A postal money order is a certified, cashable document guaranteed by Canada Post. Its a safe way to send money to make bill payments or purchases locally or anywhere in Canada. Money orders are also a great alternative when you don't want to mail cash. 

The money order form consists of: 

  • negotiable document with all other proof of purchase and claims or enquiry information printed on the point-of-sale (POS) receipt 
  • Added security features which include:  
    • A barcode serial number 
    • Polarized ink and a security code that’s verified when the money order is cashed 

Please note:

  • The POS system prints the security code at the time of issue. It's used to verify the validity when a new money order is cashed.
  • A postal money order doesn’t require you to share your financial details but money orders are subject to various requirements, including federal legislation such as the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and associated regulations. Visit the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada website for more information.