Best West Island moving companies

Top 5 Moving Companies in West Island and the surrounding area

 

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4.9

Specialized in senior moves

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Accreditations

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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

  • 9 ans d’expérience
  • Notation BBB: A+
  • Assurance de base de 0,50 $ par 100 $ de valeur déclarée. La compagnie offre une couverture supplémentaire avec son assurance Cargo pour les articles de plus de 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 this company is recommended by our experts

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

5679 Chemin St. François, Saint-Laurent, Quebec, H4S 1W6

The company has been a MovingWaldo network partner since 2023

5

Highly trained for quick assembly and disassembly

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Accreditations

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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 this company is recommended by our experts

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.

Local office

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

The company has been a MovingWaldo network partner since 2023

5

Specialized piano moving experts

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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

  • 14 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 this company is recommended by our experts

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 from 493 reviews 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.

Local office

1766 55e Avenue, Lachine, QC H8T 3J5

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4.8

Convenient for large moves

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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 this company is recommended by our experts

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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3.7

Recognized in Quebec for their solid reputation

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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.

10% seniors discount

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 this company is recommended by our experts

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 (QuĂ©bec) H1J 2X9 Canada

The company has been a MovingWaldo network partner since 2018

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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).

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What’s the 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.

What’s 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.

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Mathieu Paquette

The author of this article also acts as MovingWaldo’s booking agent. Matt, is an accomplished relocation specialist with over 6 years of experience in the industry. Matt has earned a CAM certification (Canadian Association Of Movers), Tariff Certification (Atlas Van Lines), and has an extensive business background. Before handing off everything you own, do your due diligence
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Frequently asked questions

Hourly pricing is the most commonly used pricing model in MontrĂ©al. 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.

All moving companies in Montréal have diverse fee-related policies. Generally, packing and unloading specialty items will be an added cost to your moving bill for their fragility (extra protection required), weight (more workers required), and extra space they may take up in the truck (additional truck required). 

The moving company may charge extra fees for heavy items like sports equipment and appliances. Extra stair fees (above 2nd floor) and overnight or storage fees (if the move was not completed in one day), may be charged. Also, fuel fees could apply, especially for longer distances. 

There are two types of moving insurance protections: release value protection and full value protection. 

Release value protection covers the damages happening in the moving truck and can cover $0.60 per pound of the damaged item. The cost is typically included in the price and there is no deductible.  

Whereas, full value protection applies to damage done in the moving truck and in your home. This can cover anywhere between $5 to $10 per pound of the damaged item. Expect to pay at least a few hundred dollars for full value protection, and know that there is a deductible and that it will vary. 

The best time of the year to move in MontrĂ©al is in the fall or winter. Choosing to move during these two seasons will make you save time, but more importantly money. It’s during these times of the year that movers have more availability.

The months of the year with the lowest rates are October through May, excluding December. We recommend that you move not only during the winter, but on a weekday, Monday through Friday, where you will save hundreds of dollars compared to the summer. Please note that all moves during the Summer months are more expensive because of the higher demand.

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