What to take along

What to pack when moving to Saskatchewan:

It is nearing the time to finally leave and you want to be sure of what and what to pack. Or maybe you have been fed with those stories that some items can be confiscated at the airport because they can’t be brought into the country. Whichever it is, the following will guide you so you can pack right.

Your personal items may qualify for duty and tax-free, therefore before you leave for Saskatchewan in Canada, you should make two copies of a list of all the personal items you intend to take with you to Canada (including the value, make, model and serial number if applicable)

The list should be divided into two sections. The first section is to show the goods you are traveling with while on the second list, the items to follow.

Some of these items might need to be shown at the border, so pack them somewhere easy to reach like a handbag (if you are a woman) or briefcase (if you are a man)


What to Take Along

  • Passport
  • Immigration document
  • Written address of temporary accommodation
  • Bank statement letter
  • Travel insurance if coming in with Working Holiday Visa
  • Transcripts, Admission letter or letter of acceptance If a student.
  • Gloves, hat, and scarf even if you are not coming in during the winter. Chances are Saskatchewan’s summer might be cold for you especially if you are coming from the hot climate.
  • Canadian currency (It must declare if above $10,000) to make purchasing easier until you sort your banking needs.
  • Canadian or Universal adaptor
  • Chargers for your phones and other devices with you.
  • Non-perishable food items  like dried vegetables and fruits
  • Herbs, spices, and condiments (preferably dried and appropriately labeled
  • Dried fish and seafood for personal use.

If you are bothered about the kilograms allowed per food item, you don’t have to be. There are African and Asian food stores and getting your home country food items shouldn’t be a hassle

The rule of the thumb is to always label each item appropriately, if a food item it should be properly packaged, and declared at the border.