Moving Checklist

  • Be sure to set aside, or place in your vehicle, the items you want to keep with you. 
  • Ensure you plan to spend the entire day with the movers. 
  • Greet the movers, give them your instructions and point out fragile items to them.
  • Find a system for identifying your boxes—this will make the movers’ job easier when they reach your new home. 
  • Take an inventory of all the boxes and furniture loaded into the van. 
  • Provide the movers with labelled bags to hold the screws they remove from disassembled furniture. 
  • Allocate a box for tools, paper towels, hand soap, toilet paper, adhesive tape and parts from disassembled furniture. 
  • Turn off, or turn down, the heating/air conditioning. 
  • Put out the garbage. 
  • Make a last round of the house to ensure that nothing has been left behind (don’t forget to check in cabinets, drawers, closets). 
  • Be sure you have tickets, the necessary papers, and money for the trip. 
  • Lock the doors and windows and turn over the keys to the realtor or owner.  

On Arrival At Your Destination

  • Stay with the movers and make a list of what they unload from the van. 
  • Instruct the movers where to place boxes and pieces of furniture. 
  • Check for missing or damaged items. 
  • Read all meters (hydro, water, etc.). 
  • Change the locks.  

What You Need To Know 

If you are already a resident of Ontario, and are moving to a new base or near a base within the province, you can change the address on your health card, driver’s licence, and/or vehicle permit online
If you have newly moved into Ontario, you need to update your health card, driver’s license, and/or vehicle permit online. When you update a driver’s license or vehicle permit, you must also update the address on your health card, so the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has your new address on file. 
https://www.ontario.ca/page/change-address-drivers-licence-vehicle-permit-and-health-card 

Deadline For Updating Your Address 

From the time your address changes you must, by law, update your: 

  • Driver’s licence and vehicle permit (the green ownership document) within 6 days
  • Health card within 30 days 

https://www.ontario.ca/page/change-address-drivers-licence-vehicle-permit-and-health-card#section-1 

What You Need To Change Your Address 

For all services you’ll need your complete new residential and/or mailing address, including your address (with your unit number, floor, number, etc.), postal code, city and province. 
https://www.ontario.ca/page/change-address-drivers-licence-vehicle-permit-and-health-card#section-1 

Driver’s Licence and Vehicle Permits 

To change your driver’s licence or vehicle permit, you’ll need your: 

  • Driver’s licence number, or registrant identification number. 
  • Issue date on your driver’s licence. 
  • Photo health card. 

If your health card has an address printed on it, you cannot update your address online. You must update it in person at a ServiceOntario centre . To change the address on your photo health card online, you’ll need: 

  • Your health card number and version code 
  • The postal code on your current driver’s licence 
  • The 9 characters found on the back of your health card 

https://www.ontario.ca/page/change-address-drivers-licence-vehicle-permit-and-health-card#section-1 

Driver's Licence / Car Registration

When you move to Ontario, you can use a valid licence from another province, state or country for 60 days. After 60 days, you need to switch to an Ontario driver’s licence. 
You can exchange an out-of-province licence for an Ontario licence, if you are re-locating from: 

  • Any Canadian province or territory 
  • Canadian Armed Forces 
  • U.S. States 
  • Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Isle of Man, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, Taiwan. 

Drivers Licence Resources 

Get a G Driver’s Licence: New Drivers 
Change an Address on Your Driver’s Licence, Vehicle Permit, and Health Card 
Renewing Your Driver’s Licence 
Renewing a Driver’s Licence Outside Ontario 
Switching your licence for an Ontario driver’s licence 
Exchange Out Of Province Drivers Licence

Paying Defaulted Fines and Driver’s Licence Reinstatement 
Register a Vehicle (Permits, Licence Plates, and Stickers)

For additional support or information, please contact: (613) 998-4888 or info@mfrc-ncr.ca​