Send parcel to Canada
Prices for sending a parcel to Canada
With europacco.com you can not only organize a shipment easily, but you can also ship packages at economic prices. We organize low cost shipments to Canada. You can find the price for a shipment to Canada in the following table. You can organize a low cost package shipment entering europacco.com.
Thanks to our extensive transport network, we are able to guarantee an optimal balance in terms of quality/price. By choosing europacco.com for a parcel shipments you will have:
- collection at home
- estimated delivery time: 5 to 8 working days
- shipment tracking
europacco.com offers a customized service, if you want to send a Parcel to Canada. We offer an economical solution for every kind of consignment. Our service includes home or business address collection by an express courier and delivery in more than 210 countries worldwide.
Send a Parcel safe, reliable and fast
Europacco.com brings your Parcel safely and quickly to its destination to Canada. Shipping is easy: fill out the online form, print the label and attach it to your shipment - it is now ready for collection. All this is possible without registration and thus makes fast and simple the package delivery.Overview of the price list
Shipping Time to Canada
How can I track my Parcel?
With our tracking option you can monitor your Parcel from the collection in Italy to the delivery to Canada. Enter the shipping number on our tracking page.
How much does it cost to send a Parcel to Canada?
Years of experience in the shipping sector and a high daily volume of consignments allow us to offer highly affordable prices. With europacco.com you can send a Parcel starting from only €61,67 to Canada. For more detailed information please consult our price list.
How long does it take to send a Parcel to Canada?
The transit times from Italy to Canada vary from 5 to 8 working days. Transit times are calculated in working days and depend on the starting location and the packet arrival area.
Whatever the reason that leads a person to send a package or a bundle of documents to Canada, it is imperative to find out about the regulations currently in place for the state of North America regarding the introduction of goods and merchandise. Whether you are sending a gift to a friend in Toronto or shipping from an e-shop, be aware of the duties, charges and customs documents that must be included with your shipment. Otherwise, you expose yourself to the risk of the package being held for days in customs, or, in the worst-case scenario, returned to the sender at your expense.
Who ships parcels to Canada?
Canada is characterized by the presence of a large Italian community. Many Italian residents have maintained close contact with relatives and friends in Italy, often receiving gifts from them. There are also many Italian students and workers who have moved to the aforementioned Toronto, to Montreal or to well-known locations such as Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa and Vancouver. For these destinations, commercial exchanges are no less widespread: the most frequent involve companies operating in the food sector. Regardless of the reason for the shipment, choosing europacco means enjoying maximum speed and the peace of mind of seeing your parcel or package of documents shipped and delivered wherever you want. Just fill in the online form directly from the site, print the label received by e-mail and attach it to the shipment: you won't need to do anything else to book the pickup! Regarding the expected transit time, generally and in optimal transport conditions, there are between 5 and 8 working days for the shipment to reach its destination. With a few clicks, on our site you can see in advance the cost of transport.
What is it possible to ship to Canada?
Relying on a company like europacco it is possible to send a long list of goods to Canada. First of all, it is possible to send documents and envelopes containing certificates and contracts. For customs clearance there will also be no problem in accepting pallets, personal items for friends and relatives (including suitcases) and large packages (containing tires, bicycles or various furnishing items). Gifts for special occasions (birthdays, Christmas and Easter, for example) are also accepted in Canada. And Italian companies, including e-commerce shops, are free to ship goods and items to customers or partners residing there.
Prohibited goods and merchandise
Canadian authorities, like many other customs around the world, expressly prohibit the shipment of certain goods such as:
- meat and products containing meat
- Canadian or British artwork (unless accompanied by a permit)
- Pornographic materials, etc.
Canada: documents accompanying shipments
Shipments destined to a non-EU country must be accompanied by documents other than a simple waybill. That's why, before shipment, it is necessary to prepare the documents generally required for all countries outside the European Union. Limited to shipments departing from Italy, in addition to the attached waybill, two customs documents are required:
- Commercial invoice or proforma
- Declaration of Free Export
The accompanying invoice must contain the following information:
- Address of sender and consignee
- Description of the goods contained in the parcel
- Value of each item
- Reason for export
This invoice plays a key role in the customs clearance of the shipment and the correct delivery to the consignee.
