5 Movers in Ottawa that you can trust.

Few things in life are as stressful as moving – whether it is a residential home, an office or a storage locker, packing everything you own in a logical, safe and organised way is always difficult (and that’s if everything goes to plan). A good moving company who offers a fair price, treats your belongings with care and respect and works efficiently is absolutely essential to your move being successful. But, how do you find one of these? The internet contains a labyrinth of review sites all providing conflicting reports on the quality or lack of quality for the various moving companies, making it very difficult to separate the good from the bad. At MovingWaldo we wanted to help guide people through this maze, which is why we collated information about the five best moving companies in Ottawa – presenting an easy comparison that allows you to see clearly.  

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1. First Rate Movers Inc.

A well-respected Ottawa moving company that has been in operation since 2003, it has earnt an excellent reputation, which is exemplified by its 4.9 rating on Google. This coupled with its BBB accreditation and CAM membership, ensures that First Rate Movers is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to relocate in Ottawa.

  • Pricing – Two men and a truck = $120/hr (3 hr min) or Three men and a truck = $160/hr (4 hr min) (detailed quotes available online).
  • Areas Covered – Ottawa, the greater Ottawa area and other parts of Canada
  • Better Business Bureau rating – A+ (Accredited since 2006) What is this?
  • Member of CAM – Yes What is this?
  • In business since – 2003

Reviews of First Rate Movers Inc.

  • Google reviews: 4.9 stars based on 70+ reviews
  • HomeStars reviews: 5 stars based on 20+ reviews

Services offered by First Rate Movers Inc.

  • Local Moving – within 30 KM of Ottawa town hall
  • Local Long-Distance – outside the 30 KM radius but still in the Ottawa area
  • Moving from Toronto to Ottawa
  • Moving from Ottawa to Toronto
  • Piano Moving
  • Furniture Hoisting
  • Storage
  • Packing

2. Parkview Movers

A well-respected Ottawa moving company that has been in operation since 2003, it has earnt an excellent reputation, which is exemplified by its 4.9 rating on Google. This coupled with its BBB accreditation and CAM membership, ensures that First Rate Movers is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to relocate in Ottawa.

  • Pricing – $115 per hour for two men and a truck 
  • Areas Covered – Ontario and Quebec
  • Better Business Bureau rating –A+ (Accredited since 2017) What is this?
  • Member of CAM – Yes What is this?
  • In business since – 2010

Reviews of Parkview Movers

  • Google reviews: 4.9 stars based on 50+ reviews 
  • Facebook reviews: 4.9 out of 5 based on 60+ votes

Services offered by Parkview Movers

  • Residential moves
  • Long distance moves
  • Senior moves
  • Storage
  • Piano Moving

3. Ottawa Pro Movers

Ottawa Pro Movers is a moving company that provides services in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. It provides a plethora of different residential moving services and has garnered an excellent reputation, which is demonstrated by its 5-star rating on Google. They explicitly state in their mission statement that customer service is at the forefront of everything that they do, making them an excellent choice for anyone moving in Ottawa and the surrounding area. They claim that 80% of their customers come from friends and referrals!

  • Price – From $75/hour for two movers + travel fee
  • Areas Covered –Ontario and Quebec
  • Better Business Bureau rating – A+
  • Member of CAM – No

Reviews of Ottawa Pro Movers

  • Google reviews: 5 stars based on 45+ reviews
  • 411.CA reviews: 4.8 out of 5 based on 35 reviews
  • HomeStars reviews: 10/10 based on 4 reviews

Services offered by Ottawa Pro Movers

  • Residential Moving Services
  • Packing and Unpacking
  • Assembly and Disassembly

4. Topnotch Moving Services

TopNotch Moving Services provide residential and commercial moves in the Ottawa area. They have been in business for the past five years and have earnt an excellent reputation and is rated 5 out of 5 on both Google and Facebook. If you are seeking a reliable moving company in the Ottawa area, then TopNotch Moving Services may just be the one for you.

  • Price – $120/hr for 2 men and a truck.
  • Areas Covered – Ottawa and the surrounding area.
  • Better Business Bureau rating – A+
  • Member of CAM – No
  • In business since – 2013

Reviews of Topnotch Moving Services

  • Google reviews: 5 stars based on 25+ reviews
  • HomeStars reviews: 5/5 based on 35+ reviews

Services offered by Topnotch Moving Services

  • Local Moving
  • Packing and Unpacking
  • Commercial Moves

5. Two men and a Truck

An award-winning moving company that is one of the largest in Canada – it is ideal for anyone who wants a corporate moving company that retains a personal touch. Two Men and A Truck is a member of all the relevant moving organisations in Canada and has a BBB rating of A+, ensuring that it is one of the best moving options in the country. 

  • Price – Around $80-100 per hour for two men and a truck.
  • Areas Covered – Canada and International moves
  • Better Business Bureau rating – A+
  • Member of CAM – Yes
  • In business since – Over 30 years!

Reviews of Two men and a Truck​

  • Google reviews: 4.1 stars based on 60+ reviews for it’s local Ottawa branch
  • Two men and a Truck’s website reviews: 4.9/5 based on 808 reviews of Ottawa’s branch

Services offered by Two men and a Truck​​

  • Local moving
  • Business moving
  • Long distance moving
  • Packing services
Additional notes

Prices, availability, ratings and reviews may all vary over time. MovingWaldo does its best to provide accurate data and information, but cannot be held responsible for any information regarding the companies featured in this article. Unless noted otherwise, MovingWaldo is not taking part in any partnership with the above companies. 

What’s the BBB? BBB stands for Better Business Bureau and is a North-American organisation 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 try to always recommend companies that have A- or higher ratings. 

What’s the CAM? CAM stands for Canadian Association of Movers. It is an association of movers who’s goal is to help its members evolve in the industry, while setting a standard for moving companies. While it is a great way to gain credibility, not all moving companies are part of the CAM. 

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