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Old 06-24-2013, 06:16 PM
 
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I live in Los Angeles, California and my friend lives up in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada if I wanted to send them a letter or card how much would that cost if it was in standard small envelope. And how would I write their address on the envelope would it still be put in the middle or at the top or the back?
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:32 PM
 
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I live in Los Angeles, California and my friend lives up in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada if I wanted to send them a letter or card how much would that cost if it was in standard small envelope. And how would I write their address on the envelope would it still be put in the middle or at the top or the back?
Your postal service determines the rate of international postage, not Canada Post. So no one here would have a clue.

People pretty much address letters the same everywhere.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:57 PM
 
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You put the address on the envelope exactly the same way as you do in USA. Receiver's name and address on the front in the middle, senders name and address at the front in the top left hand corner and stamp in the top right hand corner. Just so you know for future reference, all envelopes get addressed the same way around the whole world.

Regarding the cost of the stamp - postal prices are not the same in the USA as for Canada so you need to check with your postal service in USA to find out how much it would cost to send a letter to Canada.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:10 PM
 
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Alright thanks for the tips! Would anyone know how I would go about sending my friend money?
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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Would anyone know how I would go about sending my friend money?
Western Union.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:47 PM
 
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But it's in US currency not Canada so how can they use my US money?
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:18 AM
 
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If using Western Union or the like, the receiving station in Canada would pay your friend in Canadian currency. You would ask your sending station something like, "I want to send my friend $100 in Canadian currency. How much US currency do I have to pay you?" They will do the math, and tell you. You pay them in US currency, and the transfer goes through.

If you prefer to use snail mail, the process is roughly the same. You ask your bank for a bank draft payable in Canadian dollars, and cashable at a Canadian bank. Then, you just mail the document, and your friend can cash it.

Or, perhaps, your bank has a wire transfer system. Just ask. "I want to send my friend in Canada the amount of 100 Canadian dollars. Can you do a wire transfer to her?" If your bank can, there may be more questions, but you should be ready. "She banks with TD Canada Trust, her branch number is 1234, her account number is 123456." Your bank should be able to arrange a wire transfer with this information.

Nothing is impossible, and you would do well to learn what your bank can do for you by asking. However, be warned that sending US dollars in cash, or in a US dollar bank draft, will subject your friend to paying conversion fees and possibly a percentage of the conversion. Best to send a document that is immediately cashable in Canadian dollars for face value, or arrange a transfer.

Under no circumstances send a cheque (check). Those tend to have six-to-twelve week holds put upon them, until the Canadian bank can get the funds from the issuing US bank. Then there are conversion fees, exchange fees, and so on.

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Old 06-25-2013, 02:26 AM
 
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Oh I see now well thats good to know thanks.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:18 AM
 
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But it's in US currency not Canada so how can they use my US money?
Usually when my mom in Florida wants to send me money in Montreal she just writes a check gets it certified at her bank then sends it to me in a letter, when i get it i just take it to my bank and cash it,the bank takes care of the exchange rate. I guess Western Union is the way to go if you are in a hurry.not sure what they charge for their service.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:33 AM
 
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We've received and sent normal bank cheques with the amount on the cheque stating whether the cheque is in US or Canadian dollars.
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