International Movers to Canada

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Canada has always been a favorite destination for migrants around the world, for both the lifestyle and opportunities it offers newcomers. Make sure you plan every detail of your journey. Start by downloading our moving to Canada checklist to begin organizing your move, and read more on finding a house in Canada and bringing your family, all before you step on the plane.

Much of the stress that comes with moving can be relieved by hiring the right people to do the job. When choosing a international moving company, it is wise to do some research before making a selection, and to ask your family and friends for the names of companies they recommend. It is also useful to call organizations such as the Better Business Bureau for a list of suggested movers. You may want to find out if the mover is a member of an association of movers or a certified reputable mover program.

Checklist for Choosing International Moving Company

The checklist for choosing International Moving Company will assist movers in identifying and adhering to high standards and will aid consumers in selecting reputable, ethical and professional movers.

Follow this checklist to help reduce the chance of this sort of problem happening to you.

  • Does the company provide you with a pamphlet that outlines customer and mover rights and responsibilities, as well as written material regarding mover liability for loss or damage, optional programs available, limitations on liability and additional costs associated with each level of liability?
  • Is the company insured? Ask them to provide you with the insurance company’s name and policy number.

Ask for an estimate

  • For a long distance move, a reputable mover will want to inspect your belongings to help prepare a comprehensive quote. If a company says the inspection isn’t necessary or wants to provide a quote over the telephone, you’re probably better off dealing with someone else. Make sure that everything that needs to be moved is shown to the movers during the estimate, and find out how much it will cost if you need to add any items on the day of the move.
  • When asking for an estimate, be sure to give the mover precise information about the location of your old and new residence. Notify the movers of obstacles such as stairs or escalators that will require special navigation. To avoid being charged more later on, give the movers as much information as possible.

Get the details

  • Who is responsible for packing? Ask about liability if you pack the items yourself.
  • Can boxes from other places like a grocery store be used?
  • Should all owner-packed boxes be sealed and labeled?
  • Are any licenses or customs documents required, e.g., at border crossings? Who will prepare them?