CANADA POST

CANADA POST

February 20, 2009 14:29 ET

New Postal Rates Effective February 23, 2009

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 20, 2009) - Canada Post today announced that new rates for Lettermail weighing more than 30 grams and Oversize Lettermail will take effect on February 23, 2009.

Regulatory approval for Standard Lettermail weighing more than 30 grams and Oversize Lettermail was given in the first week of January. The delayed implementation will give affected customers more time to adjust to the new prices.

Other previously approved rate increases went into effect on January 12, 2009:

- Domestic Lettermail up to 30 grams increased by two cents to 54 cents;

- Lettermail up to 30 grams destined for the USA increased by two cents to 98 cents;

- Lettermail up to 30 grams destined for other international destinations increased by five cents to $1.65.

Canada Post did not implement the "Irregular Oversize Lettermail" category for thick and rigid items that had been proposed in June 2008.

For additional information on the new rates for 2009, please visit:

Consumers:

http://www.canadapost.ca/AboutUs/News/Announcements/Rates.aspx

Business:

http://www.canadapost.ca/business/rates/coming-e.asp#dl

Contact Information

  • Canada Post
    Media Relations
    613-734-8888