How many forever stamps to Canada?

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By Alex Cook

The easiest way to send mail to Canada is with “Global Forever Stamps,” although you can use regular stamps as long as the value adds up to $1.15 — or more if you’re mailing more than 2 ounces. Global stamps are round, cover 190 countries, and they’re $1.15 each. They’re the new standard for mailing abroad as of 2013.

Unlike all other international mail, the Global Stamps to Canada are Buy One Get One on the first 2 ounces. Sending a 2 ounce letter is $1.15; the same as a 1 ounce letter. For more than 2 ounces you’ll want to add the required, extra postage. Here are the current rates for sending letters to Canada (via USPS Price List):

Weight Postage
Up to 2 ounces ($1.15) One Global Forever stamp ($1.15)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.50 using three Domestic Forever stamps ($1.65)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
3 ounces ($1.61) One Global Forever stamp, one 35¢ Postcard stamp, one 10¢ stamp, and one 1¢ stamp ($1.61)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Postcard 35 cent stamp, brown shell with teal backgroundUSA 10 cent stamp, two red pears reading 10¢ in the upper left and USA in the bottom right, in red fontUSA one cent stamps featuring two yellow apples with green leaves and a small stick, reading 1¢ in the upper left and USA in the lower right

Or you can overpay by $0.69 using two Global Forever stamps ($2.30)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.04 using three Domestic Forever stamps ($1.65)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
3.5 ounces ($2.08) One Global Forever stamp, one Domestic Forever stamp, one 35¢ Postcard stamp, one 2¢ stamp, and one 1¢ stamp ($2.08)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Postcard 35 cent stamp, brown shell with teal backgroundUSA two cent stamps, a meyer lemon next to two lemon halfs cut open, reading USA in the lower left and 2¢ in the upper right in yellow fontUSA one cent stamps featuring two yellow apples with green leaves and a small stick, reading 1¢ in the upper left and USA in the lower right

Or you can overpay by $0.22 using two Global Forever stamps ($2.30)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.12 using four Domestic Forever stamps ($2.20)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
More than 3.5 ounces See table below

Envelope requirements

Your envelope must be a minimum 5” x 3.5”, maximum 11.5” x 6+⅛”, and no thicker than 1/4″. Make sure your envelope is of uniform thickness, and rectangular, and bendable. Otherwise, you may have a “non-machinable” envelope and add $0.21 of extra postage.

Delivery times

Unlike domestic letters which take 1-3 days, delivery time is 7-21 days. Although, I’ve found it can sometimes be quicker.

Sending more than 3.5 ounces to Canada or sending large envelopes to Canada

Here are the rates if you’re sending more than 3.5 ounces or you’re sending a large envelope (“flat”) to Canada. The base rate for Canada is $2.29. Each additional ounce is $0.21, up to 15.994 ounces.

Flats must be a minimum of 6-1/8″ by 11-1/2″, maximum 12″ by 15″. Like standard letters, the maximum thickness is 1/4″.

Weight Postage
Up to 1 ounce ($2.29) One Global Forever stamp, two Domestic Forever stamps, and two 2¢ stamps ($2.29)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA two cent stamps, a meyer lemon next to two lemon halfs cut open, reading USA in the lower left and 2¢ in the upper right in yellow fontUSA two cent stamps, a meyer lemon next to two lemon halfs cut open, reading USA in the lower left and 2¢ in the upper right in yellow font

Or you can overpay by $0.01 using two Global Forever stamps ($2.30)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.46 using five Domestic Forever stamps ($2.75)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
2 ounces ($2.50) Two Global Forever stamps, one 15¢ Additional Ounce stamp, and one 5¢ stamp ($2.50)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA additional ounce, 15 cent stamp, president heads wearing flag-themed tophatsUSA five cent stamps, two bundles of purple grapes with green leaves, reading 5¢ in the upper left and USA in the bottom right, both in purple font

Or you can overpay by $0.95 using three Global Forever stamps ($3.45)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.25 using five Domestic Forever stamps ($2.75)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
3 ounces ($2.71) Two Global Forever stamps, one 35¢ Postcard stamp, one 5¢ stamp, and one 1¢ stamp ($2.71)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Postcard 35 cent stamp, brown shell with teal backgroundUSA five cent stamps, two bundles of purple grapes with green leaves, reading 5¢ in the upper left and USA in the bottom right, both in purple fontUSA one cent stamps featuring two yellow apples with green leaves and a small stick, reading 1¢ in the upper left and USA in the lower right

