Moving Checklist


Before you relocate, don’t forget to provide your new address to your entourage. Here’s a checklist that will help you prepare for the big day:

Public Utilities

  • Telecommunications (cable, satellite, Internet, phone)
  • Gas, electricity, hydro
  • School board – transfer of academic records
  • Postal service (mail)

Professional Services

  • Workplace
  • Insurance broker/li>
  • Lawyer / notary
  • Medical (family physician, dentist, optometrist, chiropractor, veterinarian, etc.)

Accounts and Other Services

  • Yellow pages / phone book
  • Lending institution
  • Credit cards
  • Bank – transfer of bank accounts
  • Mail advertising and coupons (e.g. Yves Rocher, Québec Loisirs)
  • Grocery store accounts
  • Gym membership
  • Friends and family
  • Newspaper and magazine subscriptions

Provincial Government

  • Income security programs
  • Vehicle registration office (licence, registration, etc.)
  • Provincial revenue agency
  • Health insurance
  • Pension plan

Federal Government

  • Employment insurance
  • Old Age Security
  • Family allowances
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Post office

Things to do before moving day

  • Read your hydro meter
  • Disconnect your phone line
  • Take out the trash
  • Give your keys to the new owners