2021 Carrier Holiday Schedule and Carrier Deadlines

Carrier Holiday Schedules for 2021*
Holiday Date Carriers
Thanksgiving Day
Monday, 11 October, 2021
  • FedEx Express- Closed

  • FedEx Ground - Closed

  • FedEx Freight- Closed

  • Purolator - Closed

  • UPS - Closed

  • Canpar - Closed

  • Dicom - Closed

  • DHL - Closed

Remembrance Day
Thursday, 11 November, 2021
  • FedEx Express- Closed (excl. ON, QC)

  • FedEx Ground - Closed

  • FedEx Freight- Closed (excl. ON, QC)

  • Purolator -Closed (excl. ON, QC)

  • UPS - Closed in BC, NFLD, PEI, NS, NB, NWT, YT, NVT

  • Canpar -Closed (excl. ON, QC)

Thanksgiving Day (US)
Thursday, 25 November, 2021
  • DHL (US) - Closed

Christmas Eve
Friday, 24 December, 2021
  • FedEx Freight- Closed

  • DHL (US) - Closed

Christmas Day
Saturday, 25 December, 2021
  • FedEx Express- Closed

  • FedEx Ground - Closed

  • FedEx Freight- Closed

  • Purolator - Closed

  • DHL - Closed

Boxing Day
Sunday, 26 December, 2021
  • FedEx Express- Closed

  • FedEx Ground - Closed

  • FedEx Freight- Closed

  • Purolator - Closed

  • DHL - Closed

Christmas Day (In Lieu of 25 December)
Monday, 27 December, 2021
  • FedEx Express- Closed

  • FedEx Ground - Closed

  • FedEx Freight- Closed

  • Purolator - Closed

  • UPS - Closed

  • Canpar - Closed

  • Dicom - Closed

  • DHL - Closed

Boxing Day (In Lieu of 26 December)
Tuesday, 28 December, 2021
  • FedEx Express- Closed

  • FedEx Freight- Closed

  • Purolator - Closed

  • UPS - Closed

  • Canpar - Closed

  • Dicom - Closed

  • DHL - Closed

New Year's Eve
Friday, 31 December, 2021
  • FedEx Freight- Closed

New Year's Day
Saturday, 01 January, 2022
  • FedEx Express- Closed

  • FedEx Ground - Closed

  • FedEx Freight- Closed

  • Purolator - Closed

  • UPS - Closed

  • Canpar - Closed

  • Dicom - Closed

  • DHL - Closed

  • DHL US - Closed

New Year's Day (In Lieu of 01 January)
Monday, 03 January, 2022
  • Purolator - Closed

 

*All dates are subject to change per the individual carriers.

If you have any other questions about holiday operations, or require any other shipping advice, call our Shipping Experts at 1-877-335-8740 Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST, or email us operations@freightcom.com

Holiday Carrier Deadlines for 2021

FedEx
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 Thursday, December 23rd Thursday, December 23rd Wednesday, December 22nd Tuesday, December 21st Wednesday, December 15th
Last Day to Ship from Western Provinces to Atlantic Provinces (incl. Thunder Bay and surrounding area Wednesday, December 22nd Wednesday, December 22nd Tuesday, December 21st Monday, December 20th
FedEx: Canada to the US
FedEx International First®ᶧ FedEx International Priority® FedEx® International Economy FedEx International Ground™*
Last Day to Ship Thursday, December 23rd Tuesday, December 21st Tuesday, December 14th