Or you can overpay by $0.74 using three Global Forever stamps ($3.45)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.04 using five Domestic Forever stamps ($2.75)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
4 ounces ($2.91) Two Global Forever stamps, one Domestic Forever stamp, one 5¢ stamp, and one 1¢ stamp ($2.91)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA five cent stamps, two bundles of purple grapes with green leaves, reading 5¢ in the upper left and USA in the bottom right, both in purple fontUSA one cent stamps featuring two yellow apples with green leaves and a small stick, reading 1¢ in the upper left and USA in the lower right

Or you can overpay by $0.54 using three Global Forever stamps ($3.45)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.39 using six Domestic Forever stamps ($3.30)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
5 ounces ($3.12) Two Global Forever stamps, one Domestic Forever stamp, one 15¢ Additional Ounce stamp, one 10¢ stamp, and one 2¢ stamp ($3.12)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA additional ounce, 15 cent stamp, president heads wearing flag-themed tophatsUSA 10 cent stamp, two red pears reading 10¢ in the upper left and USA in the bottom right, in red fontUSA two cent stamps, a meyer lemon next to two lemon halfs cut open, reading USA in the lower left and 2¢ in the upper right in yellow font

Or you can overpay by $0.33 using three Global Forever stamps ($3.45)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.18 using six Domestic Forever stamps ($3.30)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
6 ounces ($3.33) Two Global Forever stamps, one Domestic Forever stamp, one 35¢ Postcard stamp, one 10¢ stamp, one 2¢ stamp, and one 1¢ stamp ($3.33)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Postcard 35 cent stamp, brown shell with teal backgroundUSA 10 cent stamp, two red pears reading 10¢ in the upper left and USA in the bottom right, in red fontUSA two cent stamps, a meyer lemon next to two lemon halfs cut open, reading USA in the lower left and 2¢ in the upper right in yellow fontUSA one cent stamps featuring two yellow apples with green leaves and a small stick, reading 1¢ in the upper left and USA in the lower right

Or you can overpay by $0.12 using three Global Forever stamps ($3.45)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.52 using seven Domestic Forever stamps ($3.85)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
7 ounces ($3.54) Three Global Forever stamps, one 5¢ stamp, and two 2¢ stamps ($3.54)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA five cent stamps, two bundles of purple grapes with green leaves, reading 5¢ in the upper left and USA in the bottom right, both in purple fontUSA two cent stamps, a meyer lemon next to two lemon halfs cut open, reading USA in the lower left and 2¢ in the upper right in yellow fontUSA two cent stamps, a meyer lemon next to two lemon halfs cut open, reading USA in the lower left and 2¢ in the upper right in yellow font

Or you can overpay by $1.06 using four Global Forever stamps ($4.60)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.31 using seven Domestic Forever stamps ($3.85)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
8 ounces ($3.75) Three Global Forever stamps, and two 15¢ Additional Ounce stamps ($3.75)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA additional ounce, 15 cent stamp, president heads wearing flag-themed tophatsUSA additional ounce, 15 cent stamp, president heads wearing flag-themed tophats

Or you can overpay by $0.85 using four Global Forever stamps ($4.60)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.10 using seven Domestic Forever stamps ($3.85)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
9 ounces ($3.96) Three Global Forever stamps, one 35¢ Postcard stamp, one 15¢ Additional Ounce stamp, and one 1¢ stamp ($3.96)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Postcard 35 cent stamp, brown shell with teal backgroundUSA additional ounce, 15 cent stamp, president heads wearing flag-themed tophatsUSA one cent stamps featuring two yellow apples with green leaves and a small stick, reading 1¢ in the upper left and USA in the lower right

Or you can overpay by $0.64 using four Global Forever stamps ($4.60)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.44 using eight Domestic Forever stamps ($4.40)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
10 ounces ($4.17) Three Global Forever stamps, one Domestic Forever stamp, one 15¢ Additional Ounce stamp, and one 2¢ stamp ($4.17)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA additional ounce, 15 cent stamp, president heads wearing flag-themed tophatsUSA two cent stamps, a meyer lemon next to two lemon halfs cut open, reading USA in the lower left and 2¢ in the upper right in yellow font

