Are you emigrating to Canada? Start moving!

Emigrating to Canada is a major event. Of course, you can choose to arrange this yourself, but why not let Transpack take care of the move for you?

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We are a professional and international moving company, and would be happy to guide you through the entire process of moving from the Netherlands to a new home abroad. Using our services ensures that you will not encounter any surprises, and you are assured of prompt and professional service.

You will, of course, travel to your destination by plane, but your goods will go by boat. The total shipping time from the port of Rotterdam to Montreal is approximately 14 days. Upon arrival at the port and after clearance of your shipment, your goods will be delivered to your home. Depending on the customs procedure, the total time to ship your goods from the Netherlands to your new home in Canada takes on average about four till five weeks.

Transpack Moving Services is experienced in providing international moves and offers services world-wide. We offer a personalized approach and tailor made services for every budget.

We strive to minimize the time between packing, the collection of your goods and the departure of the boat. Therefore, we coordinate with you the planning of your move: what is a good time and what is not?



What does emigrating to Canada cost?

The price for a move to Canada depends on your choice of services and the volume of your goods. You can fill out an extensive quotation form on this site so we can calculate the cost for you. Or you can use our handy app ( (App Store / Google Play) for this purpose. Just fill in your data, take pictures of what you want to take along and we will calculate the price based on the photos.


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Emigrating to Canada: What do I need to do myself?

When emigrating to Canada, there is a lot to think about. At Transpack, we do our utmost to help you as much as possible. However, there are several matters that you will need to address yourself (Click here for a checklist).  Are you arranging your emigration via Transpack? We will guide you through these matters and help you with any complicated documents and applications.


For tax-free entry into Canada there must be an official immigration. This requires a registration and registration from the municipality. Additionally, you must complete an original B4E form upon arrival at the airport in Canada.

This way you can indicate that a container or shipment is on its way. If you want to do this completely, it is advisable to have the packing list with you. After all, this is getting worse in time later. Transpack helps you to compile this list.

In addition, you must be in possession of a valid work permit, visa and a copy of your passport. Finally, a value statement is required for your move to Canada.

These are, for example, the insurance documents of your shipment?

Importing your goods

Before moving to Canada, it is also important to know that a number of hazardous substances can not be taken. On our site you can read more about these substances or inform them at Transpack. Also for the import of a car, strict requirements are met and we recommend that you contact your relocation coordinator.

Furthermore, it is very important that you are present at the arrival of your move in Canada. This is required for the clearance of your goods. This avoids unnecessary costs for customs storage.

Our specialists will review all these steps, procedures and necessary documents!


Emigrating to Canada: What’s important to know once I’m there?

Need to know

For your move to Canada, it is important to know that the time difference with the Netherlands varies from -3.5 to -8 hours, depending on where you are staying. English and French if often spoken and the capital of Canada is Ottowa. Canada has 35 million inhabitants.

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Are you emigrating to Canada? Transpack will take care of it for you! 


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