Canadian Services

Canada Lettermail

Priority mailing with Canada Post.

Lettermail™ service is an effective and personal way to reach your customers—whether it’s your primary communications channel or part of an integrated communications strategy.

Want to be certain that your customers receive your message? Mail is great way to send business correspondence, newsletters, invoices or statements.

For size and weight limitations please See Chart 1
For delivery standards please See Chart 2

Canadian Admail

To qualify as Addressed Admail, your mailing must meet the following requirements:

  • Be promotional in nature.
  • Contain a uniform message.
  • Include a minimum of 1,000 pieces to Canadian addresses.
  • Meet address accuracy requirements (when mailing over 5,000 pieces).
  • Be prepared and/or presorted in a specific way.

For size and weight limitations please See Chart 3
For delivery standards please See Chart 4

Canadian Publications

To qualify as Publications Mail™, ALL of the following requirements must be met. Your publication needs to:

  • Be in the format of a newspaper, magazine (including magalogues) or newsletter.
  • Consist of a single publication or a bundle of publications destined to a single address.
  • Be addressed to a subscriber, non-subscriber or news dealer.
  • Get published with a regular frequency and at least twice a year.
  • Contain news and information intended for public dissemination. It must not contain confidential or proprietary information.
  • Contain a maximum of 70% advertising content in more than half of the issues we deliver in a 12-month period.
  • Be deposited in Canada and addressed to Canadian addresses.

For size and weight limitations please See Chart 5
For delivery standards please See Chart 6

Canada Expedited Parcel

Expedited Parcel™ is a cost-effective, ground delivery service for documents and parcels within Canada.

For size and weight limitations please See Chart 7
For delivery standards please See Chart 8

Chart 1

Standard Lettermail

Letter Carrier Presort (LCP) and NDG

Length

Width

Thickness

Weight

Cards and Post Cards min. 140 mm 90 mm 0.18 mm Should weigh enough to provide the stiffness needed to withstand processing without difficulty
(3.9 in) (2.8 in) (0.007 in)
max. 235 mm 120 mm 5 mm
(9.6 in) (6.1 in) (0.2 in)
Other (eg., envelopes and self-mailers) min. 140 mm 90 mm 0.18 mm 3 g
(3.9 in) (2.8 in) (0.007 in)
max. 245 mm 156 mm 5 mm 50 g
(14.9 in) (10.6 in) (0.8 in)
Medium Lettermail min. 140 mm 90 mm 0.18 mm up to 50 g
(3.9 in) (2.8 in) (0.007 in)
max. 235 mm 165 mm 5 mm
(14.9 in) (10.6 in) (1.4 in)
Other Lettermail

non Standard

min. 140 mm 90 mm 0.18 mm 3 g
(3.9 in) (2.8 in) (0.007 in)
max. 380 mm 270 mm 20 mm 500 g
(14.9 in) (10.6 in) (1.4 in)
Oversize min. 140 mm 90 mm 0.18 mm 5 g
(3.9 in) (2.8 in) (0.007 in)
max. 380 mm 270 mm 20 mm 500 g
(14.9 in) (10.6 in) (1.4 in)

 

Chart 2

Delivery Zone

Local

Within Province

National

Major Urban Centes 2 days 3 days 4 days
Non-major Urban Centres 2 days 3 days 4 days
North Regions and Remote Centres 2 days up to 6 days up to 8 days

 

Chart 3

Short and Long (S/L) and Oversize (O/S)

Letter Carrier Presort (LCP) and NDG

Length

Width

Thickness

Weight

Short and Long (S/L) Up to 100 g min. 100 mm 70 mm 0.18 mm N/A
(3.9 in) (2.8 in) (0.007 in)
max. 245 mm 156 mm 5 mm 100 g
(9.6 in) (6.1 in) (0.2 in) (3.5 oz)
Oversized (O/S) Up to 500 g min. 100 mm 70 mm 0.18 mm N/A
(3.9 in) (2.8 in) (0.007 in)
max. 380 mm 270 mm 20 mm 500 g
(14.9 in) (10.6 in) (0.8 in) (1.76 oz)
Oversized (O/S) Over 500 g up to 750 g min. 100 mm 70 mm 0.18 mm Over 500 g*
(3.9 in) (2.8 in) (0.007 in) (Over 17.6 oz)
max. 380 mm 270 mm 35 mm 750 g
(14.9 in) (10.6 in) (1.4 in) (26.4 oz)
Oversized (O/S) Over 750 g up to 1.36 kg min. 100 mm 70 mm 0.18 mm Over 750 g
(3.9 in) (2.8 in) (0.007 in) (Over 26.4 oz)
max. 380 mm 270 mm 35 mm 1.36 kg
(14.9 in) (10.6 in) (1.4 in) (3 lb)

 

Chart 4

Local 3 business days
Within a Province 4–5 business days
National 4–13 business days

 

Chart 5

Individually Addressed Copies

Length

Width

Thickness

Weight

(including all enclosures and wrapping)

Non-machineable Category (Letter Carrier Presort (LCP) and NDG Presort)
Short and Long (S/L) min. 100 mm 70 mm 0.18 mm
(3.9 in) (2.8 in) (0.007 in)
max. 245 mm 156 mm 5 mm 100 g
(9.6 in) (6.1 in) (0.2 in) (3.5 oz)
Oversize (O/S) min. 100 mm 70 mm 0.18 mm
(3.9 in) (2.8 in) (0.007 in)
max. 600 mm 600 mm 200 mm 1.36 kg
(23.6 in) (23.6 in) (7.9 in) (3 lb.)

 

Chart 6

Local 3 business days
Within a Province 4–5 business days
National 4–13 business days

 

Chart 7

Length Width Height Weight
Minimum 10 cm 7 cm 1 mm
Maximum Length = 2 m 30 kg
Length + Girth = 3 m

 

Chart 8

Local 1 day
Regional 1-3 days
National 2-7 days