How long would it take to ship that gun up to Canada? Then, when (yes, when... not if) it gets seized, how long would it take you to make that money back to try again?
Seriously, get AV'd. You're in Montreal, I can only assume there are multiple AVers available, confirmation takes about a week, and then you have a few more shopping options open up to you. Not having time is a bit of a BS reason.