If moving to Canada is in the future for you, you’ll need to find an international moving company to handle container shipping to Canada for you. NY International Shipping is a family-owned overseas moving company that specializes in container shipping to Canada as well as a multitude of other destinations around the globe. If this is your first time moving internationally, you may feel overwhelmed and underprepared. NY International Shipping has the experience and knowledge to smoothly guide you through the entire container shipping process. While Canada may seem nearby, shipping to Canada still requires special international documents for customs. If you have any questions or would like to receive a quote, contact NY International Shipping today.

Things to Know Before Moving to Canada

Shipping to Canada takes as much preparation as any other international move, despite its close proximity to the Unites States of America. While preparing your family for your overseas move, here are some tips to help make shipping to Canada and your international move experience a bit simpler:

  1. Find a quality overseas moving company that handles shipping to Canada. Consider using apples-to-apples comparison once you’ve narrowed your list of international movers down to several. To do this simply get rates from your top overseas moving companies who offer shipping to Canada using the same factors (distance, dates, shipment volume, etc.).
  2. Narrow down the household goods you intend to pack for shipping.
  3. Consider donating, selling or throwing away items you can live without.
  4. Once you know exactly what you wish to take with you, contact the overseas moving company you’ve chosen to determine the most effective shipping method. A seasoned overseas mover such as NY International Shipping knows that the ideal method will fit your budget, schedule, etc.
  5. Contact your local Canadian Consulate as there are different visas and permits necessary for US Citizens to procure based on whether they intend to work in Canada, study or become permanent citizens. Give yourself plenty of time to apply for your Canadian visa or passport as processing can be lengthy.

Tips for Finding the Right Company offering Container Shipping to Canada

It’s important that you choose the right international moving company for coordinating your container shipping to Canada. Here are some important things to look for as you review international moving companies:

  • Licensed as an NVOCC by the Federal Maritime Commission as well as licensed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration—NY International Shipping is licensed by both
  • Great reputation with referrals to support this claim as well as positive reviews regarding container shipping to Canada and other locations on third-party review sites.
  • Memberships and affiliations with pertinent organizations allow companies that handle container shipping to Canada to remain current and accountable.
  • Compare rates using apples-to-apples comparison for container shipping to Canada

At the end of the day, the company that handles the container shipping for you will be responsible for all of the goods you choose to ship. It is incredibly important that you choose a company that is knowledgeable, honest, and willing to go the extra mile to make the process as stress-free and efficient as possible. If you have any questions regarding container shipping to Canada or you’d like to receive a FREE quote, contact NY International Shipping.


Written by Einat Mazafi
Einat Mazafi is the owner of NY International Shipping, an International Shipping and moving company based in New York. She is also a specialist in providing the best relocation solutions to clients worldwide.