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Four to Five Weeks Before

Contact or visit your local Post Office to obtain a Change of Address form. You can also obtain this form online at the Canada Post website by visiting

You can make copies of this change of address form or make up your own change of address notice to give to the following people and businesses.

  • Friends and family
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Credit card companies
  • Doctors, dentists and any other service providers
  • Clubs or Associations
  • Magazine and Newspaper subscriptions

This is a good time to take a look at what you own, and decide what must go and what can be left behind. All items such as old books, magazines, broken items and old toys can be left behind. Remember, adding more weight to your shipment will cost you more money.

Ask your mover further details about handling unusual and delicate items and begin preparing those items that are not frequently used.

Get your kids involved in the moving process. Allow your kids to do some supervised packing. Let them suggest a layout for their new room. Make it fun and exciting for them to move.

Contact utility providers at new and old locations with your moving date to make arrangements for connection and disconnection.

Complete banking arrangements in old and new location and transfer any funds to your new bank if necessary.

If you are moving out of Province, you may want to check requirements for driver licensing and and vehicle registration in your new Province.