2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Canada

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October 11, 2019

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Whether your customers live down the road, in another province, in the US, or overseas, there’s going to be customers that wait until the last minute to buy gifts. Having a plan in place to cater to these customers is essential to having them go through checkout. As the shipping deadline dates approache for the following services, make sure that your checkout options are accounted for. Be aware that customers may not be as mindful to these services as you are. Prominently displaying these cutoff dates on your website or during checkout helps avoid any potential bad reviews or returns for late parcels.  

Canada Post Last Days to Ship

Canada Post Domestic Services

Service Send by
Priority No dates specified. Check Delivery Tools
Xpresspost (Local and Regional zones)
No dates specified. Check Delivery Tools
Xpresspost (National zones)
No dates specified. Check Delivery Tools
Expedited Parcel  (Local zone)
No dates specified. Check Delivery Tools
Expedited Parcel  (Regional zone)
No dates specified. Check Delivery Tools
Expedited Parcel (National zone)
No dates specified. Check Delivery Tools

For more information on international shipments, head here

Purolator Last Days to Ship

Purolator Domestic Services

Destination Send by
Next Day Delivery to Canada or US Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
Mexico, Caribbean, South and Central America, Western Europe [including the United Kingdom, France and Germany], Australia
Friday, December 18th, 2020
East Asia [including China, Japan and Thailand]
Thursday, December 17th, 2020
United States via Purolator Ground®
Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
Eastern Europe, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East
Friday, December 11th, 2020

For more information on Purolator’s shipping deadlines, head here

FedEx Last Days to Ship

FedEx Domestic Services

 Service Shipping Cutoff Date
FedEx Overnight® Services Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020*
FedEx 2Day® Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020*
FedEx Economy® Monday, December 21st, 2020*
FedEx Ground® Monday, December 15th, 2020

*Allow 1-3 additional days when shipping from western provinces to Atlantic provinces (includes Thunder Bay and surrounding areas).

FedEx Canada Last Days to Ship to US

 Service Shipping Cutoff Date
FedEx International First®
FedEx International Priority®
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
FedEx International Economy® Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020*
FedEx International Ground® Monday, December 14th, 2020

FedEx Last Days to Ship to International Locations

 Region FedEx International First® & Priority® FedEx International Economy®
Latin America and Caribbean Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 Friday, December 18th, 2020
Europe Monday, December 21st, 2020 Thursday, December 17th, 2020
Middle East and Africa Monday, December 21st, 2020 Friday, December 18th, 2020
Asia-Pacific Monday, December 21st, 2020 Thursday, December 17, 2020

Canpar Last Days to Ship

Canpar Last Days to Ship via Ground*

Origin Send by
BC Dec 11th-23rd, 2020*
AB Dec 14th-23rd, 2020*
SK Dec 14th-23rd, 2020*
MB Dec 15th-23rd, 2020*
ON Dec 17th-23rd, 2020*
QC Dec 17th-23rd, 2020*
NB/NS/PEI Dec 16th-23rd, 2020*
NFLD Dec 11th-22nd, 2020*

*Varies depending on the destination province

For more information on Canpar’s shipping deadlines, head here

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