Canada Post Prepares for Last-Minute Online Shoppers

There is still plenty of time to shop online as Canada Post’s holiday delivery plans are in full effect, helping it to deliver a record 3.2 million parcels over this past weekend and in the coming days.

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On December 9, the courier delivered 2.2 million parcels, combined with the 960,000 it delivered over the weekend after Thanksgiving, which were both new highs.

Canada Post expects to deliver an average of 1.7 million parcels a day between now and Christmas.

To support the impressive delivery effort, its plants have been running at capacity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to process heavy volumes of holiday parcels, packets and mail.

The company also hired nearly 3,800 seasonal employees to help in processing and delivering this holiday season.

That’s on top of the more than 50,000 employees serving the customers in delivery, processing and retail.

Canada Post will continue to deliver on weekends to keep pace, which started in some areas this year as early as November 9.

Ensuring Holiday Shopping Peace of Mind

When purchasing an item online, simply check the delivery policy and commitments from the retailer you are purchasing from.

Canada Post works with retailers across the country to provide options right up to the last minute.

Keep the Delivery Team and Others Safe

With record deliveries, the giant courier asks Canadians to keep a clear path home by clearing any snow and ice from walkways, stairs, driveways, and around their mailbox.

This will help keep the Canada Post delivery team and any other holiday visitors safe.


  • Remove snow and ice from your walkways, driveway, and around your mailbox.
  • De-ice your stairs, entrance, and the path to your mailbox, using sand or salt.
  • Keep your stairs, handrails, and mailbox free of obstructions, and in good repair.

Is your courier service ready for the busy holidays?

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Editorial Note: This post is from a Company Press Release and may have been modified for clarity.

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