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Get the best quote and service for your overseas removals to Canada from the United Kingdom – we’ll take care of everything from the initial home survey to delivery to your new address.
Moving to your new home in Canada does not have to be difficult or stressful. At Simpsons International Removals we have many years of experience in helping British expats with their overseas removals to Canada.
We handle all kinds of moves from small removals to full household removals. We will also help you with moving your boxes and vehicles to your new home in Canada. Our services include furniture removals and will ensure that your goods arrive in perfect condition.
We regularly help people move their personal effects from all locations in the UK to all the major destinations in Canada including Ottawa, Toronto, New Brunswick, Quebec City, Vancouver and Edmonton. We can even deliver to remoter destinations such as Halifax, Nova Scotia, Winnipeg and the Northwest Territories!
There are many great reasons to visit Canada. These include the wonderful Canadian food, the people and the outdoor lifestyle. Whether you are looking to move to the East Coast or anywhere in Canada, we will be able to provide you with a high quality Canada removals service.
The removal to Canada services that Simpsons provides include dedicated moves managers who will guide you through the process of moving to a new country. The move manager will help you with customs clearance and documentation.
Our packing team will expertly wrap your items and ensure they are protected when moving belongings to Canada. It is important to use the packing team. They will ensure your delicate items, such as musical instruments and furniture are fully protected when moving to Canada.
Customers’ belongings are transported using either air freight or a sea freight service. Often customers will use air freight for products that are urgently needed in their move as it is the quickest service – and use sea freight for goods that are not urgently needed as it is the slower service. Although sea freight is the slower method of transport, it is more economical compared to air freight.
Simpsons is a trusted removals company for Canada. Whether you are looking for a large move to Canada or a smaller move…complete an online quote to get the process started.
Overseas removals across miles of ocean to a new house in Canada are far more complicated than moving house within the UK. But by using a specialist international removals company like Simpsons, you can be sure your household belongings and furniture are in safe hands.
If you are moving your belongings from the UK to overseas locations for the first time, you may think it will be a daunting experience. However, Simpsons have years of experience and provide many services that will make moving to Canada feel easy.
The first step of your international move to Canada is to get a quote online. You can receive a more accurate quote by using our free home survey or video survey. Our international removals surveyors will calculate the costs of the move based on the volume of goods you are looking to send. Once we have all the information about your move we will transport your items to your new home in Canada.
At Simpsons we offer a variety of overseas removal and shipping services to meet your needs. Do not worry if you are unsure about which is most suitable for you as our advisers will be happy to talk you through the different options.
For full household removal of a 3 or 4-bedroom house, we would usually recommend a full shipping container for your sole use. These usually come in two sizes –20 and 40 ft.
We will pack the container at your house and it will be secured and customs sealed before heading off to the port.
For smaller moves with furniture, boxes and other items, the most cost-effective option is our shared container service, sometimes called part load. In this case, we pack your belongings at your home and take them to one of our depots where they will be loaded into a container with other customers belongings heading for the same part of Canada.
This is a cheap option for removals to Canada as the shipping costs are shared proportionally. Even for large household removals, customers will use our part-load removals services as it is the most cost-effective way to send personal effects overseas.
For small moves to Canada, we recommend our box and bag shipping service. This is the cheapest way to move your belongings to Canada. We provide you with export-quality cartons/boxes and packing materials.
We then collect your packed boxes and transport them to Canada by air or sea freight depending on your preference and budget.
The cost of removals to Canada obviously varies greatly depending on the number of household goods you are taking and where in Canada you are moving to. The good news is that, as so many people move from the UK to Canada, the removal costs to Canada are surprisingly cheap – especially in areas around the big cities such as Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
The cost of moving to Canada will also depend on whether you use a sea freight service – or air freight service for moving your personal belongings.
The cheapest removals to Canada are by sea and costs per cubic feet decrease significantly as volume increases. You’ll certainly find that it is a lot cheaper to ship your furniture and other items than to replace them all when you arrive in Canada.
If you are looking for the quickest removal service to go to Canada, our sea freight is highly recommended. However, the cost of moving to Canada will be higher by using this service.
You can be certain that when you use Simpsons, an expert international moving company, you will receive a great price for removals to Canada and save money.
Removals to Canada usually take 6-9 weeks for our full container service and 8-16 weeks for our part load (groupage) service. These times can vary significantly depending on whether you are moving to the eastern side of Canada, British Columbia and the west coast or somewhere in central Canada.
These shipping times are for delivery to port, you will need to allow additional time for customs clearance on arrival in Canada.
Customers, when moving from their home country, will often use the part load service, as it is the most cost-effective way to move household goods to Canada from the UK.
Simpsons provides a packing service for moving to Canada. We recommend you use this service (especially for delicate and fragile items as well as furniture) as our packers are experienced with international removals and will ensure that your belongings arrive in perfect condition.
Our packing team will be able to help you whether you are looking for large household removals or small removals.
The best removal service to Canada will depend on your needs.
For the most cost effective removal service to Canada, sea freight will be ideal for your needs.
If you are looking to receive your items in the quickest timeframe, we recommend that you use our air freight service for removals to Canada
You can use both air freight or sea freight service for removals to Canada. Air freight can be used for goods that are urgently needed in your move and sea freight can be used for items that are not as important.
Whether you are on a budget, or in a hurry, Simpsons provide removal services to suit your needs.
We would recommend taking out Shipment Protection Cover for peace of mind whilst your belongings are on their journey.
