Canada parcel delivery from £20.49
Sending to Canada just got really easy
Gone are the days where you needed to spend hours searching for the cheapest courier service, or the fastest for that matter. ParcelHero makes it super easy to compare prices for the best couriers. Whether you want fast 2-day UPS delivery to Toronto, or cheap Canada Post delivery to Calgary, we’ve got you covered. Welcome to the home of parcel delivery, welcome to ParcelHero.
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UPS 2-day Canada delivery from £24.63
Yes, Canada is a vast country (9.9 million square kilometres to be exact!), but our amazing couriers can deliver across almost all of Canada within 2 working days, amazing right? Sure, there are some exceptions like Nain in Newfoundland and Ivujivik, Quebec, that take a little longer, but with prices like this, we’re sure you won’t hold that against us.
Send with Canada Post from only £20.49
If you hail from Canada, you’ll know what an amazing job Canada Post do, delivering across a huge landmass. Our Canada Post service offers FastTrack customs clearance and is great value if you’re not in a hurry. Delivery takes around a week longer than most other couriers, but this is offset by the reduced customs delays. If you’re sending a personal shipment, Canada Post is a great option.
Send large parcels to Canada from £181.18
If you’ve ever sent a large parcel by courier before, you will know how tough it can be to find a company that will even take your parcel. Luckily for you we have a whole selection of couriers, in fact we can ship items up to 1,000 kg in weight, and even collect using a specialist vehicle.
Send to the UK from Canada from £26.54
We can collect across Canada, with same day collection from most urban areas including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Quebec. Booking is easy and, if you need us to collect from someone else, just provide their email address when booking and we’ll send them the labels prior to collection. Transit times from Canada to the UK are only 2 days using our express service.
Doing business in Canada
Canada is the 9th largest economy in the world, with a GDP of $1.64 trillion. It’s well known for its largest industries; real estate, mining, and manufacturing. What’s less well known is Canada has over 27 million active eCommerce users, that’s over 72% of the population, and it’s growing fast. What’s more, over 82% of those users buy from overseas. This represents a huge opportunity for UK e-retailers.
ParcelHero is proud to support many British businesses exporting to Canada, and we can also help businesses manage the significant expense of returns (Reverse logistics)
It’s worth noting that if you grow your ecommerce sales in Canada you will need to register with the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) and may need to post recoverable security.
Navigating Canadian customs
Goods under the de minimis value of $20 CAD, and gifts under $60 CAD (from family or friends not companies) can travel duty and tax free to Canada. Any goods over $20 CAD will be subject to GST (Goods and service tax) of 5% or HST* (Harmonized Sales Tax) of 13-15% and an average, weighted duty rate of 1.47% (varies by product).
*Ontario charges 13% HST and New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island charge 15% HST.
Sending food to Canada
Food imports are regulated by the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency). But don’t worry, it’s relatively straightforward sending food to Canada. So long as you’re sending non-perishable, unopened store-bought food, you should be ok. So English delicacies like Walkers crisps and Marmite are good to go!
What you can’t send to Canada
Canada is a stunning country, and it works hard to protect its delicate ecosystems. A single piece of wood or meat could introduce invasive species or disease, so it’s really important you follow Canada’s guidelines.
In addition to the normal courier restrictions, Canada prohibits the importation of any plants or plant cuttings, soiled hiking boots or firewood.
- Flammable liquids
- Animal skins (non‑domesticated)
Addresses in Canada will look familiar to those sending parcels from the UK as they follow a similar structure to British addresses. If sending to the French areas of Canada, such as Quebec, you do not have to use the French language when writing the address.
Mr John Smith [Title]
126 Osgoode St [House Number, Street Name]
Ottawa, ON K1N 6S1 [City, Province, Postal Code]
Canadian postal codes are split into two sections made up of six characters each. The first section is made up of two letters and one number, denoting a geographical region. The second section is made up of two letters and one number, this is the local delivery information.
Much like the British, Canadians tend to send gifts to each other on birthdays, Christmas day and Valentine’s Day. If you do intend to ship items to Canada around these holidays then it is wise to send well ahead of time to avoid the delays which exist at this time the world over.
There are 3 days in which courier services will not deliver or collect that are unique to Canada.
- Third Monday of every February for Family Day
- June 24th for Jean Baptiste Day
- July 1st for Canada Day