We know that moving to Canada can be overwhelming. That’s why we have developed a superior level of customer service to ensure that relocating to Canada is as smooth and stress-free as possible. During your move to Canada, you can expect expert service and advice, consistent customer service, meticulous management of the import and export process, state-of-the-art packing technologies and techniques to deliver premium care for your treasures.

Why Choose Kent Removalists for your Move to Canada

For moving peace of mind, choose Kent to ensure that:

  • Your treasures will be moved with care

    At Kent, we care about your overseas move, and take pride in delivering exceptional customer service, including:

    • Attentive, caring service from friendly, removalist experts
    • Highly-trained professional packers and removalists
    • Timely responses to any questions you might have
    • Consistent, superior worldwide customer service, regardless of whether you are moving locally, moving interstate or moving overseas.
  • Your treasures will be moved with trust

    With our 70 year history as a removals industry leader, you can trust us to move your treasures to Canada because we have:

    • Successfully moved over a million people across Australia and the world
    • Superior moving processes and systems that ensure a stress-free move
    • Custom designed moving boxes, packing materials and containers to help guard your treasures against breakage, vermin, dust and the elements
    • World-class secure storage solutions, including the most advanced undercover storage facilities in the southern hemisphere to help keep your treasures safe
    • Received countless awards and client accolades for our exceptional customer service.
  • Your treasures will be moved stress-free

    We take the stress out of moving by delivering a comprehensive range of end-to-end moving services and products, including:

    • Seamless door-to-door packing, removalist and valet unpacking services to save you time and let you get on with organising the rest of your move
    • Custom designed moving boxes, packing materials and containers to protect your treasures from breakage, vermin, dust and the elements
    • Carefully planned pet transport and boarding to ensure that your pet’s move to Canada is as stress-free as your own
    • Safe and trackable car relocation so you can focus on getting you and your family to your new home, without having to worry about your car, boat or motorcycle
    • Ancillary services, like trades contracting and set up of your home office to save you time, so you can focus on settling into your new home
    • Comprehensive moving and storage insurance options for that ultimate layer of security and peace of mind.
  • Your treasures will be moved safely

    From fine china to priceless heirlooms, our industry leading crews and processes help ensure that your treasures will be moved safely, by providing:

    • Professional packers and removalists who are expertly trained
    • Kent’s Guardian Wrapping System with heavy-duty plastic wrap and cartons exactly designed for specific items
    • Custom crating and precious item packing for high value goods
    • Custom-built reinforced steel containers to safely secure your treasures while in transit and storage
    • Purpose-built state-of-the-art storage facilities that are safe from dust, pests and the elements, and fire and security monitored 24/7
    • Storage and transit insurance to cover your treasures for that ultimate layer of security and peace of mind.
  • Your treasures will be moved affordably
    At Kent, we pride ourselves on consistently delivering premium moving and storage services at affordable rates. We work with you to meet your needs within your budget, and we’re confident that if you compare our high quality services to others’ you’ll find our value to be excellent.
  • Your treasures will be stored securely

    At Kent, we ensure superior protection for your treasures with our secure storage solutions, including:

    • Our unique four-level security protection solution provides complete peace of mind that your treasures are protected by exceptional security
    • Custom-built reinforced steel containers to protect your treasures against vermin, dust, mould and mildew
    • State-of-the-art storage facilities to ensure the utmost protection for your belongings in element-proof 24/7 monitored warehouses
    • Your treasures professionally packed directly into our containers to minimise handling and ensure maximum protection
    • Our storage and transit insurance covers your treasures for absolute peace of mind.

Our Removals & Storage Services for Moving to Canada

Kent’s friendly team of expert international removalists will make your move to Canada stress-free, delivering your treasures safely. Our superior international moving services include:

  • Flawless door-to-door packing, loading, transit and delivery services…
    with Kent saving you precious time, you can focus on settling into your new Canadian home
  • Meticulous management of import and export paperwork…
    including customs clearance, quarantine and other regulatory documentation
  • Specially-designed international packing materials and reinforced steel shipping containers…
    so that your treasures arrive in Canada safe and secure
  • Unlike our competitors, our loading process sees your treasures loaded straight into our specially designed shipping containers at pick-up…
    eliminating double handling, reducing the cost to you and minimising the risk of damage to your treasures
  • The confidence of knowing our international reach extends to over 270 similarly leading international removalists, ensuring we’ll deliver your treasures safely anywhere in the world
  • Secure Storage

    At Kent, we ensure superior protection for your treasures with our secure storage solutions, including:

    • Our unique four-level security protection solution which provides complete peace of mind that your treasures are protected by the exceptional levels of security
    • Custom-built reinforced steel containers to protect your treasures against vermin, dust, mould and mildew
    • State-of-the-art storage facilities to ensure the utmost protection for your belongings in element-proof 24/7 monitored warehouses
    • Minimal handling of your treasures to ensure maximum protection
    • Our storage and transit insurance covers your treasures for absolute peace of mind.

