Download a printable Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) brochure in PDF titled Your Guide to Importing a Vehicle from the United States into Canada
Vehicles being sold from the U.S. and imported into Canada may be damaged by floods from the recent natural disasters in the U.S.
Crisfield Maryland after Hurricane Sandy passed on Oct. 30, 2012. Photo by Staff Sgt. Thaddeus Harrington, Maryland National Guard, used under Creative Commons licence.
Yukon and all other Canadian provinces and territories are taking steps to caution Canadians about purchasing or importing vehicles from the U.S. in areas affected by hurricane Sandy. Both new and used vehicles from these areas may be flood-damaged. Flood vehicles do not qualify for on-road licensing or use in Yukon or anywhere else in Canada.
To protect yourself, try to buy a vehicle only from a licensed dealer.
If you’re planning on buying a new or used car from a private seller, here are some tips:
For information on importing a vehicle, visit the Registrar of Imported Vehicles site or call 1-888-848-8240.
In Canada 1-800-461-9999 (English)
Outside Canada (506) 636-5064 (English)
(506) 636-5067 (French)