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Moving To Canada From The United Kingdom (UK)

Moving To Canada From The United Kingdom (UK)
Moving To Canada From The United Kingdom (UK)

Moving To Canada From The United Kingdom – A Guide To The Basics

If you live in the UK and want to make a change, Canada is a great place to live. There won’t be a language barrier, and Canada has plenty of opportunities for work, as well as top-ranked universities for graduate and postgraduate studies. But how do you move to Canada from the UK? Here’s a quick guide to the basics.

How Do I Get Residence In Canada As A UK Citizen? 

Canada has a wide variety of different ways to get a visa for Canadian residence. Most people moving to Canada from the United Kingdom get a work visa to work for a Canadian company. However, you can also get a student visa, or you may be able to get residence in Canada if you join a close family member who is a citizen or resident.

The requirements for each individual visa vary, so it’s best to consult directly with the Government of Canada’s website to see the options that are available to you. You can click here to browse all of the information you need about immigration and citizenship in Canada. 

When Should I Ship My Household Goods To Canada?

Once you’ve obtained a visa to live in Canada, you may want to ship your household goods, appliances, and other possessions to your new home. Typically, your items will be shipped by ocean freight. It may take anywhere from 10-30 days depending on the port where your items will be sent, so plan accordingly

It’s a good idea to plan at least 1-2 months in advance, and send the majority of your household goods ahead of you to Canada so that you can get access to them quickly once you arrive to take up residence. Note also that you can import almost all of your household goods tax and duty-free to Canada.

Can I Bring A Car To Canada From The United Kingdom? 

It’s technically possible to transport a car to Canada from the UK, but it’s not a good idea, since the UK drives on the left side of the road, and Canada drives on the right side of the road. If you will need a car in Canada, it may be best to sell your car in the UK and buy a new car in Canada.

Right-hand drive cars can only be imported if they are over 15 years old in Canada, so late-model vehicles cannot be imported at all. Though you can bring a car into Canada tax and duty-free when you move, importing a right-hand drive car from the UK is rarely possible. 

Work With Experts To Move To Canada From The United Kingdom! 

Moving to Canada from the UK can be very challenging, particularly if you have a lot of stuff to bring with you and you’re moving with your family. So contact A-1 Auto Transport today. We work with expert international and long-distance moving companies. Working with professional movers helps simplify your move, reduces stress, and ensures your stuff will arrive in Canada safely from the United Kingdom.

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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. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.


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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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