Send your awkward, fragile and valuable packages to Canada securely with PACK & SEND.
We make light work of worldwide delivery – using our 25 years’ experience navigating international customs rules and ensuring safe delivery to friends and family or global customers, wherever they are.
From British Columbia to Quebec, PACK & SEND gets your packages to the Great White North safely and on time.
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Delivery to Canada
Work with PACK & SEND for safe and secure delivery to Canada. Our service centre experts help you package your fragile or valuable items, plus we take care of delivery too.
Our shipments are tracked door to door for your peace of mind and we’lllet you know once your parcel has arrived safely.
PACK & SEND offers air and sea freight services for reliable delivery to Canada. Our express delivery service gets your urgent packages overseas at impressive speeds and we even offer next-day delivery to Canada from the UK.
Are there customs requirements when sending to Canada?
Shipments to Canada from the UK must include customs documentation. It’s important these are completed accurately, or you risk your parcel being delayed, returned or even destroyed.
You’ll need to complete a commercial invoice. Your courier service will be able to provide these documents for you.
Include as much detail as possible when completing these forms. For example, instead of writing ‘art’ as the product description, add ‘watercolour painting in a wooden frame, made in England’.
This detail helps those completing customs checks when your parcel arrives in Canada and reduces the likelihood of it being rejected or delivery being delayed.
Like most countries, Canada has unique rules when it comes to importing goods. So, it’s worth checking your items are permitted before sending them – otherwise they may be returned to you at a charge or even destroyed.
Some items which may be rejected for import to Canada include:
Some plants and wood products
Certain foods like meat and dairy products
Tea and coffee
Certain consumer goods – like food and beverage products – require importers to own a specialised license.
Check the Canadian government’s website for more information on prohibited imports andif you’re still unsure, it’s worth contacting them before arranging your shipment.
Addressing deliveries to Canada
It’s important your shipments are addressed correctly,so they arrive safely and on time to your loved ones and customers abroad.
Follow these steps when addressing parcels to Canada:
Write the address in block capitals, with the recipient’s name on the first line. The house number and street name go on the second line – with apartment and building numbers separated by a dash e.g., ‘12-24’.
Street names and directions are often abbreviated, for example, ‘street’ becomes ‘ST’ and southwest becomes ‘SW’.
The city, province and postcode go on the third line, with the province abbreviated to its 2-digit code, e.g., ‘QC’.
JEAN DUPONT 10 GASPE AVE MONTREAL QC H2P 2K3 CANADA