Freightcom 2022 Holiday Carrier Deadlines

Holiday 2022 Carrier Shipping Deadlines

Many shippers are anxious to make sure their important holiday shipments arrive at their destinations on time with the end of the year just weeks away.

The cut-off dates for holiday shipping vary by carrier, service, and location.

To make sure your company doesn't get caught off guard in the coming weeks, we've compiled a helpful chart of several major carriers' holiday shipping deadlines for 2022.

 

FedEx

Within Canada to Most Metropolitan Areas*:

  FedEx First, Overnight®*
FedEx Priority Overnight®***
FedEx Standard Overnight FedEx 2Day® FedEx Economy® FedEx Ground®**
Last Day to Ship Thurs, Dec. 22nd Thurs, Dec. 22nd Wed, Dec. 21st Tues, Dec. 20th Wed, Dec. 14th

Last Day to Ship from Western Provinces to Atlantic Provinces (incl. Thunder Bay and surrounding area)

Wed, Dec. 21st Wed, Dec. 21st Tues, Dec. 20th Mon, Dec. 19th N/A

 

Canada to the US:

  FedEx International First®*
FedEx International Priority®
FedEx® International Economy FedEx International Ground™**
Last Day to Ship Thursday, December 22nd Tuesday, December 20th Tuesday, December 13th



For Canada to International Destinations, go to fedex.ca/getrates for details

* Visit the Get Rates & Transit Times tool at fedex.ca to view transit times for specific services. For other country-specific shipping information, or for shipments to military destinations, use the Get Rates & Transit Times tool at fedex.ca or call FedEx® Customer Service at 1.800.GoFedEx 1.800.463.3339. For FedEx Next Flight®, please call 1.866.274.4763 for precise transit-time quotations and to schedule a pickup. FedEx International First®, FedEx International Priority®, FedEx® International Economy do not take into account time requirements for customs clearance. Please allow extra transit day(s) for delivery outside of major cities. Consult the FedEx Service Guide for terms of shipping. In the event of a conflict between the FedEx Service Guide and the transit time at fedex.ca, the terms and conditions in the FedEx Service Guide will control.

**Last day to ship via FedEx Ground or FedEx International Ground if you have a regular scheduled pickup or you drop off shipments at a staffed FedEx location. Transit times are typically 1 to 7 business days within Canada and 2 to 7 business days to the U.S., based on the origin and destination. Please visit fedex.ca/getrates to determine the specific transit time for your shipment.

***FedEx International First is only available to select postal codes in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

 

Canada Post

Packages Within Canada

  Priority™ Xpresspost™ Flat Rate Box™ Regular Parcel™
Last Day to Ship Local Thursday, December 22nd Thursday, December 22nd Wednesday, December 21st Monday, December 20th

Last Day to Ship Regional

Wednesday, December 21st Wednesday, December 21st Monday, December 19th - Wednesday, December 21st Friday, December 16th – Tuesday, December 20th
Last Day to Ship National Wednesday, December 21st Wednesday, December 21st Tuesday, December 13th - Tuesday, December 20th Friday, December 9th – Monday, December 19th

 

Packages International

  Priority™ Worldwide Xpresspost™ USA Expedited Parcel™ USA Tracked Packet/Small Packet
Last Day to Ship to US Wednesday, December 21st Thursday, December 15th Tuesday, December 13th Monday, December 12th

 

Last Day to Ship to: Priority™ Worldwide Xpresspost International™ Tracked Packet/Small Packet
 Africa Friday, December 9th Friday, December 9th Monday, November 28th
 Asia Thursday, December 15th Thursday, November 25th Friday, November 19th

 Australia

Thursday, December 15th Monday, November 29th Thursday, November 25th
Central/South America and Caribbean Friday, December 16th Friday, December 9th Monday, November 28th
China Thursday, December 15th Monday, December 5th Thursday, December 1st
Europe Friday, December 16th Friday, December 9th Monday, December 5th
France Friday, December 16th Monday, December 12th Friday, December 9th
Germany Friday, December 16th Monday, December 12th Friday, December 9th
India Thursday, December 15th Friday, December 9th Monday, December 5th
Japan Thursday, December 15th Monday, December 12th Friday, December 9th
Middle East Friday, December 9th Friday, December 9th Monday, December 5th
Netherlands Friday, December 16th Monday, December 12th Friday, December 9th
New Zealand Thursday, December 15th Friday, December 9th Monday, December 5th
Switzerland Friday, December 16th Friday, December 9th Monday, December 5th
United Kingdom Friday, December 16th Monday, December 12th Friday, December 9th

