Canada Post Mail Hold

Hold Mail service temporarily stops mail delivery at your address when you’re not there to receive it. Canada Post shipping will deliver your mail the next business day after your service ends. Once you hold your mail then you can use the Canada Post mail Forwarding service to received your mail wherever you want.

Why use Hold Mail in Canada Post?

There are many reason to hold the mail in Canada Post. i.e When you are out of station, when you don;t want to return your mail to sender if you are out for vacation’s like Chris-mus etc. Also it is very easy process to do it whether it is online or by Post office. Canada Post service take your mail to secure place to whom you can trust, if you are not in the position to receive the mail.

Mail is safe

Whether you’re on vacation or away for home renovations, we’ll hold your mail in a secure Canada Post facility.

Handle temporary business closures

Ideal for schools, seasonal businesses and home-based offices that regularly shut down. Mail stays private.

Easy to buy and manage

Online or at the post office, in a few short steps. Back early? Cancel your service to resume delivery.

What can not hold in Canada Post?

  • Xpresspost or Regular Parcel can not be held in Canada Post service.
  • Prepaid envelopes
  • Newspapers and flyers delivered by other parties

If you’re expecting parcel deliveries you must advise the sender(s) of your new address, even when you have the Hold Mail service in place.

How much cost for Canada post hold mail?

There are two type of hold mail facility offered by Canada post
  1. Residential
  2. Business

In both hold mail condition your mail will be delivered safely to your desire destination. Canada Post hold mail some time as per your requirement then it released to your destination. Also Hold mail facility used for Canada Post mail forwarding ,Address change, your are not at home etc.


  • You can Purchase Canada post residential hold mail  when you are away from your location.
  • You can put upto 4 people name on mail at the same home address.
  • You can’t include a business name in your residential request (it’s only for individuals).
  • This service  begins 3 business days after you place your order. So be prepare for the time limits.
  • You have to pay $20 for up to 2 weeks per household*
  • More then 2 weeks  $10 for every additional week.


  • You can Purchase Canada post business Hold Mail when you’re away from your business location.
  • Businesses can include the names of up to 4 people at the same address.
  • This service begins 3 business days after you place your order.
  • You have to pay$41 for up to 1 week*
  • After 1 week each additional weekday is $8.20

Make sure you are eligible for Hold Mail service: Residential or Business

  • Your address must be in Canada
  • Your address cannot be a shared delivery location like a hospital, hotel, dormitory or location where several businesses share the same address.
  • You cannot receive mail through a privately administrated mailbox company.

How can I hold my mail?

To put your mail on hold Purchase the Hold Mail service at least 5 business days before you want your mail to be held.

  • You can do it online with a Canadian credit card and a valid email address.
  • You can buy the service at a post office – save time by filling out the Hold Mail order form  in advance. You will need to show government-issued photo ID like a driver’s license, passport pr any government issued I.D
  • If you are holding someone else’s mail, you will need to show authorization to act on their behalf.  Means you have to be with the concern person authorized letter on which he wrote his statement with the full confirmation.
  • We are suggesting the Online purchase of Hold mail to save the time. but it is near by your home it will better.

Buy online

  1. Enter your address and identification information.
  2. Choose the hold start and end dates.
  3. Pay with your credit card.

Buy at a post office

  1. Fill out an order form at home to save time at the post office.
  2. Visit your nearest post office.
  3. Show your identification and form, then pay.

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1 thought on “Canada Post Mail Hold”

  1. I tried to purchase hold mail service 7 business days in advance of needing it but the web site wouldn’t let me do this and kept asking for a valid start date. It kept auto-filling the start date to be 3 days away.


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