Sending mail will get a little more expensive for Canadians this year.
Canada post announced Friday that the cost of postage stamps will rise for the first time since 2014 on Monday, January 14.
Stamps will cost 5 cents more, or purchased in a booklet, coil or pane ($ 0.90 up to $ 0.85) or purchased as a dynamic stamp ($ 1.05 up from $ 1). The agency said in a news release Friday that people were able to avoid the increase in the rate of purchase at the current rate, but the new prices were unlikely to cost Canadians much.
"While usage variations, Canada mail estimates the impact of the price increase to be less than a dollar a year for the average Canadian household and about $ 14 a year for the typical small business," the announcement said.