Shipping Labels

SUMA initially partnered with Canada Post for a pre-paid label purchasing program to lower the cost of regulatory changes for shipping water samples. However, SUMA members can use these labels to ship just about anything that fits within the weight and size limits set by Canada Post, not just water samples.

Please note: Canada Post has changed their calculation of dimensional weight, and local postal outlets are now suggesting that water samples need to be sent using the larger (five-kilogram) label, rather than the 1.36-kilogram size previously used. Please continue to use your 1.36-kilogram label if your local postal outlet accepts it. We are working closely with Canada Post to find a solution for members. If you encounter any issues with shipping labels and your water samples, please contact Beverly Bradshaw at 306-525-4395 so we can share members’ experiences with Canada Post. Watch Urban Update and this page for more details as they become available.

SUMA recommends members check with their local postal outlet to determine which service will ensure 48-hour delivery from time of sample collection

  • Xpresspost typically takes one to two days depending on distance
  • Priority Post guarantees a.m. delivery the next day from all locations with the exception of northern members

Member Advantages

  • Save 30-44 per cent off regular price
  • Guaranteed delivery with tracking capability in the event of loss
  • Price at time of purchase remains fixed, not affected by Canada Post increases
  • Bulk purchasing by SUMA assures consistency in pricing
  • Guaranteed same day shipping of orders from the SUMA office
  • Labels can be used for shipping any items within the weight and cubing range indicated on the label

Shipping labels come in packages of 25:

Up to 1.36kg: $282.00
Over 1.37 – 5kg: $370.25

Priority Post
Up to 1.36kg: $334
Over 1.37 – 5kg: $420.75

Add shipping of $10.65 plus GST.

Shipping labels (Word document)
Shipping labels (PDF document)

Member Invoicing
Members must order labels through SUMA. Order forms can be faxed or emailed to the SUMA office. SUMA will invoice members for their order.

Contact Information
SUMA - Laurie Bryant
Phone: 306-525-4385
Fax: 306-525-4373