Moving To Canada From Northern Ireland – Understanding The Basics
Canada is a land of great opportunities, and with major metropolitan cities like Toronto and Vancouver, as well as more rural and scenic areas, it’s a fantastic place to live. If you’re moving from Northern Ireland to Canada, though, you may be wondering what to expect from the process. Find out now!
What Are My Options For Immigrating To Canada From Northern Ireland?
You can immigrate to Canada through a variety of programs, and you’ll need to secure approval for immigration before you even think about moving your household goods to Canada. Typically, you can move to Canada from Northern Ireland to study at university, work a skilled job, or to join family members who may be permanent Canadian residents or citizens.
The best way to find out more about each individual path toward immigration approval is to consult with the Immigration and Citizenship page from the Government of Canada. You will be able to get more details about each type of visa, and see which one is right for your situation.
Can I Bring My Stuff With Me When I Move To Canada From Northern Ireland?
Yes, and if you are planning on permanently settling in Canada after moving from Northern Ireland, doing so is a great idea. You can bring all of your personal household goods like clothes, furniture, and even appliances – and bringing your stuff may be cheaper than buying new items. You can bring these items tax-free. Bringing a car is possible, but more complex.
It’s more difficult to bring a car from Northern Ireland because, in Canada, you drive on the right side of the road – not the left. In most cases, you will only be able to bring in a right-hand drive car if it’s older than 15 years old, due to safety regulations in the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1993. It’s usually a better idea to sell your vehicle in Northern Ireland and purchase another car when you arrive in Canada.
How Do I Move My Stuff From Northern Ireland To Canada?
You will need to work with an experienced international moving company. Usually, your stuff will be picked up in a truck at your home, loaded into a cargo container at a port like Belfast, and then sent to a port near your new home in Canada. From there, it will be shipped by truck and/or rail to arrive at a holding destination or at your new home.
This process can be very difficult and complex, since you will need to work with customs in Canada and Northern Ireland, and your stuff will be shipped using a variety of different freight methods. That’s why it’s very important to work with experienced international moving companies like A-1 Auto Transport.
Get Help When Making Your Move From Northern Ireland To Canada!
A-1 Auto Transport works with reliable, affordable, and professional international moving companies throughout the world. If you’re moving from Northern Ireland to Canada, give us a call toll-free, or contact us online to learn more about our international and long-distance moving services.
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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