COVID-19 Update - 2 November 2020
Britannia Harrison and Rowley can confirm it is business as usual with the housing market remaining open going into the second lockdown. We can also confirm that all staff and clients can continue to play their part in reducing the spread of the virus by following the current guidelines.
Keeping Everyone Safe with our Video Surveys
In respect of what is happening at the moment with COVID-19 Britannia Harrison and Rowley are business as usual with taking new enquiries.
Where required, we are able to use our Video Survey App to continue to supply quotations for any pending up and coming moves. Watch our video that shows you how this works.
Moving to Canada?
“We assure you a worry free removal so that you can focus on your future”.
Moving to Canada will make Britons feel right at home with the natural instincts of British politeness going hand in hand with Canada's hospitality culture and identical eagerness to apologise. A multi-cultural hub of the world, it is renowned for it's beauty, kindness and natural wonders, so it's no shock that more and more Britons dream of immigrating.
It's got stunning national parks full of the most exquisite turquoise-coloured lakes, majestic scenery with unforgettable sights, unparalleled heritage and so much more. There's something for everyone and it's a unique destination to start your new life, so you'll want it to start off on the right foot.
Whether you're immigrating to Canada for personal or business reasons, the last thing you want to worry about is how to get your belongings from A to B. Whilst moving abroad can be stressful, Britannia Harrison & Rowley aim to provide expertise service that will ease the journey.
We will handle everything from packing, import documents and delivery to custom clearance. We specialise in packing effects so that they are safe and secure for transit as well as providing detailed plans of your removal so that you know exactly what is happening and when.
What to expect from moving to Canada
Canada is full of opportunity for new immigrants, what with a growing economy and a culturally diverse growing population, you can expect just about anything when you start your new livelihood there. Everyone's heard of Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto, but have you thought about what you expect from each city? Here are some places to consider:
Move to Delta if you like trying new things, enjoy scenic hikes and love bird watching.
Move to Winnipeg for sunny skies, top of the range sports facilities and enriching cultural diversity.
Move to Vancouver for a growing metropolitan vibe in close proximity to the ocean, rivers and mountains.
Move to Toronto if you want good connectivity, are business savvy and enjoy socialising.
Move to Niagara for fresh air, job opportunities and of course, a beautiful waterfall.
Cost of living in Canada
The cost of living in Canada is generally cheaper than living in the UK; it offers low housing costs, high incomes and a fantastic quality of life, so moving to Canada will be an affordable move for most. Permanent residents of Canada receive free basic healthcare too, so unlike in the USA you won't rack up hefty bills for medical treatment. Its strong economy means it boasts many opportunities for work, so whether you move to highly populated cities such as Toronto, Vancouver or less populated cities such as Moose Jaw or Woodstock, you'll fit right in in your industry.
Getting a Canadian visa
Depending on your reason for moving and residency plans, there are different visas available for different criteria. If you're looking at permanently moving to Canada to live and work, you will likely need to apply for a permanent residence visa.
There are multiple Canadian visa options available such as immigrating as a skilled worker, through family sponsorship, immigrating as a caregiver, immigrate as self-employed and more, and Harrison & Rowley will help assist you in identifying which one you need as part of your removals package.
Your shipping options
Whether you are shipping everything you own including your car over to Canada or just a few boxes, Harrison & Rowley can help with the entire process. We coordinate international shipping effects to the big cities and the smaller ones with affordable costs and exemplary customer service.
From the moment you get in touch with an international shipping enquiry you will be appointed one of our removal experts who will oversee the whole process from an initial home visit to the unloading of your boxes when you arrive in Canada. We aim to take the stress away and make the whole removal process as seamless as possible. While our removal service is most popular in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, we can organise transit and arrange your transit to any city in Canada, so there's no limitations on delivery.
The cheapest shipping method is in a container across the sea, but if you need more urgency in the shipment of your belongings, we can arrange to transport everything by air although this method is more expensive.
Restricted items at Canadian Customs
The import of certain goods are restricted or prohibited when you bring goods into Canada from another country, so you may have to pay a duty fee. You may bring personal and household items without paying the fee but you'll have to pay duty on any item that you haven't yet used.
Before moving to Canada, ensure you check with the full list of restricted and prohibited items on the official website of the Government of Canada that the goods you're importing are accepted. You can also use their Duty and Taxes Estimator to get an idea of the fees you may incur for your move.
- Consumer products
- Explosives, fireworks and ammunition
- Firearms and weapons
- Food, plants, animals and related products
- Prescription drugs
From the initial meeting with Luke to the lovely guys unpacking our belongings into our new house - the service was friendly and professional. They looked after our belongings and were very friendly. I would recommend them to everyone I know. Thank you so much. It was a real pleasure!
Yes, would definitely recommend! Moves are stressful but with these guys, they made it look easy and smooth. All parts of the moving experience was handled professionally from Paul and Luke in Sales, Alberto, Vinny and Shirley co-ordinating in the office to the removal team of Ryan, Colin and Martin. All very friendly and there to put your mind at rest. We moved over a 2 day period.
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