 

Purolator

  Purolator Ground® Purolator Next-Day** (where available)
Canada

Wednesday, December 21st

Thursday, December 22nd

US

Wednesday, December 14th

Thursday, December 22nd

Last Day to Ship International (via Purolator Standard)

 Africa Monday, December 12th
 Australia Monday, December 19th
Caribbean Monday, December 19th
East Asia (incl. China, Japan, and Thailand) Friday, December 16th
Eastern Europe Monday, December 12th
Mexico Monday, December 19th
Middle East Monday, December 12th
South Asia Monday, December 12th
South and Central America Monday, December 19th
Western Europe (incl. United Kingdom, France, and Germany) Monday, December 19th



*
 Certain terms, conditions and geographic restrictions apply (including point of origin and destination guarantee restrictions and money-back guarantee restrictions). In most cases, end of day means 9 p.m. See Purolator Terms and Conditions of Service for full details. To select points in Canada, delivery will be on the day specified by Purolator.

 

 

DHL

  DHL Express Worldwide DHL Economic Select DHL Domestic Express DSmart Mail Expedited Max Smart Mail Expedited Smart Mail Ground
Last Day to Ship for Dec. 25th Wed, Dec. 22nd Sun, Dec. 19th Thurs, Dec. 23rd Fri, Dec. 17th Wed, Dec. 15th Sat, Dec. 11th
Last Day to Ship for Jan. 1st Tues, Dec. 28th Sun, Dec. 26th Thurs, Dec. 30th Fri, Dec. 24th Wed, Dec. 22nd Sat, Dec. 18th

 

Canpar Logo

Ground Service – Urban

Destination
Origin BC AB SK MB ON QC NB/
NS/
PEI
NFLD
 BC Wed, Dec. 22nd Tues, Dec. 21st Tues, Dec. 21st Mon, Dec. 20th Sun, Dec. 19th Fri, Dec. 16th Thurs, Dec. 15th Sun, Dec. 12th

 AB

Tues, Dec. 21st Wed, Dec. 22nd Wed, Dec. 22nd Tues, Dec. 21st Sun, Dec. 19th Fri, Dec. 16th Fri, Dec. 16th Mon, Dec. 13th
 SK Mon, Dec. 20th Tues, Dec. 21st Wed, Dec. 22nd Tues, Dec. 21st Sun, Dec. 19th Sun, Dec. 19th Fri, Dec. 16th Mon, Dec. 13th
 MB Sun, Dec. 19th Tues, Dec. 21st Wed, Dec. 22nd Wed, Dec. 22nd Mon, Dec. 20th Mon, Dec. 20th Sun, Dec. 19th Tues, Dec. 14th
ON Sun, Dec. 19th Mon, Dec. 20th Mon, Dec. 20th Mon, Dec. 20th Wed, Dec. 22nd Wed, Dec. 22nd Tues, Dec. 21st Fri, Dec. 16th
QC Sun, Dec. 19th Sun, Dec. 19th Sun, Dec. 19th Sun, Dec. 19th Wed, Dec. 22nd Wed, Dec. 22nd Tues, Dec. 21st Fri, Dec. 16th

NB/
NS/
PEI

Fri, Dec. 16th Fri, Dec. 16th Fri, Dec. 16th Fri, Dec. 16th Thurs, Dec. 15th Tues, Dec. 21st Wed, Dec. 22nd Sun, Dec. 19th
NFLD Sun, Dec. 12th Sun, Dec. 12th Sun, Dec. 12th Sun, Dec. 12th Thurs, Dec. 15th Thurs, Dec. 15th Fri, Dec. 16th Wed, Dec. 22nd

 

UPS

Service Last Day to Ship*
Domestic Ground (Canada) Friday, December 16th
Cross-Border Ground (US & Extended Areas) Thursday, December 15th

Domestic & Cross-Border Air (Canada & US)

Wednesday, December 22nd

International Air

Tuesday, December 21st



*Dates are subject to change

*Time in transit varies by destination. See store for details

 

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Brandon Draga

Written by Brandon Draga

Brandon Draga is a full-time content writer at Freightcom, the leading shipping solution for businesses in Canada. When Brandon is not writing content to help businesses with their shipping needs, he can be found at local skate parks or writing fantasy novels.