Make sure your Ontario driver’s licence is one of the first documents updated when changing names. Some organizations, including Passports Canada, require updated provincial identification before they can update your name.
Simply visit any Service Ontario office with your current driver’s licence and an original certificate proving the change (eg: marriage certificate, legal name change certificate, amended birth certificate or divorce decree). No appointment is necessary, but to avoid long waits avoid lunchtime and Friday afternoons. You can have the name on your ON health card changed at the same time.
Need to change names in other places?
There are probably another 20 to 30 places you need to notify: utilities, phone, insurance, SIN, Canada Revenue, loyalty clubs, online accounts, professional organizations and more. Phew! Don’t stress – you don’t need to contact each company to learn what to send where. We’ve done it all for you. Easy Name Change provides ready to send name change forms, letters and emails. Just sign and send!