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CHANGE OF ADDRESS CHECKLIST FOR CANADA AND PROVINCES/TERRITORIES

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Address change information for any province or territory in Canada

YOUR CHANGE OF ADDRESS CHECKLIST - WHO SHOULD YOU NOTIFY?

  • Canada Revenue Agency, My Service Canada Account and Canada Customs: child tax benefit, Canada Pension Plan, GST rebate, income tax. When you notify your local tax office you will need to quote your tax account number.
  • Credit Card Companies: When you receive your statements, fill out the change of address form. This is usually on the reverse of the statement. Don't forget to notify any card protection insurers that you may have.
  • Doctor, Dentist & Opticians Health Care Insurance: If you are moving to another province/territory you have 90 days to register in your new province. Make sure you keep paying in your old province, so you have full coverage. When the change is done you will get any credit due from your old provincial health care system.
  • Financial Institutions: Notify all your banks/credit unions/financial adviser/investment firms/mortgage brokers of your change of address and maybe consider transferring your accounts to a branch nearer to your new home.
  • Insurance Companies: Contact your broker or the individual companies for your Life, Motor, Medical, Pet and Contents and any other insurance. When contacting your house contents insurers, check with them to see what cover you have regarding moving house, you may find that you are fully covered and have no need to take out extra cover with your removal company.
  • Motor Vehicles: Change drivers license, vehicle and plate registrations. Provinces allow from 30-120 days for you to change after you become a resident. Some provinces have mandatory inspection programs before you can register/insure your vehicle.
  • Schools, Daycares: Let your child's school/daycare know when you intend them to be leaving and advise the new school/daycare when you intend your children to start.
  • Utilities: Electricity, Gas, and Water, Contact your existing and new utility companies. Advise them of your new address and date of moving. Give plenty of notice, and always phone them up a second time to confirm your service will be operational on the day you move in.
  • Workplace/Subscriptions/Rewards Programs.
  • Phone/Cellular Phone/Internet/Cable/Satellite company.

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