Moving Tips: Change of Address Checklist

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When you move to a new address, you'll need to let your service providers know so that your mail delivery is uninterrupted. Here are some companies you might need to contact to change your address:


  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canada Post
  • Government assistance programs (such as OSAP, ODSP, CPP, EI, etc.)
  • Driver’s licence & vehicle registration
  • Health card

In many provinces, change of address for most government services can be done online.

Financial Services


  • Bank accounts, loans, lines of credit
  • Credit cards
  • Investment accounts


  • Cable & internet
  • Telephone and/or cell phone
  • Auto, life, medical and insurance providers
  • Doctors
  • Dentist
  • Online shopping and membership sites (e.g. Amazon, Netflix)

Subscriptions & Memberships

  • Library card
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Professional associations
  • Fitness club


  • Your workplace
  • Family & friends
  • Schools
  • Religious organizations

For a fee, Canada Post can forward your mail for up to one year to your new address. If you are unable to change your address in time for your move, this service can ensure you don’t miss any important mail.