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How to view and update your personal EI, CPP and OAS files online using a My Service Canada Account.
Things you need to know to apply for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension.
Explanation of T4 tax slips for employment income for taxpayers to use for their Canadian income tax returns.
The capital cities of Canada - the national capital and capital cities of the provinces and territories of Canada.
Look up postal codes for Canada using street addresses. Find out what the format means, and where to place them in address labels.
Explanation of T4A tax slips for pension, retirement, annuity and other income.
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.
Explanation of T4A(P) tax slips for Canada Pension Plan benefits issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
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 Canadian government raises the eligible age for Old Age Security benefits to age 67, but gives plenty of notice.
My Account, a Canada Revenue Agency service, provides you with secure online access to your personal income tax information.
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.
Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for your Canadian passport.
Use these official postal abbreviations of provinces and territories in Canada on mail to and in Canada.
The legal age at which you can buy and drink alcohol in each of the provinces and territories of Canada.
Simple step-by-step instructions on applying for your old age security pension in Canada
How to get a Canadian income tax package - online, by mail, by phone or in person.
Explanation of T5 tax slips for investment income issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
Canadian Employment Insurance and types of unemployment benefits in Canada.
Description of the Old Age Security pension in Canada.
When and how to check on the status of your Canadian income tax refund and what might be holding it up.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing alcohol into Canada.
Canadian Confederation took place in 1867, and originally included four provinces. There are now 10 provinces and three territories 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.
The responsibilities of the Prime Minister of Canada, the most powerful role in Canadian politics.
How to apply online for Canadian employment insurance.
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.
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 a T4A income tax information slip in Canada.
Explanation of T4A(OAS) tax slips for old age security income for Canadian taxpayers.
Prime Minister Harper has opened the floodgates for Canadian opinions on reforming the Canadian pension system.
Description of the Canada Revenue Agency or CRA and what it does.
On April 1, 2015 salaries of Canadian members of parliament went up 2.3 percent. The increase also applies to payment for extra duties.
Contact information for the Canadian embassy in Washington, DC, and Canadian consulates in the United States.
Explanation of T4E tax slips for Employment Insurance benefits for taxpayers to use when completing 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).
Explanation of T3 tax slips for mutual funds and trust income for taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
If you withdraw money from your RRSP, you can expect to receive a T4RSP tax slip at income tax time. Here's how to handle it.
Description of a T4 income tax information slip in Canada.
Rules and filing claimants reports to receive Employment Insurance benefits when you're unemployed in Canada.
Common T4 and other income tax slips issued for Canadian taxpayers to use when filing their Canadian income tax returns.
A fire swept through the Canadian Parliament Buildings on a February night in 1916, killing seven and reducing the Centre Block to icy rubble.
Be sure to inform the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) when you move, so benefit payments and refunds are not disrupted.
This federal government program provides money for eligible low-income seniors in Canada to supplement their Old Age Security (OAS) pensions.
Provincial premiers in Canada are the heads of government in the provinces, and they have the responsibilities to go with that leadership role.
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.
Canadian senators make a basic salary and get paid extra for additional responsibilities, such as chairing Senate committees.
When you move, you can change your Canadian mailing address online using a Web tool from Canada Post.
How to apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Card or renew your Canadian Permanent Resident Card.
Key facts about Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, including population, government, attractions and the weather.
When to use your Canadian Social Insurance Number and protecting your privacy in Canada.
To find out the status of your Canadian immigration application, try the Client Application Status online service from Citizenship and Immigration 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.
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.
Timeline of the history of the death penalty in Canada and the gradual abolition of capital punishment.
Learn the basics about the Parliament of Canada, the legislative branch of the Canadian federal government.
Customs exemptions for Canadian residents bringing goods into Canada increased June 1, 2012.
The role and responsibilities of Canadian members of parliament.
You can file your taxes by mail, online, or by using a service provider. Select the method that suits you best.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning canadian residents bringing alcohol into Canada.
How to stay clear of duties and taxes when mailing gifts to Canada.
Description of a T5 income tax information slip in Canada.
Fact sheets on the provinces and territories of Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
Key facts about the city of Edmonton, Alberta, including population, municipal government, Edmonton attractions and the weather.
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.
Key facts about Halifax, Nova Scotia, including population, Halifax regional government, Halifax attractions and the weather.
Check on the Canadian customs regulations for the amount of alcohol you can bring into Canada without paying duty or taxes.
Step by step instructions on how to apply to become a Canadian citizen
From 1885 to 1923 Chinese immigration to Canada was discouraged by a head tax, and then by the Canadian Chinese Exclusion Act.
