Top 5 Moving Companies in West Island

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They hold a minimum of 1 million in liability insurance and protection to the cargo. You are protected.

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Discount Moving

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Pricing

  • Hourly price starting at $130 /h for 2 movers, after 3-hour minimum.
  • Travel time charge: Yes
  • Truck fee: No

Special items, like pianos, sports equipment, or highly delicate items, require special handling. They may be subject to additional charges.

Verified Credentials

  • 10 years of experience
  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Basic insurance at $0.50 per $100 of declared value. The company provides additional coverage with its Cargo insurance for items over $5,000.

Services offered

  • Local and long-distance moves (Ontario and East, over 150 km)
  • Canada to US moves
  • Commercial and office moves
  • Packing and unpacking
  • Storage
  • Special item moves

Why Discount Moving is recommended by our expert

Discount Moving may not offer the most discounted rates as their name states, but their superior service will make you feel like you got the best value for your money. In fact, the owners, David and Roman, are personally in charge of customer service, making them some of the most hands on moving company owners we know.

Offering various types of residential moves, Discount Moving’s specialities include senior moves along with hoisting and moving very large items that are tricky to move for the average person. For instance, if you have an item that won’t fit through the front door, they can hoist it through a window.

Additionally, hiring this company is especially convenient if you need a last-minute move, as they have a special ‘’emergency moving’’ process in place for this.

Local office

12268 Rue Filion, Montréal, QC H4J 1T8

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AKA Moving

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Pricing

  • Hourly price starting at $125 / hr for 2 movers after 3 hours minimum.
  • Travel time charge: Yes
  • Truck fee: No

Special items, like pianos, sports equipment, or highly delicate items, require special handling. They may be subject to additional charges.

Verified Credentials

  • 4 years of experience
  • BBB rating: A+
  • Basic insurance of $1.20 per pound protection. Company does not offer additional coverage.

Services offered

  • Local and long-distance moves (500 km)
  • Interprovincial moves (over 500 km)
  • Commercial and office moves
  • Packing and unpacking
  • Storage
  • Special item moves

Why AKA Moving is recommended by our expert

AKA Moving are equipped to transport heavy and special items, including pianos, and have the capacity to handle larger moves with up to 11 men and a 53-foot truck. For smaller moves, they offer staff for hire at a rate of $50 per man per hour, without a truck.

Their movers all have a minimum of 3 years of experience and are specifically trained by the dedicated owner Matthew to be experts in fast assembly and disassembly. They have special equipment and training to install and disassemble complicated appliances like dishwashers (without having to hire an electrician). They will even mount your TV to perfection with their special laser technology.

AKA also provide Released Value Protection insurance, which doubles the typical moving company liability at a rate of $1.20 per pound, with no extra cost. Please note that AKA is closed in January.

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10500 Cote-de-Liesse, Montreal, Quebec H8T 1A4

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Harmony Movers

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Pricing

  • Hourly price starting at $130 /h for 2 movers, after 3-hours minimum.
  • Hourly price starting at $180 /h for 3 movers, after 3-hours minimum.
  • Travel time charge: Yes
  • Truck fee: No

Special items, like pianos, sports equipment, or highly delicate items, require special handling. They may be subject to additional charges.

Verified Credentials

  • 15 years of experience
  • BBB rating: A +
  • Basic insurance of 0.60$ per pound protection. Company offers additional coverage for items requiring crating.

Services offered

  • Local and long-distance moves
  • Interprovincial moves (+500 km)
  • Commercial and office moves
  • Packing and unpacking
  • Storage
  • Special item moves
  • White glove services

Why Harmony Movers is recommended by our expert

For Harmony Movers, providing you with exceptional customer service with personalized moving solutions, regardless of size, is the heart of their culture. This is proven by a 5-star rating on Google, and customer-focused service available 24/7.

The company specializes in all types of moves, but their movers are particularly skilled at moving pianos, having received extensive training on modern piano moving practices. Piano moving services range from $300 to $1,200+, depending on the complexity of the move. They even offer a 10% discount for seniors, and special rates for students with valid ID. Additionally, for customers who desire an high-end moving experience, they provide a white glove service upon request to ensure a seamless moving process.

