Canada Post delays are inevitable this time of year, especially with the increased online shopping that now happens at the end of November thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.\nCanada Post is warning online shoppers to track their packages in order to maintain expectations.\nAs of December 6, Canada Post enters its no-guarantee window as seasonal volume impedes its ability to meet delivery goals.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nIt likely comes as no surprise to anyone that Canada Post is dealing with a significant increase in the volume of packages being sent across, and into, the country right now. This increase is so significant that they are now warning of Canada Post delays and encouraging customers to track their package to manage expectations. Canada Post hires "more than 4,000 seasonal workers" during the holiday season, as well as doubling their transportation capacity when Black Friday and Christmas shopping get into full swing.\nOn top of the seasonal staff and increased fleet, they also extend their delivery to weekends and expand their network with temporary pickup locations.\nHowever, even with all of that preparation, the company is still warning Canadians to be realistic and accept that delays are inevitable.\nA banner, seen below, is now up on the homepage of the Canada Post website noting that the high seasonal volumes are causing delays that could impact the presence of a present or two under your tree come Christmas Day.\nIt is only two weeks away, after all.\nIn fact, according to the CBC, Canada Post is suggesting that if you hope to have your package by the 25th, you're going to want to send it out... today.\nThe photo below is a screenshot of the Canada Post website at around 8 a.m., on December 11, 2019, showing the banner that warns of the high seasonal volume delaying some deliveries.\nCanada Post let me know that "holiday delivery plans are in full effect, with a record 2.2 million parcels delivered on Monday (December 9). Combined with over 960,000 parcels delivered over the weekend, that’s a total of 3.2 million parcels delivered to start the week."\nCanada Post\nThere is no other information available on their website, unless you have a tracking number for a package currently on the move.\nI spoke with a Canada Post representative to confirm that today was the last day to order something if I wanted to ensure my package would arrive by the 25th.\nHe said that, essentially, all bets are off as of December 6. After December 6, Canada Post enters its seasonal no-guarantee window.\nThis means, if Amazon suggests shipping will take three business days, you can just go ahead and ignore that. As much as Canada Post will try to make sure this is the case, there is no guarantee.\nThis no-guarantee window lasts from December 6 until January 11.\nREAD ALSO: These Photos Of The New Quebec City Tram Have Us Beyond Excited For The Future Of Transit\nHowever, according to the CBC, Canada Post is suggesting that if you want your packages to arrive by December 25, you should have them sent by December 11, if you are using standard shipping.\nThis is true! Track your parcels, get your pickup barcode, fill out your customs forms, and more! Available on iOS and Android. Download and learn more here: https://t.co/MQBCoEsdY9 https://t.co/U71pZH9x3p— Canada Post (@canadapostcorp) November 29, 2019\nPart of the reason for these delays is the conjunction of Christmas shopping and Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping, which seems like it ended just yesterday.\nThe back-to-back, or non-stop, online ordering has caused a bit of a (very understandable) backlog in the approximately 1.4 million packages that are delivered daily across the country.\nHowever, Canada Post is working hard to keep customers happy. They've even extended hours at 400 corporate post offices and added temporary parcel pickup locations.\nDon’t forget to mail your letters to Santa by December 12 so he can get them back to you in time for Christmas! #LetterstoSanta https://t.co/lCaeOayS7f pic.twitter.com/wXIdnqjzLo— Canada Post (@canadapostcorp) December 5, 2019\nThough, fear not!\nIf all you're looking to do is send a letter to Santa, you've got until tomorrow, December 12, 2019.\nAnd you'll even get a response!\nMaybe consider doing this instead of sending any hate towards the hardworking postal workers who are doing overtime to get you your Christmas gifts on time.\nAnd if you've got a package that doesn't arrive on Christmas day... consider it a lucky belated gift that will extend your Christmas cheer past the 25th!