2021 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Canada

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September 22, 2021

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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 this holiday season. Having a plan in place to cater to these customers is essential to having them go through checkout. As the shipping deadline dates approach for the following services, make sure that your checkout options are accounted for. Be aware that customers may not be as mindful to these regular parcel 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

Shipping ServiceShipping Deadline
PriorityTuesday, December 21st, 2021 
Xpresspost (Local and Regional zones)Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 
Xpresspost (National zones)Monday, December 20th, 2021 
Expedited Parcel  (Local zone)Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 
Expedited Parcel  (Regional zone)December 17th-21st, 2021 
Expedited Parcel (National zone)December 13th-20th, 2021
USAPriorityTM   WorldwideXpresspostTM USAExpedited ParcelTM USATracked Packet/Small Packet
21-Dec16-Dec13-Dec09-Dec
Popular sending destinationsPriorityTM WorldwideXpresspost InternationalTMTracked Packet/Small Packet
Africa10-Dec24-Nov19-Nov
Asia15-Dec25-Nov19-Nov
Australia15-Dec29-Nov25-Nov
Central/South American and Caribbean16-Dec24-Nov19-Nov
China15-Dec26-Nov26-Nov
Europe16-Dec02-Dec26-Nov
France16-Dec06-Dec03-Dec
Germany16-Dec08-Dec07-Dec
India15-Dec26-Nov26-Nov
Japan15-Dec06-Dec01-Dec
Middle East10-Dec25-Nov19-Nov
Netherlands16-Dec03-Dec02-Dec
New Zealand15-Dec22-Nov19-Nov
Switzerland16-Dec03-Dec30-Nov
United Kingdom16-Dec03-Dec30-Nov

Purolator Last Days to Ship

PUROLATOR DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL SERVICES

Delivery LocationShipping Deadline
Next Day Delivery to Canada or USThursday, December 23rd, 2021
Mexico, Caribbean, South and Central America, Western Europe, AustraliaMonday, December 20th, 2021
East Asia [including China, Japan and Thailand]Friday, December 17th, 2020
United States via Purolator Ground®Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
Eastern Europe, Africa, South Asia and the Middle EastFriday, December 13th, 2021

FedEx Last Days to Ship

FEDEX DOMESTIC SERVICES

 ServiceShipping Cutoff Date
FedEx Overnight® ServicesThursday, December 23rd, 2021*
FedEx 2Day®Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021*
FedEx Economy®Tuesday, December 21st, 2021*
FedEx Ground®Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

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

FEDEX CANADA LAST DAYS TO SHIP TO US

 ServiceShipping Cutoff Date
FedEx International First®Thursday, December 23rd, 2021
FedEx International Priority®Thursday, December 23rd, 2021
FedEx International Economy®Tuesday, December 21nd, 2021*
FedEx International Ground®Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

CanPar Last Days to Ship

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BC23/12/2122/12/2122/12/2121/12/2120/12/2117/12/2116/12/2113/12/21
AB22/12/2123/12/2123/12/2122/12/2120/12/2120/12/2117/12/2114/12/21
SK21/12/2122/12/2123/12/2122/12/2120/12/2120/12/2117/12/2114/12/21
MB20/12/2122/12/2123/12/2123/12/2121/12/2121/12/2120/12/2115/12/21
ON20/12/2121/12/2121/12/2121/12/2123/12/2123/12/2122/12/2117/12/21
QC20/12/2120/12/2117/12/2120/12/2123/12/2123/12/2122/12/2117/12/21
NB/NS/PEI17/12/2117/12/2116/12/2117/12/2122/12/2122/12/2123/12/2120/12/21
NFLD13/12/2113/12/2110/12/2113/12/2116/12/2116/12/2117/12/2122/12/21