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Canada Post announces shipping deadlines for Christmas 2021

Canada Post announces shipping deadlines for Christmas 2021
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Christmas is around the corner and so it’ll only be a matter of time until gifts need to be purchased, boxed, wrapped, and labeled. Planning ahead will put you in good standing and the following bit of information will help— especially for those who tend to procrastinate.

Canada Post has released its list of recommended holiday shipping deadlines for 2021 to ensure you receive your presents in time for Christmas Eve.

They also encourage Canadians to shop and ship as early as possible, beginning in early October.

Local
Priority: December 21
Xpressport: December 21
Flat rate box: December 21
Regular parcel: December 20


Regional
Priority: December 21
Xpressport: December 21
Flat rate box: December 17
Regular parcel: December 15


National
Priority: December 21
Xpressport: December 20
Flat rate box: December 13
Regular parcel: December 9


United States
Priority Worldwide: December 21
Xpresspost USA: December 16
Expedited Parcel USA: December 13
Tracked Packet / Small Packet: December 9

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During the two weeks ending on Christmas Eve in 2020, Canada Post estimated its employees delivered nearly 20 million parcels to Canadians, including a record 2.4 million parcels on Dec. 21 alone.

Bracing for this year, Canada Post plans to hire 4,200 additional seasonal staff across the country and an extra 1,400 vehicles.

For other international destinations, please check the Canada Post website

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