Economical, reliable ground shipping in Canada

    Regular Parcel™ is our economical ground delivery service for items shipped in Canada and is ideal for large-volume shipping. Tracking is available and delivery status can be checked online*.

    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 distance Local Regional National
    Projected arrival date (business days) 1 - 3 days 3 - 6 days 4 - 10 days
    Shipping distance Local Regional National
    Projected arrival date (business days) 1 - 3 days 3 - 6 days 4 - 10 days

    How much does Regular Parcel 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.

    Environmental responsibility

    Carbon-neutral shipping

    Shipping on all regular and expedited parcel delivery services is now carbon-neutral.

    For more information on carbon-neutral shipping, visit our Sustainable delivery page.

    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.

    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. 

    Third-party on-demand pickup

    Authorize a Canada Post pickup at a third-party location or alternate address. Available to commercial customers with a signed parcel agreement. 

    Scheduled pickup 

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

    Third-party scheduled pickup 

    Extend your scheduled pickup service to additional addresses. Available to commercial customers with a signed parcel agreement.
    See if parcel pickup is available in your neighbourhood

    Additional options

    Liability coverage up to $100 

    Purchase $100 coverage or purchase additional liability for valuable parcels. Terms and conditions apply.

    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. Available in Canada only.

    Need shipping supplies?

    Shop for shipping supplies, postage, prepaid envelopes and more. Free shipping on all orders over $25. Terms and conditions apply.
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    Need more information?

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