The Declaration of Free Export, on the other hand, will be necessary for the release of the shipment during export (departure from Italy) and import in the country of destination.
Duties and charges
Before providing information on how Canadian Customs works, it is useful to indicate what the "FOB" is. The acronym refers to the declared value of the goods, without considering the costs related to transport and insurance. Duties charged by Canadian Customs can be up to 35% of the FOB amount. Packages containing goods or merchandise with an FOB value not exceeding CAD 20 are exempt from customs duties and any other taxes.
Gifts and duties
Parcels containing gift items are also entitled to exemption from duties and taxes, provided they are within certain FOB value limits. The exemption applies to gifts with FOB up to CAD 60.00 to be delivered to individuals. However, the sender is required to enclose a commercial or pro forma invoice with the precise description of the goods and the Free Export Form. For amounts over 60,00 CAD duties and taxes will be notified directly to the recipient. This is because the amount of customs charges varies based on the following factors:
- Value of the goods
- Any agreement between the two countries involved
- Country of manufacture
- Description and end-use
- Harmonized product code
- Regulations of the country of destination
- Nationality of the recipient
- Reason for customer's stay at destination
Document and food shipments
Different from what has been said so far, for shipments of documents (invoices and personal documents in original in primis), compared to shipments of goods there are no customs clearance operations. Regarding shipments made by companies operating in one of the Italian export sectors such as agrifood, for example, starting from March 2021, in Canada, the new food safety regulation is valid. Promoted by the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), the regulation provides for the rejection of goods in the absence of a valid Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) license. In the absence of such a document, the shipment will be held in customs until the situation is regularized. For this reason, the shipper should ensure that the importer of record has a valid license.
Canada - Further Information
Canada in general
General information about Canada
Canada is in the north of the American continent and is a constitutional monarchy. Canada is the largest country in the world after Russia. In the country live many different ethnic groups, especially the British, Canadians, Americans, French, Irish, Germans and Italians. The capital is Ottawa, however, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver have a higher number of people respect it. Among the places to visit there are: the Niagara Falls and the Montmorency Falls, the Jasper National Park, the historic city of Quebec and Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal. Did you know that Canadians like Italian food? They consume macaroni and cheese more than any other nation in the world.
Did you know that...
With an area of 9,984,670 square kilometers, Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia. On the Canadian territory there are countless beautiful lakes. The total number of them makes of Canada the country with the highest number of lakes in the world. In the north-west of the state, the license plates of cars often have the form of a polar bear. The same people usually leave their vehicles open in order to give the opportunity to others to take refuge from the polar bears.
What cannot enter in Canada, not even in a package
Similarly to the United States, even in Canada, laws and strange provisions are applied to certain sectors. Even at the customs level, Canada is full of surprises. Alongside prohibited items in all countries around the world, the huge North American state is known for several special cases, which are to be considered when it comes to importing goods. In addition, some provisions for the entry of goods from the United States are in force in Canada. This also applies to the travelers themselves: for Canadian and American citizens there are entry conditions in the United States respectively in Canada facilitating bureaucratic obstacles. In these cases, certain procedures are in place for entry into the country, for example through the NEXUS program: members have a NEXUS card, which replaces the passport and is electronically legible. A very sensible system, as Canada's only border is to the United States. Otherwise, Canada is confined only by the Oceans.
In Canada, the agency responsible for overseeing the import and export of illegal goods, respectively, to monitor all incoming goods, is the Canadian Border Services Agency (abbreviated CBSA). The body also manages border checks and arrests and expulsions of persons, for example in the case of organized crime or terrorism. This means that all people and goods are subject to customs controls by CBSA officials.
