This is a two part series on Moving, Address changes & Service Providers in Winnipeg.

Part 1: Change of Address | The Ultimate Guide for Winnipeg

Part 2: Stopping & Starting Household Services

Preparing for a move is a busy time and changing your mailing address and setting up utility providers before you move is a very important step. Not only will this ensure that you have heat and water in your new home, but you will also be sure to stay current with bill payments and continue to receive any government benefits to which you are entitled, without interruption.

The following checklist provides some handy information on the necessary steps you need to take change your mailing address, to make your move as smooth as possible.

Household Utilities

Make sure that you read your metered utilities before you move in/out to avoid an inaccurately estimated bill. Have this information handy when you contact your utility company. Be sure to cancel your current utilities in advance and schedule a shut off date. You will want to set up your new utilities at the same time, to be sure that everything is turned on when you move into your new home.

In addition to the standard household utilities, you will want to contact your service providers for telephone, cell phone, internet, cable TV and satellite.

Water Service in Winnipeg

Change of Address Service

The Province of Manitoba has set up a great website to help speed up the process of making an address change. You can quickly and easily update your address and arrange for many services, with:

  • Manitoba Hydro
  • Manitoba Health
  • City of Winnipeg: Water and Waste Department
  • City of Winnipeg: Property Assessment and Taxation
  • MTS
  • University of Manitoba
  • Assiniboine Community College
  • Multiple Government of Manitoba organizations

Visit the website for the most up to date list of organizations as more are expected to be involved in the near future.

The website is located at

Don't Forget! Read meters & Coordinate with Service Providers

For information on how to read your meters and how to coordinate your move with household service providers such as cable, phone, hydro and water, see: Stopping & Starting Household Services

Meter Reading in Winnipeg


Change of Address
City of Winnipeg - Province of Manitoba - Canadian Government

To be sure that your payments stay on schedule, you receive your benefits on time and you keep your licenses current, it is important that you notify the appropriate organizations and government agencies to update your contact information, preferably before you move.


Drivers License Address Change

Update your Drivers License, Vehicle Registration & Insurance.

You must report driver's license address changes in person within 15 days to your Autopac agent or any Manitoba Public Insurance Service Centre. Manitoba Public Insurance can be reached at 204-985-7000 in the Winnipeg calling area.

Manitoba Public Insurance Website


Banks & Credit Cards - Financial Institutions

It is essential that you contact the banks, financial institutions and credit card companies that you have accounts with, providing them with your updated contact information and address change. You can do this by calling the toll-free customer service number on the back of the card or by visiting the appropriate website. Even if you decide you want to change your branch, most large banks will not require you to change your account. They will simply need to update their records with your new address.


Forward Mail

To catch any items you may have missed, be sure to fill out a change of address form at the post office or change it online to have your mail forwarded to your new address.

Change your address with Canada Post online.


Other Change of Address Tidbits

By using this handy checklist to notify utilities, service providers, government agencies and financial institutions of your change of address, you can make your transition to your new home go much more smoothly and have your life back up and running with little disruption.

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