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Moving to Canada

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Canada has always been a popular destination for British nationals planning to work and live abroad.

Emigrating to Canada has never been easier, as Pickfords can move you to any location in this vast country. The most popular destinations include:

Halifax, Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Victoria, Vancouver Island.

Pickfords has a Canadian network of 76 Allied agents, which can provide local services across Canada.

What will Pickfords do for me?

Pickfords' international moving service offers assistance every step of the way. Before you move, Pickfords visit your home to assess the volume of goods you intend to take and to provide a free quotation. If you choose Pickfords when moving to Canada, Pickfords wrap and pack your belongings and arrange to transport them by sea to Canada, where our local Allied agent will arrange customs clearance and delivery of your consignment.

I'm emigrating to Canada, how can you help?

FCL (full container load)

Your household effects will be export wrapped at your home and loaded into a 20ft or 40ft container and transported directly to the docks to await the next scheduled sailing. Pickfords' freight forwarding operation will liaise with the local Allied agent in Canada. Our agent will help clear your goods through customs and deliver them to your new home.

Groupage (shared services)

Your effects are export packed at your current residence on the agreed date and transferred to our international warehouse for onward transport to your new Canadian home.

You will share a container with another Pickfords customer moving to Canada. This is an ideal, cost effective service if you are taking a smaller shipment, as you only pay for the space your goods use in the container.

What happens with customs clearance?

If you are emigrating to Canada from the UK, you must be aware of the customs regulations that apply. Your Move Manager will be happy to offer advice. Our agent in Canada will provide assistance through the customs clearance process and, once completed, will carry out final delivery and unpacking at your new home.

What about storage and insurance when moving to Canada?

If at any point you require storage, Pickfords provides a professional storage service in both the UK and Canada, which can be arranged through your Move Manager.

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A range of transit options to suit your budget

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Our international moving network
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Whether you're moving your home, business or your employees, our Moving Advice Centre has some great advice to help your move run as smoothly as possible.

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