Posts Tagged 'Relocating to Canada'

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.

Importing a Firearm to Canada: Firearm Specifications

Firearm specification is a way for the Canada Border Agency (CBSA) to make ensure that a weapon is classified correctly for importation, licensing and authorization purposes. When importing a firearm to Canada, the barrel measurement as well as the muzzle velocity of firearms is most commonly used to assist with this process.

Canadian Citizenship

When you relocate to Quebec, you may find yourself thinking to the future, and the option of staying permanently in Canada. If this is a possibility for you and your family, Canadian Citizenship is the way to go, but there are steps that you will need to take in order to do this.

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.

Importing a Firearm to Canada: Classifications

If you are importing a firearm to Canada, be aware of the classifications (non-restricted, restricted, prohibited, antique firearms), and make sure that your firearm is legal for importation. You will need proper and completed documentation for your firearm, and you must be able to prove that it is non-restricted, or meets the standard for a restricted firearm.

Relocation in Canada, Anticipating Obstacles

Relocation is never easy, be it across the country or across the world, but you are not alone and every expat has experienced similar trials. Having said that, anticipating obstacles that may arise during the first few months of your move is a great idea.

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.