Acceptable methods of payment

You can use these methods of payment to pay for Canada Post products and services. We may not accept all methods of payment at all our facilities. Terms and conditions apply.

Please note: If you’re a customer with a standing contract with Canada Post, refer to the appropriate service customer guide under the "Terms and conditions" section.

Methods of payment

Your acceptable method of payment depends on where you’re purchasing the Canada Post product or service.

Acceptable methods of payment at a post office:

  • Cash (Canadian or U.S. currency)
  • Debit card (where available, terms and conditions apply)
  • Credit card (VISA, MasterCard, and American Express) (where available, terms and conditions apply)
  • Cheque 1 (must be exact funds and you must certify business cheques over $1,500)
  • Money order (must be exact funds)
  • International reply coupon

Acceptable methods of payment at a Commercial Deposit Centre (CDC) or Receipt Verification Unit (RVU):

  • Cheque 1 (must be exact funds and you must certify business cheques over $1,500)
  • Money order (must be exact funds)

Acceptable methods of payment using an Electronic Shipping System:

  • Credit card, charged at the time of mailing (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express). Where available. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Business or certified cheque

1 We’ll apply an administrative fee on any payment that’s dishonoured for any reason, including a payment returned due to Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF). You agree to reimburse us for all costs, including legal fees and bank charges, incurred because of late or dishonoured payments.

Please note:

If you’re a customer with a standing contract with Canada Post and have pre-approved credit terms, you may select “ACCOUNT” as a method of payment and the mailing will be invoiced and charged to your account. Applicable credit terms apply.

The information provided on this page is subject to change without notice.