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Here's the Address to Write to Santa to Be Sure...
Canada Post volunteers help Santa answer his mail with the Write to Santa program. Includes tips for teachers.
What Are Postal Codes in Canada?
Look up postal codes for Canada using street addresses. Find out what the format means, and where to place them in address labels.
Use My Service Canada Account For Your Personal...
How to view and update your personal EI, CPP and OAS files online using a My Service Canada Account.
Can You Name All 14 of Canada's Capital Cities?
The capital cities of Canada - the national capital and capital cities of the provinces and territories of Canada.
Be Aware of Extra Costs if You Shop Online for...
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.
What Are the Canadian Prime Minister's...
The responsibilities of the Prime Minister of Canada, the most powerful role in Canadian politics.
What's the Legal Drinking Age in Your Province?
The legal age at which you can buy and drink alcohol in each of the provinces and territories of Canada.
What You Need In Order to Apply for a Canadian...
Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for your Canadian passport.
Abbreviations for Canada's 13 Provinces and...
Use these official postal abbreviations of provinces and territories in Canada on mail to and in Canada.
Do You Know the Sales Tax Rate in Your Province?
Check the current rates for sales taxes (GST, PST and HST) in each of the provinces and territories in Canada.
Decisions to Make Before You Apply for Your CPP...
Things you need to know to apply for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension.
How Much Do Canadian MPs Get Paid in 2015-16?
On April 1, 2015 salaries of Canadian members of parliament went up 2.3 percent. The increase also applies to payment for extra duties.
What is the Legal Age to Buy Cigarettes in...
Definition of legal minimum age to buy tobacco products as determined by individual provinces and territories in Canada.
Do You Know the Minimum Wage in Your Province?
The hourly minimum wage in Canada in each of the provinces and territories.
My Account: Your Personal Canadian Income Tax...
My Account, a Canada Revenue Agency service, provides you with secure online access to your personal income tax information.
What Do Canadian Provincial Premiers Do?
Provincial premiers in Canada are the heads of government in the provinces, and they have the responsibilities to go with that leadership role.
What Does Age of Majority Mean in Canada?
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.
When Did Canada's Provinces and Territories...
Canadian Confederation took place in 1867, and originally included four provinces. There are now 10 provinces and three territories in Canada.
How Much Alcohol Can Visitors Bring Into Canada?
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing alcohol into Canada.
How You Can Apply for Canadian Employment...
How to apply online for Canadian employment insurance.
7 Canadian Employment Insurance Benefits
Canadian Employment Insurance and types of unemployment benefits in Canada.
Save on Duties and Taxes When You Mail Gifts to...
How to stay clear of duties and taxes when mailing gifts to Canada.
How to Check on Your Canadian Tax Refund
When and how to check on the status of your Canadian income tax refund and what might be holding it up.
How Capital Punishment Was Abolished in Canada
Timeline of the history of the death penalty in Canada and the gradual abolition of capital punishment.
How the Persons Case Brought Recognition to...
In the Persons Case in the 1920s, five Alberta women fought and won a legal and political battle to have women recognized as persons under the BNA Act.
The Canadian Embassy and 13 Consulates in the...
Contact information for the Canadian embassy in Washington, DC, and Canadian consulates in the United States.
The Canada Pension Plan is More Flexible Now,...
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.
There Was Violent Reaction to the Winnipeg...
A massive general strike crippled the city of Winnipeg in the summer of 1919. Government reaction was aggressive and the workers gained little.
What Ontario's Switch to a Harmonized Sales Tax...
Ontario combines its provincial sales tax and the federal goods and services tax to create a single harmonized sales tax (HST).
7 Things You Have to Do to Apply for a Canada...
Simple step-by-step instructions on applying for your old age security pension in Canada
Customs Exemptions for Returning Canadians
Customs exemptions for Canadian residents bringing goods into Canada increased June 1, 2012.
How to File Your Canadian Income Tax Return
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.
Will the Changes to Canadian Old Age Security...
The Canadian government raises the eligible age for Old Age Security benefits to age 67, but gives plenty of notice.
Learn About Canadian Prime Ministers and Their...
Learn about the role of the Prime Minister of Canada, the current Prime Minister of Canada and Canadian prime ministers in history.
Changing Your Postal Address Online
When you move, you can change your Canadian mailing address online using a Web tool from Canada Post.
