How to address a mailing envelope

From David Spencer's Education Paragon: Helping students develop citizenship, faith, literacy, responsibility and vision
Jump to: navigation, search

David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,888 pages and 20,185,651 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon. Thank you for visiting. You may contact David Spencer here.

The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:

  1. Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
  2. Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
  3. Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
  4. DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
  5. DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
  6. Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)

< Home Flagcanadamini.gif | Categories | Courses | Educators | Glossary | Images | Literacy | New | Parents | Popular | Search | Students


How to address a mailing envelope in Canada



"To avoid unnecessary delays to your mail items, follow these addressing guidelines:

  1. Addresses should be written in upper case, however mailers may wish to use lower case due to individual preference or other considerations
  2. Postal Codes should be printed in UPPER CASE case with the first three elements separated from the last three by one space (no hyphens; if the Postal Code is not formatted in this manner, the mail may be delayed)
  3. the municipality, province or territory, and Postal Code should always appear on the same line and there should be one space between the municipality, province or territory and two spaces between the province or territory and Postal Code
  4. characters in the address block should not be underlined
  5. punctuation should not be used unless it is part of a proper name, such as in "ST. JOHN’S", but mailers may wish to use punctuation due to individual preference or other considerations
  6. accents may be used as they are an integral part of language but they are not considered to be punctuation
  7. the # symbol should never be used, nor the French equivalent no as part of the address. (The number symbol should never be used.)
  8. all lines of an address should be formatted with a uniform left margin and should be less than 40 characters per line, excluding spaces
  9. space between address lines should be at least 0.5 mm but no more than one blank line between lines of addressing
  10. for machineable mail, printed characters should be between 2 and 5 mm in height and be written in non-proportional fonts, such as the examples shown in Table 1"

Font Size: 10 - 12 points | Font Size: 11 - 12 points

Arial, Copy Pica, Elite, Pica, Letter Gothic, Lotus Line Draw, MS Line Draw, Alpha Gothic, Helvetica, News Gothic, Univers (W1), Universal | Courier, Courier New

OCR B (special font in only one size)

- Source: quoted from Canada Post 28 Jul 2009

Postal Codes in Canada



"Addressing Guidelines for mailing envelopes in Canada." Canada Post. 06 Jun 2009, 20:15 UTC. 28 Jul 2009 <>.