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We guide you through the Canada customs clearance process

New MoveCube® shipping routes in Canada!

We're delighted to announce an expansion to our MoveCube® removals routes in Canada. You can now import and export household belongings using our unique mini shipping container to Halifax in Nova Scotia.

Removals to Canada from the UK: everything you wanted to know

Thanks to awe-inspiring natural scenery, friendly locals and multicultural metropolises, Canada is a popular destination for young professionals, students, new families and retiring couples alike. So, why not get your exciting new life in Canada started today by booking our international removals services?

As one of the world's best-loved removal companies for over 25 years, we know how to make your removal experience easy and stress-free. Drawing on our considerable shipping knowledge, free packing supplies and friendly customer service, it's no surprise we're the UK's top choice for international removals to Canada.

Trusted for over 25 years, we make international moving to Canada easy

Affordable and intuitive, our international removals service reaches most cities and towns in Canada, including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Quebec and Edmonton. Here is a sample of the many benefits when choosing our international removals services.

  • Free removals Starter Pack: with each MoveCube® order, our robust removals container, you'll find a measuring tape, a box cutter knife, a marker pen and a roll of parcel tape and dispenser. Plus, three plastic floor sheets to assess how much can fit in a Small, Medium or Large International MoveCube®.
  • Safe storage service: enjoy 2 weeks of free storage at our secure depot in the UK, allowing ample time to arrange travel to Canada and settle into your new home.
  • No surprise removals fees: we are always upfront about cost. Grab a free instant removals quote today for a transparent breakdown of all shipping charges when moving.
  • Pay in 3 instalments: we'll never ask for full payment upfront. Instead, you can pay in three manageable stages throughout your removals shipment's journey to Canada from the UK.
  • Assistance with customs clearance: we offer our expert advice to help you guide your removals shipment through Canada's customs process.

 

Couple using their tablet to plan their move to Australia

 

How our Canadian international removal services work

Number one

Free online quick quote 
Our instant quote tool provides a clear, itemised removals cost with no hidden fees or nasty surprises.

Number two

Pick your dates
When placing your order, choose the materials delivery and shipment collection dates that suit you.

Number three

Securely pack your items
We deliver your empty removals boxes or MoveCube® container, ready for you to fill.

Number four

We collect and ship
Complete the online documentation. Then we'll transport your removals shipment to Canada.

Number five

Your shipment delivered 
We guide you through the customs clearance and delivery process.

Don't just take our word for it

Customers love our international removals services!

 

International removals to Canada with the MoveCube® moving pod

After deciding which charming city or town in Canada to settle in, the next step is to pack up all your personal belongings and hire movers to transport them. Perfect for large removals, our robust, secure MoveCube® acts as your very own international removals container. We'll deliver it to your address in the UK to be loaded by you with everything from furniture and kitchen appliances to sports equipment and musical instruments.

Booking our international removals service is easy. Simply get a free removals quote in minutes and place your order. Then, provide us with a suitable date so we can deliver your free Starter Pack and conduct a site inspection to ensure your MoveCube® loading day goes smoothly. We'll then deliver as many MoveCube® removals pods as needed to be loaded by you within an assigned time frame. Lastly, complete all your online shipping documentation. After you have cleared your removals shipment through customs in Canada, let us know, and we can arrange a suitable time to deliver it to your new home. 

If you feel nervous about watching your precious household items disappear over the high seas, don't worry, it's only natural. We've put in place insurance policies that give your goods an extra layer of protection should something go wrong. What's more, our online tracking tool lets you see your removal shipment's movement as it travels to Canada from the UK. 

 

Perfect for large removals, our robust, secure MoveCube® acts as your very own international shipping container.

See our international MoveCube® moving pod in action:


 

The three sizes of our MoveCube® removal container

Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in international removals, we've designed our MoveCube® moving crate to protect your goods during long journeys to Canada from the UK. You can choose from three different sizes depending on your needs: Large, Medium and Small (see below for dimensions). For bigger removals, order multiple MoveCubes® by calling our helpful customer service team.

If you only have a few boxes to move to Canada, our boxes and bags shipping service is your best option.

