Moving to Canada

Moving your items to Canada

Are you moving to Canada? Transpack is specialized in international moves to different destinations in Canada. You can move from Amsterdam to Toronto for just €547.

Calculate the costs for the move to your new destination in Canada.

Canada in a nutshell:

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Population33.5 million
CurrencyCanadian Dollar
Official languagesEnglish and French

Moving to Canada

It’s hard not to get excited about Canada. The country is truly beautiful and the people are known for their kindness. You have a bowl of maple syrup for breakfast, ski to work and say ‘sorry’ to everyone along the way. When you move to Canada, you may want to move your belongings with you. Read all about your move to Canada with Transpack!

The cost of moving to Canada

There are various ways to move your belongings to Canada, such as moving with your own sea container, sharing a sea container with others (groupage), and air freight transport. Various sea containers can be placed on a boat, so that is the reason why the price is of course cheaper than moving by air freight. In addition, using groupage is an option to save even more costs, because you do this by sharing the sea freight and customs costs with others. Transpack can send you a tailor-made relocation quote with all costs. To give an indication of how much you will invest in your move to Canada:

AmsterdamTorontofrom € 547,-Request a quote

How long will my belongings be on their way to Canada?

How long your belongings will take to get to Canada depends on the type of transport you choose. With air freight, your belongings are usually at your destination in 2 to 3 weeks. If you choose to move by sea container, you should allow about 5 to 7 weeks for the East coast and 8 to 10 weeks for the West coast. With groupage, destinations on both coasts can be reached within approximately 10 to 12 weeks.

Tips on emigrating to Canada

Moving to Canada is a new chapter in your life. You may choose to enjoy the peace and quiet of Canada, or you may choose to live in a nice city – it’s all possible in Canada. There are a number of things that need to be arranged before you can move to Canada.

Do I need a visa when I move to Canada?

Residents of certain countries require a visa to travel to Canada and emigrate. Visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) site for the latest information. Our Eurohome Relocation Specialists can also help you arrange a visa.

What should I take with me when I move to Canada?

To help you get well prepared to travel, we’ve listed a few tips. Make sure that you do not have documents, keys, medicines, jewelry and other important items in the sea and/or air freight shipment. Always take these things with you.

ClothingIt is important to bring appropriate clothing to Canada. Think of rainwear and warm clothing, hats, gloves and snow boots for the harsh winters.
Travel plug The main voltage in Canada is 230 Volt and the frequency is 50Hz. You need an adapter plug if you bring electrical devices.
MedicinesCheck if your medication is available in the Canada and what the maximum amount is that you can take with you. Also check if you need a medical certificate to take your medication with you when traveling.
DocumentsTake important documents such as passport, visa documents etc. with you in your hand luggage – also make copies.
Personal itemsThink of your favorite care products, things that remind you of home and other things that shouldn’t be missing when traveling.

Tip: bring a set of extra clothing in your hand luggage in case your checked-in luggage is delayed or lost.


If you have any questions about moving to Canada, please feel free to contact us.