Postage to Canada - Send a Parcel
- A printer is required for some services
- A drop-off service is available
- Max parcel length and weight – 250cm & 30kg
- Services available from £23.74
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Canada is the second largest country in the world, with six time zones and a very varied climate, reaching the depths of -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit in 1947. With a population of only 3 people per square kilometre, Canada enjoys plenty of space and we can help get your parcels delivered across the country in a matter of days.
Whether you’re sending gifts, personal belongings back and forth, or posting something you’ve sold on eBay to we’ve got all the essential information you need including the cost to send a parcel to Canada, how long it will take to be delivered from the UK, guidance in import charges and what items you can and can’t send to Canada.
BEST RATES FOR SHIPPING TO CANADA
We’ve picked out some of the most popular services and parcel sizes, so why not take a look at some of our fantastic offers on parcel delivery to the Canada below. Or, to see the full range of options, pop your parcel details in and compare prices.
MPD Dropoff - 3-5 Days
Can't wait in for collection? Our dropoff service will be right for you (up to 15kg)
DPD Air - 5+ Days
DPD offer a reliable, fully tracked service with some very competitive prices.
How much does it cost to send a parcel to Canada?
The cost to send a parcel to Canada from the UK ranges from £23.74 to £104.69, depending on how big or heavy your parcel is.
The cheapest courier service to Canada is the Parcelforce Global Priority service, at £23.74 to send a parcel up to 1kg in weight. To send a 5kg parcel to Canada with DPD Air, it will cost £47.49.
To send a 10kg parcel to Canada, prices start from £67.72 using the MPD international service, a 20kg parcel from the UK to Canada costs £75.55 and to send a 30kg parcel to Canada it costs £98.18 with Parcelforce.
What can you send to Canada?
To find out if your parcel is ok to send to Canada, the first thing to check is the general list of restricted and prohibited items that you can’t send by courier (in the UK or to Canada).
The Canada Post website has a full list of items which are prohibited from being sent by mail which includes many household items which could contain dangerous or flammable parts including:
- Cosmetics, make-up, perfumes and aftershaves
- Camping gear
- Cleaning products
You will need to complete a pro-forma invoice when you can a parcel to Canada, which is a form asking you to list all the items in your parcel. This form will be inspected by the customs agents in Canada to identify if your parcel can be accepted. My Parcel Delivery provide this form for you to fill in when you book a parcel delivery to Canada, so all you have to do is print 5 copies and attach them to the outside of your parcel in an envelope.
How long does it take to send a parcel to Canada?
The fastest courier services available can get your parcel delivered to Canada in as little as 4 working days after it has been collected. If you pick one of the cheapest couriers to Canada, they can will aim to have it there in 4-7 working days.
These delivery times are just an estimate though, and with any international courier service there can be additional delays due to customs processing, public holidays and in a country as vast as Canada, the area that you’re sending your parcel to.
What are the customs charges when sending a parcel to Canada?
The Canada Border Services Agency examine nearly all international parcels coming into the country, to check if they’re allowed into the country and to determine how much import tax, if any, needs to be paid.
There are three different types of tax which could apply when you send a parcel to Canada: Goods and Service Tax (also known as GST), Harmonized Sales Tax (also known as HST) and Provincial Sales Tax (also known as PST).
If the items in your parcel are worth $20 Canadian Dollars or less, or the item is a gift, worth less $60 Canadian Dollars or lower, then then no duty or taxes will apply to your parcel. Note, there are some items which are excluded from the $20 tax exemption, these include tobacco, books, magazine and alcohol.
The actual amount of GST, HST and PST charged for your parcel will vary, but as a general guide:
- Goods and Service Tax (GST) is charged at 5%
- Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) only applies to items being sent to these specific areas in Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario or Prince Edward Island.
- Provincial Sales Tax (PST) only applies to items being sent to British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec or Saskatchewan
|Parcel Size||Service||Royal Mail||My Parcel Delivery||What You Save|
|5 KG||Tracking and Signature||£90.25||£37.91||£51.62||57%|
|15 KG||Tracking and Signature||£150.75||£70.58||£78.91||52%|
|25 KG||Tracking and Signature||£197.75||£93.74||£104.01||53%|
*Prices include VAT and are fully tracked. Prices correct as of 14/04/16
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