Or you can overpay by $0.43 using four Global Forever stamps ($4.60)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.23 using eight Domestic Forever stamps ($4.40)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
11 ounces ($4.38) Three Global Forever stamps, one Domestic Forever stamp, one 35¢ Postcard stamp, one 2¢ stamp, and one 1¢ stamp ($4.38)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Postcard 35 cent stamp, brown shell with teal backgroundUSA two cent stamps, a meyer lemon next to two lemon halfs cut open, reading USA in the lower left and 2¢ in the upper right in yellow fontUSA one cent stamps featuring two yellow apples with green leaves and a small stick, reading 1¢ in the upper left and USA in the lower right

Or you can overpay by $0.22 using four Global Forever stamps ($4.60)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.02 using eight Domestic Forever stamps ($4.40)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
12 ounces ($4.59) Three Global Forever stamps, two Domestic Forever stamps, and two 2¢ stamps ($4.59)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA two cent stamps, a meyer lemon next to two lemon halfs cut open, reading USA in the lower left and 2¢ in the upper right in yellow fontUSA two cent stamps, a meyer lemon next to two lemon halfs cut open, reading USA in the lower left and 2¢ in the upper right in yellow font

Or you can overpay by $0.01 using four Global Forever stamps ($4.60)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.36 using nine Domestic Forever stamps ($4.95)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
13 ounces ($4.80) Four Global Forever stamps, one 15¢ Additional Ounce stamp, and one 5¢ stamp ($4.80)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA additional ounce, 15 cent stamp, president heads wearing flag-themed tophatsUSA five cent stamps, two bundles of purple grapes with green leaves, reading 5¢ in the upper left and USA in the bottom right, both in purple font

Or you can overpay by $0.95 using five Global Forever stamps ($5.75)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.15 using nine Domestic Forever stamps ($4.95)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
14 ounces ($5.01) Four Global Forever stamps, one 35¢ Postcard stamp, one 5¢ stamp, and one 1¢ stamp ($5.01)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Postcard 35 cent stamp, brown shell with teal backgroundUSA five cent stamps, two bundles of purple grapes with green leaves, reading 5¢ in the upper left and USA in the bottom right, both in purple fontUSA one cent stamps featuring two yellow apples with green leaves and a small stick, reading 1¢ in the upper left and USA in the lower right

Or you can overpay by $0.74 using five Global Forever stamps ($5.75)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.49 using ten Domestic Forever stamps ($5.50)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
15 ounces ($5.22) Four Global Forever stamps, one Domestic Forever stamp, one 5¢ stamp, and one 2¢ stamp ($5.22)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA five cent stamps, two bundles of purple grapes with green leaves, reading 5¢ in the upper left and USA in the bottom right, both in purple fontUSA two cent stamps, a meyer lemon next to two lemon halfs cut open, reading USA in the lower left and 2¢ in the upper right in yellow font

Or you can overpay by $0.53 using five Global Forever stamps ($5.75)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.28 using ten Domestic Forever stamps ($5.50)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design
16 ounces ($5.43) Four Global Forever stamps, one Domestic Forever stamp, one 15¢ Additional Ounce stamp, one 10¢ stamp, one 2¢ stamp, and one 1¢ stamp ($5.43)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA additional ounce, 15 cent stamp, president heads wearing flag-themed tophatsUSA 10 cent stamp, two red pears reading 10¢ in the upper left and USA in the bottom right, in red fontUSA two cent stamps, a meyer lemon next to two lemon halfs cut open, reading USA in the lower left and 2¢ in the upper right in yellow fontUSA one cent stamps featuring two yellow apples with green leaves and a small stick, reading 1¢ in the upper left and USA in the lower right

Or you can overpay by $0.32 using five Global Forever stamps ($5.75)
USA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent designUSA Global Forever Stamp, round green succulent design

Or you can overpay by $0.07 using ten Domestic Forever stamps ($5.50)
USA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag designUSA Forever Stamp, USA flag design

H0H 0H0

One of my favorite factoids about Canada involves the postal service.

Through the 1900s, thousands of American children mailed their letters to the “north pole.” In 1974, the Canadian government created an official place to send letters to Santa with the creation of the “ho ho ho” postcode, H0H 0H0. Volunteers respond to millions of letters per year, most from outside Canada. They even respond in the child’s native language!

Sending photos to Canada

You can send photos to Canada using regular stamps. Learn about how to send 4×6 photos in the mail on our blog. You’ll want to add an extra $0.60 when sending 15 photos or less (just under 2 ounces). You can send up to 25 photos to Canada (which is 3 ounces and the maximum thickness of 1/4″) for $1.61 in postage.

Check out NanaGram if you’re sending photos to someone on a regular basis. ❤️