Goods to Carry: As a landed immigrant, you are entitled to bring with you, free of duty and taxes, personal and household effects that you owned and possessed before your arrival in Canada. These may include furniture, furnishings, silverware, linen, books, musical instruments, family heirlooms, paintings etc.
Wherever possible, you should retain the receipts of such goods to prove that they are your personal items and for your personal use. Any valuable jewelry, watches, heirlooms and artwork must be assessed before you arrive.
Canada has complex requirements, restrictions and limits for the importation of meat, eggs, dairy products, honey, fresh fruits and vegetables and other food from around the world. You can avoid problems by not bringing these kinds of goods into Canada.
A wide variety of food is available in Canada, including foods sourced from international markets.