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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.
Decisions to Make Before You Apply for Your CPP...
Things you need to know to apply for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension.
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.
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.
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.
What Is a Canadian T4A Tax Slip?
Explanation of T4A tax slips for pension, retirement, annuity and other income.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
7 Canadian Employment Insurance Benefits
Canadian Employment Insurance and types of unemployment benefits in Canada.
Old Age Security - OAS
Description of the Old Age Security pension in 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 Much Alcohol Can Visitors Bring Into Canada?
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing alcohol into Canada.
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.
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.
What Are the Canadian Prime Minister's...
The responsibilities of the Prime Minister of Canada, the most powerful role in Canadian politics.
How You Can Apply for Canadian Employment...
How to apply online for Canadian employment insurance.
Do You Know the Minimum Wage in Your Province?
The hourly minimum wage in Canada in each of the provinces and territories.
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.
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.
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.
What Is a T4A Canadian Income Tax Slip?
Description of a T4A income tax information slip in Canada.
Did You Know You Can Get Your Official T4(OAS)...
Explanation of T4A(OAS) tax slips for old age security income for Canadian taxpayers.
Reforming Canada's Pension System
Prime Minister Harper has opened the floodgates for Canadian opinions on reforming the Canadian pension system.
What Does the Canada Revenue Agency Do?
Description of the Canada Revenue Agency or CRA and what it does.
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.
The Canadian Embassy and 13 Consulates in the...
Contact information for the Canadian embassy in Washington, DC, and Canadian consulates in the United States.
How Do T4E Tax Slips for Canadian Income Taxes...
Explanation of T4E tax slips for Employment Insurance benefits for taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
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).
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 You Should Know About T4RSP Tax Slips
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.
T4
Description of a T4 income tax information slip in Canada.
Canadian Employment Insurance Rules
Rules and filing claimants reports to receive Employment Insurance benefits when you're unemployed in Canada.
Your Introduction to T4 Slips and Other...
Common T4 and other income tax slips issued for Canadian taxpayers to use when filing their Canadian income tax returns.
A Massive Fire Destroyed the Canadian...
A fire swept through the Canadian Parliament Buildings on a February night in 1916, killing seven and reducing the Centre Block to icy rubble.
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.
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.
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.
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 Much do Canadian Senators Make?
Canadian senators make a basic salary and get paid extra for additional responsibilities, such as chairing Senate committees.
Changing Your Postal Address Online
When you move, you can change your Canadian mailing address online using a Web tool from Canada Post.
How You Can Apply for a Canadian Permanent...
How to apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Card or renew your Canadian Permanent Resident Card.
Fast Facts About Ottawa, Canada's Capital
Key facts about Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, including population, government, attractions and the weather.
Treat Your Canadian Social Insurance Number...
When to use your Canadian Social Insurance Number and protecting your privacy in Canada.
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.
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.
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.
How Capital Punishment Was Abolished in Canada
Timeline of the history of the death penalty in Canada and the gradual abolition of capital punishment.
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.
Customs Exemptions for Returning Canadians
Customs exemptions for Canadian residents bringing goods into Canada increased June 1, 2012.
What Do Canadian Members of Parliament Do?
The role and responsibilities of Canadian members of parliament.
4 Ways to File Your Canadian Income Taxes
You can file your taxes by mail, online, or by using a service provider. Select the method that suits you best.
Bringing Alcohol Home: Customs Regulations for...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning canadian residents bringing alcohol into 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 Use a T5 Slip When Doing Your Canadian...
Description of a T5 income tax information slip in Canada.
Key Facts About Canada's Provinces and...
Fact sheets on the provinces and territories of Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
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.
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.
Halifax, Nova Scotia is Under the Constant...
Key facts about Halifax, Nova Scotia, including population, Halifax regional government, Halifax attractions and the weather.
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.
How to Apply for Canadian Citizenship
Step by step instructions on how to apply to become a Canadian citizen
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.
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.
How Much Tobacco Can Canadian Residents Bring...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco into Canada.
How To Replace a Lost or Stolen Canadian Passport
Simple step-by-step instructions on replacing a lost or stolen Canadian passport
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.
How to Apply for Employment Insurance in Canada
How, where and when to submit applications for employment insurance in Canada.
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.
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.
How to Find Your RRSP Contribution Limit
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.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sits at the Heart of Canada
Key facts about Winnipeg, Manitoba, including population, Winnipeg city government, attractions and the weather.
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.
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.
How to Get Help With Your Canadian Income Tax...
Here's where to get help with specific questions you have about your Canadian income taxes.
