
  • Scheduled pickup8
  • Third-party scheduled pickup8

Our pickup services are available to businesses in most urban and suburban areas. Use our parcel pickup tool to see if pickup is available in your area, request a pickup and to find local call-in cut-off times for on-demand. Available for all services.

Flexible delivery options

Provide the best customer experience possible by offering convenient delivery choices. Available for Regular and Expedited Parcel only. Learn more about how Canada Post delivers items within Canada

Leave at door6, 9

If no one answers the door, the delivery agent will look for a safe location on the receiver’s property. If not available, the item will be left at a local post office for pickup.

Card (hold) for pickup6

A delivery notice card will be left for the addressee and the item will be forwarded to the designated post office. Ideal for shipments containing temperature-sensitive items.

Do not safe drop6, 9

If the item does not fit in the mail receptacle and if no one answers the door, a delivery notice card will be left and the addressee will be able to pick up the item at the designated post office.

Deliver to post office6

Your online consumers can choose to have their items delivered to a post office of their preference, such as near their work or cottage. Ideal option for high-value or temperature-sensitive items.

Pricing and how to buy
Personal and small business customers: get an estimate

Pricing for all parcel delivery is based on the size, weight, origin and destination of your package.

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Save on shipping with Solutions for Small Business

Solutions for Small Business customers save10 up to 28% on domestic shipping and up to 40% on shipping outside Canada.

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Features and value-added options

Canada

Expedited Parcel*
Local — 1 day
Regional — up to 3 days
National — up 7 days 1

*Available only to business customers who have a Canada Post account.

Features and options

Tracking and delivery

Tracking and delivery confirmation 2

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Delivery updates 2

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

On-time delivery guarantee

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Delivery to a post office box

Not available

Coverage and COD options

Liability coverage (up to $100) 3

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Additional liability coverage (up to $1,000) 3

Not available

Additional liability coverage (up to $5,000)

Available for a fee

Collect on Delivery (COD) up to $5,000
($1,000 cash) 12

Available for a fee

Signature

Signature

Available for a fee

Hard-copy signature 4

Available for a fee

Returns

Return to sender 5

Available for a fee

Customs clearance

Postal presentation and handling

Not available


Features and options for businesses only

The following features and value-added options are available only for business customers who are members of Solutions for Small Business or have a commercial account with Canada Post.

Savings

Solutions for Small Business

 

Tracking and delivery

Reference number tracking

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Flexible delivery options

Leave at door (do not card) 6, 9

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Do not safe drop 6, 9

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Card (hold) for pickup 6

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Deliver to post office 6

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Returns

Parcel return labels 6

Available for a fee

Signature and identity services

Proof of age 6

Available for a fee

Proof of identity 6,11

Available for a fee

Pickup services

On-demand pickup 7

Available for a fee

Third-party on-demand pickup 7

Available for a fee

Scheduled pickup 8

Available for a fee

Third-party scheduled pickup 8

Available for a fee

Legend

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge Feature is included in the service at no additional charge.

Available for a fee Available for a fee.

Not available Not available for that service.


Regular Parcel
Local — up to 2 days
Regional— up to 5 days
National — up to 9 days 1

Features and options

Tracking and delivery

Tracking and delivery confirmation 2

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Delivery updates 2

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

On-time delivery guarantee

Not available

Delivery to a post office box

Not available

Coverage and COD options

Liability coverage (up to $100) 3

Available for a fee

Additional liability coverage (up to $1,000) 3

Not available

Additional liability coverage (up to $5,000)

Available for a fee

Collect on Delivery (COD) up to $5,000
($1,000 cash)

Available for a fee

Signature

Signature

Available for a fee

Hard-copy signature 4

Available for a fee

Returns

Return to sender 5

Available for a fee

Customs clearance

Postal presentation and handling

Not available


Features and options for businesses only

The following features and value-added options are available only for business customers who are members of Solutions for Small Business or have a commercial account with Canada Post.

Savings

Solutions for Small Business

 

Tracking and delivery

Reference number tracking

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Flexible delivery options

Leave at door (do not card) 6, 9

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Do not safe drop 6, 9

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Card (hold) for pickup 6

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Deliver to post office 6

Not available

Returns

Parcel return labels 6

Available for a fee

Signature and identity services

Proof of age 6

Available for a fee

Proof of identity 6,11

Available for a fee

Pickup services

On-demand pickup 7

Available for a fee

Third-party on-demand pickup 7

Available for a fee

Scheduled pickup 8

Available for a fee

Third-party scheduled pickup 8

Available for a fee

Legend

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge Feature is included in the service at no additional charge.

Available for a fee Available for a fee.

Not available Not available for that service.

U.S.

