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    Fuel surcharges

    Canada Post manages the largest, most intricate transportation network in Canada. As a transportation company, we are directly impacted by changes in fuel prices. We apply a fuel surcharge on our parcel services based on whether the service is Domestic, USA or International.

    Updates to surcharges are made weekly

    We adjust fuel surcharges weekly—up or down—as fuel prices change. Changes are applied on the Monday of each week and are reflected on your invoice.

    We publish the new surcharges a few days in advance.

    The Fuel Surcharges are as follows: 

    July 15, 2024 - July 21, 2024:

    Domestic Services     25.00%
    USA and International Parcel Services     15.75%
    USA and International Packet Services     13.75%

    July 8, 2024 - July 14, 2024:

    Domestic Services     24.50%
    USA and International Parcel Services     15.50%
    USA and International Packet Services     13.50%

    How we calculate fuel surcharges

    Domestic Services

    Domestic surcharges are based on the average price of diesel as measured by Kalibrate Technologies Ltd., an independent company that monitors fuel prices in Canada. Each week, we review the fuel surcharge and adjust it in accordance with the domestic fuel surcharge index, shown below.

    Domestic services include Priority™, Xpresspost™, Expedited Parcel™ and Regular Parcel™.

    Domestic fuel surcharge index

    Canada average diesel price (CAN $/litre)*  
    At least But less than Fuel surcharge (%)
    $1.21 $1.23 12.50%
    $1.23 $1.25 13.00%
    $1.25 $1.27 13.50%
    $1.27 $1.29 14.00%
    $1.29 $1.31 14.50%
    $1.31 $1.33 15.00%
    $1.33 $1.35 15.50%
    $1.35 $1.37 16.00%
    $1.37 $1.39 16.50%
    $1.39 $1.41 17.00%
    $1.41 $1.43 17.50%
    $1.43 $1.45 18.00%
    $1.45 $1.47 18.50%
    $1.47 $1.49 19.00%
    $1.49 $1.51 19.50%
    $1.51 $1.53 20.00%
    $1.53 $1.55 20.50%
    $1.55 $1.57 21.00%
    $1.57 $1.59 21.50%
    $1.59 $1.61 22.00%
    $1.61 $1.63 22.50%
    $1.63 $1.65 23.00%
    $1.65 $1.67 23.50%
    $1.67 $1.69 24.00%
    $1.69 $1.71 24.50%
    $1.71 $1.73 25.00%
    $1.73 $1.75 25.50%
    $1.75 $1.77 26.00%
    $1.77 $1.79 26.50%
    $1.79 $1.81 27.00%
    $1.81 $1.83 27.50%
    $1.83 $1.85 28.00%
    $1.85 $1.87 28.50%
    $1.87 $1.89 29.00%
    $1.89 $1.91 29.50%
    $1.91 $1.93 30.00%
    $1.93 $1.95 30.50%
    $1.95 $1.97 31.00%
    $1.97 $1.99 31.50%
    $1.99 $2.01 32.00%

    The fuel surcharge percentages and associated trigger points are subject to change without notice. If fuel prices rise or fall beyond the prices noted, the table above will be updated.

    USA and International Services

    USA and International surcharges are based on the average price of diesel as measured by Kalibrate Technologies Ltd., an independent company that monitors fuel prices in Canada. Each week, we review the fuel surcharge and adjust it in accordance with the fuel surcharge index, shown below.

    USA and International Parcel services include Xpresspost™ - USA, Xpresspost™ - International, International Parcel - Air, International Parcel - Surface, and Expedited Parcel™ - USA.

    USA and International Packet services include Tracked Packet™ - USA and International and Small Packet™ - USA and International.

    USA and International fuel surcharge index

    Canada average diesel price (CAN $/litre)* Parcel Fuel Surcharge Packet Fuel Surcharge
    At least But less than    
    $1.21 $1.23 9.50% 7.50%
    $1.23 $1.25 9.75% 7.75%
    $1.25 $1.27 10.00% 8.00%
    $1.27 $1.29 10.25% 8.25%
    $1.29 $1.31 10.50% 8.50%
    $1.31 $1.33 10.75% 8.75%
    $1.33 $1.35 11.00% 9.00%
    $1.35 $1.37 11.25% 9.25%
    $1.37 $1.39 11.50% 9.50%
    $1.39 $1.41 11.75% 9.75%
    $1.41 $1.43 12.00% 10.00%
    $1.43 $1.45 12.25% 10.25%
    $1.45 $1.47 12.50% 10.50%
    $1.47 $1.49 12.75% 10.75%
    $1.49 $1.51 13.00% 11.00%
    $1.51 $1.53 13.25% 11.25%
    $1.53 $1.55 13.50% 11.50%
    $1.55 $1.57 13.75% 11.75%
    $1.57 $1.59 14.00% 12.00%
    $1.59 $1.61 14.25% 12.25%
    $1.61 $1.63 14.50% 12.50%
    $1.63 $1.65 14.75% 12.75%
    $1.65 $1.67 15.00% 13.00%
    $1.67 $1.69 15.25% 13.25%
    $1.69 $1.71 15.50% 13.50%
    $1.71 $1.73 15.75% 13.75%
    $1.73 $1.75 16.00% 14.00%
    $1.75 $1.77 16.25% 14.25%
    $1.77 $1.79 16.50% 14.50%
    $1.79 $1.81 16.75% 14.75%
    $1.81 $1.83 17.00% 15.00%
    $1.83 $1.85 17.25% 15.25%
    $1.85 $1.87 17.50% 15.50%
    $1.87 $1.89 17.75% 15.75%
    $1.89 $1.91 18.00% 16.00%
    $1.91 $1.93 18.25% 16.25%
    $1.93 $1.95 18.50% 16.50%
    $1.95 $1.97 18.75% 16.75%
    $1.97 $1.99 19.00% 17.00%
    $1.99 $2.01 19.25% 17.25%

    The fuel surcharge percentages and associated trigger points are subject to change without notice. If fuel prices rise or fall beyond the prices noted, the table above will be updated.