1. Home  
  2. Homes and housing  
  3. Moving to a new address  
  4. How to send your new address to the government when you move

How to send your new address to the government when you move

Below are various ways to update your address with Québec government departments and bodies. However, we recommend using the Service québécois de changement d'adresse online change of address service when that option is available.

Education

Loans and Bursaries Program

Administered by the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur

Online: 

Use the online services of the Ministère This hyperlink will open in a new window.. To ensure your financial aid payments are not suspended, it is important that you notify the Aide financière aux études within 30 days of your moving date.

Employment

Occupation competency certificates for construction trades

Administered by the Commission de la construction du Québec

Apprentice card or certificate of vocational qualification 

Administered by the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale

Use the Service québécois de changement d'adresse This hyperlink will open in a new window..

or contact theCentre administratif de la qualification professionnelle This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Compensation subsequent to a work-related accident or an occupational disease

Administered by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité au travail (CNESST)

Online: 

For a new address outside of Canada or the United States:

Call the CNESST This hyperlink will open in a new window..

For a Safe Maternity Experience program

Administered by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité au travail (CNESST)

Online: 

Family and support for individuals

Family Allowance

Administered by Retraite Québec

If your former address is in Québec:
Use the Service québécois de changement d'adresse This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Use the Change of Address online service This hyperlink will open in a new window. (clicSÉQUR authentication is mandatory) for a change of address at Retraite Québec only.

If your former address is elsewhere in Canada: 
Use the Change of Address online service  This hyperlink will open in a new window. (clicSÉQUR authentication is mandatory)  or call Retraite Québec.

If your former address is outside of Canada:
Call Retraite Québec This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Support-payment collection program

Administered by Revenu Québec

Online: 

Social Assistance and Social Solidarity program

Administered by the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale

Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP)

Administered by the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale

Finance, income and other taxes

Tax credits

Administered by Revenu Québec

  • Shelter allowance
  • Tax credit for childcare expenses
  • Tax credit for home-support services for seniors
  • Solidarity tax credit
  • Work premium
  • Adapted work premium

Online: 

Pensions from a foreign country

Administered by Retraite Québec

Find out about the various ways to provide your new address This hyperlink will open in a new window. to Retraite Québec.

Savings and retirement products

Administered by Épargne Placements Québec

Online : 

Use the Online Transactions service This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Québec Pension Plan, public-sector pension plans, other pensions and benefits (e.g., orphan’s pension, surviving spouse’s pension, disability benefits)

Administered by Retraite Québec

If your former address is in Québec: 

Use the Service québécois de changement d'adresse This hyperlink will open in a new window..

To change your address with Retraite Québec only, use the Change of address online service This hyperlink will open in a new window..

If your former address is elsewhere in Canada: 

Use the Change of address online service This hyperlink will open in a new window. (clicSÉQUR authentication is mandatory) or call Retraite Québec This hyperlink will open in a new window..

If your former address is outside of Canada: 

Call Retraite Québec This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Note : If you contribute to a supplemental pension plan (also called a pension fund) or receive benefits under it, you must notify the administrator of your change of address. As a general rule, the administrator’s name is indicated on your pay slip.

Justice

Compensation of Persons who Performed an Act of Good Citizenship

Administered by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité au travail (CNESST) and Indemnisation des victimes d’actes criminels (IVAC)

Find out about the various ways to provide your new address This hyperlink will open in a new window. to the Direction de l’indemnisation des victimes d’actes criminels.

Compensation of Crime Victims

Administered by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité au travail (CNESST) and Indemnisation des victimes d’actes criminels (IVAC)

Find out about the various ways to provide your new address This hyperlink will open in a new window. to the Direction de l’indemnisation des victimes d’actes criminels.

Representation measures of incapacitated persons of full age

Administered by the Curateur public du Québec

See the various ways to provide your new address This hyperlink will open in a new window. to the Curateur public.

Tutorship to the property of a minor

Administered by the Curateur public du Québec

See the various ways to provide your new address This hyperlink will open in a new window. to the Curateur public.

Note : You must notify the Curateur public du Québec of a change of address of the child under tutorship, a tutor or a member of the tutorship council.

Recreation

Hunter’s or trapper’s certificate

Administered by the Ministère de l’Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs

Online: 

Use the online change of address service (in French only) This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Note : As a hunter or trapper, you must ensure that your address is up to date in the records kept by the Ministère.

Health

Health insurance card

Administered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ)

Breast Cancer Screening Program

Administered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ)

Transportation

Driver’s licences, registration certificates and disabled parking permits

Administered by the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ)

Online: 

Use the Service québécois de changement d'adresse This hyperlink will open in a new window..

For other ways to provide your new address:

See the Change of Address This hyperlink will open in a new window. section of the SAAQ website.

Note : You must send your new address to the SAAQ within 30 days of your moving date. You will be sent a sticker to place on your driver’s licence.

Compensation following a traffic accident

Administered by the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ)

Civic participation

Permanent list of electors

Administered by Élections Québec

Online: 

Advice

Consider providing your new address to Canada Post and Government of Canada programs and services.

Canada Post’s Mail Forwarding service This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Government of Canada’s change of address page This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Last update: May 29, 2023

Comments

Was the information on this page useful to you?
General notice

You have questions or require additional information?

Please contact Services Québec