Moving ProvincesWhen moving to a new province, there are many things to keep in mind. Being prepared can help reduce the stress of the move and will help everything run smoothly. Here are some things to bear in mind when moving to a new province.

The Paperwork

You will need to complete a change of address and a change of residency form. You should contact some important organizations once you have your new address:

  • Canadian Postal Service
  • Ministry of Health
  • Service Canada
  • The Ministry of Transportation to change your driver’s license, registration, and the license plates.
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Elections Canada to change your voter registration information

You may also need to contact Veteran’s Affairs, Canada Pension Plan, the firearms centre and other depending on your situation. It is imperative to communicate with these organizations, but easy to forget. Make a checklist of the places to contact, and this will save stress and money down the road.

Health Care

Moving to a new province can be confusing and will depend on how long you plan to stay. For instance, to get the OHIP health benefits, the main office in Ontario needs to know where you live. If you are temporarily moving in Canada, you can still get this coverage, but some restrictions may apply. If you are moving permanently, you will need to register for health insurance as soon as you are in your new home. Do not wait to do this. If your family members will be regular visitors but are not moving with you, there are additional health insurance options based on their needs.

Peace of Mind

The physical move can be very stressful. You want to make sure all of your belongings make it to your new home without being broken. Alberta First Moving has a team of experienced relocation specialists that can help reduce your stress levels during the move.

The services that are offered include:

  • Packing
  • Transporting vehicles
  • Assistance filling out customs and other documents
  • Relocation of pets
  • Appliance services
  • Moving of Fine arts

When you work with Alberta First Moving company, you have your stress greatly reduced. The professionals will help take care of the physical move. You will be able to focus on changing your address and getting settled in your new home while your items are safely moved into your home.