CANADA POST

CANADA POST

October 03, 2007 14:17 ET

Canada Post: It's all in the Planning...Time to Think About Overseas Holiday Mailing!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2007) - Though the weather is still warm and our thoughts may be more focused on the beginning of the hockey season or turkey dinners, it's never too early to start planning overseas holiday mailings.

Canada Post offers several options (for every budget and speed requirement) to ensure gifts and greetings arrive on time for the holidays - no matter where they're going or when you're ready to send them! Use the information in the charts below to assist in planning your mailings.



Suggested mailing dates for delivery to the United States and other
countries:

BY AIR BY SURFACE
(from all regions (from all regions
in Canada) in Canada)
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DESTINATION Letters, Cards, Small Packages
& Parcels(i) & Parcels
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Africa Nov. 26 Oct. 12
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Asia Dec. 3 Oct. 19
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Australia Dec. 3 Oct. 19
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New Zealand Dec. 3 Oct. 12
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Caribbean Dec. 3 Oct. 26
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Central/South America Nov. 26 Oct. 19
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Europe Dec. 3 Oct. 26
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Middle East Dec. 3 Oct. 12
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USA Dec. 10 Nov. 23
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(i) International Parcel-Air service is available only to the destinations
not served by Xpresspost-International.


Canadian mailing deadlines

To ensure your holiday cards and letters arrive on-time, they should be mailed by December 19 (for local delivery), December 18 (for delivery within your province) or by December 17 (delivery outside your province, within Canada).

Regular parcels for delivery within Canada should be mailed by December 20 (for local delivery), December 17 (for delivery within your province) and December 11 (outside your province). Need more time to get your packages ready? No problem. The post office has other options (for every budget and speed requirement) to ensure your gifts and greetings arrive on time for the holidays - even if you've only just found the perfect gift a few days before the big day.

To ensure gifts arrive in one piece, the advice is simple: pick the right box, pack it right, seal it tight, and post it now!

Contact Information

  • Canada Post
    Medias Relations
    613-734-8888