Mail Forwarding

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  • Peace of mind

    Ensure you don’t miss important mail

  • Security

    Keep your valuable mail private

  • Reliability

    More dependable than neighbours

  • Convenience

    Buy online or at the post office

  • Forward your mail with Mail Forwarding service.

Ensure all your mail follows you to your new address

Moving or temporarily relocating to a new address? Canada Post’s Mail Forwarding service ensures all your important mail reaches you at your new address. Forward mail from your Canadian address to anywhere in the world. Learn about what we forward.

Who should use Mail Forwarding?

For moves (not returning to original address)

  • Ideal for homeowners, renters and businesses that are moving or changing P.O. boxes.
  • Convenient for managing estates and receiving mail for a deceased individual.

For temporary relocation (returning to original address)

  • Perfect for snowbirds going south for the winter.
  • Helpful during renovations, job relocations and extended vacations.
  • Lets you manage mail on behalf of someone else.

Let us make your move easier

Buy Mail Forwarding as soon as you know your new address so you have time to benefit from coupons, moving tips, checklists and other helpful information from smartmoves™.

If you choose, we can also share your new address with companies you do business with, saving you time notifying everyone.

Pricing

The cost of Mail Forwarding varies depending on whether your new address is within the same province, within Canada or in another country. See the tables below.

Mail Forwarding for moves — Not returning to your original address

Choose the 12-month service for the most convenience and savings.

  • Pay the lowest price per month — starting at only $7 a month.
  • Have more time to tell everyone your new address — especially infrequent mailers (for example, tax documents, licence renewals and financial statements).
Residential Price
Within province
$81.95 for 12 months
$51.95 for 4 months
Within Canada
$102.95 for 12 months
$64.95 for 4 months
U.S./International
$232.95 for 12 months
$150.95 for 4 months
When to buy
Recommended 30 days before start of service
Minimum 3 days before
Each order includes
Up to 4 individuals at the same address
To order at a post office you need
Government-issued photo ID
Authorization to act on behalf of someone else (if applicable)
Learn more
Business Price
Within province
$248.95 for 12 months
$155.95 for 4 months
Within Canada
$309.95 for 12 months
$193.95 for 4 months
U.S./International
$695.95 for 12 months
$450.95 for 4 months
When to buy
Recommended 30 days before start of service
Minimum 10 days before
Each order includes
Up to 2 businesses and 2 individuals at the same address
To order at a post office you need
Government-issued photo ID
Authorization to act on behalf of the business
Learn more
PriceResidential Business
Within province
 

$81.95 for 12 months
$51.95 for 4 months

$248.95 for 12 months
$155.95 for 4 months

Within Canada
 

$102.95 for 12 months
$64.95 for 4 months

$309.95 for 12 months
$193.95 for 4 months

U.S./International
 

$232.95 for 12 months
$150.95 for 4 months

$695.95 for 12 months
$450.95 for 4 months

When to buy
 

Recommended 30 days before start of service

Minimum 3 days before

Recommended 30 days before start of service

Minimum 10 days before

Each order includes
 

Up to 4 individuals at the same address

Up to 2 businesses and 2 individuals at the same address

To order at a post office you need
 

Government-issued photo ID

Authorization to act on behalf of someone else (if applicable)

Learn more

Government-issued photo ID

Authorization to act on behalf of the business

Learn more

Mail Forwarding for temporary relocation — Returning to your original address

Residential Price
Within province
$47.85 for 3 months
$15.95 per month thereafter
Within Canada
$59.85 for 3 months
$19.95 per month thereafter
U.S./International
$89.85 for 3 months
$29.95 per month thereafter
When to buy
Recommended 30 days before start of service
Minimum 3 days before
Each order includes
Up to 4 individuals at the same address
To order at a post office you need
Government-issued photo ID
Authorization to act on behalf of someone else (if applicable)
Learn more
Business Price
Within province
$87.95 per month
Within Canada
$110.95 per month
U.S./International
$206.95 per month
When to buy
Recommended 30 days before start of service
Minimum 10 days before
Each order includes
Up to 2 businesses and 2 individuals at the same address
To order at a post office you need
Government-issued photo ID
Authorization to act on behalf of the business
Learn more
Price Residential Business
Within province
 

$47.85 for 3 months
$15.95 per month thereafter

$87.95 per month

Within Canada
 

$59.85 for 3 months
$19.95 per month thereafter

$110.95 per month

U.S./International
 

$89.85 for 3 months
$29.95 per month thereafter

$206.95 per month

When to buy
 

Recommended 30 days before start of service

Minimum 3 days before

Recommended 30 days before start of service

Minimum 10 days before

Each order includes
 

Up to 4 individuals at the same address

Up to 2 businesses and 2 individuals at the same address

To order at a post office you need
 

Government-issued photo ID

Authorization to act on behalf of someone else (if applicable)

Learn more

Government-issued photo ID

Authorization to act on behalf of the business

Learn more

How to buy

Order quickly and easily online

To buy residential Mail Forwarding, go to the Home tab below. To buy Mail Forwarding for a business, including a home-based business, select the Small Business tab.

Confirming your identity

When you buy online you may be asked to verify your identity for security reasons. Learn more.

If you are unable to verify your identity online, or if you are purchasing the service on behalf of someone else, you can enter the order, pay online and verify your identity at a post office. Learn how to pay online and get a barcode.

Learn how to purchase Mail Forwarding on behalf of someone else.

Prefer to order at a post office? Save time by filling out the Mail Forwarding order form in advance.

Residential
Business

Buy Residential Mail Forwarding

Purchase Mail Forwarding at least 3 business days in advance.

Important! Before you begin

Make sure you are eligible to purchase Mail Forwarding service:

  • My original address is in Canada.
  • I am not located in a shared delivery location (dormitory, hospital, hotel or where several businesses share an identical address).
  • I do not receive mail through a privately administrated mailbox company.

1. Forward mail addressed to:

Others only (please specify below)

 

 

2. Select the situation that best applies:

 

 

3. Are all occupants of the current address moving or temporarily relocating to the new address?

 

Review and agree to the service's terms and conditions and certify that you are requesting the service for residential purposes only.

Agree and continue

All information you submit online is fully encrypted and secure.

Buy Business Mail Forwarding

Purchase Mail Forwarding at least 10 business days in advance.

Important! Before you begin

Make sure you are eligible to purchase Mail Forwarding service:

  • The business’s original address is in Canada.
  • The business does not share an address with more than one other business.
  •  The business does not receive mail through a privately administrated mailbox.

1. Select the situation that best applies:

 

 

2. Confirm if you are purchasing the service to forward mail addressed to:

 

 

Review and agree to the service's terms and conditions and certify that you are requesting the service for residential purposes only.

Agree and submit

All information you submit online is fully encrypted and secure.

  • Important items come in the mail

    Mail Forwarding ensures tax receipts, government forms, bank statements and bills don’t go astray.

  • Trust that you’ll get all your mail

    Even if you tell people you’ve moved, Mail Forwarding catches anyone you may forget.

  • Continue to receive mail, even when you’re away

    Get all your valuable mail when you temporarily relocate anywhere in Canada or the world.

  • Buy early to get helpful tips and savings

    Moving is stressful enough. Notify us a few weeks ahead and we’ll send coupons and savings offers. 

  • Give yourself time to notify everyone

    Focus on moving now, and take your time to update your address with everyone later.