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, International or Priority™ Worldwide. 

    Updates to surcharges made monthly

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

    Check back here for updates every month. We publish the new surcharges about one week in advance.

    The Fuel Surcharges are as follows: 


    September 6, 2021 through October 3, 2021:

    Domestic Services     14.00%
    USA and International Parcel Services     10.75%
    USA and International Packet Services     8.75%
    PriorityTM Worldwide     9.25%


    August 2, 2021 through September 5, 2021:

    Domestic Services     13.50%
    USA and International Parcel Services     10.50%
    USA and International Packet Services     8.50%
    PriorityTM Worldwide     9.00%

    How we calculate fuel surcharges

    Domestic Services

    Domestic surcharges are based on the average price of diesel as measured by Kent Group Ltd., an independent company that monitors fuel prices in Canada. Each month, 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 (%)
    $0.83 $0.85 2.00%
    $0.85 $0.87 2.50%
    $0.87 $0.89 3.00%
    $0.89 $0.91 3.50%
    $0.91 $0.93 4.00%
    $0.93 $0.95 4.50%
    $0.95 $0.97 5.00%
    $0.97 $0.99 5.50%
    $0.99 $1.01 6.00%
    $1.01 $1.03 6.50%
    $1.03 $1.05 7.00%
    $1.05 $1.07 7.50%
    $1.07 $1.09 8.00%
    $1.09 $1.11 8.50%
    $1.11 $1.13 9.00%
    $1.13 $1.15 9.50%
    $1.15 $1.17 10.00%
    $1.17 $1.19 10.50%
    $1.19 $1.21 11.00%
    $1.21 $1.23 11.50%
    $1.23 $1.25 12.00%
    $1.25 $1.27 12.50%
    $1.27 $1.29 13.00%
    $1.29 $1.31 13.50%
    $1.31 $1.33 14.00%
    $1.33 $1.35 14.50%
    $1.35 $1.37 15.00%
    $1.37 $1.39 15.50%
    $1.39 $1.41 16.00%
    $1.41 $1.43 16.50%
    $1.43 $1.45 17.00%

    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 Kent Group Ltd., an independent company that monitors fuel prices in Canada. Each month, 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 & International.

    USA and International fuel surcharge index

    Canada average diesel price (CAN $/litre)* Parcel Fuel Surcharge Packet Fuel Surcharge
    At least But less than    
    $0.83 $0.85 4.75% 2.75%
    $0.85 $0.87 5.00% 3.00%
    $0.87 $0.89 5.25% 3.25%
    $0.89 $0.91 5.50% 3.50%
    $0.91 $0.93 5.75% 3.75%
    $0.93 $0.95 6.00% 4.00%
    $0.95 $0.97 6.25% 4.25%
    $0.97 $0.99 6.50% 4.50%
    $0.99 $1.01 6.75% 4.75%
    $1.01 $1.03 7.00% 5.00%
    $1.03 $1.05 7.25% 5.25%
    $1.05 $1.07 7.50% 5.50%
    $1.07 $1.09 7.75% 5.75%
    $1.09 $1.11 8.00% 6.00%
    $1.11 $1.13 8.25% 6.25%
    $1.13 $1.15 8.50% 6.50%
    $1.15 $1.17 8.75% 6.75%
    $1.17 $1.19 9.00% 7.00%
    $1.19 $1.21 9.25% 7.25%
    $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%

    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.

    Priority Worldwide

    The Priority Worldwide fuel surcharge is based on the monthly average U.S. jet fuel spot price published by the U.S. Department of Energy. We use the same index as FedEx uses for most FedEx Express Canadian export services. Each month we review the fuel surcharge and adjust it in accordance with the Priority Worldwide Fuel Surcharge Index.

    The Priority Worldwide fuel surcharge is assessed on the net shipment rate.

    Priority Worldwide fuel surcharge index

    U.S. price per gallon of jet fuel*
    At least But less than Fuel surcharge (%)
    $0.78 $0.81 0.25%
    $0.81 $0.84 0.50%
    $0.84 $0.87 0.75%
    $0.87 $0.90 1.00%
    $0.90 $0.93 1.25%
    $0.93 $0.96 1.50%
    $0.96 $0.99 1.75%
    $0.99 $1.02 2.00%
    $1.02 $1.05 2.25%
    $1.05 $1.08 2.50%
    $1.08 $1.11 2.75%
    $1.11 $1.14 3.00%
    $1.14 $1.17 3.25%
    $1.17 $1.20 3.50%
    $1.20 $1.23 3.75%
    $1.23 $1.26 4.00%
    $1.26 $1.29 4.25%
    $1.29 $1.32 4.50%
    $1.32 $1.35 4.75%
    $1.35 $1.38 5.00%
    $1.38 $1.41 5.25%
    $1.41 $1.44 5.50%
    $1.44 $1.47 5.75%
    $1.47 $1.50 6.00%
    $1.50 $1.53 6.25%
    $1.53 $1.56 6.50%
    $1.56 $1.59 6.75%
    $1.59 $1.62 7.00%
    $1.62 $1.65 7.25%
    $1.65 $1.68 7.50%
    $1.68 $1.71 7.75%
    $1.71 $1.74 8.00%
    $1.74 $1.77 8.25%
    $1.77 $1.80 8.50%
    $1.80 $1.83 8.75%
    $1.83 $1.86 9.00%
    $1.86 $1.89 9.25%
    $1.89 $1.92 9.50%
    $1.92 $1.95 9.75%
    $1.95 $1.98 10.00%
    $1.98 $2.01 10.25%
    $2.01 $2.04 10.50%
    $2.04 $2.07 10.75%
    $2.07 $2.10 11.00%
    $2.10 $2.13 11.25%
    $2.13 $2.16 11.50%
    $2.16 $2.19 11.75%
    $2.19 $2.22 12.00%
    $2.22 $2.25 12.25%
    $2.25 $2.28 12.50%
    $2.28 $2.31 12.75%

    The fuel surcharge percentages and associated trigger points are subject to change without notice.