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1766 55e Avenue, Lachine, QC H8T 3J5

The company has been a MovingWaldo network partner since 2023

Flex Déménagement

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Pricing

  • Hourly price starting at $142 / h for 2 movers and starting at $164 / h for 3 movers after 3 hours minimum.
  • Travel time charge: Yes
  • Truck fee: No

Special items, like pianos, sports equipment, or highly delicate items, require special handling. They may be subject to additional charges.

Verified Credentials

  • 3 years of experience
  • BBB rating: A
  • Basic insurance of $2.00 per pound protection (deductible $500). The company does not offer additional coverage.

Services offered

  • Local moves and long-distance moves (up to 700 km)
  • Canada to US moves
  • Commercial and office moves
  • Packing supplies
  • Storage

Why Flex Déménagement is recommended by our expert

With an impressive 30-man crew, Flex Déménagement is the ideal solution for large moves. In addition, this moving company offers basic insurance at $2.00 per pound of broken item, which covers more than the standard for other movers.

They also offer a unique service, allowing you to purchase your packing supplies online and have them delivered directly to your home.

For very heavy items that cannot be disassembled over 600 lbs (Ex: grand pianos, safes, pool tables, very large gym equipment), this company is not the best option as they are less specialized in this area.

Local office

365 McCaffrey, Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 1Z7

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Déménagement La Capitale

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Pricing

  • Hourly price starting at $195 / hr for 3 movers after 4 hours minimum.
  • Travel time charge: Yes
  • Truck fee: No

Special items, like pianos, sports equipment, or highly delicate items, require special handling. They may be subject to additional charges.

Verified Credentials

  • 29 years of experience
  • The company’s insurance policy is to repair or replace lost or damaged items. Additional coverage available upon request.

Services offered

  • Local and long-distance moves
  • Commercial and office moves
  • Packing and unpacking
  • Packing supplies
  • Storage

Why Déménagement La Capitale is recommended by our expert

Déménagement La Capitale is a moving company operating throughout Quebec and offering office moving services. With 28 years of experience, its reputation is based on its professionalism. The rigor and the respect of an ethical code put a point of honor on the quality of the service given to the customer. With more than 100 qualified employees and all types of equipment, Déménagement La Capitale covers all the technical aspects of moving (packing, storage, installation, delivery, piano, etc.) and all geographical ranges (local, national, commercial, office and international moving).

Local office

9100, rue de l’Innovation Montreal (Québec) H1J 2X9 Canada

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Conclusion

Whether you’re moving locally a bit further away from or to Montreal or within the West Island, finding a rated moving company with professional movers and quality moves is important. You want a smooth and efficient moving process without hidden fees or surprises on moving day. That’s why customer service, packing services, and storage services are also key factors to consider. When choosing from the many Montreal movers rates and prices, consider the experience of the moving companies in Montreal and their reviews from satisfied customers. A highly recommended and experienced team can provide professional packing and unpacking services, as well as affordable moves for both residential and commercial customers. With years of experience and competitive prices, you can trust a professional moving company to move your belongings with a great job done on moving day. Don’t hesitate to get a free quote from MovingWaldo to compare and book the best Montreal movers for your needs.

Registration of movers with the Commission des transports du Québec (CTQ) 

To operate in Quebec, moving companies with heavy vehicles weighing 4,500 kg or more must be registered with the Commission des transports du Québec (CTQ). We only select registered companies. To be registered, they must meet several conditions, including:

  • Having civil liability insurance.
  • Being a legal business incorporated in Quebec.
  • Holding the appropriate permit issued by the SAAQ for the type of vehicle used.
  • Ensuring that the vehicles respect the environmental and safety standards in effect.

To view a mover’s file, go here and click on Dossier d’une entreprise ou d’un individu at the bottom of the page (French available only).

BBB

BBB stands for Better Business Bureau and is a North American organization whose mission is to help buyers and sellers trust each other. Its rating is based on the number of complaints that a company may receive and how the company handles these complaints. We aim to recommend companies with a minimum rating of A- or higher.

CAM

CAM stands for Canadian Association of Movers. It is Canada’s only trade association for movers whose goal is to help its members evolve in the industry, while setting a standard of ethics and practices for moving companies. While it is a great way to gain credibility, not all moving companies are part of CAM.

