Canada Post Strike Update


Canada Post have now ceased acceptance of all in-bound, international untracked mail as a result of the on-going postal strikes.

This means all Post Offices, including Royal Mail are no longer accepting untracked letter mail or small packets for Canada until further notice.

It remains unclear when the strikes will conclude however, once the embargo is lifted there will be a significant backlog that will take time to clear.

To ensure they can continue to service their Canadian customers, several OCS clients have elected to upgrade their shipments to EcHo Premium, the OCS tracked parcel service during this time.

EcHo Premium is a direct injection service. Orders fly commercially into Canadian hubs, undertake commercial Customs clearance before being passed to Canada Post for last mile delivery. The border backlog is leap-frogged with convenient Canada Post last-mile service retained. There are still some localised delays due to the "rolling strikes" but average delivery times remains less than 6 days.

If you wish to discuss your options for delivery to Canada during, and after the strikes please contact your OCS account handler.