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Look up postal codes for Canada using street addresses. Find out what the format means, and where to place them in address labels.
How to view and update your personal EI, CPP and OAS files online using a My Service Canada Account.
The capital cities of Canada - the national capital and capital cities of the provinces and territories of Canada.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing alcohol into Canada.
The legal age at which you can buy and drink alcohol in each of the provinces and territories of Canada.
If you're in Canada and shopping online at U.S. stores, don't let hidden costs catch you by surprise. Here's what to watch for.
Use these official postal abbreviations of provinces and territories in Canada on mail to and in Canada.
Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for your Canadian passport.
When and how to check on the status of your Canadian income tax refund and what might be holding it up.
The hourly minimum wage in Canada in each of the provinces and territories.
Check the current rates for sales taxes (GST, PST and HST) in each of the provinces and territories in Canada.
Definition of legal minimum age to buy tobacco products as determined by individual provinces and territories in Canada.
Simple step-by-step instructions on applying for your old age security pension in Canada
Things you need to know to apply for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension.
Canadian Employment Insurance and types of unemployment benefits in Canada.
Contact information for the Canadian embassy in Washington, DC, and Canadian consulates in the United States.
When you move, you can change your Canadian mailing address online using a Web tool from Canada Post.
What you need to know to file your Canadian income taxes - information you need to have, ways to file and pay your taxes, and where to get help.
The age of majority in Canada is the age at which a person is considered by law to be an adult. It is either 18 or 19 depending on the province or territory.
How to stay clear of duties and taxes when mailing gifts to Canada.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning canadian residents bringing alcohol into Canada.
On April 1, 2015 salaries of Canadian members of parliament went up 2.3 percent. The increase also applies to payment for extra duties.
Changes in the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) make it important to assess your own circumstances and make an informed decision about when to apply for it.
My Account, a Canada Revenue Agency service, provides you with secure online access to your personal income tax information.
Check on the Canadian customs regulations for the amount of alcohol you can bring into Canada without paying duty or taxes.
Customs exemptions for Canadian residents bringing goods into Canada increased June 1, 2012.
How to get a Canadian income tax package - online, by mail, by phone or in person.
The basics on temporary work permits for foreign workers in Canada: who needs a temporary work permit, how to apply for one, and how they work.
Here's a simple explanation of the basics of how a federal election works in Canada.
The Canadian government raises the eligible age for Old Age Security benefits to age 67, but gives plenty of notice.
Be sure to inform the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) when you move, so benefit payments and refunds are not disrupted.
Look up definitions of terms used in Canadian federal and provincial governments.
The Bank of Canada holds money from dormant accounts in Canada. You can search for unclaimed bank balances and claim funds that are yours, for free.
How to apply online for Canadian employment insurance.
Find information on ridings and electoral districts for federal elections in Canada.
To find out the status of your Canadian immigration application, try the Client Application Status online service from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Definition of the goods and services tax or GST in Canada.
Most Canadians can now file their income taxes online. It's quick. It's easy. And if the government owes you money, you'll get your refund faster.
Description of the Canada Revenue Agency or CRA and what it does.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco into Canada.
Index to Canadian embassies and consulates online - Web sites, street addresses and phone and fax numbers.
The basics on temporary resident visas for Canada - which visitors to Canada need a temporary resident visa, how to apply for one, and how they work.
The origin of the names of the national capital of Canada and the Canadian provincial and territory capital cities.
Simple step-by-step instructions on replacing a lost or stolen Canadian passport
Customs regulations for reporting money at the Canadian border, when you either enter or leave Canada.
Current federal Members of Parliament in Canada.
Explanation of T4 tax slips for employment income for taxpayers to use for their Canadian income tax returns.
Ontario combines its provincial sales tax and the federal goods and services tax to create a single harmonized sales tax (HST).
Customs regulations for bringing tobacco into Canada.
Rules and filing claimants reports to receive Employment Insurance benefits when you're unemployed in Canada.
How, where and when to submit applications for employment insurance in Canada.
A simple how to on how to have your mail redirected in Canada
The role and responsibilities of Canadian members of parliament.
Canadian Confederation took place in 1867, and originally included four provinces. There are now 10 provinces and three territories in Canada.
The name Canada was first used by Jacques Cartier in 1535. It wasn't the only name considered by the Fathers of Confederation in 1867 though.
The responsibilities of the Prime Minister of Canada, the most powerful role in Canadian politics.
Canadian senators make a basic salary and get paid extra for additional responsibilities, such as chairing Senate committees.
There are a variety of different ways for you to choose how to pay the balance owing on your Canadian income taxes.
If you need to correct or change your Canadian income tax return, first wait for your Notice of Assessment. Then you can do it online or by mail.
This federal government program provides money for eligible low-income seniors in Canada to supplement their Old Age Security (OAS) pensions.
How to apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Card or renew your Canadian Permanent Resident Card.
How to register to vote in the Canadian federal election.
Read up on the background, politics and accomplishments of the men and woman who have held the position of Prime Minister of Canada since 1867.
Description of the Old Age Security pension in Canada.
Nigel Wright, Stephen Harper's former Chief of Staff, is scheduled to testify on the Senate scandal at the Duffy trial in August 2015.
Definition and origin of the name of the province of British Columbia, Canada.
If you file your tax return late, you may be charged both a penalty and interest. Even if you can't pay the balance due, file your taxes on time.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing tobacco into Canada.
Definition of a majority government in Canada.
Gordon Campbell was Premier of British Columbia for ten years. He resigned in 2011 over public anger at the introduction of the HST in BC.
Definition of the harmonized sales tax or HST in Canada.
How to arrange direct deposit with the Canada Revenue Agency so Canadian tax payments are deposited directly into your bank account.
