Forwarding or redirecting mail after a death should be taken care of as soon as possible, as there may be information sent that requires your immediate attention (such as credit card bills, mortgage payments, or other services that need notification of death).
Furthermore, if mail piles up at an unattended residence, two risks arise:
Redirecting mail through Canada Post requires you to purchase a mail forwarding service. These can be bought for a 4-month or 12-month period at your local Canada Post office.
You can purchase the mail forwarding service online or at the post office; however, you will need to visit a post office location to complete the service either way. Purchasing online will allow you to fill-out and print the necessary documents ahead of time, which could save time.
You can purchase the mail forwarding service in 2 ways:
Next, take the barcode (if applicable) to a post office, along with the following items:
Below is the Canada Post Mail Forwarding prices as of March 2021:
Settling an estate is a process that can be time-consuming and frustrating. Cadence Executor Assistance Services can help you with the notifications, cancellations, and applications required following a death.