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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, International or Priority™ Worldwide.

    We are moving to weekly updates from September 5, 2022

    We are now adjusting fuel surcharges weekly —up or down—as fuel prices change. Changes are applied the first 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: 

    December 5, 2022 - December 11, 2022:

    Domestic Services     37.00%
    USA and International Parcel Services     21.75%
    USA and International Packet Services     19.75%
    PriorityTM Worldwide     20.50%

     

    November 28, 2022 - December 4, 2022:

    Domestic Services   39.50%
    USA and International Parcel Services   23.00%
    USA and International Packet Services   21.00%
    PriorityTM Worldwide   21.25%



    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 (%)
    $1.51 $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%
    $2.01 $2.03 32.50%
    $2.03 $2.05 33.00%
    $2.05 $2.07 33.50%
    $2.07 $2.09 34.00%
    $2.09 $2.11 34.50%
    $2.11 $2.13 35.00%
    $2.13 $2.15 35.50%
    $2.15 $2.17 36.00%
    $2.17 $2.19 36.50%
    $2.19 $2.21 37.00%
    $2.21 $2.23 37.50%
    $2.23 $2.25 38.00%
    $2.25 $2.27 38.50%
    $2.27 $2.29 39.00%
    $2.29 $2.31 39.50%
    $2.31 $2.33 40.00%
    $2.33 $2.35 40.50%
    $2.35 $2.37 41.00%
    $2.37 $2.39 41.50%
    $2.39 $2.41 42.00%
    $2.41 $2.43 42.50%
    $2.43 $2.45 43.00%
    $2.45 $2.47 43.50%
    $2.47 $2.49 44.00%
    $2.49 $2.51 44.50%
    $2.51 $2.53 45.00%

    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    
    $1.51 $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%
    $2.01 $2.03 19.50% 17.50%
    $2.03 $2.05 19.75% 17.75%
    $2.05 $2.07 20.00% 18.00%
    $2.07 $2.09 20.25% 18.25%
    $2.09 $2.11 20.50% 18.50%
    $2.11 $2.13 20.75% 18.75%
    $2.13 $2.15 21.00% 19.00%
    $2.15 $2.17 21.25% 19.25%
    $2.17 $2.19 21.50% 19.50%
    $2.19 $2.21 21.75% 19.75%
    $2.21 $2.23 22.00% 20.00%
    $2.23 $2.25 22.25% 20.25%
    $2.25 $2.27 22.50% 20.50%
    $2.27 $2.29 22.75% 20.75%
    $2.29 $2.31 23.00% 21.00%
    $2.31 $2.33 23.25% 21.25%
    $2.33 $2.35 23.50% 21.50%
    $2.35 $2.37 23.75% 21.75%
    $2.37 $2.39 24.00% 22.00%
    $2.39 $2.41 24.25% 22.25%
    $2.41 $2.43 24.50% 22.50%
    $2.43 $2.45 24.75% 22.75%
    $2.45 $2.47 25.00% 23.00%
    $2.47 $2.49 25.25% 23.25%
    $2.49 $2.51 25.50% 23.50%
    $2.51 $2.53 25.75% 23.75%

    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 weekly 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 week 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 (%)
    $2.75 $2.79 18.00%
    $2.79 $2.83 18.25%
    $2.83 $2.87 18.50%
    $2.87 $2.91 18.75%
    $2.91 $2.95 19.00%
    $2.95 $2.99 19.25%
    $2.99 $3.03 19.50%
    $3.03 $3.07 19.75%
    $3.07 $3.11 20.00%
    $3.11 $3.15 20.25%
    $3.15 $3.19 20.50%
    $3.19 $3.23 20.75%
    $3.23 $3.27 21.00%
    $3.27 $3.31 21.25%
    $3.31 $3.35 21.50%
    $3.35 $3.39 21.75%
    $3.39 $3.43 22.00%
    $3.43 $3.47 22.25%
    $3.47 $3.51 22.50%
    $3.51 $3.55 22.75%
    $3.55 $3.59 23.00%
    $3.59 $3.63 23.25%
    $3.63 $3.67 23.50%
    $3.67 $3.71 23.75%
    $3.71 $3.75 24.00%
    $3.75 $3.79 24.25%
    $3.79 $3.83 24.50%
    $3.83 $3.87 24.75%
    $3.87 $3.91 25.00%
    $3.91 $3.95 25.25%
    $3.95 $3.99 25.50%
    $3.99 $4.03 25.75%
    $4.03 $4.07 26.00%
    $4.07 $4.11 26.25%
    $4.11 $4.15 26.50%
    $4.15 $4.19 26.75%
    $4.19 $4.23 27.00%
    $4.23 $4.27 27.25%
    $4.27 $4.31 27.50%
    $4.31 $4.35 27.75%
    $4.35 $4.39 28.00%

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