What You Can Bring With You

You can bring most of your household belongings with you when you move to Canada. You won’t have to pay duties on most of your personal possessions when moving to Canada. This includes furniture, clothes, books, and vehicles you plan to bring to personal use. You will have to pay duties on some items, including farm equipment, items you buy on the way to Canada, and vehicles you intend to use for business. 

You can find more information here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/prepare-life-canada/border-entry/bringing-goods.html 

You can usually bring your pets with you to Canada as well, so long as they meet Canada’s import requirements. Each species of pet has their own set of requirements they must meet, and these requirements can vary depending on what country you’re coming from. 

You can find specific information on bringing specific pet species into Canada here: https://travel.gc.ca/returning/customs/bringing-your-pet-to-canada 

Storage Options

If you plan to ship your things to Canada before you move, it may be a good idea to look into storage options. Cape Breton has many storage facilities. Some websites to these are below – this list is not exhaustive. 

There are also several options in Antigonish, about an hour off the island.

Click here to submit an addition/edit to this page

Last Modified: September 19, 2021