Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Booking a Parcel Delivery to Canada

With Canada being the world’s second largest country by surface area, you may think organising a parcel delivery to Canada would be tedious job. However here at Transglobal Express, we will have a delivery service for you.

The UK is Canada’s second biggest trading partner, beaten only by the USA. It also has one of the world’s most stable and developed economies meaning there is great potential for any business looking to trade internationally.

But before you proceed to book your parcel delivery service, there are a few things you should take a look at before you begin. Here is a short handy guide to help you book your parcel delivery to Canada.

Dangerous, Hazardous and Restricted Items

When shipping items abroad, you will find that it is not always possible to send certain items so it is always worth checking before sending. If a dangerous or hazardous item is found in your consignment, you will be fined £100.

Other items can be classed as restricted which means you can only send them depending on the carrier or country. One other class of items is the no compensation items. These are things that we offer no standard liability or insurance cover for damage. This is mainly due to whether the item is of a delicate nature.

For more information and a list of the items that fall under these categories, you can check our Dangerous,Hazardous and Prohibited Items page.

Customs Information for Canada

With Canada not being part of the European Union, any shipments sent from the UK to Canada is required to go through customs clearance. We will produce a Customs Invoice for you that will need to accompany the consignment. It is important that when you are booking your shipment, you include detailed, accurate descriptions of your goods.

You can find out more about customs clearance on our website, as well as more carrier specific information and for shipping to Canada here. You can also visit the Canada Border Services Agency website.

Transit Times to Canada

Transglobal Express can offer express services to Canada’s major cities with generally a 2-day transit time. Economy options are available that can take around 4 days. Deliveries to remote areas, particularly in the northern territories, will require extra time.

You can get a better idea of transit times by using our transit time calculator tool.

If you would like more information about sending a parcel to Canada, feel free to give us a call on 0345 145 1212, or drop us an email at

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