I would recommend, as @softech did earlier, go with the physical SIM card if your device can accept one.
They are more versatile and can be switched from device to device.
E-Sim may be 'convenient', however I prefer the physical card.
If you choose to go that route, you can get one at a corporate TELUS or Koodo location.
See "How To Change Your SIM Number" in this Help Article: https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/on/get-help/articles/change-sim-number
For eSIM with new phone, you have to re-buy a new one for $5.
Yes, while eSIM is "cool", there are disadvantages as well. For eSIM, if you have a new phone, or if you ever wipe your phone, you will have to re-buy a new eSIM again. There is no such problem with Physical sim card.
To rebuy new eSIM, First, download the app on your new phone, click ⊕ or ⧁ at the bottom left to bring up the menu and go to Subscription & Add-on page, scroll down to the bottom and click Shop SIM Card Now. You can buy and install eSIM from there