Paper size in Canada and USA

In USA, Canada and parts of Mexico you can find the following paper sizes. The 4 most commonly used US standard paper sizes are known as Letter, Legal, Ledger and Tabloid.

Legal size paper

Legal size paper in inches and millimetras

Size of Legal paper

The legal page size in inches: 8.5″ x 14″
Legal size in millimeters: 216 mm x 356 mm.

Legal sized paper is the most common paper format used in USA, Canada and parts of Mexico.

What is Legal Size Paper?

You can find legal size paper in USA and Canada. These countries are the only ones not officially using the ISO standards. The A series (A4) is the International Standard (ISO) used in most countries. Se the difference between Legal Paper and A4 below.

Paper size in Canada and USA
  • Legal size paper versus A4

Letter paper size

Size of Letter paper

Size of Letter paper

The letter paper size in inches: 8.5″ x 11″
Letter paper size in millimeters: 216 mm x 279 mm.

Ledger paper size

Paper size in Canada and USA

Size of Ledger paper

The ledger page size in inches: 11″ x 17″
Ledger size in millimeters: 279 mm x 432 mm.

Tabloid paper size

Paper size in Canada and USA

Size of tabloid paper

The tabloid page size in inches: 17″ x 11″
Tabloid size in millimeters: 432 mm x 279 mm.

International standard for papers

The Aseries is the International Standard for paper sizes (ISO) used in most countries.