How to send a letter from USA to Canada – Stamps, Price

If you are thinking of sending a letter from the USA to Canada then USPS has a special service for this. Although there are many ways of delivering your messages to any country including Canada and many of these are instant like Email, and messenger apps like WhatsApp, etc, the only way of sending your physical letters or documents is through the postal services of USPS.

Letters delivery from the USA to Canada is made possible by a dedicated service run by USPS that uses Global Forever Stamps which currently cost $1.55 per Stamp. This service lets you to send letters, documents, and objects with fixed weight to Canada.

By directly going to your nearest USPS you can get information about the requirements for sending a letter to Canada, buy the necessary postage determine the number of Global Forever Stamps required, and then post the letter.

Sometimes it is very complicated to determine how many Stamps are needed for sending a letter to Canada, but we will make this process simple by explaining everything about how to send a letter to Canada.

How many Stamps are required for sending a letter to Canada?

As we have already mentioned, there are many alternatives to USPS Global Postal Service for sending your letters to Canada, but none of them is as fast, economical, al and reliable as the USPS. Once you have determined the number of Global Forever Stamps needed for an international letter intended to be delivered to Canada, you can paste them on your envelope and send it. Here we will give details about the Stamps requirement for sending a letter to Canada.

Weight & Stamps Required Stamps Required & Cost
For a letter weighing up to 1 ounce, you need 1 Global Forever Stamp 1 Global Forever Stamps currently costs $1.55.
It is also possible to send a letter having 1-ounce weight by using 3 Domestic forever stamps as currently, a Forever Stamp has a price of 68 cents, you will have to pay $2.04 to send your letter to Canada
For a letter weighing 1 ounce to 2 ounces, you also need 1 Global Forever Stamp Cost is the same for a 2-ounce letter as that of 1 ounce i.e $1.55 for Global Forever Stamps and $2.04 if we use three Domestic Forever Stamps.
For sending a letter to Canada that has a weight of above 2 ounces and Up to 3 Ounces you need One Global Forever Stamp, one Postcard stamp, one 10 cents stamp, and two 2cents stamps

Total costs will be $1.55 for one Global Stamp + 58 cents for a Postcard Stamp + 10 Cents + 4 cents = $2.22.
It is also possible to send a letter weighing 3 ounces weight to Canada by using 2 Global Forever Stamps at a cost of $3.10.

Or by using 4 Domestic Forever Stamps for $2.72

A letter above 3 ounces and up to 3.5 ounces One Global Forever stamp, one Domestic Forever stamp, one Postcard stamp, one 5 cents stamp, one 2 cents stamp, and one 1cent stamp The cost of sending a letter above 3 ounces and up to 3.5 ounces will be $2.84
The letter above 3.5 ounces and up to 15.994 comes in the category of large letters

The price of sending large letters to Canada is from $3.89 to $7/80 depending upon the size.

How to send a letter to Canada?

If you need to send a letter outside the USA for example to Canada, then you definitely may have to know what are various rules and procedures for sending it. For sending a letter to Canada safely and without facing any issues, we will guide you all the process from the start to the end.

Below we have mentioned all the steps required to send a letter to Canada. Follow these steps for the efficient delivery of your letter

1. Measure the envelope

You always have to follow some guidelines while sending a letter from one country to another and the same is true for when you want to send a letter to Canada. You need to determine the postal requirements for Canada. For this, the first requirement is to choose a perfect envelope for your letter to be sent. A good envelope ensures that your letter reaches the destination safely without any physical damage to it.

You can select an envelope for your letter to Canada based on the following measurements:

For a standard letter (under 3.5 ounces), your envelope must be a minimum 5” x 3.5”, a maximum of 11.5” x 6+⅛”, and no thicker than 1/4″.

  • To send a letter under 3.5 ounces if a letter comes in the category of standard letter, then choose an envelope having a minimum of 5” x 3.5”, maximum of 11.5” x 6+⅛”, and thickness no more than 1/4″.
  • If you are choosing a square envelope for sending a Postage to Canada, then it must be a of minimum 5″.

2. Weigh your Letter and add Stamps

Once you have chosen a proper envelope for your letter to protect it from wear and tear, the next step is to determine its weight so that you can add proper stamps. Determining the correct Stamps needed for a letter intended to be sent to Canada is also necessary because USPS may return a letter if the Stamps pasted on it are not as per requirement.

3. Write the address and other necessary information

The next step is to add information about the recipient which mainly includes the Full name of the recipient and address. Make sure that this information is well-written and readable. Also, add the Postal code and country. Although not necessary you can also add the phone number and email address.

We can summarize the information that you need to add to the envelope that you have to send to Canada is:

  • Name of recipient
  • Address of recipient
  • Postal Code
  • Country
  • Phone Number (Optional)
  • Email Address (Optional)

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