June 08, 2005 09:17 ET

Canada Post: Moving Soon? Don't Leave Your Mail Behind!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - June 8, 2005) - July is quickly approaching, and we all know July means moving time! There are a thousand things to think about in addition to boxes to pack, the truck to rent and friends' help to reserve! You must also think about your change of address.

Canada Post suggests submitting a change of address request two weeks before the date of your move. This way, your mail will arrive at your new address at the same time as you do. To this end, you have two options. The first is to make your change of address directly online at by clicking on smartmoves. Smartmoves is much more than just a mail redirection service. You can browse through a free guide containing many practical tips and also access a very functional checklist that you can personalize to meet your needs. Furthermore, you can inform organizations of your move and send free electronic cards to friends and family to let them know your new address.

If you decide to come into one of our postal outlets to fill out a change of address notification, you will be asked for two pieces of ID in order to process your request. Whichever option you choose, Canada Post will redirect your mail to your new address for six months for as little as $33.

Nearly 300,000 people move in Quebec every year. If you are one of them this year, pick up a copy of Smartmoves from Canada Post; this free brochure contains many practical tips to help you plan your move effectively. Remember to ask for change of address notification cards to let your correspondents know your new address. Move with peace of mind: Canada Post will look after your mail!

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