Guide to moving long distance in 2021

December 15, 2020

If 2020 was difficult, even disastrous, 2021 will undoubtedly be the year of renewal for you and your family. If you plan to move to a new area to improve your living conditions, do it right by following the advice of moving experts in this time of a pandemic.

When moving between Canadian provinces, did you know that…

Certain income deductions are related to long distance moves.

If you take up a new job, operate a business or attend post-secondary education, you can deduct certain expenses from your income. Certain conditions apply, but check with the Canada Revenue Agency, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick to find out the eligible expense for your long-distance move.

You will be able to save several dollars which is not to be neglected.

Some tips for carrying out a long distance move for 2020-2021.

The logistical and organizational preparation for a long-distance move is no small task. Based on several years of experience in the field, we will be happy to give you various tips and advice that will be of great use to you.

Our experienced team will be happy to answer your questions.

Your change of address

Obviously, you will think about contacting your banking institutions and your creditors. Do not forget also the change of address for your automated deliveries and your online purchases. In order to avoid trouble and many headaches, take the time to make a complete list of people and institutions with whom you exchange annually. It is always easier to warn them than to run after your letters and your parcels to be delivered to the wrong places. To ease the transition, Canada Post offers a clocking service for mail addressed to you from your old address to the new one.

Federal and provincial revenue agencies

Keeping the Revenue Agencies, federal and provincial, informed of your travels is always a sign of good organization. Also be aware of the different conditions of the government programs in which you participate. The rules are not all the same from one province to another, especially for employment insurance benefits and benefits due to an accident at work. Validate your particular status with the provincial government of your new address.

Changes for your telecommunications services

To avoid surprises from overbilling and service cuts, contact your various telephone, Internet, cable and cell phone service providers before your long-distance move. Each of the provinces and many regions of Quebec are served by different telecommunications companies. Be sure to shop around and plan the proper hookups for your personal and business needs. You can thus shorten some delays.

Your vehicle registration and driver's license

Driver's licenses and registration certificates, automobile plates, issued by the various Canadian provinces are valid within the country but not indefinitely. Be sure to follow the timelines so you can easily transfer your driver's license and license plates from one province to another

School, extracurricular, sports and cultural registration

The change in stability caused by moving is a source of concern and significant upheaval among the youngest. It is ideal to return to the activities they like to practice quickly in order to help them meet new people and facilitate integration into their new environment. Ask your new municipality for information, they can quickly guide you to the right school board as well as the organizations responsible for the activities you are looking for

Follow public health recommendations regarding COVID-19

Important information

Follow the instructions for moving during a pandemic.
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Find movers experienced in long distance moving.

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Opt for the expertise, punctuality and professionalism of a team dedicated to your well-being. Do not hesitate to let us know the ideal scenario for you. We are used to finding arrangements for all kinds of situations. Thus, the arrival of your goods in your new house, your new condo, your apartment or your new office will take place at the time that suits you best. Year after year Déménagement Bernier carries out moving operations for families, individuals and businesses with respect and thoroughness. Although moves between Montreal and Quebec are more frequent, the possibilities of moving over a longer distance bring additional risk and stress.

Déménagement Bernier is here to offer you complete professional services and deserved peace of mind. We have an eye for detail and we can assure you that all of your furniture and belongings will arrive in good time and without scratches.

We mainly move people and businesses from Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick. Our service extends between the 40th and the 47th parallel, including among others the cities of:

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