If you have a driver's license or a health card you must notify the Government of Ontario of your address change within 6 days and 30 days respectively.

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You must notify the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) when moving to avoid delays in benefit payments such as:

  • GST/HST credit
  • unviersal child care benefit
  • Canada child tax benefit payments
  • working income tax benefit (WITB) advance payments

If you have an outdoors card you must notify the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry within 10 days.

If you own a firearm you must notify the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) within the first 30 days of moving.

You must notify Hydro Ottawa of your move a minimum of 10 business days before moving to ensure your account is closed when moving out and electricity is ready at your new home.

There is a $30 + HST charge to set up a new account or update an existing one.

If you have a home phone, cable or internet provided by Bell then you must notify them of your upcoming move.

If you have a home phone, cable or internet provided by Rogers then you must notify them of your upcoming move.

If you are a graduate of Carleton University and want to continue receiving the latest news and perks from your alma mater then you must notify the Carleton Alumni Association.

If you are a graduate of Algonquin College and want to continue receiving the latest news and perks from your alma mater then you must notify the Algonquin Alumni Association.

If you have a subscription with Ottawa Citizen you must notify them of your upcoming address change to ensure your paper is delivered to the correct address.

Canada Post offers mail forwarding services - any mail going to your old address will be redirected to your new one. They require a minimum of 3 business days notice.

The plan costs $51.95 + HST for 4 months or $81.95 + HST for 12 months and it includes mail forwarding for up to 4 individuals moving to the same address.

Be sure to notify any other relevant organizations of your address change such as doctors, insurance, friends, family, etc ...

Good luck with your move and remember we're here to help you every step of the way.