Ship online

Take control and Ship Online

Prepare your package at home and ship it across Canada, to the US or anywhere in the world. Create, pay for and print your shipping label online. Then drop it off at any post office. Don’t have a printer? Prepare and purchase your label online, then visit a post office with your email receipt on your mobile device – we’ll print the label for you.

How to Ship Online

  1. Log in to your Canada Post online account Don't have an account? Register to securely save your address and payment information to make future shipments even easier.
  2. Enter your package details Tell us where it's going, and the package weight and dimensions. See our measuring tips below.
  3. Select a shipping service Find the right balance of cost and speed, and whether you need additional options such as signature on delivery.
  4. Pay for and print your shipping label When attaching the label to your parcel, make sure the barcode lies flat on one side, and is not obscured by tape. And remember–if you don't have a printer, we can print your label for you at the post office.
  5. Drop it off Drop your package off conveniently at any post office or if it fits, in a street letter box. Then, track it online from our website, or your mobile device using the Canada Post app.

Measuring your item

Measure your item’s dimensions and if you have a scale, weigh your parcel. Parcels should be big enough to fit a barcode on one side without it wrapping.

Please note that packaging requirements apply. See our help page for requirement details and tips on measuring and comparable weights.

Examples of item weights for comparison purposes:

Compact disc (CD)

0.02 kg/0.04 lb

Teddy bear (small)

0.2 kg/0.5 lb

Book (paperback)

0.3 kg/0.66 lb


0.3 kg/0.66 lb