Do and Don’t when coming to Canada for the First Time
I know how excited you are. But before anything else, before you pack your hand carry, boxes or luggages.
This Guide will provide you a quick overview of what to do and don’t when coming to Canada. Before we start I want you to check the Canada Border Service Agency website for more information and updates.
Let’s begin ..
Make sure that you have the correct travel documents
Before travelling make sure you have the valid documents. Check your and your family COPR (Confirmation of Permanent Residence) and passports. Check thier names and check the validity of each COPR.
And if you have layover to different countries it’s best to check the border services websites to avoid travel delays, or even serious fines,
Check your luggage before you travel
You CAN Bring These Items Into Canada but make sure All of these items must be declared at Canadian customs
- Food: Dried and packaged food (basically, anything packaged or canned from a grocery store), cooked food (e.g., bread, cookies, dried fish,).
- Alcohol: 1.5 liters of wine (two 750ml bottles of wine) OR 8.5 liters (approximately 24 cans or bottles) OR 40 oz of liquor (one large standard bottle of liquor).
- Tobacco: 200 cigarettes OR 50 cigars.
- Pets: To bring your dog or cat to Canada, you must have a signed, dated certificate from your veterinarian stating that your pet has been vaccinated against rabies within the last three years. If your dog or cat is less than three months old, you do not need a certificate of rabies vaccination.
Prohibited consumer products
This is a partial list of consumer products that are banned in Canada and cannot be imported:
- Baby walkers
- Infant self-feeding devices
- Jequirity beans and items containing them
- Lawn darts with elongated tips
Check the full list of products that are prohibited under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act is provided in Canada Consumer Product Safety Act Quick Reference Guide – 2011.