Queen Elizabeth Has Made 22 Official Visits to...
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.
How to Check Your Canadian Immigration Status...
To find out the status of your Canadian immigration application, try the Client Application Status online service from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Fast Facts About Ottawa, Canada's Capital
Key facts about Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, including population, government, attractions and the weather.
Biographies of the 22 Prime Ministers of Canada...
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.
Canadian Employment Insurance Rules
Rules and filing claimants reports to receive Employment Insurance benefits when you're unemployed in Canada.
How You Can Apply for a Canadian Permanent...
How to apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Card or renew your Canadian Permanent Resident Card.
Edmonton, Capital of Alberta and Gateway to the...
Key facts about the city of Edmonton, Alberta, including population, municipal government, Edmonton attractions and the weather.
How to Get a Temporary Resident Visa for Canada
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.
Write to the Prime Minister of Canada
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sits at the Heart of Canada
Key facts about Winnipeg, Manitoba, including population, Winnipeg city government, attractions and the weather.
Bringing Alcohol Home: Customs Regulations for...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning canadian residents bringing alcohol into Canada.
What Do Canadian Members of Parliament Do?
The role and responsibilities of Canadian members of parliament.
How Canada Got Its Name
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.
Who Led the Battle to Have Women Recognized as...
Social activist Emily Murphy was one of five women who fought, and won, a legal and political battle to have women recognized as persons in Canada.
What Is a Canadian T4A Tax Slip?
Explanation of T4A tax slips for pension, retirement, annuity and other income.
How to Keep Your Address Up to Date With the CRA
Be sure to inform the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) when you move, so benefit payments and refunds are not disrupted.
This Man Was Prime Minister of Canada for More...
Mackenzie King was the longest-serving Prime Minister of Canada and introduced many of Canada's social welfare policies. Bland in public, he had a quirky spiritual side.
The Birth of Canadian Confederation
The three conferences at which colonies in British North America hammered out the terms for creating the Dominion of Canada in 1867.
Halifax, Nova Scotia is Under the Constant...
Key facts about Halifax, Nova Scotia, including population, Halifax regional government, Halifax attractions and the weather.
Explorations of Jacques Cartier, Who Named Canada
French navigator Jacques Cartier explored the east coast of Canada and the St. Lawrence River and was responsible for naming Canada.
Do You Need a Temporary Work Permit in Order to...
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.
What is Parliament in Canada and Who Works There?
Learn the basics about the Parliament of Canada, the legislative branch of the Canadian federal government.
Who Was The Father of Medicare in Canada?
Tommy Douglas was an inspiring leader, as a Baptist minister, as Premier of Saskatchewan and as the first leader of the New Democratic Party.
How Much do Canadian Senators Make?
Canadian senators make a basic salary and get paid extra for additional responsibilities, such as chairing Senate committees.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall
Positive and cautious at the same time, Brad Wall is hugely popular in his home province and won a second majority government in 2011.
Canadian Members of Parliament
Current federal Members of Parliament in Canada.
Abolition of Capital Punishment in Canada
Canadian murder rate stays low without capital punishment in Canada.
Find and Claim Forgotten Bank Accounts in Canada
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.
Understanding T4 Slips for Filing Your Canadian...
Explanation of T4 tax slips for employment income for taxpayers to use for their Canadian income tax returns.
What Does the Governor General of Canada Do?
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.
What Does the Canada Revenue Agency Do?
Description of the Canada Revenue Agency or CRA and what it does.
What a Difference a Year Makes. Canada Post...
After a year working with its aggressive action plan, Canada Post has made some progress and actually reported a profit in the third quarter of 2014.
Filing Your Canadian Taxes Online. It's Quick...
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.
Old Age Security - OAS
Description of the Old Age Security pension in Canada.
What Are the Responsibilities of Canadian...
Canadian senators review legislation, act as watchdogs on the federal government and represent regional constituents.
The "Little Guy From Shawinigan" Led Three...
Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada - biography, professional and political background.
How Nellie McClung Became One of Alberta's...
Canadian Nellie McClung championed the vote for women and temperance, and was key in the fight for women to be recognized as persons in the Persons Case.
member of the legislative assembly - MLA
Member of the legislative assembly - definition of member of the legislative assembly or MLA in Canada.