Don't Miss Canada's First-Time Home Buyers Tax...
If you are a first-time home buyer in Canada, you could be eligible for a non-refundable tax credit of $750.
Saskatchewan
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
Take Advantage of RRSPs, the Great Canadian Tax...
Take the best advantage you can of the tax break you get with Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) while you save for your retirement.
British Columbia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of British Columbia, Canada.
Use RRSPs to Help Buy Your First Home in Canada
The Home Buyers Plan lets Canadian residents use their RRSPs to help pay for a first home without tax consequences.
These Free Clinics May Help You Do Your Taxes
Free clinics help prepare Canadian income tax returns for those with a low income and a simple tax situation.
Quick Facts on the Province of Ontario
Key facts about the province of Ontario, Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
Paying Installments on Your Canadian Income Taxes
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.
Fast Facts about the Province of Quebec
Key facts about the province of Quebec, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Read PDF Files in 3 Easy Steps
How to read PDF files. Canada Online.
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.
Information Slips for Canadian Income Tax Returns
Explanation of income tax information slips issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
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.
Canadian Members of Parliament
Current federal Members of Parliament in Canada.
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.
This Provincial Capital Gets Credit for the...
Charlottetown, PEI is a safe, family community with a low cost of living, good weather and a great sense of heritage.
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.
Abolition of Capital Punishment in Canada
Canadian murder rate stays low without capital punishment in Canada.
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.
What Is a Harmonized Sales Tax?
Definition of the harmonized sales tax or HST in Canada.
Michaëlle Jean: Canada's First Black...
Michaelle Jean was appointed Governor General of Canada in 2005, becoming the first black Canadian Governnor General.
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.
Write to the Prime Minister of Canada
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada.
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.
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.
Things You Need to Know to Celebrate Canada Day!
Things you need to know to celebrate Canada Day, marking the birthday of Canadian Confederation.
Canadian Embassies and Consulates Online
Index to Canadian embassies and consulates online - Web sites, street addresses and phone and fax numbers.
What Are the Responsibilities of Canadian...
Canadian senators review legislation, act as watchdogs on the federal government and represent regional constituents.
member of the legislative assembly - MLA
Member of the legislative assembly - definition of member of the legislative assembly or MLA in Canada.
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.
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.
ID Cards for Canadian Permanent Residents
Secure ID cards for Canadian permanent residents replace the old paper IMM 1000 document.
This Province is Often Called the Birthplace of...
Quick facts about the geography, government and industry of Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest province.
Fast Facts About the Northwest Territories,...
Key facts about the Northwest Territories, Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
Canadian citizen
Canadian citizen - definition of a Canadian citizen.
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.
Alberta is an Energy-Rich Canadian Province,...
Key facts about the province of Alberta, Canada - geography, government and industry.
cabinet solidarity
Cabinet solidarity - definition of cabinet solidarity in Canadian government.
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.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the Youngest...
Key facts about the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Canadian Border: Reporting Money to Customs
Customs regulations for reporting money at the Canadian border, when you either enter or leave Canada.
cabinet minister
Definition of a cabinet minister in Canadian government.
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.
A Simple Explanation of a Canadian Federal...
Here's a simple explanation of the basics of how a federal election works in Canada.
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.
Nova Scotia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Why and When to Expect a Canadian Tax Review
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.
What is a Riding in Canadian Elections?
Definition of an election riding in Canada
A Province on the Pacific With Mountains,...
Key facts about the province of British Columbia, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Senate
Definition of the Senate in Canadian Parliament
Yellowknife: Memories of Gold and a Future of...
Key facts about Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories. Built on gold prospecting, it is now growing with diamonds.
Ontario
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Ontario Canada
Fredericton is the Picturesque and Affordable...
Key facts about Fredericton, New Brunswick, including population, Fredericton city government, Fredericton attractions and the weather.
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.
Roberta Bondar
The first Canadian woman in space, Roberta Bondar is a doctor, a research scientist, an environmental educator, and an exciting nature photographer.
Manitoba
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Manitoba, Canada.
Save Tax as You Encourage Your Children's Arts...
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 Forces Recruiting
The Canadian Forces are looking for thousands of recruits in nearly all careers.
House of Commons
House of Commons - definition of House of Commons in Canada.
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.
Bringing Tobacco Into Canada
Customs regulations for bringing tobacco into Canada.
International Travel For Canadians
Essential resources for Canadians travelling outside the country
Write to the Premier of Nova Scotia
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen McNeil, the Premier of Nova Scotia, Canada.
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