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Canada Shipping Deadlines for 2021 Holiday Season

The holiday season is the busiest and most profitable for businesses. Being aware of the Canada Post holiday hours will be key for your business's success — and your customers' experience.
Canada Shipping Deadlines for 2021 Holiday Season
Jacqueline Ostrov

By Jacqueline Ostrov

 

October 21, 2021

December is just around the corner, and with it, the holiday shopping season, which means you'll probably want to study up on the Canada Post holiday hours if you haven't yet.

You've probably been busy getting your promotions ready, creating your pop-up campaigns, and stocking up on inventory to make sure you can fulfill all those orders that are sure to start rolling in. But if you want to delivery a merry Christmas to your customers, you'll need to make sure they get their orders on time by keeping an eye on the Canada Post Christmas deadline.

Online shopping is an increasingly popular choice for those looking to tick off their holiday gift list. Did you know that gifts account for 41% of total holiday spending in Canada? Or that 77% of Canadians shop online for their Christmas presents because it's more convenient?

Don't forget: much of Canada is blanketed in crisp white snow over the holidays. While it may look like a winter wonderland, snow can cause severe delays. So, in order to avoid your Christmas gifts getting stuck en route — and leaving the kids without gifts under the tree — make sure you're aware of all your couriers' last day to ship in accordance with the Canada Post Christmas deadline, and make sure your fulfillment solutions are prepared for the holiday rush.

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And if you need help managing the holiday load, Easyship's seamless logistics platform keeps holiday fulfillment simple and on schedule.

2021 Holiday Courier Cutoffs in Canada

Want your customers to have their purchase in time for Christmas? Once your shipping rates and methods are set up on your site and you have a clear, accessible shipping policy, it's important to make sure your customers know the last day they can place their orders with you.

You'll probably base your order cutoff date on of the adjusted Canada Post holiday hours. As such, you'll especially want to make sure they know the Canada Post Christmas deadline in terms of shipping.

Canada Post Holiday Shipping Cutoffs

The Canada Post holiday cut off times don't leave much room for error, so if you're planning to ship your orders through this service, you'll want to plan ahead to give your parcels plenty of time to be delivered.

Service Holiday Ship By Date
Canada Post Regular Parcel December 20, 2021
Canada Post Expedited Parcel (National) December 20, 2021
Canada Post Expedited Parcel (Regional) December 21, 2021
Canada Post Xpresspost National December 21, 2021
Canada Post Priority December 21, 2021

*Dates are based on 2021 Holiday Shipping lead times.

Purolator Holiday Shipping Deadline

The same goes for the Purolator holiday shipping deadline. There's a slim margin for delays — whether due to issues with fulfillment or weather — as the Purolator holiday shipping deadline is just days away from one of the biggest holiday shipping days of the season: Christmas.

Service Holiday Ship By Date
Purolator Next Day Delivery December 22, 2021

Related: 2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

FedEx Canada Holiday Shipping Cutoffs

To offer your customers the most cost-effective delivery options, encourage them to place their orders well before Christmas. The FedEx Canada holiday schedule for 2020 means that the company's cheaper services require at least two weeks for Christmas delivery.

Service Holiday Ship By Date
FedEx Ground December 15, 2021
FedEx Economy December 21, 2021
FedEx 2nd Day Service December 22, 2021
FedEx First Overnight December 23, 2021
FedEx Priority Overnight December 23, 2021
FedEx Standard Overnight December 23, 2021

2021 Holiday Delivery Deadlines in Canada

The holiday seasons are the busiest — and most profitable — for every business. Do you have your holiday logistics ready? If not, we're happy to help. We've got a shipping checklist ready for you to tick off, so you're all ready to give your customers a memorable Christmas.

Happy shipping and happy holidays!

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