How To Replace a Lost or Stolen Canadian Passport
Simple step-by-step instructions on replacing a lost or stolen Canadian passport
What Are the Rules About Bringing Alcohol Into...
Check on the Canadian customs regulations for the amount of alcohol you can bring into Canada without paying duty or taxes.
What You Should Know About Nova Scotia
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.
Victoria, BC: A Taste of Britain and a Gateway...
Key facts about Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, including population, Victoria city government, attractions and the weather.
How to Apply for Canadian Citizenship
Step by step instructions on how to apply to become a Canadian citizen
Reforming Canada's Pension System
Prime Minister Harper has opened the floodgates for Canadian opinions on reforming the Canadian pension system.
Do You Need a T5 Tax Slip to File Your Taxes?
Explanation of T5 tax slips for investment income issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
British Columbia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of British Columbia, Canada.
This WWI Disaster Destroyed Half of Halifax
The collision of two ships in Halifax Harbour during World War I caused the world's largest man-made explosion before the nuclear age.
5 Ways to Get a Canadian Income Tax Package
How to get a Canadian income tax package - online, by mail, by phone or in person.
How Much Tobacco Can Canadian Residents Bring...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco into Canada.
Treat Your Canadian Social Insurance Number...
When to use your Canadian Social Insurance Number and protecting your privacy in Canada.
How to Apply for Employment Insurance in Canada
How, where and when to submit applications for employment insurance in Canada.
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's First Prime...
The first Prime Minister of Canada and a Father of Confederation, Sir John A. Macdonald combined a vision of Canada with alcoholism.
Things You Need to Know to Celebrate Canada Day!
Things you need to know to celebrate Canada Day, marking the birthday of Canadian Confederation.
What was Canada's Chinese Exclusion Act and...
From 1885 to 1923 Chinese immigration to Canada was discouraged by a head tax, and then by the Canadian Chinese Exclusion Act.
Whip - Definition of whip in Canadian House of Commons or senate
Canadian Embassies and Consulates Online
Index to Canadian embassies and consulates online - Web sites, street addresses and phone and fax numbers.
Key Facts About Canada's Provinces and...
Fact sheets on the provinces and territories of Canada - geography, government and industry.
Sir Charles Tupper: Prime Minister of Canada...
Sir Charles Tupper was only Prime Minister of Canada for 10 weeks, at the age of 75, but he had a long and impressive political career leading up to that.
This Prime Minister Pushed for a "Just Society"...
Prime Minister of Canada for 15 years, Pierre Trudeau fought for a united Canada with a strong federal government and a just society.
What is a Riding in Canadian Elections?
Definition of an election riding in Canada
Prime Minister Arthur Meighen
Arthur Meighen was Prime Minister of Canada twice. He was brilliant, had a strong sense of duty and was a commanding speaker. He lacked personal charm however.
Quick Facts on the Province of Ontario
Key facts about the province of Ontario, Canada - geography, government and industry.
One of the Worst Weather Events in Canadian...
The ice storm of 1998 directly affected more people than any other previous weather event in Canadian history.
Deadlines to Send Holiday Mail From Canada
Send your Canadian holiday mail by the Canada Post deadlines to make sure it arrives at international destinations in time for the 2014 holidays.
This Prime Minister of Canada Gave the West a...
John Diefenbaker was a spellbinding speaker who championed civil rights and defended the underdog. As Prime Minister he was not an effective manager.
Fast Facts about the Province of Quebec
Key facts about the province of Quebec, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Big Changes Coming to Canada's Postal System
Canada Post is phasing out home delivery as one of its initiatives to return the Post Office to financial sustainability by 2019.
Alberta is an Energy-Rich Canadian Province,...
Key facts about the province of Alberta, Canada - geography, government and industry.
cabinet minister
Definition of a cabinet minister in Canadian government.
Cabinet or executive council - definition of cabinet and executive council in Canadian government.
Canada's First, and Only, Female Prime Minister
Kim Campbell was the first woman to be Prime Minister of Canada. She can also claim other firsts for Canadian women in government.
What Is a Harmonized Sales Tax?
Definition of the harmonized sales tax or HST in Canada.
What Is a T4A Canadian Income Tax Slip?
Description of a T4A income tax information slip in Canada.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Canada Finally Got a Flag of Her Own in 1965
It wasn't until 1965 that Canada had its own national flag. Learn about the controversy surrounding its design and the symbolism of the maple leaf flag.
majority government
Definition of a majority government in Canada.