Large MoveCube®

Large MoveCube® removals pod*

Internal dimensions:
146cm/57 inches (W)
187cm/73 inches (H)
226cm/88 inches (D)

Medium MoveCube®

Medium MoveCube® removals pod*

Internal dimensions:
111cm/43 inches (W)
187cm/73 inches (H)
146cm/57 inches (D)

Small MoveCube®

Small MoveCube® removals pod*

Internal dimensions:
96cm/35 inches (W)
187cm/73 inches (H)
111cm/43 inches (D)

*Please note, the MoveCube® removals pod is loaded from the side panel. 

We guide you through the Canadian customs process

The Canadian customs process can seem a little complicated at first. But thanks to 25 years of experience, we make shipping belongings to Canada from the UK straightforward.

We provide all the documentation you need to clear Canadian Customs Authority. Start by logging into your online account. From there, you can complete all the required online documentation. Including:

  • An inventory accurately listing each item you're shipping.
  • Insurance to protect your goods in the rare chance of loss or damage.
  • Scans of the shipment owner's passport and, if applicable, visa.

New immigrants and citizens re-entering Canada must complete a "Personal Effects Accounting Document," also known as a BSF186 form. To avoid taxes or duties on your belongings, the BSF186 form must be stamped at a RED customs channel upon arrival.

Please note that a strict Canadian customs rule means you must physically be present in Canada when your shipment arrives. Your local Seven Seas Worldwide office will let you know when your goods have arrived in Canada and are awaiting customs clearance.

You must present your customs documents to a Customs Office in the city where your shipment is located. If the office is far from your destination, you may need to travel.

Once your goods have been cleared by customs, your Cargo Control Document (supplied by us) will be stamped as "PARS PERMITTED". Finally, email us your proof of clearance, and we'll arrange the delivery of your shipment to your new address in Canada.

With more than 25 years of experience successfully sending your belongings to Canada from the UK, we know how to make it easy.

Canadian customs process - video explainer


For more customs advice, including rules on duty-free goods and wedding and inheritance gifts, head to our Importing into Canada page.

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) customs offices

We'll be in touch before your shipment arrives in Canada to let you know which CBSA Customs Office you need to visit to clear your goods. The Customs Office will be local to the bonded warehouse storing your belongings while you arrange customs clearance, but it may not be local to your Canadian address.

Below are the CBSA office and bonded warehouse addresses we currently use:

Alberta

Calgary Customs Office
175 Aero Way Northeast, Unit 162,
Calgary, AB T2E 6K2
Monday- Friday 8:.00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. & Sun. - Closed

Edmonton Customs Office
1727 35th Ave East Unit 100
Edmonton, AB T9E 0V6
1 800 461 9999
Monday- Friday 8:.00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. & Sun. - Closed

British Colombia

Vancouver Customs Offices
1611 Main Street Unit 412
Vancouver, BC V6A2W5
204 983 3500
Monday- Friday 8:.00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. & Sun. - Closed

Manitoba

Winnipeg Customs Office
1821 Wellington Avenue Unit 130
Winnipeg MB R3H 0G4
204-983-3030
Monday- Friday 8:.00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. & Sun. - Closed

Nova Scotia

Halifax Customs Office
163 Susie Lake Crescent
Halifax, NS B3L 4V6
902 426 2072
Monday- Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. & Sun. - Closed

Ontario

Mississauga Customs Office
2720 Britannia Road East
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 0G3
OPEN 24/7
905 676-3626

Quebec

Montreal Customs Office
400 Place d'Youville
Montreal, QC
514 283 8700
Monday- Friday 8:.00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. & Sun. - Closed

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Customs Office
2625 Airport Dr
Saskatoon, SK S7L 7L1
306 975 4755
Monday- Friday 8:.00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. & Sun. - Closed

Regina Customs Office
2510 Sandra Schmirler Way
Regina, SK S4W 1B7
1 800 461 9999
Monday- Friday 8:.00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. & Sun. - Closed

Bonded warehouse addresses in Canada:

Calgary

Fastfrate
11440 – 54th Street SE
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2C 4Y6
Tel: 403.264.1687

Edmonton

Fastfrate
10020-56th Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6E 5L7
Tel: 780.439.0061