Frequently asked questions

  • What’s included in my moving quote?

    Hourly pricing is the most commonly used pricing model. It’s simple, the company will provide you with an hourly rate and charge you based on the time it takes to complete your move. The more prepared you are, the less it will cost. In your quote, movers will provide you with an estimated labor time, so they can precisely estimate the final cost. Services considered in the labor time:

    • Wrapping and protecting
    • Dismantling and reassembling
    • Packing/unpacking (additional service if requested)
    • Loading and unloading the truck
    • Miscellaneous requests
    • Driving from the pickup to the drop-off location (and to/from their office)

    To cover travel time and fuel, movers may charge you for the time it takes them to drive to and from their office. Alternatively, they may charge a pre-established truck fee, which will be based on the distance to be driven and the size of the truck. Certain services are included in the final price such as: basic insurance (release value protection), moving blankets, moving equipment and sometimes wardrobe boxes.

  • When is the cheapest time to move?

    In general, it is cheaper to move in the middle of the week, in the middle of the month, and during the winter.   Moving prices change a lot throughout the year. Like Uber, the more demand there is, the higher the prices are. The general rules to get a discounted rate are:
    • It is usually cheaper to move during the week than during the weekend. For instance, some companies will have a different hourly rate on Wednesday than on Saturday. This is likely due to the fact that people avoid taking time off from work to move, hence, there is more demand on weekends.
    • Moving in the middle of the month is likely to be cheaper than moving on the last or first day of the month. This is due to the fact that most leases are renewed on the first day of the month, hence, there is more demand on this day.
    • Moving during the winter is usually cheaper. December, January or February are most likely less expensive months. April to September is often more expensive since it coincides with the end and the beginning of the school year.
  • How many movers will I need?

    Usually, a moving company will provide 2 or 3 movers. The number will depend on the company politics as well as the size of the move. For instance, if you are moving from a one or two-bedroom apartment without large appliances, two movers will likely do it. On the contrary, if you are moving a house, 3 movers will be a better option. If the moving company charges by the hour, the total hourly rate will be higher if there are 3 movers. This said, your move could also take less time, and the movers are less likely to accidentally scratch some furniture out of tiredness.
  • How many hours should I plan for my move?

    For a move to the same city, the minimum will be 3 to 4 hours, but it is likely to be more than this. A two-bedroom apartment can take 4 to 6 hours, and a complete home could go up to 10 hours. Keep in mind that many things can influence the number of hours a move will take:
    • The number of movers, usually 2 or 3.
    • The number of boxes and furniture. Boxes are fast to move around, but appliances, sofas and specialty items can take a while. If a piece of furniture does not fit the stairs, for instance, you can count up to an hour to take it out through the balcony.
    • On what level is your home located? Moving from the tenth floor will take more time.
    • How long will it take for the movers to drive from their office, to your current home, then to your new home, and finally go back to the office? Most movers charge from door to door.
    Try to evaluate how many trips the movers will need to load and unload everything, then estimate the time for each run. Finally, add the travel time and you should have a first approximation.
  • How much does it cost to hire a moving company?

    Moving services rates are usually around 90$ to 120$ per hour for two men. For instance, at $90 per hour, a 6 hours – 2 men move would cost 540$. You would then need to add gas, insurance, and tip. Here is some sample data. Please make sure to get a proper quote to budget your move, as every move is different!
    • Two-bedroom townhouse between $375 and $450
    • Three-bedroom house around $800 and $900
    • Four-bedroom home around $3,000.
    Read our full article on the cost of moving.
  • What should I consider when choosing a moving company?

    Selecting a mover is always a tricky thing to do. Since you do not move every year, you usually never had experience with the mover we end up selecting. There are rarely very poor decision, but here are a few things to consider that will help you make an appropriate choice:
    1. Make sure the moving company offers insurance for your belongings.

    2. Look for the BBB Rating. A BBB rating is a measure of customer satisfaction. The highest, the better. Note that not all companies use this rating.

    3. How long have they been in business? It is often a great thing when a company is in business for 50 years. We are not saying that young companies are not good, but harder to evaluate.

