The complete guide to sending company devices to remote hires in Canada.

With the rise of remote-hybrid work setup, many companies have been opting to turn their company operations into a remote work setup. The beauty of this is that it no longer limits your hiring capabilities to your local region or even your country. If this speaks to you and you are looking to hire a candidate in Canada, this guide is for you.

Capital city

Ottawa, Ontario


Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Languages spoken

English, French

What is the culture of work of the people in Canada?

The Land of the Maple Leaf has a very relaxed, yet progressive work culture. Employees are expected to be professional, hard-working and team-oriented. Multicultural respect and diversity are important for most Canadian workplaces, as is work/life balance. This makes Canada a great choice for your next remote hire. 

English is the first language in Canada, so if you are a U.S. based company, language shouldn’t be a barrier. 23% of Canadians speak French, which is something to consider.

Shipping a package internationally to Canada

Shipping to Canada is straightforward and easy. Most major delivery companies such as UPS, FedEx and DHL offer service to Canada. So, after you hire an employee in Canada, there shouldn’t be too many additional hurdles to overcome to get their devices and equipment to them.

How much does it cost to ship devices and equipment from the USA to Canada

Of course, weight and package size are the biggest factors in any shipping cost. But, generally speaking, the price to ship a laptop, monitor or phone to Canada is around $50 - $60 by UPS Worldwide Expedited.

Shipping Costs






Delivery Service

UPS Worldwide Expedited

3 - 5 days

$50 - $60

Best Rated


Delivery Service

USPS Priority International

5 - 8 days

$40 - $50

Above Average


Delivery Service

DHL Express Worldwide

3 - 8 days

$200 - $300

Best Rated


Delivery Service

FedEx International Priority

3 - 5 days

$100 - $200


What local tax duties are involved when sending a package to Canada?

Apart from shipping fees, the receiver will have to pay a Goods and Services (GST) tax of 5%, a Provincial Sales Tax (PST) of up to 10%, and a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) of up to 15%.

How to securely setup the company device for sending company data

Security regarding your company profiles are a huge concern for employers in the remote work setup, Swifteam’s MDM Software empowers you to remotely deliver everything that your remote hires need to get started – security, software, apps and accounts. As your employee gets to work, you’ll rest easy knowing your company IP is secure.

Swifteam also enables you to have the ability to remotely track devices in case they are ever lost or stolen. It also helps you empower your team to create healthy work habits and keep productivity high while ensuring apps aren’t going unused, posing a possible security threat.

How to retrieve company devices from your remote hires

Swifteam makes your offboarding process much easier with Employee Device Offboarding. You can remotely lock and wipe company data from the company device, and decommission the device for safety concerns.

Swifteam helps you ensure the return of the device using a prepaid box and return label which will be shipped directly to your remote hire’s address. After retrieving the company devices you can have it shipped directly to your HQ or store it in our safety warehouse which can then be ready to be delivered to your new remote hire.

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