How to change my address with my professional association?
Professional associations are organizations seeking to further the interests of individuals engaged in a particular profession, as well as promoting quality care. There exists many type of professional associations in various fields. If you are a member of a professional association, it is important to report a change of address when you move so that your address on file is accurate. To make it easier for you, we gathered in this article the biggest professional associations in each province and the details on how to make your change of address with them!
CHANGE OF ADDRESS WITH NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
CMA: Canadian Medical Association
The CMA is a national association of physicians advocating national health matters and driving positive change in health care.
To change your address with the CMA, you have two options:
- Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm (ET)
CSCE: Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
CDL: Canadian Defence Lawyers
Advocis: The Financial Advisors Association of Canada
CVMA: Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
CAGS: Canadian Association of General Surgeons
CPA Canada: Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
CHANGE OF ADDRESS WITH PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS IN QUEBEC
Bar of Quebec
The Bar of Quebec (in French, Barreau du Québec) is the provincial law society in Quebec.
To change your address with the Bar of Quebec, it depends on the date of your move.
- From February 15th to April 1st: this is the time when people enrol in the Bar. So to make your change of address, you simply have to complete the registration form
- The rest for the year: when it isn’t registration time, you can make your change of address by completing the change of contact details form online
Note that the Bar of Quebec’s website is only in French!
OIQ: Ordre des Ingenieurs du Quebec
The OIQ oversees the development of the engineering profession and ensures that engineers serve society correctly.
To change your address with the OIQ, you can do it two ways:
- Online by logging it your account. Make sure to have on hand your membership number, as well as your password.
- By sending a letter to the OIQ:
Windsor Station, Office 350
1100, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
Montréal (Québec) H3B 2S2
We recommend you call the OIQ a couple of days after at 514 845-6141 to make sure your information is accurately updated.
OPQ: Ordre des Pharmaciens du Québec
The OPQ is responsible of protecting the public and ensuring the quality of the pharmaceutical services offered to the public.
To change your address with the OPQ, you have to log in to your online account. You can update various personal information on your account, such as your personal and professional contact details.
Note that the OPQ website is only in French!
Collège des médecins du Québec
The Collège des médecins du Québec is responsible for protecting the public by setting educational standards and promoting quality medical care.
To change your address with the Collège des médecins du Québec, you can log in to your online account, from which you’ll access the tab “My information” and update your address.
Ordre des architectes du Québec
The Ordre des architectes du Québec represents architects in the province of Québec and has more than 2,700 members.
To change your address with the Ordre des architectes du Québec, you can log in to your online account. To make a new account or log in to your existing account, you’ll need to have on hand your “numero de permis.”
Note that the Ordre des architectes du Québec’s website is only in French!
For more information on professional associations located in Québec, refer to this article.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS WITH PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS IN ONTARIO
APGO: The Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario
OAA: Ontario Association of Architects
OCT: The Ontario College of Teachers
The OCT is responsible of regulating the teaching profession and developing standards of the teaching practice.
To change your address with the OCT, you have two options:
- Online by logging in to your private account in the Members’ Area
- Contact the College
Ontario College of Teachers
101 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON M5S 0A1
Make sure to include your registration number and home telephone number and to include your signature if you decide to contact them by fax or mail.
The Ontario College of Trades
ACPO: Association of Chemical Profession of Ontario
CHANGE OF ADDRESS WITH PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
ASTTBC: The Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia
AIBC: The Architectural Institute of British Columbia
ABCLS: The Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors
The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia
CHANGE OF ADDRESS WITH PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS IN ALBERTA
AAA: The Alberta Association of Architects
APEGA: The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
The APEGA is responsible of serving the public interest by regulating the practices of professional engineering and geoscience in Alberta.
To change your address with the APEGA, you can log in to the Member Self-Service Centre. Make sure you have your Member ID and account password on hand. If you have forgotten them, you can contact the APEGA:
ASET: The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta
ACP: The Alberta College of Pharmacy
CHANGE OF ADDRESS WITH PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS IN MANITOBA
CTTAM: The Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba is an organization that regulates the medical profession in Manitoba and promotes the safe delivery of quality medical care.
To change your address with the The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, you have to contact the College: