If you’re relocating to Canada, for business or personal reasons, there are a number of things you may want to make yourself aware of before taking the big leap. With this useful guide, we hope to make your move to Canada as easy as possible.
|Canada Quick Facts|
|Language:||English and French|
|Currency:||Canadian Dollar ($)|
|Timezone:||(UTC 3.5 to 8) - Summer (DST) (UTC 2.5 to 7)|
|Top 10 Reasons To Relocate To Canada:|
|1. The promoted and protected multiculturalism.|
|2. A world-renowned, well funded educational system.|
|3. The economic strength and job opportunities aplenty.|
|4. A low crime rate that is envied around the world.|
|5. A fair and accessible universal healthcare system.|
|6. The tolerant and broad-minded society.|
|7. The mouth-watering culinary culture (poutine is the national dish!)|
|8. The simple, straight-talking Canadian sense of humour.|
|9. The abundance of majestic, natural wonders.|
|10. The country is repeatedly lauded as one of the most liveable countries.|
We ranked Canadian cities for pets based on no. of vets, pet-friendly restaurants, no. of pet stores and number of pet-friendly hotels. In first place is Toronto, with an impressive 114 pet stores, so you can get all your animal essentials with ease. From walking through woodlands and strolling across a pet-friendly beach, to taking your pup to stunning lakes or enjoying a snack in a pet-friendly cafe.
You won’t need a pet passport to get into Canada, however, the average yearly cost of owning a dog over there is $2,607 which makes it the second most expensive country to own a dog.
My Baggage specialises in shipping personal effects all over the world. However, for security and customs reasons, there are certain items which are considered prohibited.
As a general rule, you can be sure that the following items are prohibited:
As well as this, there are also a number of items that can be carried on the service, however, they may not be covered under our compensation cover and so would be sent at your own risk. If you decide to send any non-compensation items with My Baggage, please ensure they are packaged appropriately, with internal packaging for fragile items.
Find out more about My Baggage’s prohibited and non-compensation items.
What type of packaging can be used?
When shipping your belongings to Canada with My Baggage, we recommend using either suitcases or strong cardboard boxes. Or, of course, you can use a mixture of both!
We advise against using fragile or expensive suitcases, as they are not covered by our compensation cover. We also recommend that you tape over any handles, etc to protect them. With regards to boxes, it’s always best to invest in a new, sturdy, double-walled (or even triple-walled) cardboard box as they are most durable and suitable for transit.
If you are sending any fragile or delicate items, we recommend using internal packaging to protect them during transit. You can use materials such as bubble wrap or newspapers.
You can read through our complete packaging guide to find out more.
My Baggage makes transporting your belongings to Canada an effortless process. Our easy to use booking system is available 24/7 and takes just a few short moments to complete. Simply start by obtaining a quote straight from our website. Once you’ve booked, we’ll send you some shipping labels to print and attach to your items. You can then sit back and relax as we take care of everything for you, from collection to delivery.
Reasons to use My Baggage:
Sending luggage with an airline is not the most straightforward task in the world. To make life easier, My Baggage has put together has put together some useful airline baggage information.
9 hours ago
Good service but quite expensive, especially when you are only sending your baggage to another city in the same country! they should charge less for shipments within the country.
14 hours ago
Fantastic service! I booked for 2 boxes to be sent from Sweden to the UK and was unaware of the wait time for the ToR number application but MyBaggage customer support were so helpful with letting me change my collection date to a later date (replied quickly via email on a Sunday!). Both boxes were collected and delivered safely, bang on time. I only wish I would've sent all my stuff with them instead of splitting it with my checked in bags - the excess weight charge almost cost me the same as the 2 boxes! Would highly recommend to anyone moving abroad or back home.
16 hours ago
As a 'My Baggage' Newby I was a little apprehensive about using an alternative courier to collect my sons personal belongings from England to Northern Ireland. I had nothing to worry about as I was so impressed at the speed and and professionalism of this company. I have seen the adverts and good reviews and I have to say it is all true. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to move your students between A and B, as that is my experience. Thank you so much. I have a Canterbury student and I will definitely be using 'My Baggage'