Saskatoon

Direct Distribution
3030 Cleveland Ave
Saskatoon, SK
Tel: 306-956-1760 x 38804

Montreal

Lafrance Warehouse
7055 Notre-Dame St. East
Montreal, Quebec H1N 3R8
Tel: 514 523 1127

Simard Warehouse
1212, 32nd Avenue
Lachine, QC H8T 3K7
Tel: 514 636 9411

Halifax

I. H. Mathers
165 Burbridge Ave.
Dartmouth, NS, Canada B3B 0G6

FAQs about international removals from the UK to Canada

As a transparent international removals company, we offer cost-effective services based on your needs. Start your international removals journey to Canada from the UK today with a free online removals quote in just a few minutes.

Drawing on over 25 years of shipping your personal belongings to Canada from the United Kingdom, we know how to make the removals experience less complicated.

New immigrants and returning Canadian citizens must fill in a "Personal Effects Accounting Document", also known as a "BSF186 form". To avoid paying taxes or duties on your personal possessions, a BSF186 must be stamped by officials at a RED customs channel.

Please note: you must attend a customs clearance office in person to clear your removals shipment. Our Importing into Canada page has a detailed rundown of everything you need to know about the Canadian customs process.

Once you've made a booking with our international removal service, log into your account and provide the following online shipping documents

  • An inventory to accurately list every item you're moving to Canada in the MoveCube®.
  • Scans of the photo and signed pages of your passport and your visa, if applicable.
  • The shipment owner's destination address, email, and contact phone number.
  • Optional insurance forms for total protection and peace of mind.

Please note that both new immigrants and Canadian citizens re-entering Canada must complete a "Personal Effects Accounting Document", also known as a BSF186 form. To avoid taxes or duties on your goods, a BSF186 must be stamped at a RED customs channel upon arrival in Canada.

Our experienced service team are available to answer questions and offer removals advice. 

As a trusted moving service with over 25 years of experience, we know the best way to support our customers. That's why we give you 2 weeks of completely free storage at our depots in the UK. 

Moving plans sometimes change, and you might need longer storage for your removals shipment. If you let us know, we can store your belongings longer for an affordable fee. 

As with all countries, Canada has a list of items that can not be imported. Please reference our regularly updated Prohibited Goods list when packing your removals shipment to avoid unnecessary and costly fines.

How long does shipping to Canada from the UK take?*

 

By sea shipping

99 days

*estimated timings dependent on global shipping circumstances

 

Packing tips for removals to Canada from the UK

To ensure your possessions arrive in Canada unscathed, careful packing is essential. Consider a professional packing service to ease some stress. Otherwise, give yourself lots of time and space to pack carefully and follow our 4 top tips below (check out our in-depth packing guides for more expert tips):

 

one

Say goodbye to clutter:

A new country, a new culture, and a new you: say goodbye to excess items you no longer need in your new life in Canada. Besides, the less you move, the cheaper it will be! Consider this an excellent opportunity to sell, donate, or recycle possessions that will only take up space in your new home.

Online auction sites like eBay and Facebook Marketplace are fantastic resources for making money from everyday household goods. Wave goodbye to old shoes, furniture and DVDs, and earn extra cash to fund your removal - win, win! Charity shops welcome anything spare and broken, and unusable goods can be disposed of at your local tip.

two

Carefully pack fragile goods:

Begin by tightly securing the base of your shipping box with three layers of overlapping parcel tape. Repeat the process when sealing the top of your box. Next, cover every item in bubble wrap and three or more layers for fragile goods, such as crockery and mirrors. Then, spread heavy items along the bottom with lighter items above and away from the sides of the inside of your removals container.

If you see any gaps, fill them with soft materials such as packing paper, towels, or crumpled-up newspaper to avoid items bumping into each other during transit. Finally, give your box a gentle shake. If you hear a sound, something is moving. Add more soft materials until you hear nothing.

three

Arrange a suitable parking space for our movers vehicle:

For a smooth MoveCube® loading day experience within your allotted time, ensure parking tickets or permits are paid for before we arrive. Our driver will ideally be able to park at least twenty metres from the entrance to your home.

