Here are the holiday shipping deadlines for Ottawa, eastern Ontario residents to keep in mind

With two weeks left until Christmas Day, time is running out to ship packages domestically and internationally to arrive for Christmas morning.

CTVNewsOttawa.ca looks at key dates to send your packages from Ottawa ahead of Dec. 25.

CANADA POST

Here are the deadlines to send cards and packages within Canada to arrive in time for Christmas.

Priority

  • Local: Dec. 22
  • Regional Zone: Dec. 21
  • National Zone: Dec. 21

Xpresspost

  • Local: Dec. 22
  • Regional Zone: Dec. 21
  • National Zone: Dec. 21

Expedited Parcel/Flat Rate Box

  • Local: Dec. 21
  • Regional Zone: Dec. 19-21
  • National Zone: Dec. 13-20

Regular Parcel

  • Local: Dec. 20
  • Regional Zone: Dec. 16-20
  • National Zone: Dec. 9-19

When to send international cards and packages to arrive on time

USA

  • Tracked Packet/Small Packet: Dec. 12
  • Expedited Parcel USA: Dec. 13
  • Xpresspost USA: Dec. 15
  • Priority Worldwide: Dec. 21

Popular sending Destinations

Asia

  • Priority Worldwide: Dec. 15

Australia

  • Priority Worldwide: Dec. 15

Central/South America and Caribbean

  • Priority Worldwide: Dec. 16

China

  • Priority Worldwide: Dec. 15

Europe

  • Priority Worldwide: Dec. 16

France

  • Priority Worldwide: Dec. 16
  • Xpresspost International: Dec. 12

Germany

  • Priority Worldwide: Dec. 16
  • Xpresspost International: Dec. 12

India

  • Priority Worldwide: Dec. 15

Japan

  • Priority Worldwide: Dec. 15
  • Xpresspost International: Dec. 12

Netherlands

  • Priority Worldwide: Dec. 16
  • Xpresspost International: Dec. 12

New Zealand

  • Priority Worldwide: Dec. 15

Switzerland

  • Priority Worldwide: Dec. 15

United Kingdom

  • Priority Worldwide: Dec. 16
  • Xpresspost International: Dec. 12

FEDEX

FedEx released a list of “Last Day to Ship” to arrive before Dec. 25.

Within Canada to most metropolitan areas

  • FedEx First Overnight/FedEx Priority Overnight: Dec. 22
  • FedEx Standard Overnight: Dec. 22
  • FedEx 2Day: Dec. 21
  • FedEx Economy: Dec. 20
  • FedEx Ground: Dec. 14

Canada to U.S.

  • FedEx International First/FedEx International Priority: Dec. 22
  • FedEx International Economy: Dec. 20

PUROLATOR

Purolator says you must send packages by:

  • Dec. 22: Canada next day delivery (where available)
  • Dec. 22: United States next-day delivery (where available)

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