The price of mailing a regular letter within Canada will rise 2 cents to 63 cents on Jan. 14.

Postage rate increases are supposed to keep with inflation based on the Canada's consumer price index.  However the postage rate increased have been more than the CPI for the past 12 years.  The cost of a mailing a letter in 2000 was 47 cents, in 2013 it will be 63 cents.  A 12 year increase of almost 37%.  Inflation for the same 12 year period according to the Bank of Canada has been 26%.

In the next 10 years that price of gas, Canada Post employee salaries, taxes will increase.

Buying and hoarding permanent P stamps, since they have the same value of a regular letter mail stamp, would have returned a 11% profit.

If you mail a lot of letter or packages it is time once again to stock up on Canada Post `P` stamps. 


Year Postage Increase
2000 $0.46 0.00%
2001 $0.47 2.17%
2002 $0.48 2.13%
2003 $0.49 2.08%
2005 $0.50 2.04%
2006 $0.51 2.00%
2007 $0.52 1.96%
2008 $0.52 0.00%
2009 $0.54 3.85%
2010 $0.57 5.56%
2011 $0.59 3.51%
2012 $0.61 3.39%
2013 $0.63 3.28%

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