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Service alert for Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Letters and business mail

Send your communications by Lettermail in Canada and Letter-post to the U.S. and internationally.

Businesses: Get details 1-866-757-5480

  • In Canada

    From anywhere to anyone

  • Internationally

    Send worldwide

  • Discounts

    Savings for businesses

  • U.S. and globally

    Discounts start at 100 pieces

Lettermail and Letter-post mail delivery

The most convenient and cost-effective way to send personal mail, business correspondence, invoices and billing statements.

In Canada, to the U.S. and internationally.

  • Lettermail™ — send personal and business mail within Canada.
  • Letter-post — send personal and business mail to the U.S. and internationally.
  • Incentive Lettermail™ and International Incentive Letter-post™ — businesses can get volume and preparation discounts for business mail sent within Canada and to the U.S. and internationally.

Features

Redirection to a new address

If your customers move within Canada, they'll still get your mail—we redirect it if they have purchased our Mail Forwarding service (domestic Lettermail only).

Return to Sender

If mail is undeliverable, we return your item at no charge if it has a Canadian return address on the outside of the envelope.

Value-added options

These options are available for an additional fee.

Registered Mail for proof of delivery (domestic)

Get proof of the delivery date and a signature that can be viewed online from the person receiving your letter. For an additional charge, you can request a hard-copy.

Registered Mail — International and U.S.

For international destinations, you’ll need to buy an Advice of Receipt card at the time you mail your letter. It provides proof of purchase and a hard copy signature. Get proof of delivery to the U.S. by using Xpresspost— USA service.

Do Not Forward service

Get mail items returned to you instead of sent on when an addressee has moved and filed a Mail Forwarding request with Canada Post (domestic Lettermail only).

Volume incentives for businesses

Businesses can enjoy discounts based on volume, how your mail is sorted before drop-off and whether it can be handled by our processing machines.

Save up to 25% on postage

Postage meters deliver savings for businesses — plus they’re easy to refill with a business credit card or on account. Save up to 25% on domestic letters, compared to single stamps.

Market your business with customized indicia

Indicia offer the same savings as postage meters for your business mail items, plus a marketing opportunity when the free customized postal indicia template is used (domestic Lettermail only).

Features at a glance

Lettermail
Mail Forwarding included
Return to Sender included
Registered Mail extra
Do Not Forward extra
Volume and preparation discount no
Customized indicia Available for businesses
Postage meter Available for businesses
Incentive Lettermail
Mail Forwarding included
Return to Sender included
Registered Mail extra
Do Not Forward extra
Volume and preparation discount Available for businesses
Customized indicia Available for businesses
Postage meter Available for businesses
Letter-post
Mail Forwarding Depends on destination country’s postal administration
Return to Sender included
Registered Mail extra
Do Not Forward no
Volume and preparation discount no
Customized indicia no
Postage meter Available for businesses
Incentive Letter-post
Mail Forwarding Depends on destination country’s postal administration
Return to Sender Included (air mail services only)
Registered Mail no
Do Not Forward no
Volume and preparation discount Available for businesses
Customized indicia no
Postage meter no

 

LettermailIncentive LettermailLetter-postIncentive Letter-post
Mail Forwarding
 

included

included

Depends on destination country’s postal administration

Depends on destination country’s postal administration

Return to Sender
 

included

included

included

Included (air mail services only)

Registered Mail
 

extra

extra

extra

no

Do Not Forward
 

extra

extra

no

no

Volume and preparation discount
 

no

Available for businesses

no

Available for  businesses

Customized indicia
 

Available for businesses

Available for businesses

no

no

Postage meter
 

Available for businesses

Available for businesses

Available for businesses

no

Delivery guidelines

Delivery standards for Lettermail are the estimated number of business days it will take a letter to reach a destination.

Find delivery standards for Incentive Letter-post by contacting your sales representative.

Pricing

Individuals

Buy domestic single stamps for a dollar and stamp booklets, coils and sheets of 10 or more for 0.85¢. (See full details for domestic Lettermail rates.)

Stamps for regular letters (up to 30 g) to the U.S. cost $1.20. A regular international letter (up to 30 g) requires $2.50 postage. (See full details for U.S. and international Letter-post rates.)

Businesses get price breaks

Save on postage by using a postage meter, indicia, Incentive Lettermail and Incentive Letter-post.

Postage meters and indicia

Commercial customers enjoy 12% to 25% discounts by using a postage meter or indicia.

Incentive Lettermail (domestic)

If your business is mailing 500 pieces or more, choose Incentive Lettermail to:

  • Pay only $0.74 for national machineable Lettermail that qualifies for Incentive prices.
  • Pay just $0.74 for national mail that qualifies for Incentive pricing and meets Presort standards.

Incentive Letter-post (U.S. and international)

If your business consistently mails 100 pieces or more to the U.S. or an international destination, contact your customer services representative or call 1-866-757-5480 to discuss incentive rates. (Customized indicia is not available for Incentive Letter-post.)

Specifications

Check the exact dimensions and weight in the following links to see if your mail piece qualifies for Lettermail or Letter-post mail prices.

Within Canada

U.S. and internationally

How to buy

Individuals
Products
Stamp sheets
Stamp booklets
Individual stamps
Stamp rolls
Personalized stamps
How to buy
Order online
Buy at a post office.
Small business
(no account number needed)
Products
Stamp rolls
Stamp sheets
Stamp booklets
Individual stamps
Customized stamps
How to buy
Order online
Buy at a post office.
Business
(account number needed)
Products
Postage meter
Indicia (customized or regular)
Incentive Lettermail
Incentive Letter-post
How to buy
Contact 1-866-757-5480 or call your sales representative or mail services provider.
 IndividualsSmall business
(no account number needed)
Business
(account number needed)
Products
 

Stamp sheets
Stamp booklets
Individual stamps
Stamp rolls
Personalized stamps

Stamp rolls
Stamp sheets
Stamp booklets
Individual stamps
Customized stamps

Postage meter
Indicia (customized or regular)
Incentive Lettermail
Incentive Letter-post

How to buy
  Order online
Buy at a post office.
Order online
Buy at a post office.
Contact 1-866-757-5480 or call your sales representative or mail services provider.

 

The Lettermail service has been a crucial component in helping to ensure Canadian children receive their books in a timely, cost-effective manner, no matter where in the country they live....Canada Post has helped us to deliver the magical experience of learning to kids in communities from coast to coast.

David Dotson, President of the Dollywood Foundation

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  • Canadians welcome mail

    95% of Canadians read their mail the same day it arrives.

  • Convenient

    Business or personal, mail is convenient to send and to receive.

  • Stand out from the crowd

    A few letters vs. dozens of emails – your communications stand out when they arrive by mail.

  • Deepen customer relationships

    Lettermail and Letter-post offer unmatched personalization and relationship-building opportunities.

  • Make a loved one smile

    Today’s personal letters become future family treasures.

  • Save and boost marketing

    Save money and time with customized indicia while boosting your brand’s recognition.