Importing Personal Effects
Household and personal effects imported for your own use and owned and used by you previously do not attract duty or other taxes on arrival. The cost of moving can be high, and household items vary greatly in replacement value, so it is worth doing some research before deciding what to take and what to leave behind. In the case of many electrical and electronic items, differing standards may make it more worthwhile
to purchase new ones.
Importing Motor Vehicles
The total cost of importing a car to Canada, including compliance (ensuring the vehicle meets Canadian standards) and re-registration is so high that unless your vehicle is very special it is seldom worthwhile.
No import duty will be levied on a car, motorcycle or boat brought in as part of your one-time settler’s effects. For more information visit www.tc.gc.ca
Importing Cats and Dogs
Dogs and cats will be allowed in to Canada upon proof of rabies vaccination. To bring birds or other animals in it is necessary to obtain a certificate of good health. For more information visit www.inspection.gc.ca