If requested, we can loan you a trolly to help move your containers. Our driver is available to offer tips and removals advice, but the vehicle must remain within eyesight.

four

Spread weight evenly in the MoveCube®:

Before loading and packing the MoveCube® moving pod, lay out the corresponding floor sheets we provide to check your belongings fit inside. Stack all goods and containers together as neatly as possible. Place heavy and bulky items at the bottom layer, then lighter goods on top.

If a gap appears, fill it with a container to limit movement. Avoid filling spaces with loose, unboxed items, as this risks damage to your removals containers.

The customer service team was quick to reply to all my queries, and their booking system had a very streamlined process. Tracking was great, and their removal rates were very competitive. I would definitely use Seven Seas Worldwide again when shipping to Canada.

Anna

 

Moving to Canada: a complete removals guide

Toronto harbor

 

If you're looking for a kind-yet-thriving country on the up, with awe-inspiring views and burgeoning cities, Canada could be the new home for you. But before grabbing your hockey sticks and rushing for an aeroplane, be sure to follow our top moving tips and facts:

Types of visas: there are various options to achieve resident status, including express entry for skilled workers and being nominated by a Canadian province. You must apply for a Permanent Resident (PR) visa to settle in Canada for five years. Having a PR allows you to then apply for full Canada citizenship.

Job opportunities: the job market in Canada is competitive, but skills and education are highly valued. Being able to speak French and English would give you a considerable advantage. The most prominent industries include agriculture, IT, education, retail and health.

Healthcare: citizens and settlers with a Permanent Resident (PR) card receive free public healthcare, known as Medicare. Tourists and short-term visitors are required to pay. Alternatively, there are many world-renowned private healthcare options.

Education: schooling up to the age of sixteen is compulsory throughout Canada and up to eighteen in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nunavut and Ontario. Funding is mainly free for all citizens, depending on local government laws. Highly regarded universities include the University of Toronto, McGill University, University of British Columbia and Université de Montréal.

Lifestyle: Canadian culture values politeness, fairness, forward-thinking ideals, and inclusion. Canada's climate might be cold for many months of the year, but the people are always warm! From trekking the rocky mountains to visiting natural wonders of the world, such as Niagra Falls, there's plenty for UK expats to see and do.

 

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International removals checklist

With more than 25 years of moving experience, our overseas removals service knows how to take the stress out of planning your move to Canada. Simply follow our handy removals checklist below as you prepare for the move of a lifetime:

  • Gather your documents: collect all your important documents, such as proof of address, your passport, and bank statements and keep them all in one place to be quickly accessed if needed.
  • Apply for a Canadian visa: thoroughly research which type of visa you and your family require, then apply and await confirmation from the Canada government visa services. 
  • Find accommodation in Canada: decide if the best option is to sell or rent your current property in the UK. We suggest renting when you arrive in Canada as this gives you time to adjust to a new climate before making a significant decision like buying a house.
  • Book a moving company: visit our website and grab a quick free removals quote, then arrange suitable dates so we can deliver a MoveCube® removals container to your house in the UK to be packed and loaded by you.
  • Arrange travel: book flights to Canada that give you plenty of time to acclimatise to your new surroundings and ensure you arrive well before we deliver your removals shipment. 
  • Sort your finances: inform whoever you bank with that you are moving to Canada, and take out some spare cash to cover any last-minute purchases or unforeseen expenses. 
  • Speak to a doctor: if you have any ongoing prescriptions, request a three-month supply. Doing so gives you time to arrange a new healthcare provider in Canada.
  • Pet relocation: if your four-legged best buddies are also moving to Canada, ensure they are vaccinated and have an up-to-date health certificate from your veterinarian service. Also, purchase a suitable and comfortable pet carrier for the long journey ahead. 
  • Have a declutter: think hard about what you don't need to bring to Canada. After all, the less you move, the more spare cash there is to fund the trip! Consider selling, donating, or recycling items you won't be packing. 
  • Pack your belongings: before our driver arrives, ensure all the belongings in your removals shipment are securely wrapped, packed, and ready for you to load into the MoveCube® moving pod. 
  • Start living life to the fullest in Canada: after your removals shipment has passed through customs in Canada, get in touch via your online account to arrange a delivery date. Once you've unloaded your possessions, all that's left to do is unpack, relax and have a toast to your new life in Canada!