|Population:||34.88 million (2012)|
|Area:||3,855,100 square miles|
|Top 5 Largest Cities:||1. Toronto 2. Montreal 3. Vancouver 4. Ottawa-Gatineau 5. Calgary|
|Lanuage:||English & French|
|Climate:||High summer temperature and average winter temperature.|
|Motto:||“A Mari Usque Ad Mare” / “From Sea to Sea”|
At nationwide Van Lines, we will implement our professionalism to set your furniture off to Canada with ease. With our highly trained Certified Packers through AMSA & top of the line materials, we will not only move you, but move you with care. We will offer you Door to Door service with everything included. Allow us to take charge of your household move to help you plan efficiently. Give us all the stress and we will give you nothing but our professional best!
Once your household goods have arrived in Cananda along with your documents, both are subjected to examination by Customs. A CBP officer will examine your household goods to determine the value, correct markings, proper invoicing, existence of prohibited items, damages, deterioration and illegal narcotics. It’s important to assure all items are properly described and accounted for to avoid any delays or seizure of items. Once your items are approved for release, they are safeguarded by the proper officers.
Once your items have arrived to Customs, duty and taxes will be applied. Duty cost falls in the range of 0% – 20%. A variety of electronic products, toys, antiques, etc. are not subjected to a duty charge. General Sales Tax (GST), 5%, Provincial Sales Tax (PST), 7 – 10%, and Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), 13 – 14%, are taxes that may be applied. The rate of duty and taxes is based on your physical address in Canada, not where your items are imported.
Each item will be labeled properly towards Canada’s standards by the Council of Canada. We will mark and label each item to make the Customs process swift and easy. You can learn more about proper labeling and markings, please visit http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/dm-md/d11/d11-3-1-eng.html.
Customs do their best to keep their citizens safe and their economy going. There are various household goods that are deemed restricted or prohibited. To better learn of items that will not be accepted by Customs, please visit http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/security-securite/prohib-eng.html.
Not every item can pass through Customs in Canada. To avoid any delays and extra charges, please refer to the list of restricted items below.
Some items are permitted and restricted to quantity, but still requires either special authorization and/or duties to be paid. Here is a list below of Restricted Items.
The liability for duties are paid once Customs has cleared your shipment for release. There are no options of prepaid duties or taxes prior to exportation from a foreign country. Once your shipment is filed with CBP, the party and only the party listed as the receiver can pick up the shipment. If household goods are warehoused, the party of liability can be changed to another party, most whom purchased the goods. The Customs broker cannot pay duties, but can accept a check written out to the Customs and Border Protection to forward. Once items are received, all articles are deemed owned by the receiver and no longer in ownership of the CBP.
To learn more about moving your household goods to Canada, please visit
Canada Border Service Agency
Tel 1 -800-461-9999
All information featured above is for viewing purposes only. To obtain up-to-date information about overseas shipment, please notify your nearest Consulate.