2019 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Canada

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 Monday, December 23th
Xpresspost (Local and Regional zones)
Monday, December 23th
Xpresspost (National zones)
Friday, December 20th
Expedited Parcel  (Local zone)
Monday, December 23rd
Expedited Parcel  (Regional zone)
December 19th-23rd
Expedited Parcel (National zone)
December 13th-20th

Canada Post Services to United States

Service Send by
Xpresspost Friday, December 13th
Parcel/Packets Tuesday, December 10th

Canada Post Services to The Rest of the World

Service Send by
Xpresspost Rest of World (Excluding Africa) Friday, December 6th
Xpresspost Africa
Tuesday, December 3rd
Air Parcels/Packets  Rest of World (Excluding Africa)
Tuesday, December 3rd
Air Parcels/Packets Africa
Tuesday, November 26th

Purolator Last Days to Ship

Purolator Domestic Services

Destination Send by
Next Day Delivery to Canada or US Monday, December 23th
Mexico, Caribbean, South and Central America, Western Europe [including the United Kingdom, France and Germany], Australia
Wednesday, December 18th
East Asia [including China, Japan and Thailand]
Tuesday, December 17th
United States via Purolator Ground®
Friday, December 13th
Eastern Europe, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East
Wednesday, December 11th

FedEx Last Days to Ship

FedEx Domestic Services

 Service Shipping Cutoff Date
FedEx Overnight® Services Monday, December 23
FedEx 2Day® Friday, December 20
FedEx Economy® Thursday, December 19
FedEx Ground® Friday, December 13

FedEx Canada Last Days to Ship to US

 Service Shipping Cutoff Date
FedEx International First®
FedEx International Priority®
Monday, December 23
FedEx International Economy® Friday, December 20
FedEx International Ground® Friday, December 13

FedEx Last Days to Ship to International Locations

 Region FedEx International First® & Priority® FedEx International Economy®
Latin America and Caribbean Friday, December 20 Tuesday, December 17
Europe Friday, December 20 Wednesday, December 18
Middle East and Africa Wednesday, December 18 Tuesday, December 17
Asia-Pacific Thursday, December 19 Tuesday, December 17

Canpar Last Days to Ship

Canpar Last Days to Ship via Ground*

Destination Send by
BC December 11th-23rd
AB December 12th-23rd
SK December 12th-23rd
MB December 12th-23rd
ON December 17th-23rd
QC December 17th-23rd
NB/NS/PEI December 17th-23rd
NFLD December 11th-23rd

*Date range is based on distance, for instance BC to NFLD last day to ship is Dec. 11th. But BC to BC is Dec. 23rd.

2019 Canada Shipping Deadlines 

With the shipping cutoff dates above, we also put together a handy timeline graphic that shows you what services are available.

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If you use our holiday shipping deadlines infographic to start your holiday prep now, you’ll have plenty of time to calculate your own shipping cut off dates. And once you know your shipping schedule, you can start optimizing your shipping workflow to handle increased order volume. Plus, you’ll have more time to decide on which shipping promotions are best for your business and your customers.

Make your holiday shipping even easier this year with ShipStation.

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