Canada has a wide range of products, which cannot or can only cross the border in a limited form. The examples are:
- Animals or products of animal origin
- Ammunition, explosive materials and artificial bodies
- Vehicles (including not only cars but also snowmobiles or the like)
- Objects, which serve to spread propaganda of hatred, sedition or betrayal (in writing, visual or audio)
Beside these typical goods, in Canada we also find some consumer goods on the list of prohibited goods. In the plurality of cases in Canada, different or more stringent provisions apply to the use or composition of certain goods. Among these particular products we find the following:
- Baby Shirts
- Abro - abrus precatorius (a shrub, sometimes used as a jewelry component, but being poisonous)
- Products which have been totally or partially created by the prison labor (such as souvenirs, recordings, wood or leather goods)
- Mattresses used or components thereof (these products may only be imported if they have been cleaned and disinfected and accompanied by a document approving the cleaning procedure)
Since the United States and Canada have a large exchange of goods, special provisions are also in place for the export and import of materials. For this reason, for example, fat or animal slices can be imported only limited, just like pastries or cakes (which do not contain meat), in addition to certain plants. There can also cross the border crowns and Christmas trees with small exceptions, partly also perishables such as cheese, milk, yogurt or butter. In this item we also find - with limitations - fish, respectively, fish products, in addition to cut flowers, fruits and vegetables or spices, tea, finished products or wood products.
Along with these products, which are only valid for entry from the US to Canada, there are several other products that are subject to special arrangements. Since the import list is updated continuously, it is advisable to check in detail the applicable provisions before organizing a shipment. You can contact the official authorities on www.inspection.gc.ca or www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca
Send parcel to Canada
Whether you send a package to Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary or Toronto, service and costs do not vary. We offer a secure service, if you have to send company documents, patterns and products. You can also send souvenirs, excess baggage and suitcases to Canada. In case you want to send fragile objects to Canada, please contact our customer service by e-mail and you will promptly receive a quote.
Customs regulations in Canada
In Canada, shipments to private individuals, such as "gift", up to 60,00 C$, can be realized free of duties and charges. However, please enclose a proforma invoice with the precise description and complete it entirely in English. In addition, you must complete the form of the free export. For shipments of gift of over 60,00 C$ there are payable duties and taxes by the recipient.
For commercial transport, please contact our Customer Service by e-mail at [email protected] providing accurate information in order to be able to propose a tailor-made for you.
Customs shipments to Canada
Also, Canada is subject to customs regulations. Generally, customs clearance for export and import is needed, for shipments from and to extra UE countries or for European states that are subject to customs controls. While customs clearance in the export phase is handled between the custom of the country of departing and the sender, for the clearance in import, the receiver must collaborate with the customs concerned.
The quotations seen on europacco.com are therefore always free of duties and custom duties in import, bureaucratic and administrative fees or broker fees where needed. The customs taxes cannot therefore be anticipated and in the calculation of them the total value of the goods indicated on the accompanying proforma/commercial naturally affects also.
The "Gift" type shipment is allowed only for some destinations.
A particular role belongs to the document shipments, ad this one does not involve customs clearance unlike shipments containing goods inside. Often, some documents should reach the customs authorities in original format and, many times, are not shipped together with the sent goods. Also, in this case, the document shipments of europacco.com is the ideal solution. Go to Compiling the customs documents to read in detail how to fill in correctly the customs documents, so to avoid problems during the transport.
Before each shipment, we always recommend consulting the customs regulations of the country of destination and remember the sovereign nature and the decision-making power of each customs regarding the clearance of each shipment.
Our Custom Service is gladly at your complete disposal for letting you have accurate information on the feasibility of the shipment according to the type of the goods to be sent, as well as for the filling in of the customs documentation.
Customs - general information
Restrictions and prohibitions may affect countries, people (including intermediaries/brokers) and goods:
- Countries: embargo
- People: most often in relation to counter-terrorism activities or foreign and security policy situations
- Goods: biodiversity, cultural goods, dual-use goods, rough diamonds, weapons & ammunition, ...
If you want to bring souvenirs from the holidays (pay attention to the quantitative limits) or move for work, study or personal reasons, the current regulations should be carefully studied.
Finally, for some goods an excise duty may be required, such as for example on coffee, alcohol, tobacco, fuel or electricity
How import customs costs are calculated?
Generally, customs duties and fees may include the following positions:
- customs duties: the effective customs costs
- VAT in import phase: the value added tax in the country of destination
- excise duty: indirect tax on the manufacture and sale of certain consumer goods
- administrative costs: for example, those for goods on stock
Finally, these positions can affects the final amount of the customs duties which further vary from case to case and from country to country. Also, each state issues different directives in terms of value and quantity limits, which are certainly to be respected.
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