Preparing & Moving

Registering an Imported Car in Quebec

If you are bringing in a car from outside of Quebec, there are certain procedures you have to follow in order to ensure you can legally drive it, and that it is properly registered with the province. Although we have included below a list of documents that will be required, it is definitely recommended that you contact the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) before going to a service center and registering your vehicle.

Importing a Firearm/Weapon to Canada: Prohibited Weapons and Devices

If you enjoy hunting wild game or fishing, you may be thinking of bringing you firearm or weapon to Canada, or importing one that you have bought outside the country on a trip. If this is the case, there are laws and regulations that you should be aware of that are in place to keep Canada’s residents and visitors safe, and prevent the importation of illegal weapons.

Crossing into Canada with More Than $10,000

If you are arriving in Canada to relocate, or coming back from a vacation, business trip, or other international business – if you are crossing back into Canada from another country for any reason – you must be aware that if you have equal to or more than CAN $10,000, it must be declared to a border officer.

The Permanent Code in Quebec

Before you begin an education cycle in Québec, you will need to obtain a permanent code. This is a combination of 12 numbers and letters that is used (and issued by the Ministère de l’Éducation (MEQ) (du Loisir et du Sport) to identify each individual student that is enrolled and attending an educational institution in the province. I

Pet Travel to Canada

Traveling by plane with a pet is much like traveling with a child – they require just as much care and attention. Sometimes the best option is not to have them on the plane with you. There are a couple pet travel options. For a fee, your pet can fly in the passenger cabin or as checked luggage.

Additional Relocation Shipping Solutions

While a shipping by container by sea is generally the most cost effective option, there are additional shipping options that you can consider. The price will vary according to point of origin, and the items’ weight. You should know that these options can be quite expensive – but if you are willing to pay the price, they can be faster than a container!

Importing a Car to Canada

When importing a car to Canada, you first must comply with the federal laws, and then proceed to check with the specific province about their importation/registration rules and regulations. Know that if you want to import a vehicle from somewhere other than the U.S., it is almost impossible to do.

Shipping a Container

When it comes to moving your belongings by container, there are four options; air and sea if you are moving internationally, and land and rail if you are moving within the same continent. Or, in many cases, a combination of the above. Shipping a container is usually the most convenient and least expensive way to send a large number of items internationally.