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Arriving to Toronto after PR landing 

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Posted On: 6/6/2020
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I have already completed our PR landing process and got my PR card. I did not declare any Goods to Follow list when I did my PR landing as I had planned for a move later.
Now I am planning this move and wanted to check if I need to somehow amend my original "Goods to Follow" list or can I create a new one when I do actually land again in Toronto ? Can I still bring stuff that was not mentioned in the original list(original list was blank), and get it in without paying any taxes ?
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Posted On: 11 days ago
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Hello There,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You may find helpful information in the Settlement.Org article, I am immigrating to Canada. How do I bring my belongings with me?.

You may be able to bring your belongings with you duty-free. To qualify, usually you must have owned, possessed, and used the goods before coming to Canada.
You also have to fill out a BSF186 - Personal Effects Accounting Document, where you list any goods with you and the goods that you will send later. If your goods are not listed on your original BSF186, they are not eligible for duty-free importation at a later time.
If you need more space to list your goods, you can type out your own list or fill out form BSF186A - Personal Effects Accounting Document.
Your list should state the goods and their value. Make a list of the goods that are with you and another list for those that will arrive later. It is good to have a copy each list.

The belongings you put on this form will be duty-free. However, as stated, if your goods are not listed on your original BSF186, they are not eligible for duty-free importation at a later time.

In case you plan on bringing belongings that were not disclosed, you may find additional guidance in the IRCC article, Bringing goods to Canada:
You don’t have to pay duty on:
  • books
  • linens
  • clothes
  • jewellery
  • antiques
  • furniture
  • silverware
  • musical instruments
  • gifts worth CDN $60 or less each
  • hobby tools and other hobby items
  • private collections of coins, stamps or art
  • appliances, such as a stove or refrigerator
You do have to pay duty on:
  • farm equipment
  • equipment you plan to use in:
    • contracting
    • construction
    • manufacturing
  • vehicles you plan to use for business
  • items you have bought on your way to Canada
  • items you have leased or rented
    • we don’t consider leased or rented items things that you own
If you’re not sure if you have to pay duty on some items, bring sales receipts and registration documents with you.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.


Your Settlement.Org Team