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Fast, cost-effective shipping for documents and parcels in Canada

Get next day and 2-day shipping with Xpresspost™. All items are tracked, delivery times are guaranteed and delivery status can be checked onlineFootnote 1.

Delivery standards are for items sent between most major urban centres and are estimates only.

Actual delivery times depend on origin, destination, weather conditions and other factors. Find the specific delivery standard from your postal code to a Canadian destination at

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Shipping speed

Shipping speed
Expected delivery by distance Shipping distance Projected delivery date (business days)
Local Next day
Regional Next day
National 2 days

How much does Xpresspost cost?

We’ll give you an estimate based on your parcel size, weight, and where it’s going. Value-added features are included at no extra cost while options have additional fees.

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Included features and additional options


You and your customers can track using the unique tracking number. Get email notifications or use our mobile app.

Reference number tracking
Use your own internal reference number or reference name when you create a shipping label.

Peace of mind

On-time guarantee
If your parcel doesn’t arrive on time, you get replacement service or credit equivalent for the shipping charges. Terms and conditions apply.

Liability coverage up to $100
Every package has an automatic $100 coverage. Purchase additional liability for valuable parcels. Terms and conditions apply.


Leave at door (Do not card)
If no one is home to receive the parcel, we’ll look for a safe location to leave it (with a safe drop card telling you the location of the item). If a safe location is not possible, we’ll leave you a delivery notice card telling you where to pickup the item at a designated post office.

Card (hold) for pickup
A delivery notice card lets your customer know they can pick up their parcel at the nearest post office. Ideal for temperature-sensitive items. Government-issued photo ID is required to pick up parcels. Customers must sign up for this option.

Do not safe drop
The parcel will be left in the mailbox when delivery is made to the door. If the parcel doesn't fit and there's no one home, we'll leave a delivery notice card for pickup at the nearest post office.

Deliver to post office
Customers can choose where they want to pick up their items –a post office near work, gym or the cottage. Government-issued photo ID is required to pick up items.

Signature and identity

Get a signature when the item is delivered.

Proof of age
We’ll request valid photo ID for customers under 30 years of age.

Proof of identity
Get in-person authentication. Ideal for businesses that ship credit cards, identity cards and high-value goods.

Hard copy signature
Get a free online name and signature or have a hard copy sent to you for a fee.


Parcel return labels
Offer your customers convenient options for returned merchandise or returned products for repairs and refills. Include a return label when you ship. You pay only if your return label is used.

Return to sender
Parcels are returned to you if the customer has moved or the address is incomplete or doesn’t exist.

Pickup services

On-demand pickup
Arrange a one-time pickup convenient for your business.

Scheduled pickup
For frequent shippers who require pickup service on 3 or more days per week per location.

See if parcel pickup is available in your neighbourhood

Additional options

Additional liability coverage
Up to $5,000. Terms and conditions apply.

Collect on delivery (COD)
Canada Post will collect up to $5,000 by credit card or up to $1,000 cash before the shipment is handed over for delivery. Service available in Canada only.

Need prepaid Xpresspost envelopes?

A Canada Post letter carrier scans two Xpresspost prepaid envelopes to update their tracking information.

Get flat-rate, postage-paid envelopes – with or without pre-affixed shipping labels. Choose from a variety of sizes and types (like bubble envelopes).

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Need more information?

Read our guide for more details on all features, options and terms and conditions.

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