Expedited Parcel — USA
Delivery in 2 — 3 days 1

Features and options

Tracking and delivery

Tracking and delivery confirmation 2

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Delivery updates 2

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

On-time delivery guarantee

Not available

Delivery to a post office box

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Coverage and COD options

Liability coverage (up to $100) 3

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Additional liability coverage (up to $1,000) 3

Available for a fee

Additional liability coverage (up to $5,000)

Not available

Collect on Delivery (COD) up to $5,000
($1,000 cash)

Not available

Signature

Signature

Not available

Hard-copy signature 4

Not available

Returns

Return to sender 5

Not available

Customs clearance

Postal presentation and handling

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge


Features and options for businesses only

The following features and value-added options are available only for business customers who are members of Solutions for Small Business or have a commercial account with Canada Post.

Savings

Solutions for Small Business

 

Tracking and delivery

Reference number tracking

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Flexible delivery options

Leave at door (do not card) 6, 9

Not available

Do not safe drop 6, 9

Not available

Card (hold) for pickup 6

Not available

Deliver to post office 6

Not available

Returns

Parcel return labels 6

Not available

Signature and identity services

Proof of age 6

Not available

Proof of identity 6,11

Not available

Pickup services

On-demand pickup 7

Available for a fee

Third-party on-demand pickup 7

Available for a fee

Scheduled pickup 8

Available for a fee

Third-party scheduled pickup 8

Available for a fee

Legend

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge Feature is included in the service at no additional charge.

Available for a fee Available for a fee.

Not available Not available for that service.

International

International Parcel — Air
Delivery in 6 — 10 days 1

Features and options

Tracking and delivery

Tracking and delivery confirmation 2

Not available

Delivery updates 2

Not available

On-time delivery guarantee

Not available

Delivery to a post office box

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Coverage and COD options

Liability coverage (up to $100) 3

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Additional liability coverage (up to $1,000) 3

Available for a fee

Additional liability coverage (up to $5,000)

Not available

Collect on Delivery (COD) up to $5,000
($1,000 cash)

Not available

Signature

Signature

Not available

Hard-copy signature 4

Not available

Returns

Return to sender 5

Not available

Customs clearance

Postal presentation and handling

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge


Features and options for businesses only

The following features and value-added options are available only for business customers who are members of Solutions for Small Business or have a commercial account with Canada Post.

Savings

Solutions for Small Business

 

Tracking and delivery

Reference number tracking

Not available

Flexible delivery options

Leave at door (do not card) 6, 9

Not available

Do not safe drop 6, 9

Not available

Card (hold) for pickup 6

Not available

Deliver to post office 6

Not available

Returns

Parcel return labels 6

Not available

Signature and identity services

Proof of age 6

Not available

Proof of identity 6,11

Not available

Pickup services

On-demand pickup 7

Available for a fee

Third-party on-demand pickup 7

Available for a fee

Scheduled pickup 8

Available for a fee

Third-party scheduled pickup 8

Available for a fee

Legend

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge Feature is included in the service at no additional charge.

Available for a fee Available for a fee.

Not available Not available for that service.


International Parcel — Surface
Delivery in 4 — 6 weeks

Features and options

Tracking and delivery

Tracking and delivery confirmation 2

Not available

Delivery updates 2

Not available

On-time delivery guarantee

Not available

Delivery to a post office box

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Coverage and COD options

Liability coverage (up to $100) 3

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Additional liability coverage (up to $1,000) 3

Available for a fee

Additional liability coverage (up to $5,000)

Not available

Collect on Delivery (COD) up to $5,000
($1,000 cash)

Not available

Signature

Signature

Not available

Hard-copy signature 4

Not available

Returns

Return to sender 5

Not available

Customs clearance

Postal presentation and handling

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge


Features and options for businesses only

The following features and value-added options are available only for business customers who are members of Solutions for Small Business or have a commercial account with Canada Post.

Savings

Solutions for Small Business

 

Tracking and delivery

Reference number tracking

Not available

Flexible delivery options

Leave at door (do not card) 6, 9

Not available

Do not safe drop 6, 9

Not available

Card (hold) for pickup 6

Not available

Deliver to post office 6

Not available

Returns

Parcel return labels 6

Not available

Signature and identity services

Proof of age 6

Not available

Proof of identity 6,11

Not available

Pickup services

On-demand pickup 7

Available for a fee

Third-party on-demand pickup 7

Available for a fee

Scheduled pickup 8

Available for a fee

Third-party scheduled pickup 8

Available for a fee

Legend

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge Feature is included in the service at no additional charge.

Available for a fee Available for a fee.

Not available Not available for that service.

 CanadaU.S.International
 

Expedited Parcel*
Local — 1 day
Regional — up to 3 days
National — up 7 days1

*Available only to business customers who have a Canada Post account.