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  • Insurance

    Even with Kent’s enviable service record and 70 years of removals expertise, unavoidable accidents can still happen. Our storage and transit insurance assures you absolute peace of mind. For your move to Canada, you can choose removals insurance with full, restricted and additional coverage for:

    • Owner packed goods
    • Pairs and sets
    • Mechanical and electrical derangement
    • Mould and mildew
    • Packing and shipping costs.

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  • Packing

    From fine china to priceless heirlooms, we have perfected our packing techniques and materials to help keep all your treasures safe and secure, including:

    • Expertly trained, industry-leading professional packers and removalists who will handle your treasures with the utmost respect
    • The world’s most advanced range of moving boxes and packing materials, with an extensive range of cartons specifically designed to protect each of your treasures
    • Kent’s Guardian Wrapping System with heavy-duty plastic wrap and packing processes to help safeguard even your most fragile belongings in transit
    • Custom-built crates and precious item packing for high value goods
    • Purpose-built containers, constructed from reinforced steel, to safely secure your treasures while in transit and storage.

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  • Moving Boxes

    Kent’s Guardian Packing System uses the world’s most advanced custom-designed protective moving boxes to help keep all your belongings safe. Our extensive range of moving boxes includes:

    • Treasure Pak …for crystal, china, ornaments and other fragile items
    • Multi Pak …for protecting just about any household item
    • LCD-Plasma Pak …for your valuable flat-screen TV
    • Flexi Art Pak …for large paintings and hanging mirrors
    • Readers Pak …for heavy collections of books
    • International Travel Pak …for storing your wardrobe safely and efficiently
    • Electronics Pak …for your audio equipment and other devices
    • Fashion Pak …for keeping your best clothes wrinkle-free
    • TV and Computer Pak …for protecting your indispensable hardware
    • Bottle Pak …for transporting prized bottles of wine and spirits
    • Bits and Pieces Pak …for all those little odds and ends
    • Shade Pak …for protecting lampshades against rattling and crushing.

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  • Valet Services

    From cleaning and unpacking to organising and styling rooms, our expert valet team can help you effortlessly and quickly set up and settle into your new home. Our comprehensive range of valet services includes:

    • Cleaning, unpacking and organising your kitchen, bathrooms, cupboards and closets
    • Unpacking clothes into drawers, cupboards and wardrobes
    • Setting up bedrooms and making up beds
    • Furnishing living areas with appliances, books, ornaments and paintings
    • Arranging and setting up your working area or home office
    • Preparing empty packing materials for collection.

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  • Car Transport

    Whether you need to move a car, motorbike, trailer or boat, we have the team and the expertise to safely and securely transport your vehicle overseas. Choose Kent’s car transport services because:

    • We have 70 years of experience safely and securely transporting cars and all types of vehicles internationally
    • We professionally handle the entire process from door-to-door
    • All necessary paperwork and logistics are included as part of the service
    • We can deliver to any address across the globe.

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  • Pet Transport and Boarding

    We know that your pet needs a safe, stress-free relocation to Canada as much as you do. You can be assured from our pet transport and boarding services that:

    • Your pet will be transported door-to-door in air conditioned comfort
    • Your pet will receive careful attention along the way, including any dietary requirements, medicines, vet visits and boarding needed
    • We will communicate with you throughout the journey to save you from worry
    • Our services extend to vaccination, shipping, documentation and quarantine requirements.

