Relocating overseas can be a stressful time, especially if you’re moving as far away as Canada. At Schepens, we aim to help make every move as simple and stress-free as possible by helping with every step of your move – from planning and packing to shipping, delivery and storage on arrival.

Our Bar trained team have a great deal of experience and knowledge in removals to Canada, ensuring that your shipping will arrive on time and securely at your destination.

We have helped people to move to all areas in Canada, including Toronto in Ontario, Ottawa, Quebec, Montreal, Vancouver, British Columbia, CalgaryMississauga and Alberta.

It is not a complicated procedure to move to Canada. Listed below is the primary documentation required for an overseas move.

  • Copies of Passport ( Of consignee only)
  • Proof of residence ( Rental agreement, Proof of purchase)

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  • Specially trained Canada Removals Coordinator to manage your move
  • Sole use containers. 20ft x 40ft x 40ft high cube for all removals to Canada
  • Information on customs procedure for removals to Canada
  • Tracking of your consignment from start to finish
  • A full packing list itemising your consignment (a customs requirement)
  • A part load service to most destinations (for small consignments, in order to minimise cost)

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The door-to-door shipping of a Full Container will take between 6 to 8 weeks. A Shared Container Shipment will be cheaper but will take longer, from 10 to 12 weeks.

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We have helped people to move to all areas in Canada, including:

Toronto in Ontario, Ottawa, Quebec, Montreal, Vancouver, British Columbia, CalgaryMississauga and Alberta.



A useful guide for expats and newcomers to help with your move to Canada:

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Immigrate to Canada from UK

Looking to Immigrate to Canada from UK?

The number of people looking to immigrate to Canada from the UK has soared over the last two years, and – quite apart from Brexit – there’s plenty of reasons why. Canada’s considered one of the safest countries to live in, it’s record on freedom and human rights is second to none, and 20% of its 36.4 million inhabitants are foreign-born, making it one of the most immigrant-friendly countries in the world.

Not only does Canada extend a welcome to immigrants, it can also offer a great standard of living. For the past five years the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has placed Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver amongst the top 10 cities, out of 140 assessed globally, based on living conditions and lifestyle.

Speak to us today on 01794 323558 for a no obligation removals quote on your move to Canada.

Choose Schepens for Your Removals to Canada

Whether you’re planning to move to western Canada for the stunning coastal scenery and the Rocky Mountains, or you’re tempted by the eastern cities of Toronto, Quebec or Ontario, you’ll probably be seeking a reliable and experience removals partner such as Schepens. We’re a family-run company driven by excellent customer service and we’ve been moving people to Canada for over 100 years.

International removals to Canada is a complex process, which is why you’ll benefit from the knowledge and experience of your specialist Schepens Move Co-Ordinator. Together you will draw up a detailed ‘Removals Plan’ with all critical deadlines scheduled in, to ensure that your move from the UK to Canada is as streamlined as possible.

Schepens for Removals to Canada and Storage

Many removals companies will emphasise the problems and the challenges when it comes to international removals to Canada. We are the quite opposite, which doesn’t mean that we we’re not realists. It’s just that we know our business, and we always aim for the ideal. We ship regularly to Canada which means that we can be flexible with scheduling and always provide a choice between dedicated or shared container space.

Your Move Co-Ordinator will be able to advise you on what items to take with you, and what to buy when you arrive. Should you want to store items in the UK, we offer door-to-door storage with secure facilities placed across the UK. If you have a musical instrument you want to take, or a valuable antique, or piece of fine art, we have specialist knowledge and can create bespoke transportation.

Immigration Options

There are a number of different immigration programmes for entry to live or work in Canada. If you don’t have family located in Canada, an offer of work to go to, it would be best to consult an immigration specialist to find out which would be the best programme for your circumstances. Leave plenty of time for this bureaucratic process as there a number of different phases, and departments to deal with.

Healthcare in Canada

Known as ‘Medicare’, Canada’s health system is only partially funded by the government, the shortfall being made up by federal income and insurance premiums. The system is rated highly for efficiency and value-for-money by Canadians. If you plan to immigrate to Canada from the UK, you should buy temporary medical insurance within 5 days of arriving. Thereafter you can apply for a Health Insurance Card.

Education in Canada

Canada has recently topped global rankings for maths, science and reading according to Pisa tests. It was noted that Canada is also one of the few countries where migrant children achieve at a level similar to their non-migrant counterparts. Additionally, 55% of working age adults have taken advantage of higher education opportunities.

Education provision in Canada spans kindergarten through to higher education with a range of excellent choices at every stage. The education system in Canada isn’t nationalised; instead individual provinces or territories are granted responsibility for provision. System across regions are not hugely dissimilar, and standards tend to be high across the country.

