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Shipping to Canada

We specialise in Shipments to and from Canada

Simply Ship International offers a full range of shipping services to and from Canada whether it is a full household or just a few items we have the answers. For information please contact us using one of our many methods of communication. 

To obtain an online quote for shipping to Canada
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We ship to all states of Canada:
Shipping to Vancouver for British Columbia and the west of Canada
Shipping to Toronto for Ontario and most of the east of Canada

Our rates for shipping to Canada are extremely competitive.

Shipping to Canada Information

We specialise in shipping to Canada

Airfreight to Canada
Baggage to Canada
Less than a container load/Groupage (share a container services)
Full Container Loads (FCL) to Canada

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.

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

Import of used household & personal effects on a ONE time entry basis. Goods cannot be sold for at least 1 year.

Documents required for moving to Canada

Copy of passport with any immigration / work permi 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
Prohibited Goods when shipping to Canada

Inflammable goods and substances
Firearms, Ammunition, Dangerous goods
Plants seeds and plant material
All foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise
Alcohol, narcotics

 Transit Times of Shipments to Canada

Groupage – share a container service to 6-14 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 your local Simply Ship office.

Customs Clearance in Canada
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.

Customs Clearance 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.

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

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Customers effects being loaded into a shipping container

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Car being loaded into shipping container and strapped down

Container closed and sealed and ready to be taken to ship

We also send effects by air We also can send your effects by airfreight

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