Do I Tip Movers In Canada? The best tipping practices for movers in Canada.
“How much do I tip movers?” is a question that we want to ask, but sometimes are too embarrassed to. That’s why we turn to search engines like Google to find out. However, many of the answers found online on tipping movers are based in America. But no worries, we’re here to bring a Canadian twist on things — how much to tip movers in Canada.
Moving is hard work, and you realize this because you’ve enlisted some help for your big day. If things go right, your movers will do a great job and make your moving day less stressful. But when it’s time to pay the final bill. How much should you tip your movers? Should you tip at all? Read on to find out our guide.
Although tipping is at your discretion and at your budget, we recommend tipping 10% to 20% of your total bill based on your invoice. The tip is then divided among the movers, depending on how many helpers you’ve had that day. For example, if your total bill came up to $1650 and you had 3 movers help you, you would tip $165 in total, leaving $55 in tips per mover. This is a good amount to tip your movers in Canada. Remember to tip your movers on the percentage of the total cost of your move indicated on your invoice, not the final amount you pay at the end of your move. You can do this by opting out of paying by percentage if you use a credit or debit card, but instead pay in dollars on the machine.
Some sources also indicate tipping $4 to $5/hour, per mover. For example, if your move took 6 hours and you had 4 movers, you would tip $120, leaving $30 per mover for a 6 hour job. This is another way to tip your movers.
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If you’ve enlisted the packing services of your moving company, it is a good idea to tip your packers as well. The packing day is usually on a different day than your moving day (a day or two before) and therefore could be a different team of movers that pack for you. To show your appreciation, follow the guideline above. We bill separately for packing and moving, so you can be assured that your tips will go to the right team.
Movers, like many service industry workers, do not expect that tip, but it’s a great way to show your appreciation for helping you during a transitional time. This is especially important if you have heavy furniture or long flights of stairs.
Now you know how much to tip movers in Canada. Following standard practices will ensure that your movers feel appreciated on your big day. And of course, if they did an outstanding job, a little extra is always appreciated!
If you’re looking to show your appreciation to your moves another way, a review mentioning their names is another great way to appreciate your movers. You can leave a review for us on Homestars, Google and Facebook!
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