International Removals to Canada from the UK

Bournes International Removals provide a range of services to help you move to Canada. We offer full or shared containers, air freight services and can also offer packing services. We're here to make your move to Canada simple and stress free. 

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Our details


We are based in South East England with branches in Kent, Sussex and Surrey. We provide moving services throughout London, the South East and the Home Counties.


Whether you're heading to one of the major areas like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec City and others or to one of the smaller towns or rural communities further afield Bournes can move you to any destination in Canada.



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International Removals to Canada

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International removals to Canada Destinations we serve

  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • Montreal
  • Ottowa
  • Quebec City
  • Calgary
  • Victoria
  • Edmonton
  • Winnipeg
  • Halifax
  • Hamilton
  • St John's
  • and throughout all provinces!

Our services for international removals to Canada

international container shipping to New Zealand

International Container Shipping

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International Container Shipping

Door to door full container and shared container shipping services to and from any worldwide location. Fully supported by your dedicated move coordinator to help with planning, advice and documentation who will keep you up to date every step of the way.

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Shared Container Shipping

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Shared Container Shipping

If you aren't moving the volume of belongings to fill a whole shipping container we offer two great services enabling you to pay only for the space you need.

Individual wooden container (LCL) 

We will load your items into your own wooden container which will then be shipped within a shared steel container to your destination. With LCL services you only pay for the space you use and with frequent departures still benefit from a speedy door-to-door transit time if that's important to you.


Your items are labelled and loaded in a shared container with other customers of Bournes moving to the same destination. As with LCL shipments this means you only pay for the space you need, but it can take a little longer door-to-door as we need to collect and load all the consignments sharing your container first. If speed isn't so important to you this is our most cost effective service for smaller moves. 

International Packing

International Packing

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International Packing

Your packing crew are specially trained in international packing to make sure your belongings are protected for the journey by air or sea. They will use the highest quality packing materials specially designed for international shipping and will provide a full inventory of the items they have packed. 

Insurance and protection

Insurance and Protection

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Insurance and Protection

Comprehensive International Removals and Storage insurance gives you peace of mind that you’re financially protected if the unexpected happens.

Our crews are fully trained and will take care to move all your belongings safely and securely. However, we all know accidents and situations can happen that are sometimes outside of our control and yours. That’s why we offer comprehensive specially designed International Removals Insurance with no excess to give you peace of mind that you’re financially protected if the unexpected happens.

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Airfreight is ideal for small shipments that you need urgently, or for an advance shipment of just a few items to help you settle in quickly.


relocation assistance for moving to New Zealand

Relocation Assistance

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Relocation Assistance

A little extra help with your move, from Home Search and School Search to setting up bank accounts, learning about a new language or culture and lots more.

Ask your Move Consultant about how Bournes can help you with:

  • Home Search
  • Education Assistance
  • Area orientation and preview trips
  • Settling in services
  • Tenancy management and lease renewals
  • Furniture rental
  • Serviced temporary accommodation
  • Cultural training
  • Language training
  • Family assistance programmes and partner support
  • Currency transfer
  • Departure services
  • Airport meet and greet


International Removals to Canada with Bournes

Bournes have moved thousands of families all over the globe. We started out in 1875 as a small local company but  since the 1950's we've been moving people all over the world.

We're still a family run company with traditional values in our blood, but we've built our expertise and our global network to help us provide multi award-winning moving services to over 180 countries worldwide. 

We aim to provide you with a great move experience in the most cost effective way for your budget. We know that relocating to Canada from the UK or anywhere else can be daunting, but your dedicated move manager will guide you through the entire removals process including:

  • Helping you understand and complete  documentation
  • Guiding you through the official processes, rules and regulations for shipping household goods to Canada.
  • Taking care of the planning and keeping you updated on all the important information throughout.
  • Proactively monitoring your shipment to make sure everything is on track.

Our removals teams that will handle your packing and loading are expertly trained in the specialist skills required for international shipping. This helps protect your precious items for sea or air transport to Canada.  

Pre-vetted to the highest international removals standards

Bournes are proud to hold certification by FIDI to the FAIM quality standard. This is the only quality standard specifically designed for International Removals and we are regularly audited against over 200 quality checks. 

We are proud to be a member of the British Association of Removers Overseas moving group and approved Which? Trusted traders.

Take a look at some of our recent moving awards

Helpful tips for Removals to Canada

Customs Information for importing household goods into Canada

You must arrive in Canada before the arrival of your household goods.

Canada Border Services Agency is the government department responsible for import regulations for all goods moving into Canada. Your move manager will provide advice and guidance on the process as well as any restricted or prohibited items. 

You'll need to complete some documentation in advance of leaving for Canada, your move manager will provide the documents and explain what you need to do.

On your flight, you will be asked to fill in a Customs Declaration Card and then you'll need to declare your shipment to Canadian Customs on arrival at the airport. 

Once your shipment arrives in Canada you'll need to attend your local Customs office to present your passport and documentation. 

Visit the Canada Border Services Agency website for more information.


Moving to Canada

The Canadian government have provided some really useful information on moving to Canada including how you can immigrate, how to prepare for life in Canada (including working, living and language) and what to expect when you arrive. Visit the 'Immigrate to Canada' pages of their website to find out their official guidance. 

We've also written this blog to provide you with some more specific information on Moving Household Goods to Canada. 

IAM Household Goods Removals Country Guide

As members of the International Association of Movers (IAM) Bournes provide all our customers with information on the import of personal effects into Canada including documentation, duties and taxes and restricted and prohibited items. Your personal move manager will help you prepare all the documents required and provide all the advice and guidance you need to prepare for your move. 

Check out the IAM Canada country guide for household goods removals. 

Worth every penny!

We have used Bournes several times over the past 10 years, for both international and local moves.

Each time they have been priced more expensive than competitors, but each time we have been extremely glad we have used them.

The service offered is great from the back office team though to the movers on the day. Nothing is too much trouble and any questions or concerns you have are answered and addressed quickly and with ease.
Overall they have taken the stress out of moving for us and done it with a friendly smile throughout !
We would not hesitate to use Bournes again

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I found the service exceptional. When we had a slight challenge (nothing to do with Bournes) Leon took ownership and kept us fully informed as the matter was resolved addressing out of normal hours to accommodate the time difference. Brilliant service from start to finish will definitely use again

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