Your first step is to forward your mail to ensure you do not miss important letters sent to your former address. Canada Post allows you to forward mail for a 4 or 12 months, or if you are relocating temporarily, 3 months. You can register for Mail Forwarding online or in person at any Canada Post Office. Mail forwarding services are provided nationwide and internationally. There is a fee for mail forwarding.
There are quite a few other organisations to notify of your address change. The biggest challenge is at the Provincial/Territorial level. Each Province and Territory have different ways of notifying them. Some allow you to inform government agencies, utilities and other organsations with one click, others require you to visit multiple websites or in person. Don't worry though, we've included links to the main agencies like healthcare and motor vehicles for your convenience.
We have also included a list of other service providers you may need to contact and a checklist that you can save to your phone to keep track of who you've contacted, you can even personalise it with service providers we may not have thought of.
Changing Your Address With Federal Government agencies
Notify Provincial/Territory Agencies
Other Service Providers you may need to Notify
Save These Address Change Checklists to Your Phone
Saving our address notification checklists to your phone will help you can keep track of who you've notified.