The complete checklist for changes of address in Ontario.

Before gearing up for a big move, the list of services to notify when you’re changing your address can seem endless. To make your moving experience as smooth as possible, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of Ontario specific services to contact before and after your move. Luckily not all organizations need to be notified immediately, thus with our guide you can plan accordingly and target the most important services first. Thus, to simplify your change of address process, we have created a complete checklist of organisms, agencies, governmental departments and companies you should notify of your move.

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Our printable moving checklist includes governmental agencies, service providers, as well as organizations, all of which you should advise of your move. 

Who should I notify of my new address? The Checklist.

It is important to notify the following organizations and private service providers of your move as soon as possible to ensure an adequate and safe transition to your new home.

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What you need to know

How to update address

Service Ontario

  • Drivers License
  • Vehicle and Land Registration
  • Health Card/OHIP

Additional info

  • Notify them 2 weeks before you move.
  • It’s the law to report changes to provincial services. Notify Ontario immediately to avoid potential fines.

  • More information on how to change your address with Service Ontario.

How to update address

 

Ontario photo card

Additional info

  • Notify them 2 weeks before you move.
  • Only if you do not have a valid driving license from Ontario.

How to update address

Home internet, TV & phone provider

  • Bell
  • Rogers
  • Cogeco
  • Etc.

Additional info

  • Majority of service providers require at least three weeks of notice to schedule an appointment for the installation.

  • More information on how to change your address for your telecom provider.

How to update address

  • From your online account;
  • By phone;
  • For free via MovingWaldo.

Financial Institutions

  • Bank accounts
  • Credit cards
  • Investments

Additional info

  • Please note: For many financial institutions, changes of address for credit cards and bank accounts are done separately/independently!

  • More information on how to change your address for your financial institution.

How to update address

  • From your online account;
  • By phone;
  • For free via MovingWaldo.

Hydro One or any other electricity providers (residential)

  • Reliance
  • Union Gas
  • Horizon Utilities

And more.

Additional info

  • Notify this provider as soon as possible, up to a month in advance.
  • More information on how to change your address for your energy provider.

How to update address

Your Insurance policies

  • Home
  • Auto
  • Recreational vehicle  
  • Life
  • Collective

Additional info

  • Notify your insurers at least 2 weeks before you move.
  • Be aware that your change of address may have an impact on the amount you are paying for your insurance policy. 

  • More information on the impact of moving on your insurance policy.

How to update address

  • From your online account;
  • By phone;
  • For free via MovingWaldo.

Ontario Works (Financial and Unemployment Assistance)

Additional info

  • Not reporting address changes to your caseworker as soon as possible may result in changes to your financial assistance.

How to update address

Canadian Pension Plan (CPP)  

Additional info

  • Updat eyour address 1 to 2 weeks before you move.
  • More information on how to change your address for CPP.

How to update address

Old Age Security (OAS)

Additional info

  • Update your address as soon as possible.
  • More information on how to change your address with the Old Age Security (OAS).

How to update address

  • Call 1-800-277-9914
  • Mail your documents to the nearest Service Canada Office  
  • Or in person at a Canada Service Center near you

Employment Insurance (EI)

Additional info

  • You can provide notification of a future address change of address up to 180 days in advance of the actual change of address.

  • More information on how to change your address for EI.

How to update address

  • Using your My Services My
  • Services Canada Account (MSCA)
  • Call 1-800-206-7218
  • In person at a Canada Service Center near you

OSAP Loans and Bursaries

Additional info

  • Update your address 1-2 weeks before you move.

How to update address

Mobile phone provider

  • Rogers wireless
  • Koodo
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Bell mobility

Additional info

  • Update your address 1-2 weeks before your move.

How to update address

  • From your online account;
  • By phone;
  • For free via MovingWaldo.

Rewards Programs

  • CAA
  • Air Miles
  • Optimum/PC Points

Additional info

  • Many Rewards Programs send discounts by mail. Don’t miss out!

  • Notify them 1 week before you move.

How to update address

  • From your online account;
  • By phone;
  • For free via MovingWaldo.

Magazines and Newspapers

Additional info

  • There may be a delay of a few weeks before your address is updated. If you have not received all copies of your magazines or newspapers following your move, contact their customer service.

  • Notify them up to 1 month before you move.

How to update address

  • From your online account;
  • By phone;
  • For free via MovingWaldo.

Charities you support

Additional info

  • Up to 1 month before you move.

  • Important for your tax return!

How to update address

  • From your online account;
  • By phone;
  • For free via MovingWaldo.

Canada Savings Bond

Additional info

  • Depending on the plan you have completing specific paperwork may be required.

  • More information on how to change your address for the Canadian Savings Bonds

How to update address

Ontario Savings Bond

Additional info

  • Visit the OSB website for more information on how and where to send your updated information. 

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

Additional info

  • Please note that you will need your 7-digit case number when you call.

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Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Additional info

  • You will also be able to change your address during the annual tax return season; you may have missed important communications in the meantime.

  • You can change your address before or after you move.

  • More information on how to change your address with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA).

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Elections Canada

Additional info

  • Update your address before the election period.
  • Your change of address must be up-to-date in order to vote in your new district. During election periods, the change of address must be made in person.

How to update address

Elections Ontario

Additional info

  • Your change of address must be up-to-date in order to vote in your new district. 

How to update address

Outdoor card

Additional info

  • The address on your license must be up-to-date with the Department of Forest, Wildlife and Parks to register your firearm(s) and/or other weapon(s).

How to update address

Streaming and online services

  • Netflix
  • Spotify
  • Amazon Prime
  • Apple Music

Additional info

  • In order to avoid facing any issues with the change of your billing address.

  • More information on how to change your address with Netflix, Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Prime.

How to update address

  • On your online account.

Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Additional info

  • Renewal notices are sent to the address you provided. If you did not receive an application renewal notice, you should call 1-800-731-4000 to confirm that the Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) has your correct address on file.

  • More information on changing your address for your arms permit 

How to update address

Pharmacist

Additional info

  • It is important to talk to your pharmacist to transfer your file to a new pharmacy, if required. Please note that some prescriptions are not transferable and you might therefore need a new prescription.

How to update address

  • In person or by phone.

Employer

How to update address

  • Notify the Human Resources (HR) department.

Dentist

How to update address

  • In person or by phone.

Library

How to update address

  • In person or by phone.

Municipality

Additional info

  • Depending on your city, you may need to go to their offices in person to change the address. Check your municipality’s website for more information.

How to update address

  • With your notary.

Graduates/Alumni associations

Additional info

  • Associations sometimes send promotional discounts. Make your change of address to take advantage of the promotions!

How to update address

University/College

Additional info

  • It is important to change your address to receive your transcripts!

How to update address

  • Online;
  • By phone with the Registrar’s Office.

Car manufacturer

Additional info

  • It is important to change your address to receive notices and reminders about your vehicle!

How to update address

Car dealership

Additional info

  • It is important to change your address to receive notices and reminders about your vehicle!

How to update address

  • By phone or on your next visit.

Medical clinic

How to update address

  • On your next visit/call.

Union

Additional info

How to update address

  • Online
  • By phone 

Professional association 

Additional info

How to update address

  • Online on the association’s website

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