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Other helpful tips to make your international move successful


  • Be sure to have an itemized list of your household items that are being moved or shipped.
  • Remember to get a signed original letter from your car insurance company confirming the status of your driving record.
  • There may be special requirements for shipping, importing and registering your vehicle. For more information and to find out how to import a vehicle into Canada visit the Registrar of Imported Vehicles.
  • Information for Importing a Pet into Canada
  • Canada Revenue Agency publishes a Guide for Newcomers which provides information on taxes and filing.

Entering Canada 

When you are entering Canada, have these documents ready for the immigration official:
  • The letter you have received from the Visa Post outside of Canada.
  • A copy of your HRSDC confirmation letter.
  • A copy of your offer of employment from UOIT.
  • Your passport and visa, if issued.
  • Travel documents (e.g. airline tickets).
  • Be sure to ask the immigration official to add accompanying children to your work permit. If they are not listed, you may encounter difficulties with school registration and health insurance. Immigration officials can serve you in both English and French.