Canada Post

Fall 1999 CSANews Issue 33  |  Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.Back to list

CSA member J. Winterburn ran into an interesting predicament last winter with Canada Post. When his insurance company sent a registered letter to Mr. Winterburn regarding coverage for his boat, it was returned with 'Temporarily out-of-the-country' stamped on the envelope. Mr. Winterburn did not receive notice that a registered letter had arrived and, therefore, his property remained uninsured all winter.

Canada Post informs us that there are two kinds of registered mail domestic and international. If you relocated within Canada, domestic registered mail will reach you at your new destination. It will not, however, cross the border even if you have mail forwarding. A relative or friend picking up your mail once a week still seems to be the best answer to us.