Canada Post shipping dates for Ottawa and eastern Ontario residents to remember this Christmas

Canada Post truck in Ottawa

Santa Claus is not the only one making deliveries over the holiday season.

Canada Post will deliver tens of thousands of packages and cards each day in December leading up to Christmas morning.

If you're sending a package or card to loved ones over the holidays, the deadlines for shipping are fast approaching.

CTVNewsOttawa.ca looks at the shipping deadlines for packages and cards for the holiday season.

Shipping packages within Canada with Canada Post

Local

  • Regular parcel: Dec. 20
  • Flat rate box: Dec. 21
  • Xpresspost: Dec. 21
  • Priority: Dec. 21

Regional

  • Regular parcel: Dec. 15
  • Flat rate box: Dec. 17
  • Xpressport: Dec. 21
  • Priority: Dec. 21

National

  • Regular parcel: Dec. 9
  • Flat rate box: Dec. 13
  • Xpressport: Dec. 20
  • Priority: Dec. 21

Sending cards within Canada with Canada Post

  • National: Dec. 17
  • Regional: Dec. 20
  • Local: Dec. 21

Shipping packages to International destinations

USA

  • Tracked packet/small packet: Dec. 9
  • Expedited parcel USA: Dec. 13
  • Xpresspost USA: Dec. 16
  • Priority worldwide: Dec. 21

WORLDWIDE 

  • United Kingdom: Dec. 16 (Priority Worldwide)
  • Switzerland: Dec. 16 (Priority Worldwide)
  • New Zealand: Dec. 15 (Priority Worldwide)
  • Netherlands: Dec. 16 (Priority Worldwide)
  • Middle East: Dec. 10 (Priority Worldwide)
  • Japan: Dec. 15 (Priority Worldwide)
  • India: Dec. 15 (Priority Worldwide)
  • Germany: Dec. 16 (Priority Worldwide)
  • France: Dec. 16 (Priority Worldwide)
  • Europe: Dec. 16 (Priority Worldwide)
  • China: Dec. 15 (Priority Worldwide)
  • Australia: Dec. 15 (Priority Worldwide)
  • Asia: Dec. 15 (Priority Worldwide)
  • Africa: Dec. 10 (Priority Worldwide)