Mail addressed to children

The parent or legal guardian living at the same address as the child under the age of majority can pick up the mail item. We need proof of residency.

If the child is receiving care and custody from a person other than a parent or legal guardian that doesn’t live at the same address as the address on the item, the person must:

  • Show acceptable personal identification
  • Present one of the following:
    • A registry record that shows an adoption or legal guardianship
    • A court order that authorizes an adoption or a legal guardianship
    • A foster parent identification card that includes the child’s name

Age of Majority – 18

  • Alberta
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Québec (21 for purchase and consumption of cannabis)
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan

Age of Majority – 19

  • British Columbia
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut
  • Northwest Territories
  • Yukon

Please note:

As the legal age for certain goods may differ from Age of Majority by province or territory, it’s your responsibility when mailing items containing such goods to make sure you select the appropriate age under the Proof of Age option.