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International Removals UK to Canada

Moving to Canada? Get a moving quote now and find out the shipping costs for moving from the UK to Canada. Live moving rates online here. Get a tailored removals quote and find out more about our packing, insurance and weekly shipping services from the UK to Canada.

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Experts in UK to Canada Removals

Here at 1st Move we have been operating fast weekly international removals services from the UK to Canada for over 25 years. As the UK’s leading independent mover we have pioneered bespoke packing services to ensure the safest way to ship your personal effects and households to all main Canadian ports, towns and cities.

Here you will find information on our unique packing services, guaranteed weekly sailings direct from the UK, full container and shared container options, shipping and transit times and further information on Canadian Customs formalities to ensure a stress free move from the UK to Canada.

Specialist shipping and moving services from the UK to Canada for furniture, household goods and personal effects.

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How Much Do International Removals to Canada Cost?

Short Answer: The cost of removals from the UK to Canada will vary depending on your destination in Canada. As a guideline price the costs of moving from the UK start from £980 - £1264 for a shared container service and £3900 - £5300 for a 20ft container which is suitable for a 3-bedroom house. If you have a 4- or 5-bedroom house you will need at least £5850 - £8100 to move from the UK to Canada.

We offer weekly services direct from the UK and cover all entry ports and inland destinations. Below are the typical moving prices for Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Costs will vary depending on many factors including packing, insurance, UK location and your final destination in Canada. To get an accurate quote to include all door to door costs please complete our 60-second online quote form.

See our table below to find out how much international removals from the UK to Canada costs.

UK to Canada Moving & Shipping Costs

Destination Port Shared Container Cost (GBP) 3 Bed House - 20ft Container Cost (GBP) 4-5 Bed House - 40ft Container Cost (GBP)
Montreal, Canada From £1,264 £3,900 £5,850
Toronto, Canada From £1,264 £4,600 £6,550
Vancouver, Canada From £1,377 £5,300 £8,100

Important information about these moving costs

The costs above are as a guideline only. They do not include UK collection or packing costs. Prices shown are Port to Port only and there will be additional charges at destination for customs procedures, handling, and onward delivery to your door. To get an accurate quote specific to your own personal needs simply complete our moving quote form.

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Shipping Options

UK to Canada Shipping Options

Loading a Shared Container with 1st Move Pallets

Shared Container

Less than container load, or "LCL", is designed for those smaller house moves. Professionally packed using our unique Safer Shrink-Fast packing system and shipped on the next available weekly sailing to Canada.

Avoid the delays: Unlike other movers our robust packing systems allow us to share containers with major manufacturing and exporting companies giving us unbeatable weekly sailings direct from the UK utilising the world’s premier shipping lines.

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Loading a Full Container with 1st Move Pallets

Full Container

Full container load shipping, or "FCL", is for large or full home moves and gives you sole use of a 20ft or 40ft container.

Your goods will be picked up from your home in the UK and brought to our main depot where we load it on to your own sole use container. That container is then delivered to the shipping line within 1 week in time for the next available sailing to Canada date.

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Why Choose 1st Move International?

Further Benefits

Over 25 Years of Experience

1st Move International has been operating for over 25 years and our dedicated team has helped ship thousands of people to Canada.

Our Move Co-ordinators will be there to guide you through every step of the moving process, on hand to answer any questions and offer advice should you need it.


We are established members of:

  • the British Association of Removers (BAR)
  • the British International Freight Association (BIFA)
  • the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA)
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135,000+ Happy Customers
9,240,000+ Cubic Feet Shipped
25+ Years' Experience
Our Packing

Packing For Your International Move to Canada

We are the only international removals company to employ this system of packing and we have been doing so for the last 25 years. Our palletised shrink-wrap packing is proven to:

  • Give your belongings unparalled protection in transit to Canada
  • Drastically reduce handling of individual items
  • Speed up customs clearance
  • Provide a Safer method of shipping your goods overseas
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Our Service

Our UK to Canada Relocation Service Includes:

Personal Move Manager

Their in-depth knowledge ensures a smooth moving process, from logistical coordination to adapting services to meet your unique needs. Acting as your primary point of contact, they are committed to providing a smooth, personalised moving experience, focusing on the safe and efficient delivery of your possessions to Canada.

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Moving Insurance Cover

We offer full marine insurance for all moves. Our packing reduces the risks involved in manhandling of individual items and ensures an exceptionally low claim levels for each and every international move. Find more details on our moving insurance here.

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Customs Clearance

As registered customs brokers we will handle all customs formalities and documenation and guide you through any necessary paperwork that needs completing for your move to Canada, ensuring a smooth transition from the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Removals to Canada FAQ

The transit time for removals from the UK to Canada via sea freight ranges from 10 to 30 days depending on your exact destination.

We offer guaranteed weekly sailings from the London UK to Canada.

For more detailed schedules with specific dates and vessel names, please see our Canada shipping schedule page.

Sailing and Transit Times for UK to Canada

Destination Next Sailing Transit Time
Montreal Under 1 Week 10 Days
Toronto Under 1 Week 12 Days
Vancouver Under 1 Week 30 Days

A collection service is offered throughout the whole of the UK and onward delivery can be arranged with our overseas agents in Canada, allowing for a full door to door service.

Our destination agents will require several documents to smoothly process your goods on arrival in Canada. These include:

  • A BSF186 form.
  • A copy of your visa or residence confirmation
  • A copy of your passport

All documents can be uploaded via our secure document transfer page.

The safest way of shipping furniture and personal belongings to Canada is by using our safer shrink-wrap packing.

The Canadian Border Services Agency imposes strict rules on what goods are and are not allowed to be brought into the country. Here is a list of goods that are either prohibited or require permission to import.

  • Firearms and other weapons require special licenses to possess in Canada and all weapons must be declared to customs.
  • Food, plants, animals and related products must be declared.
  • Explosives, fireworks, and ammunition are restricted and require import permits.
  • Vehicles must meet several requirements before they are allowed to be imported.
  • A number of foreign consumer products may not meet Canadian safety standards.
  • Counterfeit goods.
  • Used mattresses or cushioning from used mattresses.

For more detailed information on both prohibited and restricted goods to Canada, see our blog Shipping to Canada: What you can and can't bring.

More information can also be found on the Government of Canada's information page here. If you are unsure about the restriction status of any of your goods, please ask your Move Co-ordinator.

Our sister company AutoShippers provide container car shipping services from the UK to all main Canada ports on a weekly basis. For more info on how to ship your car to Canada, visit AutoShippers.

We calculate the cost of your move by the total volume of your shipment. We will expertly arrange and pack your belongings in the most volume-efficient way possible and, once packed, we can measure your shipment exactly, ensuring that you only pay for what you ship.

Through the entry ports of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver we can offer delivery services throughout Canada to include Dawson, Whitehouse, Prince Rupert, Edmonton, Victoria, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Hamilton, Halifax, St John, Sept-lies, Iqaluit; and all other towns in: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan or Yukon Territory


Useful Canada Information, Resources and Guides

Shipping Personal Effects to Canada Customs Guide

We cover all the legalities of shipping household goods from the UK to Canada.

Canada Moving Guides

Our experts provide a wide range of guides, tips and advice on moving to and living in Canada.

Car Shipping to Canada

Get more information on our car shipping services to Canada.

Container Shipping Costs UK to Canada

Get the latest information on UK to Canada container shipping costs and container ports.

Canada Container Shipping Schedules

We post up-to-date sailing schedule information and as part of our weekly shipping promise we'll tell you in advance what ship we can get your personal effects on.

Your Pallets Packed - Posted Live on Facebook

Your life, carefully wrapped, beautifully packed, and protected for the journey ahead.

We are extremely proud of our unique packing process. We are the only international removals company in the UK that uses this tried and tested method to ship your treasured personal possessions overseas.

Visit our Facebook page to find a snapshot of each shipment captured as the final pallet is wrapped.