So, you have decided to move to Canada. Welcome!
We’re sure you will love the country and city as much as we do. Before you begin your journey, there are a few things you need to know. Moving to a new place can be exciting, but relocating to a different country like Canada brings with it a whole new set of challenges.
It isn’t just that you’ll be relocating all of your furniture, household items, clothes; car and/or motorcycle, there are other things you’ll need to consider as well.
Issues such as location, what to take with you and the best way to execute the move, are all crucial items to sort out.
That’s why we’ve written this post, to make the relocation process smoother and less stressful. Let’s begin.
Start searching for your new home
Your first priority should be securing a new home; delaying this will put the entire move at jeopardy. After all, where will you move to if you have nowhere to send your belongings?
Understanding the housing market in various provinces of Canada, get an idea of the living costs; find out the distance to the nearest school for your children (if you have kids), etc., are things you need to do before you move. Careful research is important.
Deciding on what to take with you
Relocating each of your possessions will cost you a lot, which is why you need to decide what to bring with you and what you’ll be leaving behind.
Per Canadian law, you don’t have to pay duties on vehicles that will be used for business. The same goes for most everyday household items and industry-related equipment.
For instance, if you are moving to Toronto and you have a motorcycle to ship, here are some laws concerning motorcycles. Check them carefully and decide if it’s worth it to transport your motorcycle to Toronto.
Find a reliable and cost-effective shipping company
As mentioned in the previous section, Canadian law allows you to bring vehicles into the country if they are for business purposes.
Shipping cars in Canada can be costly if you haven’t done your research. Get quotes from different shipping companies, read what their services offer, see if there are additional charges applicable during the winter, or for specific regions of the country.
Once that’s done and decided, you’ll be all set to begin your journey.