How Much Does it Cost to Move to Canada
Were you one of the people that vowed to move to Canada if Trump was elected president? Well, it’s not your imagination – it really happened. Now the real questions about finding movers and how much it actually costs to move to Canada.
Canada is a huuuuge country. It’s true. The moving costs to move from Boston to British Columbia Canada will be much different than moving from Seattle to BC. Even BC is a large area so whether you are moving to southern BC or northern BC – this makes a big difference. Essentially, moving from the United States to Canada is charged per pound. The rates per pound will range from $.50 ( Seattle to Vancouver) to $2.00 per pound ( Los Angeles to Montreal). To make things easier – I have picked the most popular moving destinations in Canada: Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Winnipeg to give you an idea of cost of moving to Canada:
Moving to Boston to Vancouver $1.70-$2.05/pound
Moving from Los Angeles to Vancouver $.90-$1.20/pound
Moving Boston to Toronto $.90-$1.15/pound
Moving Boston to Montreal $.60-$.90/lb
Moving Boston to Calgary $1.50-$2.00/lb
Moving Boston to Winnipeg $1.15-$1.55/lb
Factors that will effect the overall moving costs to Canada are:
- time of year of move
- availability of long distance moving companies
- flexibility of moving dates
- actual weight you are moving ( generally the weight per pound and cost per pound have a direct relationship – the more you move the less per pound it will cost)
- quality of service
Another helpful article regarding long distance moving in general is our Not So Quick Long Distance Moving Tips which includes the pertinent questions to ask your US to Canada Movers.
When researching long distance moving companies to move you to Canada – you need to make sure they don’t have any additional international fees on top of their rate per pound – this can increase your move by hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Some larger van lines charge interstate rates up to $.40 more per pound – so make sure all fees and costs are in writing! A good place to start is finding an online long distance moving estimate to get an idea of your shipment weight.
Other Minor Details of moving to Canada will be outlined in the Canadian immigration website or http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/index.asp .