"With the increasing use of digital communication and the historic decline of letter mail volumes, Canada Post has begun to post significant financial losses," the corporation said in a December news release.
As of April 1, 2014 (today) the cost to mail a single letter envelope (up to 30g) in Canada goes up from 63 cents to 85 cents. The 85-cent rate is only available if stamps are purchased in a pack. If you want to buy just one stamp, it will cost $1.00. All other package mail will also cost more to mail (larger envelopes can cost up to $1.80 each). US mail costs anywhere from $1.20 to $2.95 depending on how much it weighs and international postage costs between $2.50 to $5.90 - again depending on the weight. Check the Canada Post website (www.canadapost.ca) for prices for larger packages.