The complete checklist for changes of address in Alberta

Every year, you subscribe to different services whether it be a new internet provider or a popular magazine. However, no matter how useful or life-changing these services are, when it comes time to pack all your belongings and move, updating the mailing address to all your subscriptions is the last thing on your mind.

To help simplify this task, we have created an easy to use address checklist specific to Alberta.

Change of address checklist Alberta

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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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Places

What you need to know

How to update address

Service Alberta

  • Driver’s licence
  • Vehicle registration

Additional info

  • You must update your address within 14 days of a change to your personal information.

  • You need to provide supporting documentation when visting a registry agent, which include both your physical and mailing address within Alberta.

  • More information on changing your address with Service Alberta

How to update address

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP)

  • Health Insurance Card

Additional info

  • Update your address within 10 days of your move.
  • If you decide to call the AHCIP office to update your address, make sure you have your personal health number in hand to provide it to the operator when they ask for it.

  • More information on changing your address with AHCIP

How to update address

Home internet, TV & phone provider

  • Shaw
  • Telus

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.

Your Energy Provider

  • AltaGas
  • ATCO
  • ENMAX
  • Fortis
  • Etc.

Additional info

  • Notify this provider as soon as possible, up to a month in advance.
  • Fees may apply.

How to update address

  • From your online account;
  • By phone.

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.

Alberta Pensions Services Corporation

  • Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP)
  • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP)
  • Special Forces Pension Plan (SFPP)
  • Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP), and the Public Service Management (Closed Membership) Pension Plan.

Additional info

  • 1 to 2 weeks before you move.

  • More information on changing your address with the Alberta Pensions Services Corporations

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

Alberta Student Aid

Additional info

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

  • If you need to notify Alberta Student Aid of a change of circumstances, you can submit a Request for Reconsideration through your account.

How to update address

Income Assistance (Ministry of Community and Social Services)

Additional info

  • As soon as possible.

  • You need to report other important changes, like a change in employment or marital status to your social worker too. Refer to this list of all changes for more details.

How to update address

  • Contact your social worker responsible of your case.

Mobile phone provider

  • Rogers wireless
  • Koodo
  • Virgin Mobile etc.

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 Alberta Motor Association
  • 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.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

Additional info

  • As soon as possible, up to 1 month in advance.

How to update address

Alberta Savings Bonds

  • Alberta Treasury Board and Finance 

Additional info

  • 1-2 weeks before you move. 

How to update address

  • By phone: 780-427-3044

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

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).

How to update address

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 Alberta

Additional info

  • Make sure to update your address before the election period.
  • When updating your information with voterlink, you will need to have in hand an Alberta Driver’s Licence or an Alberta Identification Card

How to update address

Hunting and Fishing license (Alberta Environment and Parks)

Additional info

  • If you decide to go with the second option and visit your local Issuer to complete a new WIN Application, you won’t be required to purchase a new WIN card!

  • A WIN card is valid for 5 years.

How to update address

  • Online through your account
  • Visit your local Issuer and complete a WIN Application form to update any new information (Section A).
  • Call the Active Network AlbertaRELM Help Desk toll-free at 1-888-944-5494

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

Boat permit

Additional info

  • A Pleasure Craft Licence is valid for 10 years. At the end of that period, you must renew your licence.

  • If you change your name, address, or particulars of the pleasure craft after you obtain a Pleasure Craft Licence, you must update your licence.

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.

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

Special Mention!

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