Since the deregulation of the moving industry the marketplace has been flooded with rogue movers. Anyone can become a mover and the only way to protect your cherished belongings is to qualify the mover prior to buying their service. Make sure they are legitimate by confirming the following:

1) Workers Safety Insurance Coverage
Does your mover have an account with WSIB? If not you could be held financially liable for injuries which occur to movers while in your home or on your property.

2) Insurance
Does your mover have adequate insurance? The Canadian Association of Movers requires a minimum $250,000 Cargo Coverage & 2,000,000 Liability as the minimum amounts for membership. Ask to see the mover’s policy and confirm they have adequate coverage as listed above – before you hire their services.

3) Canadian Association of Movers (CAM)
Is your mover a Certified Member of the Canadian Association of Movers and in good standing? Confirm with CAM before you book.

4) Better Business Bureau
Is your mover an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau? If not don’t book with them – the risk is too high!

Jason Morin
Tender Touch Moving & Storage