Send a Parcel From Canada to UK

Send a Parcel from Canada to the UK with ParcelBroker

  • Safe and secure delivery from £38.83
  • Door to Door Delivery Options
  • Enhanced liability options*
  • Up to 50kg in weight per parcel
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As fellow members of the Commonwealth, Canada’s ties to the UK have long been strong - the UK is one of Canada’s largest trading partners, and are expected to trade even more post-Brexit. With 600,000 British expats living in Canada, cultural links between the two nations run deep.

Because of this, postage links between Canada and the UK are well-established and very busy. Our great relationship with the major couriers means we can pass on low rates to our customers - whether you’re shipping from Montreal to Manchester or Calgary to Cambridge, ParcelBroker will help you get your parcel to the UK from Canada easily.

Send Parcels from Canada to the UK from just from just £38.83

ParcelBroker's delivery service offers 70% off a courier's standard tariff when shipping parcels from Canada to the UK with our trusted affiliates. Find out how much shipping will cost today.

*£25 Extended liability cover is included on all services with the option to purchase instant additional cover up to £1000.  Business users will also be invited to receive goods in transit insurance quotes for consignments exceeding £1000 in value prior to their goods being collected.

Send Parcels from Canada to the UK from:

You can save cash on every kilo when you use our service. Shipping costs can be reduced by up to 70% thanks to ParcelBroker's partnerships with top international couriers

0.5kg £81.43 £43.24 £38.83
1kg £90.08 £49.56 £41.50
5kg £146.38 £94.75 £62.96
10kg £212.20 £133.65 £90.78
15kg £272.62 £166.52 £109.74
20kg £333.03 £199.39 £128.83
25kg £384.72 £231.81 £147.98

Prices as of May 21, 2024

How to Book an Import Service From Canada to the UK

Booking an import service with ParcelBroker for parcel shipping from Canada to the UK is straightforward! Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Simply fill in the weight and dimensions of your package using the provided form.
  2. Once you have received your quote, you can explore our range of services that cater to your specific needs.
  3. To ensure a smooth process, provide the necessary collection and delivery addresses, including postal codes and any special instructions.
  4. If applicable, you can also specify your preferred collection date to ensure your parcel is picked up and delivered within your desired timeframe.
  5. Rest assured, you can stay informed about your parcel's journey by utilising our dedicated tracking service. This feature allows you to monitor your shipment every step of the way, from collection to delivery, providing you with regular updates.

What is the Cheapest Option for Imports to the UK?

When it comes to shipping from Canada to the UK, TNT is your go-to choice. We understand the importance of cost-effectiveness, which is why we offer affordable rates without compromising on quality. Rest assured, with TNT, you'll enjoy a reliable and prompt delivery service, complete with tracking capabilities. The estimated transit time for your parcel to reach the UK with TNT is 2-5 business days, depending on the specific service you select. This makes it an ideal solution for those who require their shipments to arrive within a specific timeframe. We provide you with flexibility by offering multiple options for drop-off and pickup. You can conveniently drop off your parcel at a nearby collection point or arrange for a pickup from your preferred location, be it your home or another convenient spot. Choose TNT for a hassle-free and convenient shipping experience from Canada to the UK, without compromising on affordability or reliability.

Service Name: "TNT: Express Import"

From £38.83 including £25 transit cover*

Why Import With ParcelBroker?


40-60% Cheaper than Direct

When shipping with ParcelBroker from Canada to the UK, you can enjoy 70% off your delivery. With reliable courier services offered, why pay more?


A service you can trust and depend on

We are the top-rated courier comparison service on Trustpilot. Take a look at our great customer reviews!


Fast, hassle-free parcel delivery

ParcelBroker allow for a fast and simple delivery process. It has never been easier, sign up with us in less than 60 seconds and benefit from competitive parcel delivery.


Guidance every step of the way

ParcelBrokers trusted team are available to offer reliable guidance as a first time sender. We can answer any questions you may have.

Prohibited & Restricted Items

Prohibited items - typically include those that are universally illegal, as well as items that are specifically regulated by the United Kingdom's border forces. Additionally, individual courier services may have their own lists of prohibited and restricted items, so it's crucial to verify these guidelines before sending your shipment.

