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, no matter how useful or life-changing 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 help simplify this task, we have created an easy to use address checklist specific to Alberta.

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Our printable Alberta 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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It is important to notify the following organizations and service providers of your move as soon as possible to ensure a smooth and safe move 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 Alberta

  • Driver’s licence
  • Vehicle registration

Update your address
within 14 days of changing 
your personal information

You need to provide supporting documentation when visiting a registry agent, which includes both your physical and mailing address
within Alberta.

More information on changing your address with Service Alberta.

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP)

  • Health Insurance Card

Update your address within 10 days of your move

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 say it to the operator when they ask for it.

If you require additional information, you can email the AHCIP office at:

health.ahcipmail@gov.ab.ca

More information on changing your address on your health card in Alberta.

Electricity Provider

• ENMAX

As soon as possible, up to 1 month in advance

Financial Institutions

  • Bank accounts
  • Credit cards
  • Investments

As soon as possible, up to 1 month in advance

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

Please note that many banks will process address changes separately for each account you hold with them

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

Insurance Policies

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.

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 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 OAS.

Employment Insurance (EI)

1 or 2 weeks before you move

You can provide notification of a future address change up to 180 days in advance.

More information on how to change your address with EI.

Income Assistance (Ministry of Community and Social Services)

As soon as possible

  • Contact the social worker responsible of your case

If you need to report other important changes, like a change in employment or marital status, report it to your social worker too.

Refer to this list of all changes for more details.

Mobile Phone Provider

1-2 weeks before your move

Home, Internet, TV &
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 for your telecom provider.

Streaming and Online Services

  • Netflix
  • Spotify
  • Amazon Prime
  • Apple Music

Before or after you move

  • On your online account

Important so that you can avoid 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 a 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!

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

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

Canada Savings Bond

1-2 weeks before you move

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

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Before or after you move

You will also be able to change your address during the annual tax return season

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

Elections Alberta

Before the election period

When updating your information with voterlink, you will need to have your Alberta Driver’s Licence or an Alberta ID on hand.

Elections Canada

Before the election period

If you cannot complete the form online, you can print it and send it directly to Elections Canada

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

Alberta Treasury
Board and Finance

1-2 weeks before you move

• By phone: 780-427-3044

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.

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

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 Programs(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

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 HR department

Pharmacist

On your last visit prior to moving

  •  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 need a new prescription.

Dentist

On your next visit/call

  •  Simply mention it to the
    receptionist

Library

On your next visit/call

  •  Simply mention it to the
    receptionist

Municipality

When visiting your
notary’s office

  • With your notary

Depending on your city, you may need to go to their office in person to change your address. Check your municipality’s website for more information.

Graduates/Alumni associations

Before or after you move

Associations sometimes send promotional discounts. Change your address so you don’t miss out on the promotions!

Alberta Student Aid

1-2 weeks before you move

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

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!

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.

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 to the receptionist

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.

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