Canada Post Standard Postal Rates
It's now Jan. 08 and nothing has changed other then the rates went up again.
Please note there is no standard rate for regular parcel like there is for parcels to the States under 1 kilo.
Insurance is an extra $0.95 per $100.00 of coverage. CAD
GST sales tax is applicable to all prices listed and insurance. So add 5%
With other letter post, if it fit through their stingy 20mm gauge without pressure and registered with in their weight and size limits, items not paper could be sent at this reasonable rate.
So much for being fair to the public, as of Nov. 05 only printed matter is allowed in, "Other Letter Post"
Correction Dec. 1 05
Posted on the Canada Post web site effective immediately, all small packets weighting under 500 grams to the US and International destinations that are a maximum of (380mm X 270mm X 20mm) can be sent letter post rates. The only difference from before is that one must attach a customs sticker.
I checked with customer service at 1-800-267-1177, according to Andrea, this also applies inside Canada without the customs sticker of course.
One thumbs up, but I do believe that I have just discovered that the "fuel surcharge" that is going up BTW, does not trickle down to the rural route drivers. This might constitute fraud and I'm working on getting to the bottom of this for you.
Update on the above Jan. 08, I would get to the bottom of this if someone who drives rural route delivery would stop complaining and be a witness to this crime. They are all afraid of losing their jobs, Not to worry, I don't have a job to lose, so I'll stay at it.
There is no sales tax on shipments that exceed $5. in total for shipments outside of Canada
Insurance is non optional and included in all small packets under 1kg.
Rates are based on 07, they just went up more for different destinations, so the rates below are closer to UK and Europe then Australia and Asia.
Same deal as above. The biggest problem with these rates is that a package that weighs 250 grams costs $7.30 airmail.
Here's an experiment you might like to try.
Enter an Ontario postal code such as K0L 1Z0
That's good enough, hit "Submit."
Total for 08 =$11.77 plus insurance =$12.77
These rates include non optional insurance.
For the USA
Total for 08 same origin to California=surface $5.05 air $6.45 includes insurance.