Restricted items - regulations are properly followed. Failure to comply with these restrictions, or if any errors or missing documents are found in the accompanying paperwork, your package may be seized or subject to delays.

The following items are listed as prohibited or restricted imports into the UK. The Universal Postal Union’s full list of prohibited and restricted items can be found here.

Commonly Restricted items

  • Aerosols
  • Alcoholic beverages below 70% ABV
  • Batteries
  • Christmas Crackers
  • Electronic items
  • Food items
  • Lighters
  • Paints
  • Perfumes
  • Seeds and plants

Commonly Prohibited items

  • Alcoholic Beverages above 70%
  • Combustible Gases
  • Explosive materials
  • Firearms
  • Flammable materials
  • Meat products from a prohibition area
  • Narcotics
  • Food or plants grown outside the EU

Find more information on prohibited items here.

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FAQs about Importing to the UK

How long does parcel delivery from the Canada to the UK take?

Due to excellent postal links, parcels can be sent from Canada to the UK quickly and easily. Most shipping companies will deliver from Canada to the UK in around 3 days, with delivery unlikely to take longer than 9 days with any courier.

Do I need to deal with customs when sending from Canada to the UK?

When sending a parcel from Canada to the UK, you will have to be aware of customs checks. Any items sent from outside the EU to the UK must be posted with documents disclosing what is being sent and its value.

The good news is you do not have to pay customs duty on any item under £135 sent to the UK. However, importing gifts between the value of £135 and £630 will usually incur a 2.5% charge, while the duty on anything else over the value of £135 and gifts worth more than £630 will vary depending on the item. The amount charged will depend on the estimation of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

You must also be aware of VAT which will be charged on most imports to the UK from non-EU nations as well as excise duty which must be paid on alcohol and tobacco coming from outside the EU.

How should I address my parcel to the UK?

Parcels should be addressed to the UK in the standard UK format as follows:

Name of recipient

Company name (if applicable)

Building name (if applicable)

Number and name of street (in this order)

Name of locality (if needed for differentiation)

Name of town or city (preferably in all capital letters)

Postcode (preferably in all capital letters)

It is advisable to include a return address on the rear of the parcel if necessary and, if you are writing the address by hand, to ensure all lines are written in capital letters for clarity.

What items are prohibited from shipping to the UK?

Several items are banned from being imported into the UK. Most of these are consistent with the EU’s own procedures. Items banned for import include:

  • Endangered plants and animals
  • Rough diamonds
  • Food or plants that are diseased or were grown outside the EU.
  • Pirated media

Always check what you are shipping is allowed in the UK. You can check with HMRC or your local chamber of commerce if you're unsure.

ParcelBroker also operate a list of prohibited items for transport, so ensure none of the items you wish to import from Canada appear on these lists.

What are the import restrictions from Canada to the UK?

Some types of imported goods require pre-authorisation with the carrier to accept their transport and registration or licencing with HMRC.  Some examples of these would be shipping alcohol with a high ABV, tobacco based products, military equipment or guns.

Always check the prohibited items list for the carrier you are shipping with, in addition to the import restrictions for the destination country.  Here's a list of ParcelBroker's restricted items.

Are there any other considerations for sending a parcel from Canada to the UK?

You can ensure successful Canada to UK shipping by finding a reliable courier using our tool. Accurately measure your parcel's weight and dimensions to avoid extra costs. Safely package your items to protect against damage during transit. Choose the best courier, measure correctly, and package securely for a smooth shipping experience.

Save Money Sending, with ParcelBroker


At ParcelBroker, we pride ourselves on providing trustworthy international shipping at affordable prices. We ship to over 220 countries, working with the best couriers to help our customers send parcels safely. Whether it's a personal package for a friend or family member, or a business managing multiple shipments – Find out how ParcelBroker can help you.

Ratings and Reviews for Imports to the UK

ParcelBroker is the highest-rated courier comparison site on Trustpilot and ranked #1 in the "Shipping & Postal Service" category. See what some of our previous customers thought, here!

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