Originally Posted by CDN_Stalker
Likely a brokerage fee added in there.
Not likely. Brokerage fee when shipped via USPS is $8, and is never charged by the sender. It is charged by Canada Post on behalf of the CBSA when it gets turned over to our system at the border. It is a flat rate $8, regardless of the value of the package.
Private carriers (such as UPS, FedEx, DHL, TNT, Purolator, etc) are more expensive.