At nearly 4 million square miles big, Canada is the second largest country on earth. As is to be expected of a country this size, sending mail to from the UK to Canada is a real challenge and differs to the process of shipping to smaller European nations.
However, the UK and Canada have close cultural and trade links meaning strong postal infrastructure between the two countries is essential. It is estimated there are over 600,000 British expats living in Canada, while the UK exports over £6billion worth of goods to Canada a year.
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Despite Canada being so vast and the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, postal links to the UK are strong. Most parcels will take 2-3 days to ship to Canada although this can vary by delivery service so make sure you check first.
Canada requires all goods entering the country to meet customs regulations. For most deliveries, you will need to declare what item you are shipping as well as other factors such as its value. However, ParcelBroker will assist you with this process, providing the forms you need and reducing the hassle.
The system for addressing parcels to Canada is very similar to the UK’s own system. The first line(s) should be the name person or company the item is being sent to. The next line should be the street name and number. Following this should be the name of the town or city being posted to, an abbreviation of the province (e.g. QC for Quebec) and the postal code. The final line should be the name of the country - Canada. Make sure if you are writing the label by hand that your handwriting is clear. Block capitals are advised for this.
Canada’s import restrictions will essentially differ from the UK’s as Canada is not an EU member state. You should not assume EU rules on imports apply to Canada as well. Make sure you check with the relevant authorities before sending a parcel to Canada.
The Canadian Border Services Agency will be able to inform you which items are prohibited from sending to Canada. Again, you should take care to check what you want to ship to Canada is permitted before you attempt to send it. Items you cannot send to Canada include:
Check ParcelBroker’s prohibited items list before booking parcel delivery to Canada as there are specific products that we cannot carry.