The complete checklist for changes of address in Manitoba

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 Manitoba.

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

Manitoba change of address checklist

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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

Manitoba Public Insurance 

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration

Within 15 days of your move

Once your at the service centre, they will:
• take a new photograph
• update your address
• provide you with a new
driver’s licence and/or
vehicle registration

More information on changing your address with Manitoba Public Insurance.

Manitoba Health
Card

Within 10 days of your move

Some changes require
documentation, so make sure you have your most important documents on hand, like (driver’s license, passport). It is also important to bring a proof of current and previous address like identification documents your utility
bill.

More information on changing your address on your Manitoba Health Card.

Electricity Provider

  • Hydro Manitoba

As soon as possible, up to 1 month in advance

When you move, your account
number will change. If you usually pay your bills online or by phone, make sure to update your new account number with your bank.

More information on changing your address with Hydro Manitoba.

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/independently!

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

 Insurance Policies

2 weeks before you 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.

Manitoba Pension Laws

1 to 2 weeks before you move

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).

Employment Insurance (EI)

As soon as possible

More information on how to change your address with EI.

Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) Program

As soon as possible

Mobile Phone Provider

As soon as possible

  • 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

  • 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 the election period

  • 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!

Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of Manitoba

As soon as possible, up to 1 month in advance

Canada Savings Bond

1 to 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; you may have missed impotant communications in the meantime.

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

Manitoba Savings
Bonds

1-2 weeks before you
move

Elections Manitoba

Before the election period

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.

Employer

Before the election period

  • Notify the Human Resources (HR) department

Boat Permit

Before the election period

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 coreect address on file 

More information on how to change your address on your arms permit.

Pharmacist

On your last visit before you move

  • In person or by phone

It is important to talk to your pharmacist to transfer you 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

Graduate/Alumni Associations

Before or after you move

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

Manitoba Student Aid

1-2 weeks before you move

Online through your Manitoba Student Aid account

University

Before the election period

  • 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.

Special Mention!

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