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Important USPS News Regarding Mail Delivery to Canada

June 17th, 2011

Monday, June 27 Update – Canadian Postal Employees Return-To- Work Tonight
USPS To Begin Accepting Mail Destined For Canada Tuesday, June 28

The Canadian government passed back-to-work legislation Sunday, June 26. Canada Post employees will return to work beginning Monday June 27 at 8:30 p.m. USPS will begin accepting mail for Canada starting Tuesday, June 28 .  Mail held in USPS network since the work stoppage began is being released & transported into Canada

Monday, June 20 Update – USPS Info on Canada Post strike: USPS is NOT ACCEPTING mail destined for Canada as of Sat, June 18 with the exception of Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) shipments.  The Canadian Government is scheduled to make a decision on back-to-work legislation at some point today (Monday, 6/20). Once Canada Post announces when they will resume operations, the USPS will again accept mail destined to Canada.

Friday, June 17 Update – Due to the Canadian Postal Strike, Canada Post has informed the U.S. Postal Service that the suspension of mail delivery to Canadian addresses will last until at least next week.

With this notification, USPS will stop accepting all letters and packages destined to Canada with the exception of Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) Shipments at 11:59 p.m., CST, Saturday, June 18.

More info available at the USPS Mail Service Updates page.

  1. stampscomblog
    June 22nd, 2011 at 12:25 | #1

    Hi Theani, Unfortunately we dont have any new info to report. We care monitoring the USPS site and our contacts to get info. Once we have any new info, we’ll report it immediately and will adjust the software.

    Thanks!
    Eric
    Stamps.com

  2. Theani
    June 22nd, 2011 at 11:53 | #2

    IS THERE AN ETA ON WHEN THIS IS GOING TO BE OVER. WE HAVE LIKE 50 BOXES WAITING TO GO TO CANADA

  3. stampscomblog
    June 20th, 2011 at 11:08 | #3

    Hi Alecia,

    Stamps.com has updated the software and web interface (as of Saturday night) to prevent any shipping label or postage from being printed if the delivery address is to a Canadian destination. As of Sunday 6/19, if you input a Canadian address, the Stamps.com program will issue an error message and labels will not be printed.

    Once the USPS starts accepting mail to Canada again, we will remove this error message.

    If these shipping labels/postage were created before the USPS cut-off of Saturday 6/18, then we suggest you should attempt to submit those labels for a refund.

    Let me know if you have any questions.
    Thanks!
    Eric

  4. Tlind22077
    June 20th, 2011 at 07:14 | #4

    Update us, please…..

  5. Alecia O’Connor
    June 19th, 2011 at 10:57 | #5

    Does anyone know if  Stamps.com will extend the time on postage that was printed for Canada, but was rejected by post office due to strike ?

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