Things to pack before moving to Canada

Things to pack before moving to Canada

Aditee NeupaneFri Mar 05 2021

Things to pack before moving to Canada

After all the hard work you put in getting your Canada student visa, then comes the time to pack to get ready for departure. Packing should be done systematically so that you can take all the necessary stuff with you without missing any of it. You should prepare your list in advance and start packing little by little so that on the final day of departure you are not burdened.

It is very important to select your luggage because there are very strict rules about the weight you can carry in your luggage. Remember when you are packing for Canada do not carry everything with you, include the basic items only within your list. Here are some packing tips that could help you with your packing:


First, pack all the necessary documents which include your educational certificates, student visa, college admission papers, passport, plane tickets, and more. Take photocopies of all the documents as well with you to be on the safe side. 

Appropriate clothing

As Canada is a cold country make sure to pack enough clothes that keep you warm. Make sure to pack your jackets, gloves, cap, socks, scarf, etc. As clothes in Canada are quite expensive make sure to pack all the necessary clothing items you will need. Carry your swimming suit if you like swimming or intend to swim there.


Make sure to pack a good number of shoes. It is recommended that all the varieties of shoes such as sneakers, formal shoes, and flipflops. Carrying different styles of shoes will help you with your everyday look, party look, travelling and more. 


Keeping some cash (Canadian currency) with you will help you for the first few days until you get familiar with the place and find a suitable banking option. You should at least $100 in cash with you. 

Power adapters

Take all the devices you need from mobile chargers, laptop chargers, and USB cords. Carry adapters and converters with you as well. Make sure that all your electronic gadgets are placed safely in your bag. Also, carry an extra backup cell phone as many cell phones may not work in a new country.


Ensure you pack your watch, sunglasses, books, etc. Carry stuff that can be dried naturally and need not be ironed. Opt for clothes that can be mixed and matched. If you wear glasses or contact lens make sure to carry an extra pair with you. Last but not least take prescription drugs with you in case you fall sick or catch a cold. 

Along with that pack, all the toiletries like soap, nail cutters, toothpaste, shampoo, etc and all your personal stuff with you as these items are expensive in Canada. Before you start packing be aware of the restricted items to avoid any problems in the airport during your departure. 

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