Each year Canada sees over five million people enter the country as temporary immigrants. People looking for temporary or permanent status are granted entry provided that when they apply for their Canadian visa they meet particular rules and regulations.

If you need a Canadian visa you will need to submit several documents with the Canadian embassy before you can be granted a Canadian visa as an immigrant.

We offer all types of shipping options to Canada. Our shared services depart on average every 12 weeks, and our sole use container and LCL services depart weekly. Air freight services are generally a daily service.

Although we will require a copy of your passport for export customs clearance processes, we do not require customs forms to be completed prior to shipping your items to Canada as these are required in original format when you arrive in the country.

What to expect when shipping to Canada

At Overseas Packers and Shippers, we seek to make your moving process as stress-free as possible by providing exceptional service and keeping you well informed. The main steps involved in shipping to Canada are outlined below and our friendly team is always happy to answer any questions you might have.

Our agents will contact you prior to the arrival of your items in Canada to begin the Customs Clearance process. The final step in the process will be you visiting your local customs office with your original passport so that the  clearance of your items can be issued. Following clearance, our agents will then arrange delivery of your items.

In most provinces you must be in Canada when the shipment arrives otherwise you will be subject to duty and taxes on all your items. Please ensure you check with Canadian Border Services Agency for further information.

To find the appropriate visa application look on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website. The information you will need for your visa application includes citizenship status, contact information, passport information and your reasons for immigrating to Canada.

As well as your visa application, the Canadian embassy/consulate will often ask you to submit additional documentation. This documentation may include proof of financial stability, proof that you have ties in your country of citizenship, your national passport, proof of medical insurance, and additional passport photos, as well as others.

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