Does Canada Post deliver to England?

Does Canada Post deliver to England?

Canada Post delivers documents-only envelopes and parcels to England as it has done for more than 150 years.

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by Paul Bourque

May 20, 2024

Key Points

  • Canada Post offers multiple air delivery services to England, ranging from 4 to 12+ business days.
  • Shipping costs to England vary; air freight for a 5kg parcel costs $430 CAD, surface transport costs $240 CAD.
  • Secureship helps reduce shipping costs by up to 50% and provides detailed shipping guides and support.
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Does Canada Post deliver to England?

Canada Post was founded in 1867, the year England granted Dominion status to the new country of Canada, and delivery of letters and parcels between the two have remained strong ever since.

But the world has changed a lot since 1867, and so too has shipping. So, this blog sets out to explain those changes and offer information concerning Canada Post’s modern services and fees. As well, we present Secureship, a Canadian online shipping broker that can substantially reduce your shipping charges and provide shipping information to England and 135-plus other territories and countries.

Table of Contents

  • Canada Post’s Services to England
  • What it May Cost to Ship to England
  • Secureship
  • Conclusion

Canada Post’s Services to England

In 1867, the only postal service to England was via sea freight, and while that continues today, most people opt for air delivery though it is more expensive, but quicker.

Canada Post’s range of air delivery services are outlined below:

  • Xpresspost International (4 - 7 business days)
  • International Parcel (12-plus business days)
  • Tracked Packet International (6 - 10 business days)
  • Small Packet International (6 - 10 business days)

What it May Cost to Ship to England

For a box weighing 5 kg and with dimensions of 45 x 45 x 45 cm, Canada Post guarantees arrival of the parcel by air freight in 7 business days for $430 CAD. Should you wish to save some money, and time is of less importance, the same parcel sent by surface transport would cost $240 CAD, but it could be a month or more before it arrives in the recipient’s hands.

On a side note, one of the lesser known fees included in the overall shipping cost is the fuel surcharge though it is easily available information. In the case of the two aforementioned shipments, the fuel surcharge is $58 and $33 CAD, respectively. Because of the fluctuation of international oil prices, these numbers vary but the charge itself is unavoidable.

If you wish to explore beyond Canada Post’s options, read on below for how Secureship can find quotes for private couriers, as well as supply an array of valuable shipping information.


Many people, including experienced shippers, find shipping a complicated and time-consuming task. Parcels need to be packed to endure the rigours of manhandling during their voyage; completing paperwork correctly is necessary to ensure the goods’ entry into a foreign country; and how does one efficiently find a courier for one’s budget? Secureship can help you with all of that, and more. From its online Learning Centre, you can find advice on a range of topics – INCO terms, reducing costs, shipping documents, and a dozen others.

So when shipping to England from Canada, refer to Secureship’s Country Shipping Guides for detailed importation regulations for England and a host of other countries that span the globe. But Secureship’s greatest value to you comes when you search for shipping options, which takes but a few minutes. And because of our bulk buying power, you can save you up to 50% of the retail cost for shipping from couriers such as Purolator, UPS, and FedEx. In addition, we guide you through the necessary forms that need completion so that your goods enter England smoothly and quickly.


Canada Post delivers documents-only envelopes and parcels to England as it has done for more than 150 years. And while sending goods by sea freight continues to be an economical option for people, Canada Post can also offer services that substantially reduce delivery times. Whichever you choose, be advised that shipping can be surprisingly costly. Which is an area that using Secureship’s services – its bulk buying power with noted private couriers – can help you save money. Also, as you arrange a shipment, our system guides you through the necessary and various pieces of paperwork.

Finally, Secureship’s online platform provides a wealth of shipping information. There is a country-specific shipping guide that covers the importation rules for England, as well as for over 100 other foreign countries.

About Secureship

About Secureship

Secureship® offers an online service that helps businesses and organizations ship more efficiently and affordably.

Providing instant price shopping across multiple carriers, Secureship is the best choice for reduced rate shipping. In addition, Secureship offers benefits such as a consolidated shipping system regardless of the carrier you choose, built-in address book, convenient invoicing and shipment management.

Visit our shipping estimate tool to see how much you can reduce your shipping expenses.