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bringing money to Canada

Jodik

Full Member
Mar 3, 2019
29
0
23
UK
Category........
PNP
NOC Code......
3143
Job Offer........
Yes
Pre-Assessed..
Yes
App. Filed.......
08-05-2020
Nomination.....
24-02-2020
Med's Done....
02-12-2019
Hello,
I am arriving in Canada on August 31st. I have set up a Scotia start right account and will be sending all of my money across at the end of July. However, will need to send my/my partners final pay across on August 28th. As I can only wire transfer money once, and can't leave wire transferring my money until August 28th as it takes 10 business days to process; what can I do with my final pay?
Should I just get it out as cash?

Thanks
 

Jodik

Full Member
Mar 3, 2019
29
0
23
UK
Category........
PNP
NOC Code......
3143
Job Offer........
Yes
Pre-Assessed..
Yes
App. Filed.......
08-05-2020
Nomination.....
24-02-2020
Med's Done....
02-12-2019
You can keep money outside Canada if you want.
Thanks for getting back to me, will they not require proof of this money at the border?
 

Jodik

Full Member
Mar 3, 2019
29
0
23
UK
Category........
PNP
NOC Code......
3143
Job Offer........
Yes
Pre-Assessed..
Yes
App. Filed.......
08-05-2020
Nomination.....
24-02-2020
Med's Done....
02-12-2019
No, unless you declare that you are bringing more than C$10,000
Oh, I'll be bringing more than 10,000. I'll be wire transferring it to my new to Canada soctia bank account. And then I get paid on August 28th and as I leave the uk on August 31st I'm unsure what to do with my final pay. Either leave it in my uk account and send it across later if that's possible, or get it out as cash?
 

steaky

VIP Member
Nov 11, 2008
9,661
609
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Oh, I'll be bringing more than 10,000. I'll be wire transferring it to my new to Canada soctia bank account. And then I get paid on August 28th and as I leave the uk on August 31st I'm unsure what to do with my final pay. Either leave it in my uk account and send it across later if that's possible, or get it out as cash?
But you are not bringing in person (just wire transfer). Only bringing in person need to declare at the border.
 

Bs65

VIP Member
Mar 22, 2016
12,331
2,159
Oh, I'll be bringing more than 10,000. I'll be wire transferring it to my new to Canada soctia bank account. And then I get paid on August 28th and as I leave the uk on August 31st I'm unsure what to do with my final pay. Either leave it in my uk account and send it across later if that's possible, or get it out as cash?
It is pretty simple to wire transfer money from a UK bank account to a Canadian bank account people from UK do this all the time from Canada via their online UK banking. Sure there is a charge for doing so but guess depends how comfortable you are carrying cash and also whether you plan to close off your UK banking straight away if no intention of going to UK in near future.