When moving to a new province, there are a number of things to keep in mind. Fortunately, being prepared for these issues can help reduce the stress of the move and will help everything run smoothly.
Here are three important things to keep in mind when moving to a new province.
1. 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.
2. Health Care
Health care after moving to a new province can be confusing and will depend on how long you plan to stay there.
For example, if you are temporarily moving in Canada, you can still potentially get provincial health coverage but some restrictions may apply.
If you are moving permanently then you will need to register for health insurance as soon as you are in your new home. Do not wait to do this! In our experience, people are more likely to fall ill immediately after moving to another city or province – the combination of stress and unfamiliar bugs that your immune system isn’t yet used to can lead to some serious down time for your health.
Furthermore, if your family members will be regular visitors but are not moving with you, there are additional health insurance options based on their needs.
3. Peace of Mind
Moving can be very stressful, especially when moving to a whole new province. Not only do you have to learn new directions and find the amenities you need, but more often than not you also end up trying to find a new social circle and having to adjust to a new place of employment. Not to mention all the unpacking and organizing of your stuff!
You want to make sure all of your belongings make it to your new home without being broken. Our long distance Canadian movers are a team of experienced relocation specialists that can help reduce your stress levels during the move.
The services that we offer include:
- Transporting vehicles
- Assistance filling out customs and other documents
- Relocation of pets
- Appliance services
- Moving of fine art and other valuables
You can rest easy when you work with the fine folks here at Alberta First Moving. Our professional movers will help take care of the physical move and the stress of getting everything there safely and securely. This way you can focus on other important things, like changing your address, signing up for provincial health coverage, and getting settled in your new home while your items are safely moved for you.