November 17, 2006 13:05 ET

Canada Post: It's Time to Think About Holiday Mailing!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 17, 2006) - Canada Post reminds everyone the holiday season is fast approaching and it's time to start thinking about seasonal mailings.

Letters, cards and parcels destined for Central/South America and Africa should be mailed by November 27. Holiday mail destined for Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Europe and the United States, should be posted by December 8.

Cards, letters and parcels for delivery within Canada should be mailed by the dates listed in the charts below.

Cards and letters...

Major Urban Centres Non-major Northern Regions
Urban Centres and Remote Centres

LOCAL December 20 December 20 December 20

PROVINCE December 20 December 20 December 14

NATIONAL December 18 December 18 December 12

Regular parcels destined for major urban centres should be mailed by December 11, parcels being sent to non-major centres should be mailed by December 8 and parcels for delivery in northern regions and remote centres should be posted by November 27.

Need more time to get your packages ready? No problem. Canada Post offers several options (for every budget and speed requirement) to ensure your gifts and greetings arrive on time for the holidays - even if it's just days before the big day. Visit for information on different services and options, tips on proper packaging and other important holiday information.

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    Media Relations