How To Change Address In Quebec?

If you have recently moved in the Province of Quebec, you will need to notify the following authorities as soon as possible

  • Government of Canada
  • Government of Quebec
  • The Banks
  • Your Employer
  • Canada Post
  • Subscriptions and Utilities Providers

Update Address with Federal Government

This can be done either by calling them at Service Canada or by using the Service Canada Portal. I would recommend to go with the online portal as it’s very easy to use and you don’t have to wait a long time on the phone. To be able to use the service you would need to setup a My Service Canada account.

Link to Service Canada –

Alternatively you can also update your address through your CRA account.

Steps for updating address through CRA

  • Login to your CRA account.
  • Select profile on the portal
  • Select Edit contact information
  • Edit your mailing and home address
  • Review and submit

Update Address with Government of Quebec

The easiest way to update your address after moving is to use the online service that is offered by Quebec. It’s called SQCA (Service québécois de changement d’adresse) and is a one stop portal to update and notify different government departments regarding your address change.

Link to the Change of Address service for Quebec –

Steps for updating address through SQCA –

  • Start Quebec Change of Address Service
  • Select what services need to be updated
  • Enter your Identification details
  • Enter Former Address
  • Enter New Home Address
  • Enter Mailing Address
  • Review and Submit

If you have moved from another province then for your driving license you would need to book an appointment with SAAQ.

Update Address With Banks

There isn’t a one stop portal to do this however you would need to let whichever bank/credit card provider that you are signed up with that you have changed your address.

Here’s the link for the major Canadian Banks –

Update Address With Your Employer

A lot of people forget to notify their employers of an address change and this causes their important documents like tax and benefits to be sent at the wrong address.

Setup Mail Forwarding With Canada Post

Canada Post offers a mail forwarding service that you can utilize. There is a fee for using the service but if you are expecting to receive important mails, then it is recommended that you sign up for it before your move.

Link to the Canada Post portal –

Notify Subscriptions and Utility Providers

In Quebec the Utility Provider for Electricity is Hydro Quebec, so you would need to notify them regarding the address change. Their link is

You will also need to update address with whoever you have your phone connection. Most people have their phone plans with the following companies –

Also There is a chance that your payments for purchases might get rejected if your address has changed, so it is recommended that you keep it in sync with your current address. Sometimes, the credit card companies allow payments to go through but it can sting if your mobile payment doesn’t go through and now you are out of network.

Hopefully this will make your move a lot more easier! 🙂

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