Ship a Car from California to Canada

When you want to ship a car from California to Canada, you know you are in safe hands when you choose Canadian Car Shipping. We are full service and handle everything for you, and to make sure you get the best possible experience you will have your own dedicated Account Executive with you every step of the way.

There is nothing to worry about as we deal with every aspect of the process for you, and there isn’t an easier way to ship a car from California to Canada.

Custom Solutions for You

We know every customer is different and don’t provide a “one-size-fits-all” solution – we tailor our service to match your exact needs. For some customers, speed might be the most important factor, while for others cost will need to be considered.

Whatever your priority is, we can provide a solution that works for you.

The 3-Part Process to Ship a Car from California to Canada

If you have never been part of the process before, shipping a car anywhere may seem like an overwhelming task. When you ship a car from California to Canada, there is the added complication of needing to cross the border.

Border crossing will involve a customs inspection. Here is how it works:

  1. Cars are taken by truck to one of our yards on the border
  2. A customs inspection is performed to ensure all is well
  3. Cars are placed on another truck to be taken to their destination

This process ensures that the vehicle enters Canada safely and legally, but as always there is nothing to worry about – we will keep you informed of the process and take care of everything for you.

Types of Import from California to Canada

There are two types of import when you ship a car from California to Canada. The first is a temporary import which is for customers who are living in a specific location, e.g. working a temporary job, students, etc.

Regulations for temporary import mean that the vehicle may not be sold in Canada, and the car must change ownership within the US. There are also insurance details to consider, but we are committed to helping you navigate the process.

Permanent entry is required for cars that are entering Canada and are not expected to leave. Clearance must be obtained for crossing the border, as well as a tax payment and the appropriate paperwork being completed.

Costs can be reduced as determined by various factors, and we’ll do all that we can to simplify the process and make it a pleasant experience every time our customers choose to ship a car from California to Canada.



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