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
Canada Post: Packages Within Canada
Priority™ Xpresspost™ Flat Rate Box™® Regular Parcel™
Last Day to Ship Local Tuesday, December 21st Tuesday, December 21st Tuesday, December 21st Monday, December 20th
Last Day to Ship Regional Tuesday, December 21st Tuesday, December 21st Friday, December 17th Wednesday, December 15th
Last Day to Ship National Tuesday, December 21st Monday, December 20th Monday, December 13th Thursday, December 9th
Canada Post: Packages International
Priority™ Worldwide Xpresspost™ USA Expedited Parcel™ USA Tracked Packet/Small Packet
Last Day to Ship to US Tuesday, December 21st Thursday, December 16th Monday, December 13th Thursday, December 9th
Canada Post: Packages International
Priority™ Worldwide Xpresspost International™ Tracked Packet/Small Packet
Last Day to Ship to Africa Friday, December 10th Wednesday, November 24th Friday, November 19th
Last Day to Ship to Asia Wednesday, December 15th Thursday, November 25th Friday, November 19th
Last Day to Ship to Australia Wednesday, December 15th Monday, November 29th Thursday, November 25th
Last Day to Ship to Central/South America and Caribbean Thursday, December 16th Wednesday, November 24th Friday, November 19th
Last Day to Ship to China Wednesday, December 15th Friday, November 26th Friday, November 26th
Last Day to Ship to Europe Thursday, December 16th Thursday, December 2nd Friday, November 26th
Last Day to Ship to France Thursday, December 16th Monday, December 6th Friday, December 3rd
Last Day to Ship to Germany Thursday, December 16th Wednesday, December 8th Tuesday, December 7th
Last Day to Ship to India Wednesday, December 15th Friday, November 26th Friday, November 26th
Last Day to Ship to Japan Wednesday, December 15th Monday, December 6th Wednesday, December 1st
Last Day to Ship to Middle East Friday, December 10th Thursday, November 25th Friday, November 19th
Last Day to Ship to Netherlands Thursday, December 16th Friday, December 3rd Thursday, December 2nd
Last Day to Ship to New Zealand Wednesday, December 15th Monday, November 22nd Friday, November 19th
Last Day to Ship to Switzerland Thursday, December 16th Friday, December 3rd Tuesday, November 30th
Last Day to Ship to United Kingdom Thursday, December 16th Friday, December 3rd Tuesday, November 30th
Purolator Logo
Purolator
Purolator Standard Purolator Ground® Purolator Next-Day** (where available)
Canada - - Thursday, December 23rd
US - Wednesday, December 15th Thursday, December 23rd
Africa Monday, December 13th - -
Australia Monday, December 20th - -
Caribbean Monday, December 20th - -
East Asia (incl. China, Japan, and Thailand) Friday, December 17th - -
Eastern Europe Friday, December 13th - -
Mexico Monday, December 20th - -
Middle East Friday, December 13th - -
South Asia Friday, December 13th - -
South and Central America Monday, December 20th - -
Western Europe (incl. United Kingdom, France, and Germany) Monday, December 20th - -

* 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 Logo
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 November 25th Tuesday, November 23rd Saturday, November 20th Tuesday, November 24th - - -
Last Day to Ship for December 25th Wednesday, December 22nd Sunday, December 19th Thursday, December 23rd Friday, December 17th Wednesday, December 15th Saturday, December 11th
Last Day to Ship for January 1st Tuesday, December 28th Sunday, December 26th Thursday, December 30th Friday, December 24th Wednesday, December 22nd Saturday, December 18th
GLS Canada
GLS Canada
Holiday Schedule 2021-2022
Friday, December 24 Limited Service
Saturday, December 25 Closed
Sunday, December 26 Closed
Monday, December 27 Closed
Tuesday, December 28 Closed
Wednesday, December 29 Open
Thursday, December 30 Open
Friday, December 31 Limited Service
Saturday, January 1 Closed
Sunday, January 2 Closed
Monday, January 3 Closed
Tuesday, January 4 Open

December 24
Our Freight services will be open for local deliveries in major cities across Ontario and Quebec, but we will not provide service to rural areas on this day. Only pickups that have been previously scheduled will take place on December 24th. Most shipments with an estimated transit time of 1 day will be delivered December 30th. Our Parcel services will operate on a reduced schedule on this day. Most parcels picked up on December 24th with an estimated transit time of 1 day will be delivered on December 30th.
Our Logistics team will remain at full service this day.

December 27 and 28
All our services will be closed across our network as we celebrate the holidays with our loved ones.

December 29 and 30
All our services will be open across our network to pick up and deliver your shipments.

December 31
Our Freight services will be open for local deliveries in major cities across Ontario and Quebec, but we will not provide service to rural areas on this day. Only pickups that have been previously scheduled will take place on December 31st. Most shipments with an estimated transit time of 1 day will be delivered on January 5th. Our Parcel services will be on a reduced schedule on December 31st. Most parcels picked up on the 31st with an estimated transit time of 1 day will be delivered on January 5th. Our Logistics team will remain at full service this day.

January 3
All our services will be closed across our network as we celebrate the New Year.

January 4
All pickups and deliveries will resume on this day.

*All dates are subject to change per the individual carriers.

If you have any other questions about holiday operations, or require any other shipping advice, call our Shipping Experts at 1-877-335-8740 Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST, or email us operations@freightcom.com