The Canada Post Holiday Delivery Guarantee has been cancelled for 2018. After five weeks of rotating strikes, the cancellation does not come as a surprise. Canada Post says they have more than three times the volume of mail and parcels they normally would at this time of year.
If you've already put a parcel in the mail via Canada Post, there's no guarantee it will arrive before Christmas. But if you have yet to ship the parcel, you've got plenty of time. Here's a look at how long you have with some other shippers:
- FedEx Ground will guarantee Christmas Delivery within Canada for packages sent by Thursday, December 13. If you want to upgrade to FedEx Economy, you have until Wednesday, December 19 to ship. And if you're willing to splurge on FedEx First Overnight, you can wait until Friday, December 21.
- UPS Ground will guarantee Christmas Delivery within Canada for packages sent by Monday, December 17. If you want to upgrade to UPS Air, you have until Friday, December 21.
- Purolator Next-Day Delivery will guarantee delivery before Christmas for parcels sent by Thursday, December 20.
As reported on Wednesday, the current backlog of parcels may not clear until March 2019.