How do I suggest a subject for a stamp or apply to design a stamp?

Canadian stamps are recognized internationally to be among the finest in the world. The general public, special interest groups and collectors take a keen interest in stamps because they serve as a reflection of our nation, have educational value and offer beautiful designs.

A national Stamp Advisory Committee guides Canada Post in selecting stamp subjects and designs. The committee is made up of leading Canadians from across the country selected for their general historic, design or philatelic knowledge. The committee evaluates all suggestions received based on their contributions to celebrating and promoting Canada—our heroes, our leading personalities, our heritage, our traditions and our achievements, as well as their potential to appeal to Canadians. In addition, Canada Post makes every effort to maintain regional and cultural balance in selecting subjects and designs so that stamps appropriately reflect all aspects of our nation.

Each year, our  stamp program consists of about 20 broad subjects or themes covering some 40 to 50 individual stamps. The Canada Post Board of Directors approves the stamp program.