Canada Post Lettermail Rates | Size | Delivery Time

Canada Post offers many services like Xpresspost, Hold Mail, Registered Mail, Mail ForwardingPersonalized Mail, etc. It has a separate service to send your billing statements, personal messages, invoice, etc on time, known as Canada Post Lettermail Service. It is the most convenient way to send all these types of things within Canada. In this article, we are going to discuss Canada Post Lettermail, Canada Post Lettermail Rates, Canada Post Lettermail Price, Canada Post Lettermail Delivery Time. Keep reading this article:

What Is Canada Post Lettermail?

Lettermail is a service provided by Canada Post to send personal messages, invoices, billing statements within Canada. It is the most convenient and cheapest way to send letters, cards, any type of report, receipts, Flexible magnets, any type of notice, CD or DVD, etc. It is of two types.Canada Post Lettermail

  1. Standard: Mails that meets the required size and weight details.
  2. Other (Non-Standard and Oversize): Mails that don’t meet the required size and weight of standard mail and which doesn’t exceed the max. and min. weight required details.

As we said above, Mails need to qualify the size and weight requirements for standard lettermail. Let’s find out standard and non-standard Canada post lettermail size in our next paragraph.

Canada Post Lettermail Size | Weight | Dimensions:

Canada Post lettermail size depends upon the content filled in it. You have to choose according to your content. If your content weight is 2g-50g, then it will be considered as standard mail. Canada Post Lettermail size, weight and dimensions for standard and non-standard and Canada Post oversized lettermail are shown below in the table.

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Category
Length
Width
Thickness
Aspect Ratio
Weight
Standard
Standard Lettermail
min.
140 mm (5.6 in.)
90 mm (3.6 in.)
0.18 mm (0.007 in.)
1.3 : 1
2 g (0.07 oz.)
max.
245 mm (9.6 in.)
156 mm (6.1 in.)
5 mm (0.2 in.)
2.6 : 1
50 g (1.76 oz.)

*Square envelopes are accepted by Canada Post with the dimension of (min. size of 140 mm x 140 mm x 0.18 mm and max. size of 156 mm x 156 mm x 5 mm).

Category
Length
Width
Thickness
Weight
Other (e.g. envelopes, cards and self-mailers)
Non-standard
min.
140 mm (5.6 in.)
90 mm (3.6 in.)
0.18 mm (0.007 in.)
3 g (0.11 oz.)
max.
380 mm (14.9 in.)
270 mm (10.6 in.)
20 mm (0.8 in.)
500 g (17.6 oz.)
Canada Post Oversize Lettermail
min.
140 mm (5.6 in.)
90 mm (3.6 in.)
0.18 mm (0.007 in.)
5 g* (0.17 oz.)
max.
380 mm (14.9 in.)
270 mm (10.6 in.)
20 mm (0.8 in.)
500 g (17.6 oz.)
Canada Post Doesn’t Accept Following Items:

The items we have listed below are not accepted by Canada Post as standard lettermail. All these items may only be mailed as non-standard mail. If you send these items through standard mail, then it will not be accepted anyhow and your lettermail will be sent back to you (sender).

  • bottle caps
  • loose coins*
  • food stuffs
  • glass
  • jewellery
  • keys
  • liquids
  • pencils
  • pens
  • powders
  • seeds
  • anything fragile or perishable
  • anything that may soil or harm other mail, postal equipment, or can cause injuries to persons handling them.

Canada Post Lettermail Rates | Canada Post Lettermail Prices:

Canada Post has its rates specified with weight and number of sheets. It charges $1.07 stamp / $0.92 stamp in a booklet with 0-30g (up to 5 sheets of paper) of weight within Canada, charges $1.30 for 0-30g (up to 5 sheets of paper) of weight within the U.S, and charges $2.71 for 0-30g (up to 5 sheets of paper) of weight within international destinations.

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Canada Post lettermail rates for overweight lettermail are different. It charges $1.30 for 30g-50g (up to 9 sheets of paper) of weight within Canada, charges $1.94 for 30g-50g (up to 9 sheets of paper) of weight within the U.S, and charges $3.88 for 30g-50g (up to 9 sheets of paper) of weight within international destinations. For your easy understanding, we have shown a table below. Have a look:

0—30g = up to 5 sheets of paper*    0—50g = up to 9 sheets of paper*

Canada
U.S.
International
0—30g
$1.07 / stamp
$0.92 / stamp in a booklet
0—30g
$1.30
0—30g
$2.71
Over 30g—50g
$1.30
Over 30g—50g
$1.94
Over 30g—50g
$3.88

Canada Post Lettermail Delivery Time:

Canada Post lettermail delivery time is the estimated delivery standard of how much time it will take for the mail to be delivered. These Delivery Standards are not guaranteed. It takes 2 days in local, 3 days within the province and 4 days for national delivery in major urban centres. Canada Post lettermail delivery takes 2 days in local, 3 days within the province and 4 days for national delivery in non-major urban centres, but for the northern regions and remote centres it takes the same time for local of 2 Days, within the province up to 6 days and for the national delivery it takes up to 8 days for delivering a lettermail. These delivery standards are not fixed. There may be some changes according to weather conditions. Your lettermail can be delivered late due to bad weather conditions or some different reasons.

Delivery Zone
Major Urban Centres
Non-major Urban Centres
Northern Regions and Remote Centres
Local
2 days
2 days
2 days
Within Province
3 days
3 days
up to 6 days
National
4 days
4 days
up to 8 days
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