Moving From Florida To Canada – Answering A Few Common Questions
If you’re tired of life in The Sunshine State and living in a Canadian city like Vancouver, Toronto or Montreal appeals to you, you may be wondering if you should move from Florida to Canada – and have some basic questions about the process. Get your answers now.
How Do I Legally Move From Florida To Canada?
As an American, you can enter Canada without a visa at any time. But you can only visit – you need a special permit to work, live permanently in Canada, or go to school. However, it’s relatively easy to get an employer-sponsored immigration permit, or to get a permit to study in Canada. In addition, if a spouse or another close family member is a Canadian citizen, you may qualify for a permit.
For a full overview of your options for moving from Florida to Canada, you can take a look at the Immigration & Citizenship page from the Government of Canada. You can explore all of your options for a visa, and see what may be right for your situation.
How Do I Bring My Car & Household Goods To Canada? Will I Be Taxed On My Items?
Most people who move from Florida to Canada choose to have their car, household goods, and personal items transported by truck, but ocean-going freight and air freight are also options. You will not be taxed on household goods, with a few exceptions, and cars can also be imported duty-free in most cases.
Since the US and Canada drive on the same side of the road, it’s typically very easy to import a car. You should consult with this list of vehicles to ensure your car can legally be brought into Canada. In addition, you may have to pay taxes and duties if the car was not manufactured in North America.
What’s The Climate Like In Canada?
Cold. Or at least a lot colder than you would be used to if you have lived in Florida for a long time. The winters in Canada are quite long, and there is a lot of snowfall during this time. However, the summer is still fairly hot in most southern Canadian cities like Toronto, though it’s a bit more temperate in cities that are further north, like Winnipeg.
If you’re not a fan of cold weather, Canada may not be the place for you. But if you’ve ever lived in the Northeast or Midwest states in America, you’ll know what to expect from Canada – relatively warm summers with chilly autumns and springs and a long, cold winter.
Planning A Move From Florida To Canada? Consider A-1 Auto Transport!
Whether you’ve just begun planning your international move to Canada, or you’ve already obtained a job and the visa you need to move and just need to pack up and move to your new home up north, A-1 Auto Transport can help.
We have a network of experienced logistics providers who can help you move to Canada with less stress – so contact us online or give us a call to get more information and receive a no-commitment quote.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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