Shipping during the holidays is a stressful time of year. The carriers are especially hit hard with trying to get all the influx of presents trying to get to their destinations, on top of the normal shipments for business's and deliveries.


In order to get you package to its destination on time, and this especially includes Christmas time present, the carriers have special Ship By dates to ensure your package makes it on time. Please see the links below for the various carriers that have these times posted:


  • Canpar/Loomis

    During the Holiday season, Canpar/Loomis will be closed the following days:
    • Monday, December 26, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 27, 2022
    • Monday, January 2, 2023


Suggested Ship-By Dates


To ensure timely delivery of your shipments for Christmas, Canpar/Loomis suggests the last day for pick-up as follows:

                                                                   Destination

Origin

BC

AB

SK

MB

ON

QC

NB / NS / PEI

NFLD

BC

23-Dec

22-Dec

22-Dec

21-Dec

20-Dec

17-Dec

16-Dec

13-Dec

AB

22-Dec

23-Dec

23-Dec

22-Dec

20-Dec

20-Dec

17-Dec

14-Dec

SK

21-Dec

22-Dec

23-Dec

22-Dec

20-Dec

20-Dec

17-Dec

14-Dec

MB

20-Dec

22-Dec

23-Dec

23-Dec

21-Dec

21-Dec

20-Dec

15-Dec

ON

20-Dec

21-Dec

21-Dec

21-Dec

23-Dec

23-Dec

22-Dec

17-Dec

QC

20-Dec

20-Dec

17-Dec

20-Dec

23-Dec

23-Dec

22-Dec

17-Dec

NB / NS / PEI

17-Dec

17-Dec

16-Dec

17-Dec

22-Dec

22-Dec

23-Dec

20-Dec

NFLD

13-Dec

13-Dec

10-Dec

13-Dec

16-Dec

16-Dec

17-Dec

22-Dec

Note: Per Canpar/Loomis, Service guarantees do not apply to shipments received between November 22, 2021 and January 7, 2022.


  • Purolator

    During the Holiday season, Purolator will be closed the following days:
  • Sunday, December 25, 2022
  • Monday, December 26, 2022
  • Monday, January 2, 2023


December 2022Day of the WeekDestination
12thMondayAfrica, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and South Asia
14thWednesdayUnited States via Purolator Ground®
16thFridayEast Asia (including China, Japan and Thailand)
19thMonday

Australia, Caribbean, Mexico, South and Central America

Western Europe (including the United Kingdom, France and Germany)

22ndThursdayCanada next-day delivery** (where available) United States next-day delivery** (where available)


*Purolator’s standard terms, conditions and geographical restrictions apply to scheduled delivery times. See Purolator Terms and Conditions of Service.

** Customers who want next-day service on shipments to arrive by Dec. 24, 2022, should ship no later than Dec. 21, to allow for any possible weather-related delay that may occur during this time of year


  • Nationex

    During the Holiday season, Nationex will be closed the following days:
    • Monday, December 26, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 27, 2022
    • Monday, January 2, 2023
    • Tuesday January 3, 2023


  • GLS/Dicom

    During the Holiday season, GLS will be closed the following days:

  • Sunday, December 25, 2022
  • Monday, January 2, 2023


  • DHL

    During the Holiday season, DHL will be closed the following days:

  • Sunday, December 25, 2022
  • Monday, December 26, 2022
  • Sunday, January 1, 2023


  • FedEx

    During the Holiday season, FedEx will be closed or have Modified hours the following days:

  • Saturday, December 24, 2022
  • Sunday, December 25, 2022
  • Sunday, January 1, 2023

Ship By Dates: