Expert Personal Effects Shipping from the UK to Canada with 1st Move International

With over 25 years of experience in personal effects shipping, 1st Move International is a leader in transporting personal belongings from the UK to Canada. Our dedicated service has facilitated the relocation of thousands, ensuring their personal effects are shipped efficiently and securely.

When it comes to shipping personal effects, be it clothing, smaller sentimental items like figurines, or larger household goods, our specialist packing techniques are unrivalled. We are committed to the safe and secure shipping of your personal effects, leveraging our scheduled weekly shipping services to offer some of the fastest delivery times available.

Our nationwide collection services, coordinated from our Bristol head office, are designed to streamline your personal effects shipping process to Canada. Our team, seasoned in the nuances of personal effects shipping, strives to make your transition as seamless and hassle-free as possible.

Simply request a quote here to learn more about our services and to receive a free estimate.

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Weekly Shipping

Avoid the delays and get there faster! Our unique packing systems allow us to ship weekly by sharing containers with commercial exporting companies.

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Unbeatable Packing

Our shrinkwrap packing stops the handling of individual items to ensure a Zero Touch delivery. This also reduces the risks of damage and improves the security of your goods.

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Accurate Billing

Each pallet is measured exactly after packing to ensure clear and accurate billing for your move abroad.

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Exploring the Advantages of Shipping Personal Belongings to Canada with 1st Move International

Curious about why 1st Move International is your top choice for shipping personal effects to Canada? As a leading independent firm in the UK for international removals, we offer numerous advantages for your shipping needs.

Our distinctive packing method, which involves meticulous palletising, ensures the utmost protection for your belongings. This approach also allows us to tap into weekly commercial shipping services, accelerating the shipping process. Your items won't be delayed by other shipments; they're fast-tracked on the earliest scheduled voyage!

Moreover, our precise palletising means we can measure your shipment's exact dimensions. Consequently, we charge you based solely on the actual size of your shipment. This eliminates estimates and guesswork, ensuring fairness and transparency in billing.

As a proud member of the British Association of Removers (BAR), the UK's premier trade association for removal services, we uphold the highest standards. Membership to BAR necessitates stringent annual inspections and audits, guaranteeing you receive top-tier service when shipping to Canada with 1st Move International.

Finally, our commitment to exceptional customer service is well-documented. Delve into the experiences of customers who've chosen 1st Move International by perusing our reviews on TrustPilot, the independent review site."

FAQ for Personal Effects Shipping to Canada

Continue reading for Frequently Asked Questions and important information about shipping personal effects overseas from the UK to Canada.

If you book your personal effects shipment to the Canada with 1st Move International, we can offer you peace of mind with 3 levels of shipping insurance from specialist removals insurance brokers Basil Fry and Company.

Our flexible insurance policies allow you to cover only those items that you want to, not just your whole shipment. This means that you can choose to cover only the most valuable items.

For more details take a look at our shipping insurance page, or feel free to give us a call.

The cost of shipping your personal effects to Canada is dependent on many factors, including the size of your shipment, collection and delivery point. Where we are different from other removals companies, is that we can offer a door to door service to most destinations including Canada.

We can even include the cost of unpacking and removal of any packing materials, so if this is the service that you would like please let us know at the time of quoting. This means that you can prepay your freight costs and this is one less thing for you to worry about.

As a guide, for our LCL shared container service, freight prices from port to port are from £1,264, and for our FCL dedicated container service freight prices are from £3,900 for a 20’ container or £5,850 for a 40’ container.

Costs do vary however, so we recommend that you send us your details and we can arrange a quotation based on your own specific requirements. The quotation is free with no obligations.

It couldn’t be simpler to get a quotation on your personal effects shipment to Canada with 1st Move International. All we need are a few details, and we can give you a door to door price, or if you would prefer to collect your shipment in Canada we can quote you on that basis.

Please fill out our quotation form, and our expert international removals pricing team will be able to give you a cost based on your own specific requirements.

Remember though, once your shipment is fully packed we will measure it exactly, so you will only pay for the size of your actual shipment even if it is much less than we have quoted for!

Because 1st Move International uses commercial LCL shipping services, we are able to give you published schedules to let you know when we are shipping to Canada. Once your personal effects shipment is packed and all documentation is in place, we book onto the next available booked vessel to the port in Canada.

For the latest shipping schedules for Canada then you can go over to our International Container Shipping Schedule page of our website. This shows you the port to port transit time, but for confirmation of the expected door to door transit time please give us a call and we can give you the dates based on your specific requirements.

Other International Removals companies can give you similar port to port transit times but they won’t be able to give you an indication of when your personal effects shipment will leave the UK. Their groupage/shared container services operate differently to 1st Move International. Ask them when your personal effects shipment is likely to ship from the UK.

Popular Destinations for Shipping Personal Effects to Canada

We ship personal effects to the whole of Canada, so whatever your destination, we've got you covered. Some of the most popular destinations for shipping personal effects to Canada include: Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton, Mississuaga, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Quebec, Hamilton, Halifax, Victoria, Scarborough, North York and more..

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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.

This is our craft - lives packed with care and attention for their journey overseas. Visit our Facebook page to find a snapshot of each shipment captured as the final pallet is wrapped.

We're proud to post these images, showcasing our removals team's passion and skill. Your personal effects are in the very best hands and are now destined for new adventures abroad.

Come and have a look.