Louise McKinney
Louise McKinney, a temperance organizer, was the first woman sworn into the Alberta Legislative Assembly and one of the Famous Five in the Persons Case.
St. John's, the Capital of Newfoundland and...
Key facts about St. John's, Newfoundland, including population, city government, St. John's attractions and the weather.
Need to Change Your Canadian Income Tax Return?...
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.
What is the Canadian Goods and Services Tax?
Definition of the goods and services tax or GST in Canada.
Canadian Premiers
Index to present and past Canadian premiers of the provinces and territories of Canada.
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Ontario Canada
A Simple Explanation of a Canadian Federal...
Here's a simple explanation of the basics of how a federal election works in Canada.
A Province on the Pacific With Mountains,...
Key facts about the province of British Columbia, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Canadian Federal Government Services
Services provided by the Canadian federal government to individuals and to business, inside Canada and out. Page 3.
legislative assembly
Legislative assembly - definition of legislative assembly in Canada.
What Was the British North America Act?
The British North America Act, now called the Constitution Act 1867, is one of the base documents of the Canadian constitution.
Stephen Harper Has Been Prime Minister of...
Biography, professional and political background of Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada and Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
The 1970 October Crisis, When Terrorism Shook...
Events during the October Crisis in Canada in 1970, when the FLQ kidnapped two public officials and the War Measures Act was invoked.
International Travel For Canadians
Essential resources for Canadians travelling outside the country
Why and When You Can Expect a T3 Tax Slip
Explanation of T3 tax slips for mutual funds and trust income for taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
What is the Guaranteed Income Supplement in...
This federal government program provides money for eligible low-income seniors in Canada to supplement their Old Age Security (OAS) pensions.
10 Firsts for Canadian Women in Government
Ten historical firsts - from the first Canadian woman member of parliament to the first woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
For a Long Time They Called This Canadian Prime...
Joe Clark was Canada's youngest prime minister, but not for long. A budget with an 18-cent hike in gas taxes brought him down and Pierre Trudeau back.
Get Canadian Tax Payments and Benefits Quickly...
How to arrange direct deposit with the Canada Revenue Agency so Canadian tax payments are deposited directly into your bank account.
Irene Parlby
An Alberta homesteader, Irene Parlby fought for rural women and children, became a cabinet minister and was one of the Famous Five to push the Persons Case.
This Province is Often Called the Birthplace of...
Quick facts about the geography, government and industry of Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest province.
Saskatchewan: They Say It's Easy to Draw; Hard...
Key facts about the province of Saskatchewan, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Is the Official Language of Canada English or...
The definition of official languages in Canada.
Justin Trudeau
Young, attractive, a great grassroots campaigner and a top-notch fund-raiser, Justin Trudeau appears to be walking away with the Liberal leadership.
The Battle of Ypres 1915 Cost 6000 Canadian...
In 1915, the second Battle of Ypres established the reputation of the Canadians as a fighting force as they held their ground against chlorine gas attacks.
Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada from 1984-93 - biography, professional and political career.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Was the First Francophone...
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911, was the first francophone Prime Minister of Canada.
Write to the Leader of the Liberal Party of...
Contact Justin Trudeau, the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. by email, phone, fax or social media.
What It Will Cost If You File Your Canadian...
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.
Learn the definition and name origin of Winnipeg, the capital city of the province of Manitoba in Canada.
House of Commons
House of Commons - definition of House of Commons in Canada.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the Youngest...
Key facts about the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada - geography, government and industry.
5 Ways to Pay Your Canadian Income Taxes
There are a variety of different ways for you to choose how to pay the balance owing on your Canadian income taxes.
What does the Age of Consent Mean in Canada?
Understanding the law in Canada on the age of consent for sexual activity.
How To Redirect Your Mail in Canada
A simple how to on how to have your mail redirected in Canada
Pierre Trudeau's Death Leaves Canada a Large...
Pierre Trudeau, former Prime Minister of Canada, died in September 2000, leaving a legacy of justice and equality, and a bilingual Canada that includes Quebec.
Michel Trudeau Killed
Michel Trudeau, youngest son of former Prime Minister Trudeau, killed in a BC avalanche.
How to Report Canada Pension Plan Income on...
Explanation of T4A(P) tax slips for Canada Pension Plan benefits issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
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