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2021 DELIVERY MODE DATA SCHEDULE
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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 2020.

Data Posted
to FTP Site

Data Sent to
Customers

Restructure Implementation

Dec 11, 2020
Jan 11, 2021
Jan 8 to Feb 11, 2021
Jan 1, 2021
Feb 15, 2021

Feb 12 to Mar 11, 2021

Feb 5, 2021
Mar 15, 2021

Mar 12 to Apr 15, 2021

Mar 5, 2021
Apr 19, 2021

Apr 16 to May 13, 2021

Apr 9, 2021
May 17, 2021

May 14 to Jun 17, 2021

May 7, 2021
Jun 21, 2021

Jun 18 to Jul 15, 2021

Jun 11, 2021
Jul 19, 2021

Jul 16 to Aug 12, 2021

Jul 9, 2021
Aug 16, 2021

Aug 13 to Sep 16, 2021

Aug 6, 2021
Sep 20, 2021

Sep 17 to Oct 14, 2021

Sep 10, 2021
Oct 18, 2021
Oct 15 to Nov 11, 2021
Oct 8, 2021
Nov 15, 2021
Nov 12 to Dec 16, 2021
Nov 5, 2021
Dec 20, 2021
Dec 17, 2019 to Jan 13, 2022
Dec 10, 2021
Jan 17, 2022
Jan 14, 2021 to Feb 17, 2022

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 2021
DATE HOLIDAY NOTE

Friday January 1, 2021

New Years Day

Canada & US

Monday January 18, 2021 Martin Luther King
US
Monday February 15, 2021 Presidents Day
 US
Monday February 15, 2021 Family Day
 Canada(Ontario only)

Friday Apr 2, 2021

Good Friday

Canada & US

Monday April 5, 2021

Easter Monday

Canada Post mail delivery only

Monday May 24, 2021 Victoria Day

Canada

Monday May 31, 2021

Memorial Day

US

Monday June 24, 2021

St Jean Baptiste Day

CPC Closed in QC

Thursdayday July 1, 2021

Canada Day

Canada
Monday July 5, 2021 Independence Day - Observed
US

Monday August 2, 2021

Civic Holiday

Canada

Monday September 6, 2021

Labour Day

Canada & US

Monday October 11, 2021 Columbus Day
US

Monday October 11, 2021

Canadian Thanksgiving

Canada

Thursday November 11, 2021 Veteran's Day
US

Thursday November 11, 2021

Remembrance Day

Canada Post mail delivery only

Thursday November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Day
US

Monday December 27, 2021

Christmas Day - Observed

Canada & US

Tuesday December 28, 2021

Boxing Day - Observed

Canada

Monday January 3, 2022

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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