Moving Checklist

What needs to be done before you move? Who needs to know about your new address? Where do I find a mover? Some resources to get you started on planning your move.

Forward Your Mail

Visit your local Post Office at least two weeks before your move date and fill out a Change of Address Notification Form. For $30.00, Canada Post will forward all addressed mail to your new home, within Canada, for six months.

Alternatively, visit Canada Post’s website to request a free change-of-address kit which includes the Change of Address Form.

Change Your Contact Information

Many groups, organizations, services and levels of government need to be informed of your new address.

Ontario Government Services cards (Vehicle Permit, Driver's Licence, Outdoors Card, and Health Card):
Ontario Government Integrated Online Address Change

Change your address for your tax return:
Canada Revenue Agency

Citizenship card:
Citizenship and Immigration Canada Online Address Change

Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security:
Human Resources and Development Canada

Veterans Affairs benefits:
Veterans Affairs Canada

Municipal property taxes:
Contact your local municipality. Contact information can be obtained by visiting the Association of Ontario Municipalities website.

Your local service providers must also be informed of your impending move:

  • Telephone company
  • Mobile phone provider
  • Cable company
  • Hydro company
  • Gas company
  • Schools
  • Banks
  • Credit card companies
  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Opticians / optometrists
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants & financial advisors
  • Insurance providers
  • Automobile association
  • Health clubs / gyms
  • Personal contacts
  • Family members
  • Friends
  • Churches
  • Volunteer organizations
  • Charitable organizations