Relocating to Canada? We’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you’ll need to embark on your Canadian adventure.
Microchip: Pets leaving the country for Canada must be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 chip. This chip must be implanted before your pet receives their rabies vaccination, or at the same time as the vaccination. This is an important detail; if you are unable to do so, your pet will have to be vaccinated again.
All pets being imported into Canada must be vaccinated against rabies. To check whether the vaccination was successful, a rabies titer test is conducted, the results of which are mandatory for any movement in or out of the country.
The tested sample must contain an antibody level of at least 0.5 IU/ml for your pet to travel to Canada.
While Rabies vaccinations are mandatory for your pet, there are a few basic vaccinations your pet will need to gain access to the country.
Dogs: DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus)
Cats: FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia)
You will require a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Indian Government, which the Animal Quarantine and Certification Service provides. No pet can leave the country in the absence of an export NOC.
For foreign journeys, a copy of the passport, air ticket, and visa of the owner is mandatory to be produced to the Government of India.
Canada has banned the following breeds from its major cities, citing them as dangerous breeds:
American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, and any dogs who are a product of crossbreeding between the aforementioned are banned from entering Ontario, Toronto, and Winnipeg.
The Government of Canada does not prescribe mandatory pet quarantine for those entering the country. However, in certain cases, such as incorrect or inadequate document preparation, inconsistencies in the vaccination record, absence of a pet microchip, your pet will be deported. Canada & the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reserve the right to deport any animal that does not meet the import requirements.
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Pets are typically transported across Canada via roadways or airways.
Canada does not quarantine pets arriving in the country. If your pet is carrying an infectious disease or there is improper or incomplete paperwork, they will be deported.
You will need a NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the Indian government, your pet’s vaccination record, a health certificate, and a titer test result confirming an adequate level of protection against rabies. Your pet will also need to be microchipped.
Air Canada is the preferred airline for flying with your pet in Canada.