Change of address

Tell the Government of Canada when you change an address.

  • Contact each department that might have a record of your address that needs to be updated.

Most commonly contacted departments

Change an address with a department or agency

Enter a department or service name to find their change of address instructions.

Services Description Department
Taxes (businesses) Income tax status, RRSP and TFSA contributions, direct deposit of tax refunds Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Taxes (individuals) GST/HST, Payroll and other business taxes Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Employment Insurance (EI) Employment insurance (EI) direct deposit of benefit payments. If you are outside Canada or do not have an account, contact Service Canada Service Canada (SC)
Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS) Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS) direct deposit of benefit payments.  If you are outside Canada or do not have an account, contact Service Canada. Service Canada (SC)
Correspondence and benefits for Veterans Disability pension, career transition, rehabilitation, caregiver relief and other veteran benefits Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
Immigration Immigration, work permit, study permit, travel visa Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC formerly CIC)
Gun licence For a firearms licence with the Canadian Firearms Program Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
Aircraft or air traffic licence For flight crews, air traffic controllers, aircraft maintenance engineers Transport Canada (TC)
Boat license For your Pleasure Craft Licence Transport Canada (TC)
Canada Savings Bonds Program For bond owners Bank of Canada
Voting registration Update the address on your voter registration Elections Canada (Elections)
NEXUS Crossing the border into Canada and the United States Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
Corporations Canada For correspondence with your incorporated business Innovation, Science and Innovation Canada (ISED formerly IC)
Public service pay Pay and pension for public servants, particularly for direct deposit details Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
Social Insurance Number (SIN) It is not necessary to inform us of a change of address unless you are waiting to receive a confirmation of SIN letter. Service Canada (SC)
Health card Health cards (also called Care Cards), are a provincial/territorial responsibility. It is your responsibility to inform your province/territory of a change of address. Your province or territory
Driver's licence Driving licences are a provincial/territorial responsibility. It is your responsibility to inform your province/territory of a change of address. Your province or territory
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