Complete overview on address change in Canada
If you have an application in process and make changes to your residential address, then it is important to notify Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) about these changes. Depending on the immigration status and visa type, CIC follows different methods to change its residents address. For this reason, it is very important to know clearly how to change address in Canada before moving there.
Change of address outside Canada:
However, those living outside the country may contact Canadian embassy, High commission or consulate serving their area where they have submitted application for processing. As an exceptional case, people living in Bermuda, Puerto Rico, United States of America and Virgin Islands with permanent residence application in process must contact the Case Processing Pilot, Ottowa (CPP-O) to change their address.
Address notification online service:
• Immigrants who have just arrived in Canada as permanent residents are required
to notify new Canadian address to CIC through the online Address notification service
to receive PR cards. CIC expects all the Permanent residents to notify address change
within three weeks of moving so that the mail can be directed automatically to the
new address. If you are facing difficulty accessing the online service or having
problem following the instructions on how to change address in Canada you
may contact CIC.
• After making a request, it is going to take almost 15 days for the changes to appear in the Address Notification Service or Client Application Status. Applicants who have not notified CIC regarding Canadian address within 180 days are required to re-apply for PR card along with the applicable fee.
Change of address for temporary workers:orary workers:
Individuals who do not have an active permanent resident application and reside in Canada on temporary visa such as students, workers and visitors cannot use online notification service for address change. They should call CIC call centers to notify their new residential or mailing address. For additional information on how to change address in Canada you may contact CIC call centers or refer CIC website.