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2015 DELIVERY MODE DATA SCHEDULE

Each month Canada Post updates the Letter Carrier route files. Mailing Innovations sends these updates to you approximately three weeks ahead of time. The following schedule outlines the Valid Dates for 2015.

Data Posted
to FTP Site

Data Sent to
Customers

Restructure Implementation

Tape Valid For

Dec 8, 2017
Dec 11, 2017
Jan 15, 2018
Jan 12 to Feb 15, 2018
Jan 5, 2018
Jan 8, 2018
Feb 19, 2018

Feb 16 to Mar 15, 2018

Feb 9, 2018
Feb 12, 2018
Mar 19, 2018

Mar 16 to Apr 12, 2018

Mar 9, 2018
Mar 12, 2018
Apr 16, 2018

Apr 13 to May 10, 2018

Apr 6, 2018
Apr 9, 2018
May 14, 2018

May 11 to Jun 14, 2018

May 4, 2018
May 7, 2018
Jun 18, 2018

Jun 15 to Jul 12, 2018

Jun 8, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Jul 16, 2018

Jul 13 to Aug 16, 2018

Jul 6, 2018
Jul 9, 2018
Aug 20, 2018

Aug 17 to Sep 13, 2018

Aug 10, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
Sep 17, 2018

Sep 14 to Oct 11, 2018

Sep 7, 2018
Sep 10, 2018
Oct 15, 2018
Oct 12 to Nov 15, 2018
Oct 5, 2018
Oct 9, 2018
Nov 19, 2018
Nov 16 to Dec 13, 2018
Nov 9, 2018
Nov 13, 2018
Dec 17, 2018
Dec 14, 2018 to Jan 10, 2019
Dec 7, 2018
Dec 10, 2018
Jan 14, 2019
Jan 11, 2019 to Feb 14, 2019

POSTAL CODES BY PROVINCE
Postal code - first character, abbreviation for the province, and province name:
     
A
NL
Newfoundland/Labrador

B

NS

Nova Scotia

C

PE

Prince Edward Island

E

NB

New Brunswick

G

QC

Quebec

H

QC

Quebec, Metro Montreal

J

QC

Quebec West

K

ON

Ontario East

L

ON

Ontario Central

M

ON

Ontario Metro Toronto

N
ON
Ontario South/West
P
ON
Ontario North
R
MB
Manitoba
S
SK
Saskatchewan
T
AB
Alberta
V
BC
British Columbia
X
NT
North West Territories
Y
YT
Yukon Territory
If you would like to see any specific information, please advise, we would be happy to do the research for you.

Permits / Indicias



Canada Post Postal Indecia Specifications:
Download Postal Indicia Specifications


Canada Post Postal Indecia Artwork Creation Wizard:
http://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/indicia/default-e.asp


Customizable Postal Indecia:
https://www.canadapost.ca/customizedindicia





CANADIAN & US HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR 2018
DATE HOLIDAY NOTE

Monday January 1, 2018

New Years Day

Canada & US

Monday January 15, 2018 Martin Luther King
US
Monday February 19, 2018 Presidents Day
 US
Monday February 19, 2018 Family Day
 Canada(Ontario only)

Friday Mar 30, 2018

Good Friday

Canada & US

Monday April 2, 2018

Easter Monday

Canada Post mail delivery only

Monday May 21, 2018 Victoria Day

Canada

Monday May 28, 2018

Memorial Day

US

Monday July 2, 2018

Canada Day Observed

Canada
Wednesday July 4, 2018 Independence Day
US

Monday August 6, 2018

Civic Holiday

Canada

Monday September 3, 2018

Labour Day

Canada & US

Monday October 8, 2018 Columbus Day
US

Monday October 8, 2018

Canadian Thanksgiving

Canada

Monday November 12, 2018 Veteran's Day Observed
US

Monday November 12, 2018

Remembrance Day Observed

Canada Post mail delivery only

Thursday November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving Day
US

Tuesday December 25, 2018

Christmas Day

Canada & US

Wednesday December 26, 2018

Boxing Day

Canada

Tuesday January 1, 2019

New Year's Day

Canada & US


CANADIAN GOVERNMENT: SWEEPSTAKE RULES AND REGULATIONS

To avoid liability under section 52(1)(a) of the Competition Act mail solicitations should not be drafted in such as manner that they may cause recipients to be under the false general impression that they have won a significant prize. For example, solicitations should not include language in prominent format and in large font stating "We Will Deliver a $1,000,000 cheque" which is qualified by language "if you are declared our winner" that appear in a less conspicuous location in the document in much smaller font size.

Contest rules should be adequately and fairly disclosed to comply with section 59 of the Act.Issues arise under the Act when contest rules are disclosed in very small font size in locations of the solicitation that consumers would not likely notice them. For example, some solicitations have included the contest rules on the inside portion of the solicitation's envelope. As you can appreciate, many consumers would discard the envelope without noticing the contest rules. In other cases, contest rules have been placed on the reverse side of documents included in the solicitation without being referenced elsewhere in the solicitation.

Many solicitations state in the context of promoting a large prize, that the recipient is a guaranteed winner. This may provide recipients with the impression that they are guaranteed to receive the large prize. The solicitations, however, state in their contest rules that the odds of winning a nominal prize are 100% and that the odds of winning the large prize are remote. This raises issues in two respects. Firstly that the solicitation may provide the false general impression that the recipient has already won the large cash prize. Secondly that it is misleading to refer to a recipient as a guaranteed winner.

Using the term winner implies that there are winners and losers and it would be misleading to refer to all recipients as winners.

We are also aware of many solicitations, such as the ACG solicitations you referred to our attention, that invite the recipient to call a 1-900 telephone number and be charged the applicable rates to determine which prize they have won. The issue under the Act, in addition to the issues discussed above, is whether proper disclosure has been made of the cost of this phone call. The disclosure of this information should be made in a prominent fashion and the disclosure should include the cost per minute and the duration of the call or the total cost of the call.

In addition, contest promotions must also be lawful in relation to the Criminal Code, other federal or provincial statutes and local by-laws. Businesses wanting to rely on such promotions should therefore contact legal counsel to ensure compliance with these jurisdictions.

As you know, the Marketing Practices Branch of the Competition Bureau promotes compliance with the Act through the Program of Advisory Opinions, which provides non-binding opinions on prospective advertising and other promotional plans. This program may be of interest to your members and I encourage them to take advantage of it. If any of the CDMA's members wish to receive an Advisory Opinion on any of their advertising or other promotional plans, my staff are prepared to assist them.
Links: Access to useful web pages for those interested in mail delivery and tracking

• Download the NAFTA Certificate of Origin (PDF format): Click Here
• For Canada Post Indecia Artwork: http://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/indicia/default-e.asp

 

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