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Canadian Postage Rates Up in 2013

By January 17, 2013

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In what appears to be a New Years tradition, Canadian postage rates have gone up again.

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The price of a stamp to mail a standard-sized first-class letter, card or postcard inside Canada has gone up two cents, from 61 cents to 63 cents.

Mailing a letter to the United States has also gone up a nickel to $1.10 from $1.05. Mailing letters to other countries now costs $1.85, up from $1.80.

If you're like the rest of us, it probably won't affect you too much, but sometimes you do have to use the regular mail. For more details, see Canada Post's Prices.

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January 22, 2013 at 12:39 pm
(1) Heidi Welch says:

Our receptionist did not change the rates on our machine on the 15th. She is not here today and so when another of our staff went to post a letter she saw it had not been done. What will happen to all the mail that has gone out the past week at the old rate? Will we be receiving it back again for insuficient postage?

January 23, 2013 at 5:04 pm
(2) catherine says:

Your new rates for medium lettermanil are going to put lettermail out of
existence.Is that your plan,if so you will be a success.The poor people have
to pay the same price for everthing as the rich do. People will know longer
do Christmas cards and once you stop you don’t start again.I have family
members saying they no longer have faith in Canada post and when ever they
can they will be using ups.
So when you make statements re: lost revenue,you need to look within your
own organization, for poor decisions.

February 4, 2013 at 10:30 am
(3) Sharon says:

Catherine… this is not the post office – just an ASK forum…

February 19, 2013 at 10:49 am
(4) Juliann says:

what would the postage rate be to send a letter from US to Canada?

March 11, 2013 at 8:59 pm
(5) Midori says:

where are all the answers??

March 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm
(6) Susan Munroe says:

Hi Juliann,

Sorry I missed your question.

In 2013, a standard-sized letter or postcard to Canada from the U.S. costs $1.10.

For more see United States Postal Service Postage Price Calculator. (Make sure the drop-down menu for Destination is set to Canada.)


November 15, 2013 at 11:55 am
(7) Milan says:

So first-class letter is 63 cents. What about a second-class letter?

November 15, 2013 at 12:27 pm
(8) Susan Munroe says:


I should have said Standard Lettermail. That’s what they call a regular letter these days. Prices go by size and weight.

Here’s a chart for items mailed in Canada to be delivered in Canada:



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