Regular Parcel
Local — up to 2 days
Regional— up to 5 days
National — up to 9 days1

Expedited Parcel — USA
Delivery in 2 — 3 days1

International Parcel — Air
Delivery in 6 — 10 days1

International Parcel — Surface
Delivery in 4 — 6 weeks

Features and options

Tracking and delivery

Tracking and delivery confirmation2

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Not available

Not available

Delivery updates2

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Not available

Not available

On-time delivery guarantee

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Delivery to a post office box

Not available

Not available

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Coverage and COD options

Liability coverage (up to $100)3

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Available for a fee

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Additional liability coverage (up to $1,000)3

Not available

Not available

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Additional liability coverage (up to $5,000)

 

Available for a fee

 

Available for a fee

 

Not available

 

Not available

 

Not available

Collect on Delivery (COD) up to $5,000
($1,000 cash)12

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Not available

Not available

Not available

Signature

Signature

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Not available

Not available

Not available

Hard-copy signature4

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Not available

Not available

Not available

Returns

Return to sender5

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Not available

Not available

Not available

Customs clearance

Postal presentation and handling

Not available

Not available

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge


Features and options for businesses only

The following features and value-added options are available only for business customers who are members of Solutions for Small Business or have a commercial account with Canada Post.

Savings

Solutions for Small Business

 

 

 

 

 

Tracking and delivery

Reference number tracking

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Not available

Not available

Flexible delivery options

Leave at door (do not card)6, 9

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Not available

Not available

Not available

Do not safe drop6, 9

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Not available

Not available

Not available

Card (hold) for pickup6

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Not available

Not available

Not available

Deliver to post office6

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Returns

Parcel return labels6

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Not available

Not available

Not available

Signature and identity services

Proof of age6

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Not available

Not available

Not available

Proof of identity6,11

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Not available

Not available

Not available

Pickup services

On-demand pickup7

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Third-party on-demand pickup7

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Scheduled pickup8

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Third-party scheduled pickup8

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Available for a fee

Legend

Feature is included in the service at no additional charge Feature is included in the service at no additional charge. Available for a fee Available for a fee. Not available Not available

1Delivery 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.
2Tracking information available only for events within Canada. Delivery updates are available if you are creating parcel orders with Canada Post’s Electronic Shipping Tools (EST), a customer-developed/third-party shipping system, or if you use our tracking tool.
3Exceptions and conditions apply.
4Signature image is available online at no additional charge (signature option must be selected at time of mailing).
5All 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.
6Available for shipments to Canadian destinations, which are prepared with Canada Post’s Electronic Shipping Tools (EST) or a customer-developed/third-party shipping system.
7Find out where Canada Post offers pickup services or request a pickup. Customers may pay by “ACCOUNT” or by credit card.
8Scheduled pickup is free when customers purchase $15,000 and over of parcel shipping services annually per pickup location. Fee applies for customers who purchase less than $15,000 of parcel shipping services annually. Customers must purchase over $2,500 of parcel shipping services annually to qualify for scheduled pickup service. Scheduled and third-party scheduled pickups are available only to commercial customers with parcel agreements.
9This option is only available for items that are usually delivered to the door.
10Some conditions and exceptions apply and are subject to change without notice.
11Customers must sign up for this option. Contact your Canada Post sales representative for details.
12Some exceptions apply to acceptable methods of payments. For more details see Section 2.3.4.3 in the Parcel Services Customer Guide.

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.

Canada Post is the first choice carrier for many Canadians. The reach of their service expands farther than any other carrier, which makes consumers in rural and remote areas feel more valued.

Shawn Berke, Logistics Manager.

Services to give your business an edge

We offer a range of business shipping tools and services to save you time and enhance your customer experience.

Web Services

Offer an exceptional e-shopping experience. Easily integrate our shipping information and delivery options into your e-commerce platform, website or custom application.

Electronic Shipping Tools (EST)

Prepare shipping paperwork and automate your processes. Choose from 3 suites of free software applications depending on your business needs:

Compare with other Canada Post shipping services

Compare all our shipping services to Canada, the U.S. and international destinations. Give your customers the choice of Priority, Xpresspost or Expedited services to meet their speed and budget needs.

  • Small business savings

    Save up to 28% on domestic shipping and up to 40% on shipping outside Canada.10

  • Convenient access

    Canada’s largest delivery network offers over 6,300 post offices for easy pickup and drop off.

  • Track from anywhere

    Track and confirm delivery from the Canada Post mobile app.

  • Extensive U.S. and international reach

    Ship to 192 countries and over 153 million U.S. delivery points, including PO Box addresses.

  • High volume savings

    Get volume discounts if you regularly ship large quantities.

  • Returns made easy

    Include parcel return labels with your Canadian shipments and only pay if they’re used.