Shipping to Canada from Dubai

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Shipping from Dubai to Canada

Canada has been welcoming new arrivals in increasing numbers for many decades including 250,000 people per year since the year 2000. Many people aspire to settle in Canada with it’s high standard of living, out going people and stunning surroundings.

However, whether you are shipping from Dubai to Canada for the first time migrating to Canada or repatriating as a Canadian citizen. Relocating can be a daunting experience and the upheaval of changing Jobs/Lifestyle/Location can at least take you out of your comfort zone.

What should I prioritise when moving from the UAE to Canada?

When should I start obtaining quotes for relocating to Canada?

We recommend obtaining your quotes for moving to Canada at least 2-3 months before your target move date.

This ensures enough time to review your quotes and formally advise the shipping company you have chosen, securing your preferred moving dates.

And enough time to arrange your visa/travel/shipping documents and all the other formalities you have to contend with before your move.


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Documentation requirements for shipping to Canada from Dubai

  • Copy of Passport
  • Form BSF186
  • Proof of residency abroad for at least 12 months (bank statement, rent, utilities, receipts)
  • UAE Visa Copy
  • Packing List in English The first list will be items you arrive in Canada with and the second list will be the items you are shipping to Canada.

Submit your list of goods at your first point of entry in Canada to the border services officer who will complete Form BSF186, Personal Effects Accounting Document, assign a file number to it, and give you a copy of the completed form as a receipt. 

This will need to be presented along with the shipping documents at the time the goods arrive as part of the customs clearance process.

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What is the cost of moving to Canada from Dubai?

The cost of relocating from Dubai to Canada depends on a number of factors. The most important factor is the volume of furniture you are moving. The more furniture you move, the higher cost. 

Secondly is the Mode of shipping you choose. 

You can choose to move your items in your own shipping container, or if you’re moving only a few items and only a small amount of furniture you could choose a shared container.

This is known as “Groupage” in the moving industry. Of course, sharing a container, or Groupage, is likely more cost-effective than a dedicated container. However, the compromise you make is shipping times can be longer.

Approximate shipping cost options to Canada are as follows:

Full Container (20ft / 40ft) – Starting from AED 19,500 AED

Groupage (Shared Container) – Starting from AED1150/CBM

LCL (Less than a container load) – Starting from AED 1,400/CBM

Air (Quickest, Most Expensive) – Starting from AED 40/KG

This is, as mentioned, a general guide, however, you can click here to obtain competitive, up to date quotes, from reputable movers.

Canada and UAE flag indicating shipping from the UAE

How long does it take to ship my goods to Canada?

When estimating how long shipping from Dubai to Canada takes, we have to consider the mode the goods would be travelling in. Air is the quickest and Sea is the slowest. 

Approximate transit times

Air Shipment – (4-6 Days)

Sole Container by Sea – (35 – 45 Days)

Part Container by Sea – (50 – 80 Days)

Another consideration when estimating time-frame is processing the shipment and customs clearance in Dubai and in Canada. We would allow up to 1 week at both ends. (Airfreight should take a couple of days at both ends).

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How do I start the process of getting quotes

Complete our simple form telling us your moving requirements. The form is instantly submitted to reputable shippers in Dubai who will immediately start work on a competitive quotation

Shippers may make contact with you based on your requirements, then simply select the quote that best suits your needs!

If you want a more in-depth guide on other moving-related topics we would suggest you read the Ultimate Guide! Moving to Canada.