    4. Where are they located? The closest to you and your new home, the cheaper it will be.

    5. Do they hire full-time employees, or work with contractors? Full-time employees will often give you a guarantee that the reviews are relevant to the team.

    6. Look for reviews from friends and family or turn to online reviews. Take the time to read the reviews and understand it.

    7. Make sure you get more than one moving company quote!

  • How much should I tip movers?

    First, let’s settle it. Yes, you should tip movers, especially if they did a great job and were respectful of you and your furniture. Moving is not an easy job!
    • For an average or small size move of 3 to 4 hours, a reasonable tip would be $20 per mover.
    • For a larger move, or if it is a very hot day for instance, do not hesitate to go up to $40 per mover.
    • In addition to tips, movers are likely to appreciate non-alcoholic beverages, such as water or Gatorade, or small snacks during the course of the move.
    • It is usually recommended to tip at the end when paying the final bill.
    • Final note: Reviews. The moving industry is not easy, and online reviews are very important for these companies and also for other families that will be seeking their services later on. Share your experience!
    For more information, read our full post here on how much to tip movers.
  • Should I hire professional movers or rent a moving truck?

    There are a number of things to consider before deciding to hire professional movers or moving by yourself, but the quick answer is: hiring movers is definitely a simpler choice, but will often be more expensive. Here are the things to consider:
    1. What are you moving? Do you only have a few boxes to move, or are you moving a full-size home with a piano and pool table? Try imagining yourself moving the largest piece of furniture, could you do it?
    2. To the first point, how is your physical health? Moving is hard on the body, and you surely do not want to break your back over the cost of moving. Hire movers if you think the effort could be too much.
    3. Are you on a tight schedule, or can you move furniture over a week or a month? The more time you have, the easier it is to do it yourself.
    4. Do you have specialty items, such as a pool table, a hot tub or a piano? These are expensive and need technical skills to be moved without properly. Make sure to get professional movers.
  • What should I do with children and pets on moving day?

    Children - The key here is to keep them busy. If the child is old enough, you can get them involved in the move by making them move small items. Ensure you prepare a few snacks, games, or toys you can easily unpack if needed. If the child is too young, the best solution is to hire a sitter for the day. If this is not an option for you, you must rely on organization, so you can stay focused on your little one.  Pets - The only thing to worry about is keeping them secure during the move. Moving companies do not transfer your pets. We recommend keeping your pet in their crates, so they are not in the way during the move or asking a family member to look after your furry friend for a cost-effective option.  Note: Don’t forget to pack a separate bag with all your dog’s essentials to avoid rummaging through boxes. This will come handy for the first week at your new home! Discover more about moving with your pet
  • Do I have to prepare anything before the moving company starts the move?

    There are no requirements to prepare anything before the moving company arrives; however, we highly suggest taking into account the following: 
    • Pack and move valuables - To reduce movers’ responsibility, move your jewellery, expensive items and valuables yourself to avoid anything being misplaced. If you have any precious items, ensure you notify your movers in advance, so they can prepare proper protective gear.
    • Organize your belongings - It would be best to eliminate things you no longer need. Go through your household items and clean out items you have not used in the last six months to eliminate any clutter and unnecessary moving. At the same time, you can put labels on the boxes for the movers to know which rooms they go in. Movers are forbidden from moving propane tanks, firearms, and flammable, hazardous and explosive items. 
    • Prepare based on the weather - In Ottawa, July is the month with the most rain. It is recommended to prepare for rain forecasts and plan your move accordingly! Otherwise, Ottawa usually has warm and humid summers. As a courtesy to the movers, prepare cool water bottles, so they may stay hydrated while handling your possessions.
    • Contact your Condo Board or building manager - If you are moving to a condo or apartment complex, remember to ask about the parking, elevator reservation and any other rules to avoid fines on moving day. Note: Do not forget to notify the movers of these regulations. 

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Ann Nacario

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Meet Ann – our head writer with a knack for making moving and city living a breeze. From the many details of moving to picking the perfect moving company, she’s your guide. Ann has a friendly yet detailed approach to ensure your move goes off without a hitch. When she’s not writing about relocation, it will always be on her mind, but you’ll catch her spending time with her three furry friends.

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