Explanation of T5 tax slips for investment income issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
Take the best advantage you can of the tax break you get with Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) while you save for your retirement.
Fact sheets on the provinces and territories of Canada - geography, government and industry.
Key information for voters in Canadian federal elections - who can vote, when and where to vote, ways to vote and results of recent elections.
Understanding the law in Canada on the age of consent for sexual activity.
Elections Canada opens advance polls for three days to let Canadians vote early in a federal election.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has an online service that lets you check the status of your application for Canadian citizenship online.
Write, email, phone or fax Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada.
Step by step instructions on how to apply to become a Canadian citizen
Explanation of income tax information slips issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
Explanation of T4A(P) tax slips for Canada Pension Plan benefits issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
Queen Elizabeth has made 22 official Royal visits to Canada since she came to the throne. Here is a brief outline of those Royal visits.
Canadians travelling abroad should consider getting an International Driving Permit (IDP). It's simple and inexpensive.
French navigator Jacques Cartier explored the east coast of Canada and the St. Lawrence River and was responsible for naming Canada.
The Canada Revenue Agency conducts different types of tax reviews. Here's when the CRA does them, what they are looking for and how to respond.
When to use your Canadian Social Insurance Number and protecting your privacy in Canada.
The Home Buyers Plan lets Canadian residents use their RRSPs to help pay for a first home without tax consequences.
Key facts about Halifax, Nova Scotia, including population, Halifax regional government, Halifax attractions and the weather.
The basics on study permits for Canada - who needs a study permit to study in Canada, how to apply for one, and how they work.
Biography, professional and political background of Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada and Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Here's where to get help with specific questions you have about your Canadian income taxes.
Learn about the role of the Prime Minister of Canada, the current Prime Minister of Canada and Canadian prime ministers in history.
If you are a first-time home buyer in Canada, you could be eligible for a non-refundable tax credit of $750.
Explanation of T4A tax slips for pension, retirement, annuity and other income.
The date of the next Ontario election and how Ontario election dates are decided.
Key facts about the province of British Columbia, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Key facts about Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, including population, government, attractions and the weather.
Canada Post volunteers help Santa answer his mail with the Write to Santa program. Includes tips for teachers.
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
The collision of two ships in Halifax Harbour during World War I caused the world's largest man-made explosion before the nuclear age.
A founding province of Canada, Nova Scotia is nearly surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, and is known for high tides, lobster, fish, blueberries and apples.
How to read PDF files. Canada Online.
Canadian senators review legislation, act as watchdogs on the federal government and represent regional constituents.
How the provinces and territories of Canada got their names.
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Description of a T4 income tax information slip in Canada.
Learn the basics about the Parliament of Canada, the legislative branch of the Canadian federal government.
The first Prime Minister of Canada and a Father of Confederation, Sir John A. Macdonald combined a vision of Canada with alcoholism.
Description of a T4A income tax information slip in Canada.
Key facts about the city of Edmonton, Alberta, including population, municipal government, Edmonton attractions and the weather.
Eligibility requirements for voting in a Canadian federal election.
Under exceptional circumstances you can apply to the CRA to have income tax penalties or interest reduced or cancelled.
Elections Canada maintains the National Register of Electors, a database of basic information on electors for Canadian federal elections.
Permanent resident - definition of permanent resident in Canada.
Election Day will still be Oct. 19 but the campaign will start early in August, making it the longest Canadian federal election campaign since 1926.
Each year there is a limit on how much you can contribute to your RRSPs without tax implications. Here's how to find your RRSP contribution limit.
Canada Pension Plan - definition of the Canada Pension Plan or CPP in Canada.
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada.
You can file your taxes by mail, online, or by using a service provider. Select the method that suits you best.
The Supreme Court's decision on the government's reference for an opinion on the constitutionality of its Senate reform plans was bad news for the Tories.
Voters lists and the Permanent Register of Electors for provincial elections in Ontario, Canada.
Aggressive and determined, Thomas Mulcair won the leadership of the New Democratic Party of Canada in 2012, and he plans to put NDP ideas into action.
Much of the role of the Governor General of Canada is ceremonial, but some of his or her official duties can be key to governing Canada.
Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada - biography, professional and political background.
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Ontario Canada
This non-refundable tax credit encourages a wide range of activities that help a child's development and complements the Children's Fitness Tax Credit.
Canadian families, seniors, savers and students should reap some financial benefits from this election-year budget.
Definitions and information on terms commonly used in federal and provincial elections in Canada.
Secure ID cards for Canadian permanent residents replace the old paper IMM 1000 document.
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
Definition of the provincial sales tax or PST in Canada.
A fire swept through the Canadian Parliament Buildings on a February night in 1916, killing seven and reducing the Centre Block to icy rubble.
Voting in Canadian elections - who can vote in federal and provincial elections in Canada.
The definition of official languages in Canada.
Biographies of those who have served in Canadian governments and those who have changed government in Canada.
Explanation of T3 tax slips for mutual funds and trust income for taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
Key facts about the province of Quebec, Canada - geography, government and industry.
You may need to provide a Certified Criminal Record Check for adoptions, Canadian citizenship, visa applications, or work permits. Here's how to get one.
Canadian federal and provincial elections voters lists and permanent registers of electors in Canada.
Explanation of T4E tax slips for Employment Insurance benefits for taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
Key facts about the province of Alberta, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Definition of an election riding in Canada
The results of the 2015 Alberta election give the NDP an historic majority government, and push the Progressive Conservatives to third place.
Make your summer vacation plans for Canadian cities.
Key facts about the province of Ontario, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Essential resources for Canadians travelling outside the country
Explanation of T4A(OAS) tax slips for old age security income for Canadian taxpayers.
The Canadian Forces are looking for thousands of recruits in nearly all careers.