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2020 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 2020.

Data Posted
to FTP Site

Data Sent to
Customers

Restructure Implementation

Dec 6, 2019
Jan 13, 2020
Jan 10 to Feb 13, 2020
Jan 3, 2020
Feb 17, 2020

Feb 14 to Mar 12, 2020

Feb 7, 2020
Mar 16, 2020

Mar 13 to Apr 16, 2020

Mar 6, 2020
Apr 20, 2020

Apr 17 to May 7, 2020

Apr 10, 2020
May 11, 2020

May 8 to Jun 11, 2020

May 1, 2020
Jun 15, 2020

Jun 12 to Jul 16, 2020

Jun 5, 2020
Jul 20, 2020

Jul 17 to Aug 13, 2020

Jul 10, 2020
Aug 17, 2020

Aug 14 to Sep 17, 2020

Aug 7, 2020
Sep 21, 2020

Sep 18 to Oct 15, 2020

Sep 11, 2020
Oct 19, 2020
Oct 16 to Nov 12, 2020
Oct 9, 2020
Nov 16, 2020
Nov 13 to Dec 17, 2020
Nov 6, 2020
Dec 21, 2020
Dec 18, 2019 to Jan 7, 2021
Dec 11, 2020
Jan 11, 2021
Jan 8, 2021 to Feb 11, 2021

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 2020
DATE HOLIDAY NOTE

Wednesday January 1, 2020

New Years Day

Canada & US

Monday January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King
US
Monday February 17, 2020 Presidents Day
 US
Monday February 17, 2020 Family Day
 Canada(Ontario only)

Friday Apr 10, 2020

Good Friday

Canada & US

Monday April 13, 2020

Easter Monday

Canada Post mail delivery only

Monday May 18, 2020 Victoria Day

Canada

Monday May 25, 2020

Memorial Day

US

Monday June 22, 2020

St Jean Baptiste Day

CPC Closed in QC

Wednesday July 1, 2020

Canada Day

Canada
Monday July 6, 2020 Independence Day - Observed
US

Monday August 3, 2020

Civic Holiday

Canada

Monday September 7, 2020

Labour Day

Canada & US

Monday October 12, 2020 Columbus Day
US

Monday October 12, 2020

Canadian Thanksgiving

Canada

Wednesday November 11, 2020 Veteran's Day
US

Wednesday November 11, 2020

Remembrance Day

Canada Post mail delivery only

Thursday November 26, 2020 Thanksgiving Day
US

Friday December 25, 2020

Christmas Day

Canada & US

Monday December 28, 2020

Boxing Day

Canada

Friday January 1, 2021

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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