Moving to Canada

Personal effects to Canada without Custom duty

As a nation Canada government and custom authority permits citizens and emigrants to import a lot of goods without duty .

  1. Wedding Gifts
  2. Vehicles
  3. Household goods
  4. Personal belongings
  5. Educational  Materials
  6. Precious Jewels & Stones
  7. Gifts.
There are terms and policies to import gifts and goods without Custom duty.

Wedding gifts

If you get married within three months of coming to Canada or if you plan to marry no later than three months after you arrive here, you may bring your wedding gifts without paying duty.

Alcohol and tobacco

If you bring alcohol or tobacco, you may have to pay duty on it.


Vehicles brought into Canada for personal use are duty free. Some restrictions may apply. Cars must meet Canadian safety and pollution control standards.

Jewelry or precious ornaments

  • On your list of goods, use the wording from your insurance policy or jeweler’s appraisal.
  • Have photographs of the items.
  • Know how much you paid for the items or have a receipt showing how much you paid. You do not need to pay duty or tax on family heirlooms.


You must declare all gifts to the Canada Border Services Agency. Gifts worth CDN $60 or less each may be brought into Canada duty-free and tax-free.

Important Note-:  If you produce a well prepared genuine packing list as item-vised ,it will enable you to avoid custom delays and cross quietens by the customs officials

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