Our fastest shipping everywhere in Canada

    Priority™ is our fastest service for time-sensitive documents and parcels. We deliver to every residential and business address in Canada and guarantee next-business day delivery between major urban centres. Signature collection and on-demand pickup are included at no extra charge*.

    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 canadapost.ca/deliverytool.

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    How much does Priority 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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    You and your customers can track parcels 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.


    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.

    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.


    Get a signature when the item is delivered.

    Liability coverage up to $100

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

    Signature and identity

    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

    Have a hard copy of the signature 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.

    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 delivered. Service available in Canada only.

    Need prepaid Priority envelopes?

    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 details on all features, options and terms and conditions.

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