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 Ontario address change checklist includes governmental agencies, service providers, as well as organizations, all of which you should advise of your move. 

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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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List of organizations, agencies and companies

When to change your address?

How to change your address?

Important to know

Service Ontario

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

As soon as possible, at least 2 weeks before you move

It’s the law to report changes to provincial services. Notify ServiceOntario immediately to avoid potential fines.

More information on how to change your address with ServiceOntario.

Ontario Photo Card

At least 2 weeks before you move

You must only update your address on your Photo Card if you do not have a driver’s license.

Electricity Provider

  • Hydro One

As soon as possible, up to 1 month in advance

More information on how to change your address with your electricity provider in Ontario.

Financial Institutions

  • Bank accounts
  • Credit cards
  • Investments

1 week before you move

  • From your online account
  • By phone
  • For free on MovingWaldo

For many financial institutions, address changes relating to credit cards and bank accounts are conducted separately!

More information on how to change your address with your financial institution.

Insurance Policy

2 weeks before your move

  • From your online account
  • By phone
  • For free on MovingWaldo

Your change of address may have an impact on the amount you are paying for your insurance policy. When moving to a new home, it is important to get at least 3 quotes from reputable insurance carriers. Do not assume your current home insurance policy is still the right choice for your new living situation.

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

Ontario Works
(Financial and Unemployment
Assistance)

As soon as possible

More information on how to change your address for EI.

Canadian Pension Plan (CPP)

1 or 2 weeks before you move

More information on how to change your address with the CPP.

Old Age Security (OAS)

As soon as possible

More information on how to change your address with the Old Age Security (OAS).

Mobile Phone Provider

1-2 weeks before you move

  • From your online account
  • By phone
  • For free on MovingWaldo

Home Internet, TV and
Phone Provider

As soon as possible, up to 1 month in advance

  • From your online account
  • By phone
  • For free on MovingWaldo

Most service providers require at least three weeks notice to schedule an appointment for the installation. When changing your address with your service provider, you might want to change providers at the same time. To find a new internet provider, check out the recommended internet providers near you.

More information on how to change your address with your telecom provider.

Streaming and Online Services

  • Netflix
  • Spotify
  • Amazon Prime
  • Apple Music

Before or after you move

  • On your online account

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.

Rewards Programs

1 week before you move

  • From your online account
  • By phone
  • For free on MovingWaldo

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

Magazines and
Newspapers

Up to 1 month before you move

 

  • From your online account
  • By phone
  • For free on MovingWaldo

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.

Charities

Up to 1 month before you move.

  • From your online account
  • By phone
  • For free on MovingWaldo

Important for your tax return!

Canada Savings Bond

1 to 2 weeks before you move

More information on how to change your address with the Canada Savings Bonds.

Ontario Savings Bonds

1-2 weeks before you move

Visit the OSB’s website for more details on how and where to send your updated address information.

Ontario Disability
Support Program
(ODSP)

1-2 weeks before you move

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

Elections Canada

Before the election period

Your address must be up-to-date in order to vote in your new district. During election periods, your change of address must be done in person.

More information on how to change your address with
Elections Canada.

Elections Ontario

Before the election period

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

Canada Revenue
Agency (CRA)

Before or after you move

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

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

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

Notify any change of address within 30 days

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canadian Firearms Program PO Box 1200 Miramichi, New Brunswick E1N 5Z3

It is the law to inform the RCMP of your address change. Have your license number on hand when contacting them.

RCMP 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 how to change your address on your arms permit.

Boat Permit

1 to 2 weeks before you move

Employer

Before or after you move

  • Notify the Human Resources (HR) department

Pharmacist

On your last visit before you move

  • In person or by phone

It is important to call your pharmacy so they can transfer your file to your
new pharmacy. Please note that some prescriptions are not transferable, and you might therefore need a new prescription.

Dentist

On your next visit/call

  • Simply mention it at the reception

Library

On your next visit/call

  • Simply mention it at the reception

Municipality

When visiting your notary’s office

  •  With your notary or lawyer

Graduate/Alumni
Associations

Before or after you move

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

OSAP Loans and
Bursary

1-2 weeks before you move

  • Online through the OSAP website 

University

Before or after you move

  • Online
  • By phone with the Registrar’s Office

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

Car Manufacturer

Before or after you move

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

Car Dealership

Before or after you move

  • By phone or on your next visit

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

Medical Clinic

On your next visit/call

  • Simply mention it at the reception

Union

Before or after you move

  • Online
  •  By phone

More information on changing your address with your union.

Professional
Association

Before or after you move

  • Online on the association’s website

More information on changing your address with your professional association.

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