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Moving

Are you moving your possessions to Canada?  What should you give away versus what should you move?  What do you need to look for in a removals company?  How do they work? How much does it cost?  What about moving pets?  Get this and much more in our moving section.

 


Retiring to Canada

The dream of retiring to Canada is becoming a reality for more and more British citizens. Many expats have made the move across the Atlantic in order to enjoy their twilight years in a relaxed, easy going country with reasonable living costs.  Although there are currently no formal retirement visas offered by Immigration Canada, retirees can apply for residency via the sponsorship program, providing they have an eligible relative or friend to sponsor them. Or, it is  More...


Taking your pets with you to Canada

For many people that emigrate to Canada there is one member of their immediate family that they couldn't possibly consider leaving behind - their family pet. Moving with a pet is a complicated procedure and involves many aspects that you will need to consider. You will need to get the relevant vaccinations for your pet, complete all the necessary paperwork and this is before you go about arranging the actual flights. Fortunately for cats and dogs entering Canada from the UK  More...


Moving your belongings to Canada

Moving overseas is a far more complex procedure than moving locally. In fact, one of the major challenges you will face during your relocation from the UK to Canada will be the actual movement of your possessions. Read on to find out more or to go straight to our detailed guide to the removals process, click here There are many companies that provide an international moving service so your  More...


Renting before you buy in Canada

For a variety of reasons many expats moving to Canada decide to rent property at first rather than buy. Purchasing a property is a massive commitment and that's why some expats prefer to enter a fixed term lease so that they can ensure they are happy to be in that location before buying their first Canadian home. Should there be any concerns about the area or other issues such as employment, renting a property will mean it is easier to move to a new city or province if  More...


What to take when you relocate

If you plan to move your furniture and possessions from your home in the UK to a new property in Canada you will need to go through one of the many companies that provide an international moving service. The company you choose and the level of service they provide will depend on your own requirements and budgetary constraints, e.g. if you want to cut costs you can forgo a door to door service and pick up your possessions yourself from Canadian customs. If you are concerned  More...


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