French navigator Jacques Cartier explored the east coast of Canada and the St. Lawrence River and was responsible for naming Canada.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco into Canada.
Simple step-by-step instructions on replacing a lost or stolen Canadian passport
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, where and when to submit applications for employment insurance in Canada.
How to arrange direct deposit with the Canada Revenue Agency so Canadian tax payments are deposited directly into your bank account.
Learn about the role of the Prime Minister of Canada, the current Prime Minister of Canada and Canadian prime ministers in history.
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.
Key facts about Winnipeg, Manitoba, including population, Winnipeg city government, attractions and the weather.
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.
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.
Here's where to get help with specific questions you have about your Canadian income taxes.
If you are a first-time home buyer in Canada, you could be eligible for a non-refundable tax credit of $750.
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
Take the best advantage you can of the tax break you get with Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) while you save for your retirement.
Definition and origin of the name of the province of British Columbia, Canada.
The Home Buyers Plan lets Canadian residents use their RRSPs to help pay for a first home without tax consequences.
Free clinics help prepare Canadian income tax returns for those with a low income and a simple tax situation.
Key facts about the province of Ontario, Canada - geography, government and industry.
The three conferences at which colonies in British North America hammered out the terms for creating the Dominion of Canada in 1867.
If not enough income tax was withheld from your income over a year, you may be required to pay income tax in installments. Here's how it works.
Key facts about the province of Quebec, Canada - geography, government and industry.
How to read PDF files. Canada Online.
There are a variety of different ways for you to choose how to pay the balance owing on your Canadian income taxes.
Explanation of income tax information slips issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
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.
Current federal Members of Parliament in 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.
Charlottetown, PEI is a safe, family community with a low cost of living, good weather and a great sense of heritage.
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.
Canadian murder rate stays low without capital punishment in Canada.
Key facts about Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, including population, Victoria city government, attractions and the weather.
Definition of the harmonized sales tax or HST in Canada.
Michaelle Jean was appointed Governor General of Canada in 2005, becoming the first black Canadian Governnor General.
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.
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada.
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.
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.
Things you need to know to celebrate Canada Day, marking the birthday of Canadian Confederation.
Index to Canadian embassies and consulates online - Web sites, street addresses and phone and fax numbers.
Canadian senators review legislation, act as watchdogs on the federal government and represent regional constituents.
Member of the legislative assembly - definition of member of the legislative assembly or MLA in Canada.
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.
Definition of the goods and services tax or GST in Canada.
The ice storm of 1998 directly affected more people than any other previous weather event in Canadian history.
Secure ID cards for Canadian permanent residents replace the old paper IMM 1000 document.
Quick facts about the geography, government and industry of Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest province.
Key facts about the Northwest Territories, Canada - geography, government and industry.
The British North America Act, now called the Constitution Act 1867, is one of the base documents of the Canadian constitution.
Canadian citizen - definition of a Canadian citizen.
The collision of two ships in Halifax Harbour during World War I caused the world's largest man-made explosion before the nuclear age.
Key facts about the province of Alberta, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Cabinet solidarity - definition of cabinet solidarity in Canadian government.
The first Prime Minister of Canada and a Father of Confederation, Sir John A. Macdonald combined a vision of Canada with alcoholism.
Key facts about the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Customs regulations for reporting money at the Canadian border, when you either enter or leave Canada.
Definition of a cabinet minister in Canadian government.
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.
Here's a simple explanation of the basics of how a federal election works in Canada.
Key facts about St. John's, Newfoundland, including population, city government, St. John's attractions and the weather.
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Nova Scotia, 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.
Definition of an election riding in Canada
Key facts about the province of British Columbia, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Definition of the Senate in Canadian Parliament
Key facts about Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories. Built on gold prospecting, it is now growing with diamonds.
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Ontario Canada
Key facts about Fredericton, New Brunswick, including population, Fredericton city government, Fredericton attractions and the weather.
A massive general strike crippled the city of Winnipeg in the summer of 1919. Government reaction was aggressive and the workers gained little.
The first Canadian woman in space, Roberta Bondar is a doctor, a research scientist, an environmental educator, and an exciting nature photographer.
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Manitoba, 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.
The Canadian Forces are looking for thousands of recruits in nearly all careers.
House of Commons - definition of House of Commons in Canada.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911, was the first francophone Prime Minister of Canada.
Customs regulations for bringing tobacco into Canada.
Essential resources for Canadians travelling outside the country
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen McNeil, the Premier of Nova Scotia, Canada.