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SHIPPING TO CANADA

IMOVE International Removals & Shipping UK to Canada service to: Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, Halifax. We specialise in international shipping including a UK to Canada shipping service.
 
Call us FREE on 0800-998-7024 for a free shipping to Canada quote.

We arrange shipping to Canada, from a small baggage shipment to a full house removal. Imove can arrange a share a container service or your own dedicated container for shipping to Canada. We will arrange furniture and personal effects collections from all over of the UK and Western Europe and arrange onward shipping to all of Canada.
 
We can arrange door to door shipping service, or door to arrival port only if you wish to appoint your own agent in Canada. Our door to door shipping service can include our expert packing service, loading, shipping to the best port of arrival in Canada, customs clearance, delivery to your residence, unpacking and set up. Alternatively if you have not found your new home in Canada we can arrange safe storage of your goods until you are ready to accept delivery.
 
Our experienced Move coordinators will plan everything for you from providing the initial quotation, packing and collection right through to delivery to your new home in Canada. When planning shipping to Canada we can quote you for:
 
Baggage Shipping to Canada
Sole use container shipping to Canada
Share a container shipping to Canada
Airfreight - shipping to Canada
Self pack & Load container shipping to Canada

Costs of shipping to Canada

Prices for shipping to Canada are dependent upon the amount of furniture, household goods and personal items you have to move.  We measure the items and work out the volume in either cubic feet or cubic metres.  Prices are then based on the amount of space your goods will take up in the shipping container. Other factors that effect the cost of the removal and shipping to Canada is the amount of export packing required, cost of the ocean freight, and delivery agents costs in Canada. Prices also take into consideration the service level required, whether you require a box packing service or if you are packing yourself, whether you require an un-packing service or a straight forward delivery into rooms designated by you. You may require a special crating service, parking suspensions, ladder lifts, transhipment vehicles all these costs will be factored into your removal quotation. 

Quotes for shipping to Canada

For a free quote for your removals and shipping to Canada complete our quotation request form.  The quote lists typical items room by room just fill in the quantities and the form will calculate a volume.  We aim to process your quotation within 24 to 48 hours.  

Customs Rules:

Importing Personal and Household effects into Canada is Duty free under the following conditions:   

SETTLERS (immigrants)

Goods and automobiles were owned and in possession and use in the former country of domicile prior direct removal from that country for a period of at least 12 months.  

FORMER RESIDENTS

They resume residence after an absence of not less than one year.  

SEASONAL RESIDENTS

Import of used household & personal effects on a ONE time entry basis. Goods cannot be sold for at least 1 year.
 
Documents Required for Shipping to Canada;

  • Copy of passport with any immigration/work permit papers.
  • Inventory with lump sum value
  • Work permit
  • Student visa
  • Returning residents require proof of residency outside Canada for at least a period of 12 months

Shipping to Canada: Prohibited Goods:

  • Inflammable goods and substances
  • Firearms, Ammunition, Dangerous Goods.
  • Plants, Seeds, & Plant Material
  • All Foodstuffs, Perishables or otherwise
  • Alcohol, narcotics
  • Pornography 

Transit Times: 

Groupage / share a container service to Canada 6-10 weeks door to door
Sole use containers 2 to 6 weeks port to port. There is a weekly service for FCL’s.
Transit times do vary depending on customs or immigration delays, weather conditions, time of year and the volumes being shipped. For up to date information please call an IMOVE move coordinator free of charge on 0800-998-7024  

Customs Clearance:

East Coast Canada
Canada customs regulations require the shipper to attend customs in person. If the shipper is in Toronto, they must visit Toronto customs offices, And the same in Ottawa, Montreal, Kitchener, London, Windsor, Sarnia, Barrie, Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay, Oshawa, Trenton, Kingston, St Catherine The client will be met by our agent at the local/nearest customs office to obtain release. Then only will the goods be delivered to residence.
 
West Coast Canada
Shippers must visit the local/nearest customs office to obtain clearance. The major cities Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Saskatoon all have customs offices and the shipments are moved in bond on trucks and the shippers meet the driver at the customs offices on the morning of the delivery for approx. 10 minutes as they clear customs. Some of the outskirt towns do not have offices and some shippers will find themselves driving a couple of hours to the closest office for clearance.  

Shipping to Canada - services at destination

When you goods have been customs cleared our agent will arrange delivery of your shipment. Goods will be delivered to your new home, and will be placed as directed by you, unwrapped, unpacked and waste packing materials will taken away for disposal.
 
This only applies to shipments that have been paid DOOR to DOOR. Baggage shipments and self packed boxes will be delivered only, we will always unwrap furniture and dispose of the waste wrapping material.

Call today for a FREE quote 0800 998 7024

Imove International Removals Ltd is rated 4.38 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 94 merchant reviews

4.38 / 5 Rating
94 Reviews
I was impressed by the communication. IMove dealt with all my queries and requests promptly and efficiently. The crew contacted me directly to advise on their arrival and kept to time. All together a good service and reasonably priced. Thank you.
We recently used Imove International to move all of our household items from UK to Thailand, and found the entire process from initial quote to final delivery very easy. We had a sole use 20ft container, which was perfect for the contents of our 2 bedroom house. The chap who came to do the quote was able to reassure us that the container lorry would be able to reach our house ok, as that was one of our worries. The 2 man packing team arrived at 8:30am on the Thursday and set about wrapping and boxing everything. I can't speak highly enough about how hard they worked that day - it was virtually impossible to get them to stop for a tea break. The only thing it would have been useful to know in advance at that stage was that they wanted us to remove the pedals from our 4 bicycles, and turn the handlebars so that they were in line with the wheels, but it was sorted in a matter of minutes. The following day a 3 man team turned up and completed the packing. The lorry was due a 12:00, but in fact got delayed until about 3:00pm. As the weather was good, the lads moved everything out on to the front drive in the meantime, in order to make the loading faster. I had asked the neighbours to leave the communal parking area free for the day, which made it much easier for the lorry to manoeuvre when it arrived. The loading only took about 30 minutes, and we waved goodbye to our goods, en route to Felixstowe Docks. The thing that amazed me most was that there was not a single scuff mark left on the internal walls of our newly decorated house! Imove had provided us with a link to a web portal which had all the details of our shipment updated on it, including estimated arrival date in Thailand. It also included the name of the ship our container was on, and I was delighted to discover a web site (https://www.marinetraffic.com) where I could track it's progress in real time. (Note to Imove - perhaps you could add that link to your web portal?). About a week before it was due to arrive in Thailand the agent at this end contacted us and talked us through all the paperwork necessary for customs clearance at this end. The ship arrived exactly on schedule, and we visited the agent to drop off passports, ID cards, etc that they needed to clear the shipment with customs. That went very smoothly, and when we returned to the agent to collect our documents we got to meet the driver who was going to deliver the shipment to our house in northern Thailand - a 700km journey. Luckily I was able to give him our exact location on Google Maps, which avoided the hassle of trying to explain a rather obscure location. The lorry arrived exactly on schedule, at 8:30 on a Sunday morning, and again it only took the 4 lads about 30 minutes to unload it. They did offer to unpack everything and remove all the packing materials, but we declined that, as most of our stuff will probably remain in boxes for the next few months while we build a new house here. So, all in all it was a very simple process, and very professionally managed.
The crew worked extra hard and returned on a Sunday to finish our packing. I can't thank them enough. Please feel free to select IMove with confidence. My bit of guidance or recommendation is to sort out the insurance ASAP.