The Complete Checklist for Changes of Address in New Brunswick

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. 

Download our printable New Brunswick change of 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!

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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

Service New Brunswick
(SNB)

  • Driver’s licence
  • Vehicle registration

Within one month of your move

More information on how to change your address with SNB.

New Brunswick
Medicare
• Health Insurance Card

Within 10 days of your move

If you don’t notify New Brunswick Medicare of your change of address, your Medicare coverage might get terminated!

More information on changing your address on your Medicare card.

Electricity Provider
• NB Power

Before your move-in date

  • Complete the online form and update your information
  • Contact the Customer
    Service department at 1-800-663-627
  • If you are an existing
    customer, login to your account and update your
    information

More information on how to change your address with NB Power.

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 financial institution.

Insurance Policy

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.

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 OAS.

Employment Insurance (EI)

As soon as possible

More information on how to change your address with EI.

Income Assistance
(Social Assistance
Program)

As soon as possible

Mobile Phone Provider 

1-2 weeks before you move

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

Streaming and Online Services

  • Netflix
  • Spotify
  • Amazon Prime
  • Apple Music

Before or after you move.

  • 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.

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.

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!

WorksafeNB

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.

Elections New
Brunswick

Before the election period

  • Contact your local Returning Office
  •  By filling an Application for Correction or Deletion form when you go to the polls to vote
  • Call Elections NB at (506) 453- 2218

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.

Hunting and Fishing
Licence

At your convenience

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.

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).

Employer

Before or after you move

  • Notify the Human Resources (HR) department

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 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 or lawyer

Graduate/Alumni Associations

Before or after you move

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

Student Financial
Services

1-2 weeks before you
move

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!

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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