Whilst we have expert packers who specialise in international removals and use accredited shipping lines who take special care of personal shipping containers, we cannot control every eventuality.
Just as you will likely have home contents insurance in the UK and travel insurance for your family, we recommend you discuss with your Move Manager the available options for protecting your belongings whist they are in transit.
You can start the process of moving belongings to Canada by completing our online cost calculator for moving overseas.
You will receive an estimated quote for moving to Canada. For a more accurate quotation, we recommend that you book a home survey with our team who will calculate the cost of the move based on the volume of goods being sent to Canada.
Alternatively, you can give our team a call on 01322 949 557 for more information about our services.
Moving furniture to Canada from the UK needs far more care and attention than a domestic removal. Each item is carefully packed using export wrapping before being loaded into the shipping container.
You can take all kinds of furniture to Canada, including sofas, chairs, tables, cupboards, and white goods such as washing machines and fridge freezers.
We recommend using Simpsons for furniture removals to Canada as our highly skilled workers will make the process feel easy. Moving abroad can seem a stressful experience, however, Simpsons International Removal will guide you through the process of moving from the UK.
Simpsons is a moving company that provides vehicle shipping services if you are moving to Canada.
There are a variety of methods to ship your car or other vehicle to Canada. For example in a container or by a roll-on-roll off service.
It is often cost effective to send your car in the same shipping container as your house removal so that everything arrives at the same time.
There are some import requirements you need to be aware of before you ship your car to Canada. We suggest you contact our team to discuss options and the shipping process.
Although Simpsons will take care of all the details they can for you, this convenient checklist will make preparing for the move as simple and worry free as possible.
Moving out: Before the removal men arrive, be clear in what they are contracted to do and what you are expected to do. If in doubt, ask the surveyor or a member of our staff. Ordinarily, both householder and the removal men have fairly defined responsibilities (though a measure of flexibility on both sides is of course desirable)
Children: Children, who are naturally curious and can easily get in the way, may potentially be injured. The younger ones are best left with a neighbour or friend until it is time to leave.
Swings/Climbing frames: Generally dismantling these is one job you will do yourself, but be careful not to lose the bolts. If you wish us to arrange dismantling please discuss this with our surveyor
Garage/Shed: Tie together garden tools, and prepare items to be lifted straight onto the vehicle.
Self assembly furniture: If you have any furniture of the home assembly type particularly if made of chipboard, please note that we recommend dismantling units before the move, as the joints are seldom strong enough to survive even careful handling if the furniture is moved whilst still assembled.
Washing machines: Secure your washing machine drum, and disconnect from water supply and electric.
Books: Books are very heavy, use our book cartons as they are smaller and easier to manage.
China & glass: Wrap each item individually in packing paper or bubble wrap, packing the heavier items first with lighter pieces on top. Remember that plates and dishes are packed vertically and not laid flat.
Moving in: Make sure that you (or some other responsible person) is on hand to admit the removal men. If no-one is there and a reasonable waiting time expires, you could find yourself landed with storage and re-delivery charges. Enquire how long the vehicle will wait should you be inadvertently delayed on the way. It can also save time and confusion if you stand at the entrance and specify the location of each item as it is carried in.
Helping the move along: If you follow the guidelines suggested on this page you will find the removal men themselves responding to your good sense with extra efficiency and relaxed good humour. You can also help the move along by remembering to pack the kettle last. A cup of tea all round is a gesture always much appreciated.
Tipping: There is, of course, no obligation to tip the men, but, as with all personal services, people like to reward extra attention, willing good humour or a job well done. If you feel that a reward has been earned, the driver or packer in charge will distribute any gratuity given amongst the crew.
Utility Bills: Gas, Electricity, Water & Telephone
Banks/Building Society: Credit cards, standing orders
Doctors: Dentist, Medical Care & Private health care
Insurance: House, Contents, Car & Life insurance
Professional Advisors: Solicitors, Accountant
Sky/Cable: TV Licence
Post Office: Mail Redirection
Local Authority: Removal from electoral register
Insurance Companies: Household insurance, vehicle insurance
Here are the issues that should be addressed well ahead of time to ensure smooth transition to your new life abroad.
Passports and visas: for yourself and your family
Work permit: if needed
Inoculations: for yourself, your family and your pets
Travel bookings completed
Overseas accommodation booked
International driver’s licence
Traveller’s cheques and currency
Charge cards issued
Overseas banking arrangements / funds transferred
Power of Attorney
Income Tax refund arrangements
Personal accident and medical insurance: for yourself and your family
Insurance for your valuable possessions
Arrange care and transportation of your pets: They hate moving more than humans and so need special attention – see Transfur Animals
Currency transfer – Global Reach
Although there are many removals companies that transport belongings to Canada, Simpsons specialises in international removals.
We will be able to help with house removals to Canada and provide an international move that is inexpensive and stress free
Simpsons is the first choice for customers when selecting a removal company as we make the moving process feel easy. Our Canada services include a dedicated team who will ensure your goods arrive safely at your new home.
We do moving services to Canada from anywhere in the UK, including London, Edinburgh and Manchester.
We provide an excellent door-to-door service and will help you in your dream move to Canada.
Please browse our selection of testimonials from recent house moves, relocations and other services used.
Made my move so much easier the boys were very polite got the job done just what you need at a very stressful time Thank you !!!
very happy with move The Simpsons team was very efficient in getting the move booked, and in helping me complete all the necessary paperwork. The pick up went smoothly, and communication was very good. The driver and his helper were very friendly and efficient.