How can I send mail quickly? How do I mail important documents?

If you need to get a letter or package to someone quickly or securely, use one of Canada Post's faster services or use a courier.

Canada Post has some faster services that can deliver your mail as quickly as the next day, depending on where it is going. Find out more on Canada Post's website about delivery standards.

There are also private courier services that you can find online.

How do I mail something important?

Canada Post has some good options in case you are mailing important documents, such as passports, birth certificates, and legal or financial documents.

You can track your package, get confirmation that it was mailed and that it arrived, insure the contents against loss or damage, and more. Visit Canada Post's website for more information about registered mail and parcel services.

Private couriers also offer secure mailing options. Find a courier that serves your area online and ask about their services.

You can contact a community agency for more information about using the postal system. To find help in your area, go to Services Near Me.

For More Information

  • Canada Post Corporation - Information about the products and services that Canada Post provides.
  • Post Offices in Canada - Find the nearest post offices to you.
  • Estimate Duties and Taxes - Use this tool from Canada Post to estimate the cost of duties, taxes and other fees for importing goods to a particular country.
  • ABCs of Mailing - This guide from Canada Post explains how to measure, weigh and wrap items. It also has information about shipping and tracking options.
Last updated: November 8, 2016 4001384