Who should I notify of my change of address? 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, we get it, no matter how useful and important 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 make this task easier for you, we created an address checklist! Our printable moving checklist includes governmental agencies, service providers, as well as organizations, all of which you should advise before your move. Also included is a timeline to help you determine which addresses need to be changed first. We can assure you that this checklist will help relieve some of the stress associated with the move!

While a checklist is handy and helps you stay organized during your move, here at MovingWaldo, we have made things even simpler! Our platform allows you to make all your address changes at once without charge, and best of all, it is stress-free.

List of organizations to notify of your new address.

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.

List of organizations, agencies and companies.

When to make your change of address?

How to make your change of address?

Important – What you need to know!

Service Alberta:

  • Driver’s licence
  • Vehicle registration

 

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

 

By visiting a registry agent 

 

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

Home internet, TV & phone provider.

  • Shaw
  • Telus

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

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

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.

Financial Institutions:

  • Bank accounts
  • Credit cards
  • Investments

1 week before you move.

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

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.

TransAlta or other electricity providers (residential)

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

By Phone: (403) 267-7110

 

Your Insurance policies

  • Home
  • Auto
  • Recreational vehicle
  • Life
  • Collective

 

2 weeks before your move.

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

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.

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP)

  • Health Insurance Card

Update your address within 10 days of your move

Alberta Health
Attention: Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan
P.O. Box 1360, Station Main
Edmonton, AB T5J 2N3

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.

If you require additional information or more details, you can call or email the AHCIP office at health.ahcipmail@gov.ab.ca

More information on changing your address with AHCIP

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.

1 to 2 weeks before you move.

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

Canadian Pension Plan (CPP)  

1 to 2 weeks before you move

More information on how to change your address for CPP.

Old Age Security

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

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

Employment Insurance

1 to 2 weeks before you move

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

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.

Alberta Student Aid

1 to 2 weeks before you move.

Online through your Student Aid account.

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

Income Assistance (Ministry of Community and Social Services)

As soon as possible.

Contact your social worker responsible of your case.

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.

Mobile phone provider

  • Rogers wireless
  • Koodo
  • Virgin Mobile etc.

 

1-2 weeks before your move.

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

Rewards Programs

  • CAA Alberta Motor Association
  • Air Miles
  • Optimum/PC Points

1 week before you move.

  • From your online account;
  • By phone;
  • For free via 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 via 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 you support

Up to 1 month before you move.

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

Important for your tax return!

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

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

 

Canada Savings Bond

1 to 2 weeks before you move.

 

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 Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA).

Alberta Savings Bonds

  • Alberta Treasury Board and Finance 

1-2 weeks before you move. 

By phone: 780-427-3044 

Elections Alberta

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

Elections Canada

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.

Streaming and online services

  • Netflix
  • Spotify
  • Amazon Prime
  • Apple Music

 

Before or after you move.

On your online account.

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 Amazone Prime.

Hunting and Fishing license (Alberta Environment and Parks) 

At your convenience.

  • 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

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.

Arms permit

Notify any change of address within 30 days

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.

Boat permit

1 to 2 weeks before you move

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Graduates/Alumni associations

Before or after you move.

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

University/College

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 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.

Legend:

  • Change this address with MovingWaldo for free
  • Change this address directly with the organization

Special Mention!

Moving is often synonymous of stress, long administrative tasks and a significant waste of time and money. MovingWaldo helps you solve all these problems in just a few clicks! After some shameless self-promotion, we invite you to discover our free moving tools available to all.

  • Update accounts
  • Connect Internet, TV and Phone.
  • Secure home and auto insurance
  • Find resources, checklists and more.

We bring together more than 700 organizations across Canada with a single and simplified form.

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