Shipping to Canada: The Definitive eCommerce Guide

This guide is designed to show you everything you need to know about setting up your shipping strategy in Canada. Unlock your growth, by utilizing our tools and expertise, in serving millions of shipments to Canada and beyond.

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Canada eCommerce Facts & Figures

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Shipping Rates & Couriers to Canada

Easyship offers a wide range of couriers & services that ship to Canada. Link your own courier account, or use our pre-negotiated rates to show the fastest, cheapest and best value deliver options for every customer.

Canada Shipping Tips & Information

Get helpful Canada shipping tips & information. Find out about public holidays and non-working days before you ship.

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Top courier services when shipping to Canada include, USPS First Class International, Hong Kong Post - E-Express & DHL - Express Worldwide.

When shipping to Canada, ensure you pack shipments securely. See our guide .

Popular eCommerce platforms in Canada are Amazon , eBay & Shopify .

Payment methods used by Canada are Credit card & bank transfer

Many merchants in Canada provide free shipping to consumers.

Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.

Public holidays are also considered as non-working days. Please refer to the country's official Public Holiday page for specific holiday dates. Please refer to the official Holidays Page

Canada Import Tax & Custom Fees

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value. The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.

Canada calculates using the CIF method, which means the import duty and taxes are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as shipping costs. Click here to learn how to calculate customs charges or use our calculator to see fees.

Duties & Tax Details For Canada

Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)

Calculation Method: CIF

Tax & duties are calculated on the price of the products and shipping costs

Tax Threshold: 20 CAD

Tax (VAT/GST): 12.4%

Duty Threshold: 20 CAD

Import Duty Product Categories

Shipment items in an order will have relevant duties charged at this rate

Mobiles

0 %

Tablets

0 %

Computers

0 %

Cameras

0 %

Accessories

10 %

Accessories (Battery)

10 %

Health & Beauty

7 %

Fashion

17 %

Watches

5 %

Jewelry

6 %

Pets Accessories

12 %

Dry Food & Supplements

14 %

Home Appliances

0 %

Home Gardening

10 %

Toys

0 %

Sports

0 %

Luggage

11 %

Audio Video

5 %

Documents

0 %

Gaming

6 %

Books & Collectibles

1 %

We try our best to keep this information as accurate as possible, but this information is liable to change at any time.

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Shipping Documents

Shipping Documentation to Canada

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.

Commercial Invoice

Battery Statement

Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Canada Customs: Shipping Restrictions & Prohibited Items

Confused on Canada customs and regulations? Before shipping to Canada (or any country), it's important to know if there are any special arrangements to make when sending them or even if they are legal at all. Get shipping regulations for Canada and other countries at Easyship.

Restricted Items

  • Counterfeit Goods

  • Currency

  • Explosives

  • Firearms

  • Vehicles

Prohibited Items

  • Drugs

  • Hate Propaganda And Cultural Property

  • Objectionable Publications

  • Used Or Second Hand Mattresses

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

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