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Old Oct 26th 2019, 2:29 pm
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Hi,

We are in the process of immigrating to Canada under the FST programme as my husband is a plumber.

How do we ship his tools? Having done some research already I understand it’s not particularly easy as they have to be squeaky clean (rightly so) and in a lockable container. Do we have to pay tax or can you pack them with the your personal items etc? Or are we best off just selling them before we go and starting all over again?!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old Oct 26th 2019, 2:54 pm
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Basically if being used for or in a business then they would be subject to applicable taxes. How many tools and what is the value?

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https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publicat...2-2-1-eng.html
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Old Oct 26th 2019, 8:55 pm
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Thank you for the reply I will good read through it.

The value is approximately £3,000 and won’t include any power tools.
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Thank you for the reply I will good read through it.

The value is approximately £3,000 and won’t include any power tools.
It will all depend on the CBSA officer who checks the goods to follow list and will decide to either treat them as personal goods or as commercial goods and assess applicable taxes. Worst case scenario it will cost you a few hundred dollars which would be less than replacing them.
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Old Oct 27th 2019, 9:29 am
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Oh I a few hundred dollars will definitely be worth it. To be honest my husband may get a job offer with tools in which case they’ll be for personal use anyway. Thanks for your help.

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Old Oct 27th 2019, 9:02 pm
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This might be a very naive question ........... but are the tools metric?

Have you checked whether they are suitable for Canadian measurements?
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Old Oct 27th 2019, 9:24 pm
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They’re all hand tools, pipe cutters and benders etc so it won’t be applicable but I hadn’t even thought of that!
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