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Moving From One Province to Another To-Do List

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You have plenty to think about after you move, and that post-move to-do list just gets exponentially longer when you move from one province to another.

With that in mind, here are all the province-specific things that must be updated on your to-do list after you have moved.

Your mail

While mail-related tasks should have started in advance of your move, it's okay if you have yet to set up mail forwarding through your local post office or online.

However, if you not yet begun for some reason, make sure that as soon as possible you:
  • Redirect/forward your mail through the local Canada Post office
  • Fill out a change of address form (which can also be done online or through the post office)
  • Notify all billing services and institutions that you have moved
    • Services to be updated include your bank, credit card companies, insurance providers (see below), loan lenders, subscription services and friends and family

Your health

  • Once your mail has been taken care of you, begin focusing on services dedicated to your health and well-being.
  • Switch your healthcare plans via the Ministries of Health
  • Locate new dentists, specialty doctors and primary care physicians for you and all members of your family
  • Update Medicare with your new location as well (if applicable)
  • The same goes for any insurance care providers

Your benefits

Benefits also need to be updated so that they continue in a timely manner, ensuring that your service won't be interrupted by your recent move.

Your kids and pets

If you have children or pets, don't forget to update any health and benefit information in the categories above.

In addition to this, register your children for school through your new provinces' Department of Education website.

In this same vein, find a new veterinarian for any pets you may have and a pediatrician for your children. This will be a good opportunity to get all required vaccinations done (if any) if you did not get a chance to prior to the move.

Your car

When you move from province to province within Canada there are a lot of things to remember when it comes to your car, truck or vehicle. Thankfully, all of these tasks can be done at your local Ministry of Transportation, making these to-do items as painless as possible.

When you go to the DMV, don't forget to:
  • Exchange your driver's license for one with your new address
  • Update your vehicle's registration (again with your new location)
  • Trade in your old license plates for your new province specific license plates

Everything else

Also, take care to you keep in mind the following when moving from province to province:
TIP: Provinces - such as New Brunswick - also have moving portals that will be able assist you in changing your information. You will want to search for the one that is run by your new province for province-specific information after your move.

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on June 13, 2014

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