Moving Checklist

Making your next big career move often involves relocating to a new city or province. It is an exciting and busy time in your life! Use this checklist to plan a smooth and easy relocation.

Visit the New City

Plan a visit to your new location and learn about the city or town:

  • Select a neighbourhood
  • The commute to work
  • Schools and daycare
  • Services: gas, grocery, shopping, restaurants
  • Leisure Activities: recreation facilities, sports, entertainment, clubs, associations
  • Community: volunteering, religious services, political organizations, community groups
  • Health care: hospitals, walk-in clinics, doctor, dentist, optometrist, and other services
  • Buying a home

Moving On

  • Sell your home
  • Discontinue services: snow removal, lawn care, newspaper delivery, gym membership, etc.
  • Pack, purge, and donate your possessions
  • Hire a moving company
  • Move your vehicle
  • Move your pet
  • Plan a move with children

Change of Address

  • Forward your mail (Canada Post)
  • Update e-mail and social media
  • Notify of address change:
    • Family and friends
    • Banks and other financial institutions
    • Insurance (life, home, and vehicle)
    • Driver’s License
    • Health Card
    • Revenue Canada
    • Vehicle registration
    • Utilities (water, gas, and hydro)
    • Cable, internet, home phone, and mobile phone service providers
    • Associations and memberships

Sources of Information:

  • Use the contacts at your new company
  • Ask family and friends to put you in touch with people they know living in your new city
  • Use your social media network to find the answers to your questions
  • Use recommendations and referrals to help you find a Realtor and other service providers in your new city
  • The internet has wealth of great information to help you plan your move:
    • Provincial government websites such as Moving to Ontario, Moving to Alberta, etc.
    • MLS – Homes for sale and rent across Canada
    • Moving companies have resources and moving tips on their websites
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