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PARCEL POST TO CANADA

 

Searching for UK to Canada shipping? If you’re looking to send a parcel to Canada, the land of maple syrup and ice hockey, there’s a chance you may have a few questions about what you can and can’t post, along with how to post it. To help make the process as simple as possible, we’ve pulled together this handy guide to sending parcels to Canada. Then it’s just a case of leaving your parcel in our capable hands; we’ll handle the rest.

As a northerly neighbour to the United States, beautiful Canada is a land of many different landscapes, from mountains and stunning lakes to sprawling coastlines and buzzing cities.

It’s one of the largest countries in the world, but, despite this, it has a rather small population with only 3.3 people per square kilometre. Canada is, however, a popular destination for people emigrating from the UK so there’s a fair chance you may know someone out there that you’ll want to send a parcel to.

When shipping to Canada through our courier service the delivery will be speedy, simple and affordable – we ship a huge amount of parcels to Canada every day – and yours could be the next one.

Our parcel post to Canada includes a number of major cities, including Ontario, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, Quebec, Vancouver, and many more.

Posting to Canada? All you need to do is quickly register with us, select your pick up or drop off preference, then leave the rest to us.

 
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AFFORDABLE SHIPPING TO CANADA

 

If you’re looking for an affordable way to send a parcel to Canada, we believe that posting parcels overseas shouldn’t cost the earth, so we work hard to make sure our prices are as cheap as possible.

Sending a parcel to Canada with us is both affordable and reliable, with collection and delivery costs from just £37.16. You can find our latest prices for shipping to Canada below.

Weight of parcel being delivered to Canada Worldwide Air Prices
1kg £38.68* Book
5kg £60.84* Book
10kg £88.54* Book
25kg £171.64* Book

How long will it take to deliver

 

We’ll ensure your parcel reaches its destination in just 3-4 days, whether that’s door to door using one of our couriers to collect from your home or office, or if you’d rather drop it off directly at one of our nationwide depots.

While we make every effort to get your items delivered within these timescales, sometimes it can take longer for your parcel to arrive in more remote and rural locations across Canada.

Please note, there are a number of national holidays that could influence the time it takes for UK to Canada shipping. You can view those dates below.

 

2023 Canada National Holidays


Date

 

25th December

Christmas Day


*Public holidays in Canada may affect our estimated transit times.

 

2024 Canada National Holidays


Date

 

1st January

New Year’s Day

20th May

Victoria Day

1st July

Canada Day

2nd September

Labour Day

25th December

Christmas Day


*Public holidays in Canada may affect our estimated transit times.

 


Do I need to deal with Canadian customs?

 

Customs forms are required for any parcel being sent outside of the UK, so that Customs Agents can process it efficiently. Filling these out correctly saves any issues or delays on the delivery of your package. However, knowing how to fill the forms properly and prevent seizure of your parcel can sometimes be tricky. For example, there are two different types of overseas customs forms – one for goods up to a value of £270 and another for items over that amount – and you’ll need to make sure you’re using the right one.

We hate to think of our customers struggling with fiddly forms, so we’ll automatically generate customs documents for you from the information you provide on the booking form. Simply print these out, sign them and attach them securely to your parcel in an envelope marked ‘customs documents’.

Canada is very thorough when it comes to what is and isn’t allowed into the country, and it’s common for packages to be opened and inspected by customs officials. Honesty is the best policy when it comes to shipping to Canada, and this is especially true when it comes to the customer declaration and the value of your package.

You’ll need to pay duty on any items valued at $20CDN or more. If the item is a gift and costs under $60CDN, it will be free from duty costs. Any costs incurred will be determined by the Canada Border Services Agency when they assess the parcel at Customs.

HM Revenue & Customs has more information on tax and customs considerations for Canada.


What items can't I send to Canada?

 

There are many prohibitions and restrictions, some of which are completely denied entry into Canada.

Canada also has strict rules around meat and meat products from countries with a risk of BSE (Mad Cow Disease). This broadly means you shouldn’t send anything from the UK that is or contains meat, milk, egg, poultry, or their by-products (including other products made from them), so do examine ingredients labels carefully, as they will not be allowed entry to Canada.

This list from the Canadian Border Services Agency will show you some restrictions and you can also check the Canadian Post Office website for further confirmation of prohibited items.

Examples of items you can’t post to Canada include:

RESTRICTED AND PROHIBITED GOODS


Food

Illegal and dangerous

Other

Perishable goods

Flammable fuels and liquids

E-cigarettes/liquid nicotine

Fruit and vegetables

Corrosive products

Tobacco

Dairy products

Drugs (prescribed or illict)

Goods under trade embargo

Meat and fish

Firearms

Plants, seeds, soil

*Please be aware that we also have our own prohibited items list, in addition to country-specific restrictions.


How to package parcels to Canada


We’ll send parcels to Canada up to 25kg in weight, 80x80x80cm max in size.

Packing your parcel as securely as possible is key to ensuring it doesn’t suffer any damage en route, regardless of size. Pack your goods in a robust outer box relatively close in size to the item and use lightweight packaging materials to fill any empty space – this will help protect them whilst moving around in transit.

Need further advice on the packaging? See our handy international packaging guide for tips and advice.


The benefits

 
Collect icon We can collect from home or work address
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Contents cover icon Contents cover (up to £25 for UK / £50 for International shipping)
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Return icon Offer your customers easy returns with our ‘’reverse order’’ functionality

Many ways to save

 
Parcelshops icon Drop off and save at any one of our 3,500 ServicePoints or depots
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Finance icon Cashback into your pre-pay account when you add funds (Terms apply)
Multiparcel icon Multi-parcel discounts available on some UK services (Terms apply)

How safe will my parcel be?


From the time of collection (should you not be in, you can opt to leave your parcel in a safe place and our driver will collect it from there) to delivery, where it will be signed for by the recipient, we take good care of the items you send with us.

We also offer free online tracking to keep you fully updated on your parcel’s location and provide £50 extended cover on your item as standard – you can choose to add extra cover for more valuable items if you wish.


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