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1 What is it?    A postal Money Order is a certified, cashable document guaranteed by Canada Post. It is a safe way to send money (locally) through the mail. Canada Post Money Orders (direct service) […]













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What is it?

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A postal Money Order is a certified, cashable document guaranteed by Canada Post. It is a safe way to send money (locally) through the mail.

Canada Post Money Orders (direct service) are available to cash in Canada.

The Money Order form consists of:

Key benefit:


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Purchasing a Money Order

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Money Orders are purchased at a post office and are available in Canadian currency:

A separate fee applies to each additional Money Order purchased.



When purchasing a Money Order you must:


The Direct Service enables a customer to purchase a postal Money Order and send it directly to the payee in Canada where the Money Order is cashed at its face value. The customer can either mail it to the destination or deliver it himself.



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Cashing a Money Order

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A Money Order issued in Canada may be cashed at any post office in Canada without charge. A Money Order payable to a business or other organization may only be cashed at their financial institution.

Money Orders may be cashed by either the payer (sender) or by the payee (identified in the Pay To section of the Money Order).

Customers may be required to provide acceptable identification in relation to Money Order transactions including enquiries.

MONEY ORDER SERVICES
CANADA POST
2701 RIVERSIDE DR STN 25
OTTAWA ON  K1A 0B1



NOTE:

Money Orders are subject to various requirements, including federal legislation such as the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and associated Regulations.
Visit fintrac.gc.ca for more information.



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Enquiries

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A customer wishing to determine the status of their Money Order(s) when the payee claims it was not received or the sender claims to have misplaced or lost the Money Order will need to call the Money Order Verification Service (MOVS) at 1-800-563-0444.

For valid refunds of Canadian Money Orders*, the waiting period is 45 days (some conditions apply) from the day of purchase. The waiting period is necessary to ensure the Money Order clears through the Canadian payment process.



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Pricing Information

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To obtain information on pricing, see Canada Post Prices.

 


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