A Range of Schepens Services

Many of the people we help immigrate to Canada from the UK have little previous experience of planning such a big move, and they’re largely unaware of the challenges that could present themselves. We provide support in the planning, management, and practicalities of your removals to Canada and, because we know each move is different, we create a bespoke package of services:

  • Packing – moving your home to Canada is a complex process and we have BAR trained staff to help you with this. If you would prefer to manage your own packing, we will still be on hand to give advice, and we’ll provide your packing materials.
  • Insurance – as you would expect, all our removals services are covered by insurance. Should you want an extra layer of protection, we can offer accidental damage and extended liabilities cover.
  • Storage – we offer a range of container sizes for objects you wish to store. Our secure facilities are located across the UK and the service we offer is door-to-door.
  • Removals Fleet – the road-based components of your move will take place in one of our fleet of state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

The safe and secure arrival of your goods is our top priority, and we have a great track record for removals to Canada. Customer service drives everything to do, which means that we leave no detail to chance in our attempt to provide streamlined, stress-free international removals. You’ll find your removals team are professional, highly skilled and proactive problem-solvers.

Schepens specialise in moving to the largest towns and cities in Canada, including: Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton, Mississauga, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Brampton, Hamilton, Quebec City, Surrey, Laval, Halifax, London, Markham, Vaughan, Gatineau, Longueuil and Barnaby.

Let Schepens help with your move to Canada, so that you can start looking forward to your new life without worrying about how you’re going to get there. Call us on 01794 323558 for your free removals quote.

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Removals to Canada from UK

Ever since the British vote to leave the EU, there has been a spike in Google searches for “moving to Canada” and applications for permanent residency. It’s not difficult to see why Canada would be natural choice; English is the prominent language, it shares a number of cultural similarities with with UK, and there’s a dazzling range of choices when it comes to deciding where to live.

One of the first things that strikes visitors to this beautiful country is its immense size; it’s the second largest country in the world (Russia is the largest). Ranging from the Pacific Ocean in the West, to the Atlantic Ocean in the East, the majority of Canada’s 36.4 million inhabitants live in the major cities of Vancouver, Quebec City, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto leaving much of the country uninhabited.

Speak to us today on 01794 323558 for a no obligation removals quote on your move to Canada.

Supporting Your Removals to Canada

Whether you’re looking to exit Brexit, or to relocate to Canada for work, Schepens is the perfect professional partner for your removals planning. We’ve been helping people to move to Canada from the UK for over 100 years and our goal has always been to take the stress out of overseas removals. For peace of mind, we provide a dedicated Canada removals co-ordinator to manage your move

Things to Think About When Moving to Canada

  1. The Weather – the Canadians are as obsessed with the weather as the Brits, but they have more winter drama to talk about with average temperatures dipping to -25℃. The country is geared up for the harsh climate, so you’ll probably shiver less than in the UK!
  2. Cultural Diversity – in 1971 Pierre Trudeau introduced the Multiculturalism bill, which embraced ethnic diversity and ensured that no singular culture could define Canada. Canadians are now extremely proud to support a multi-ethnic, multi-religious society.
  3. Cost of Living – this is comparable with the UK. Food tends to be more expensive in Canada but transport, utilities and property prices are lower which averages out the difference.
  4. Healthcare – the standard of healthcare is high in Canada (31st globally) and it is publicly funded by a network of health insurance plans (known as Medicare) which provide free primary care to Canadian citizens.
  5. Driving in Canada – you will need to take the Canadian Driver’s Test in order to be able to drive legally in Canada. If you’re relocating you can get an International Drivers’ Permit in the UK which will allow you to drive when you first arrive.

Schepens for Shipping to Canada

Schepens offers a range of services to help with the shipping of your furniture and goods to Canada:

Sole Use Containers – 20ft x 40ft x 40ft high cube for door-to-door removals to Canada. These take 6-8 weeks in transit.
Shared Use Containers – the sharing of container space can seem cheaper but the transit time is longer; 10-12 weeks.
Professional Packing – our BAR trained, uniformed staff provide a full packing service. If you would prefer to manage the packing yourself, we will provide high quality packing materials.
Customs Paperwork and Inventory – your Canada Removals Co-Ordinator can create your full inventory, which is required for Customs, and complete the Customs paperwork for you.
Tracking – for peace of mind, we can provide tracking on your shipped goods throughout their transit.
Storage – if you need to store any furniture or goods, Schepens has fully managed storage facilities across the UK.

Schepens specialise in moving to the largest towns and cities in Canada, including: Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton, Mississauga, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Brampton, Hamilton, Quebec City, Surrey, Laval, Halifax, London, Markham, Vaughan, Gatineau, Longueuil and Barnaby.

We believe in working in partnership with our clients, providing the level of service they need for a streamlined removal from the UK to Canada. Get in touch with us today on 01794 323558 for your free Canada removals quote!