The Complete Checklist for Changes of Address in Quebec

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 Quebec specific services to contact before and after your move. To simplify your change of address process, we have created a complete checklist of organizations, 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. 

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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

Société de l’Assurance Automobile du Québec (SAAQ)

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration

2 weeks before you move

This address change is mandatory; it is the law! You could pay a fine if the address on your driver’s license is  no longer valid.

Régie de l’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ)

  • Health Insurance Card
  • Prescription Drug Insurance

1 to 2 weeks before you move

Electricity Provider 

  • Hydro-Quebec

As soon as possible, up to 1 month in advance

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Retraite Québec

1 to 2 weeks before you move.

Canada 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).

Employment Insurance (EI)

As soon as possible

More information on how to change your address for EI.

Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale

1 to 2 weeks before you move

Commission de la Santé et de la Sécurité du Travail (CNESST)

As soon as possible, up to 1 month in advance

Important if you receive monthly benefits from the CNESST.

Mobile Phone Provider

1-2 weeks before you move

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

Home Internet, TV & Phone Provider

As soon as possible, up to 1 month in advance

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

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

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 done separately!

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

Insurance Policy

2 weeks before your move

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 carries 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.

Rewards Programs

1 week before you move

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

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 Bonds

1 to 2 weeks before you move

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

Quebec Savings Bonds

1 to 2 weeks before you move

Revenu Québec

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 Revenu Québec.

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).

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.

Élections Québec

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 Élections Québec.

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.

Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) – Hunting and Fishing License

As soon as possible

Boat Permit

1 to 2 weeks before you move

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.

Employer

Before or after you move

  • Notify the Human Resources (HR) department

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

Graduate/Alumni Associations

Before or after you move

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

Loans and Bursaries Program (AFE – Aide financière aux études)

1 to 2 weeks before you move

Child’s School

As soon as possible

  • By phone or in person at the old and new school

Update your address as soon as possible, especially if there’s a need to enroll the child in a different school or for school transportation
purposes (school bus).

More information on how to change your address with your child’s school.

University/CEGEP

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

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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