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2022 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Canada

Posted on September 1, 2022 by

Whether your customers live down the road, in another province, in the US, or overseas, there will be customers that wait until the last minute to buy gifts this holiday season. Having a plan to cater to these customers is essential to having them go through checkout. As the shipping deadline dates approach for the following services, ensure that your checkout options are accounted for. Be aware that customers may not be as mindful of 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.  

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Canada Post 2022 Shipping Deadlines

Domestic Services

Shipping ServiceShipping Deadline
Local (Priority, Xpresspost)December 21
Local (Expedited Parcel or flat rate box)December 21
Local (Regular Parcel)December 20
Regional (Priority, Xpresspost)December 21
Regional (Expedited Parcel or flat rate box)December 19-21
Regional (Regular Parcel)December 16-20
NationalDecember 21 (Priority)
December 20 (Xpresspost)
December 13 to 20 (Flat rate box)
December 9 to 19 (Regular Parcel)
U.S.December 21 (Priority Worldwide)
December 15 (Xpresspost USA)
December 13 (Expedited Parcel USA)
December 12 ( Tracked Packet/Small Packet)

International Services

DestinationsPriority WorldwideXpresspost InternationalTracked Packet/Small Packet
Africa
December 9December 9November 28
Asia
December 15December 9December 5
Australia
December 15December 9December 5
Central/South American and Caribbean
December 16December 9November 28
China
December 15December 5December 1
Europe
December 16December 9December 5
France
December 16December 12December 9
Germany
December 16December 12December 9
India

December 15December 9December 5
Japan
December 15December 12December 9
Middle East
December 9December 9December 5
Netherlands
December 16December 12December 9
New Zealand
December 15December 9December 5
Switzerland
December 16December 9December 5
United Kingdom
December 16December 12December 9

Purolator 2022 Shipping Deadlines

Purolator says customers who want next-day service on shipments to arrive by Dec. 24, 2022, should ship no later than Dec. 21, to allow for any possible weather-related delay that may occur during this time of year.

Domestic & International Services

Delivery LocationShipping Deadline
Next Day Delivery to Canada or USDecember 22
Australia, Caribbean, Mexico, South and Central America
Western Europe (including the United Kingdom, France and Germany)
December 19
East Asia (including China, Japan, and Thailand)December 16
United States via Purolator Ground®December 14
Eastern Europe, Africa, South Asia, and the Middle EastDecember 12

FedEx 2022 Shipping Deadlines

Domestic Services

ServiceDeadline
FedEx First Overnight/
FedEx Priority Overnight
December 22
FedEx First Overnight/ FedEx Priority Overnight— Last Day to Ship from Western Provinces to Atlantic Provinces
(also includes Thunder Bay and the surrounding area)
December 21
FedEx Standard OvernightDecember 22
FedEx Standard Overnight— Last Day to Ship from Western Provinces to Atlantic Provinces
(also includes Thunder Bay and surrounding area)
December 21
FedEx 2DayDecember 21
FedEx 2Day— Last Day to Ship from Western Provinces to Atlantic Provinces
(also includes Thunder Bay and surrounding area)
December 20
FedEx GroundDecember 14
FedEx EconomyDecember 20
FedEx Economy— Last Day to Ship from Western Provinces to Atlantic Provinces
(also includes Thunder Bay and surrounding area)
December 19

Canada to the U.S.:

ServiceDeadline
FedEx International First/
FedEx International Priority
December 22
FedEx International Economy
December 20
FedEx International Ground
December 13

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