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  • Ancillary Services

    We believe that it’s the small things that turn a good move into a great move. Kent offers a comprehensive range of ancillary services to take care of all the small things and give you more time to settle into your new home, including:

    • House cleaning
    • Valet services
    • Utility disconnection/connection
    • Computer and network disconnection/connection
    • Home theatre disconnection/connection
    • Handyman services, odd jobs and trade contracting.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Moving to Canada from Australia

Kent Removals and Storage is always on hand to answer any queries or concerns you may have about relocating to Canada. These are some of the most frequently asked questions about moving overseas from Australia to Canada:

  • How long will it take for my goods to arrive in Canada from Australia?
    • Air freight is the fastest way to transport your goods to Canada. Depending on your locations in both Australia and Canada, you can expect your goods to arrive in approximately 7 to 15 days
    • A more economical way to ship your goods is via sea freight. If you opt to use sea freight, you can expect your goods to arrive in Canada in approximately four to six weeks.
  • Are there any items that I cannot move from Australia to Canada?
    • When preparing to move your household goods to Canada, you need to be aware that the following items are prohibited from import into Canada:
      • Cultural property, including antiques and cultural objects that have historical significance to the country of origin, must be accompanied by an appropriate export permit
      • Explosives and fireworks
      • Firearms and weapons that are not accompanied by appropriate permits
      • Hate propaganda
      • Obscene material
      • Infant self-feeding devices
      • Lawn darts with elongated tips
      • Jequirity beans, as well as items containing such beans
      • Any species, or products made from any species of Wildlife listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
    • You should also think carefully before packing the following items, as they face heavy restrictions and may cause delays in the shipment of your goods:
      • Biological materials
      • Trademarked items
      • Money, totalling more than $10,000 in Canadian or foreign currency
      • Food, including spices and herbs
  • What do I need to know about Canadian customs requirements?
    • You should be aware of the following customs requirements for commonly shipped goods so that you completely understand how to move to Canada:
      • Household Items
        • All household items may undergo inspection by Canadian authorities
        • Any items valued at over $10,000 are subject to duty and taxes
        • You will need to provide a number of documents with your shipment, including a detailed inventory of all items, customs form, and a copy of your passport and visa
      • Pets
        • All pets entering Canada must have either a pet passport or a veterinary certificate
        • Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a certificate demonstrating that they originate from Australia, which is a rabies-free country
        • If you wish to import birds into Canada, you must be present at the time of importation and submit to have the birds quarantined for 45 days
        • To import aquatic animals, you must provide proof of ownership and possession of an appropriate aquarium. You must also keep your pet separate from all other aquatic animals for one year, and not import any further aquatic pets for at least 90 days
      • Plants
        • You should contact the Canada Border Services Agency to check on import restrictions on plants, as regulations are subject to frequent change
      • Weapons
        • The Canadian Border Services Agency imposes strict regulations on the import of weapons. All weapons must be accompanied by appropriate documentation and permits
      • Liquor
        • If you import any more than the following amounts of alcohol, you will be subject to Canadian duties and tax:
          • One large standard bottle of liquor
          • Two 750ml bottles of wine
          • 23 cans (355ml) of ale or beer
        • You must be 18 years of age to import alcohol into the provinces of Alberta, Quebec and Manitoba, and 19 years of age for all other territories and provinces
  • What are the visa requirements for an Australian moving to Canada?
    • Understanding the visa requirements is central to understanding how to move to Canada. Visa requirements for Australians include:
      • All Australians visiting Canada must apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA)
      • If you seek to work in Canada you must apply for either an open work permit or an employer specific permit:
        • An open work permit allows the holder to work for any Canadian employer, although is only granted in specific circumstances
        • An employer-specific permit allows the holder to work for one employer, for a specific amount of time

Useful Documents when Moving from Australia to Canada

Whether you’re moving from Melbourne to Montreal, or from Townsville to Toronto, our number one priority is ensuring that your overseas move to Canada is safe, affordable and stress-free.

Top 5 Things to Know Before Moving to Canada from Australia

  1. Winter throughout Canada, especially in the Northern Provinces, are characterised by blizzards and blanketing snow. It is essential that you time your move around this weather or your relocation may be subject to numerous roadblocks
  2. Canadians drive on the opposite side of the road to Australians. To remain safe on the road, you should drive slowly and carefully when you first arrive
  3. Many Canadians dislike being compared to Americans. Canada is a distinct country, with a distinct national consciousness—it is important that you recognise this
  4. Canadians tend to be more reserved than Australians. It’s important to familiarise yourself with the local customs and cultural differences
  5. Canada is a bilingual country, with French being the first language of the province of Quebec, as well as parts of Ontario, New Brunswick, and Manitoba. If you’re relocating to these areas, you should make learning French a priority

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