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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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'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.
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.
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 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.
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 Identification Do You Need to File Taxes...
A NETFILE access code is no longer required to use NETFILE to file your Canadian income taxes online.
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.
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.
Where to Vote in Alberta Provincial Elections
Find the location of your polling station and where to vote in the Alberta provincial election.
How Much Alcohol Can Visitors Bring Into Canada?
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing alcohol into Canada.
What Does the Canada Revenue Agency Do?
Description of the Canada Revenue Agency or CRA and what it does.
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.
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.
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 Is a T4A Canadian Income Tax Slip?
Description of a T4A income tax information slip 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 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.
What You Need In Order to Apply for a Canadian...
Where to get application forms for Canadian passports.
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.
13 Canadian Embassies and Consulates in the U.S.
Contact information for the Canadian embassy in Washington, DC, and Canadian consulates in the United States.
What Are the Canadian Prime Minister's...
The responsibilities of the Prime Minister of Canada, the most powerful role in Canadian politics.
7 Canadian Employment Insurance Benefits
Canadian Employment Insurance and types of unemployment benefits in 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
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.
Customs Exemptions for Returning Canadians
Customs exemptions for Canadian residents bringing goods into Canada increased June 1, 2012.
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.
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.
Bringing Alcohol Home: Customs Regulations for...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning canadian residents bringing alcohol into Canada.
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.
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.
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.
Did You Know You Can Get Your Official T4(OAS)...
Explanation of T4A(OAS) tax slips for old age security income for Canadian taxpayers.
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 You Can Apply for Canadian Employment...
How to apply online for Canadian employment insurance.
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.
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.
How Capital Punishment Was Abolished in Canada
Timeline of the history of the death penalty in Canada and the gradual abolition of capital punishment.
Decisions to Make Before You Apply for Your CPP...
Things you need to know to apply for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension.
Who is Eligible to Vote in an Alberta...
Basic eligibility requirements to be allowed to vote in provincial elections in Alberta, Canada.
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.
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.
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.
How to Get a Temporary Resident Visa for Canada
How long it takes to get a temporary resident visa for Canada.
How the Name Canada Began
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.
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.
Changing Your Postal Address Online
When you move, you can change your Canadian mailing address online using a Web tool from Canada Post.
Alberta Provincial Elections
Alberta elections - results of the last provincial election, who can vote in Alberta, the permanent register of voters, electoral divisions and MLAs.
Save on Duties and Taxes When You Mail Gifts to...
How to stay clear of duties and taxes when mailing gifts to Canada.
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.
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.
Register to Vote in Alberta Provincial Elections
How to add your name to the voters list to be able to vote in Alberta provincial elections.
How to Get Canadian Tax Penalties Reduced
Under exceptional circumstances you can apply to the CRA to have income tax penalties or interest reduced or cancelled.
What is a T3 Tax Information Slip?
Description of a T3 income tax information slip in Canada.
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.
The Bank of Canada May Have Money You've...
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.
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.
T4
Description of a T4 income tax information slip in Canada.
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).
Read PDF Files in 3 Easy Steps
How to read PDF files. Canada Online.
How Much Tobacco Can Canadian Residents Bring...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco into Canada.
Will the 2015 Canadian Budget Affect the...
Canadian families, seniors, savers and students should reap some financial benefits from this election-year budget.
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.
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 Use a T5 Slip When Doing Your Canadian...
Description of a T5 income tax information slip in Canada.
How Much Do Canada's Members of Parliament Get...
On April 1, 2014, the salaries of Canadian members of parliament went up 2.2 percent.
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.
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.
The Canadian Children's Fitness Tax Credit Has...
This Canadian non-refundable tax credit lets you claim $500 per child in eligible fees to encourage their physical activity.
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.
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.
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.
Candidates in Canadian Federal Elections
The rules for being a candidate in a Canadian federal election, and how to find information on candidates during an election.
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.
Treat Your Canadian Social Insurance Number...
When to use your Canadian Social Insurance Number and protecting your privacy in Canada.
Key Facts About Canada's Provinces and...
Fact sheets on the provinces and territories of Canada - geography, government and industry.
Fast Facts about the Province of Quebec
Key facts about the province of Quebec, Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
What Is a Harmonized Sales Tax?
Definition of the harmonized sales tax or HST in Canada.
Old Age Security - OAS
Description of the Old Age Security pension in Canada.
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.
Canadian Border: Reporting Money to Customs
Customs regulations for reporting money at the Canadian border, when you either enter or leave Canada.
Fast Facts About Canada's Capital
Key facts about Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, including population, government, attractions and the weather.
member of the legislative assembly - MLA
Member of the legislative assembly - definition of member of the legislative assembly or MLA in Canada.
How to Apply for Employment Insurance in Canada
How, where and when to submit applications for employment insurance in Canada.
Alberta Electoral Divisions
There are four new electoral divisions and names and boundaries have been changed for the 2012 Alberta provincial election.
Bringing Tobacco Into Canada
Customs regulations for bringing tobacco into Canada.
What Do Canadian Members of Parliament Do?
The role and responsibilities of Canadian members of parliament.
Write to the Prime Minister of Canada
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada.
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.
majority government
Definition of a majority government 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.
Going Outside North America? Get an Internation...
Canadians travelling abroad should consider getting an International Driving Permit (IDP). It's simple and inexpensive.
Canadian Employment Insurance Rules
Rules and filing claimants reports to receive Employment Insurance benefits when you're unemployed in Canada.
Quick Facts on the Province of Ontario
Key facts about the province of Ontario, Canada - geography, government and industry.
minority government
Definition of a minority government in Canada
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.
Is the Official Language of Canada English or...
The definition of official languages in Canada.
Alberta Register of Electors
Elections Alberta maintains a permanent register of those who are eligible to vote in Alberta provincial elections.
Nova Scotia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
How To Replace a Lost or Stolen Canadian Passport
Simple step-by-step instructions on replacing a lost or stolen Canadian passport
When is the Next Alberta Provincial Election?
The date of the next Alberta provincial election and how Alberta election dates are decided.
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.
Ontario Permanent Register of Electors
Voters lists and the Permanent Register of Electors for provincial elections in Ontario, Canada.
Bringing Tobacco Into Canada - Visitors
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing tobacco into Canada.
Alberta is an Energy-Rich Canadian Province,...
Key facts about the province of Alberta, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Do You Need to Pay Installments on Your...
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.
What is the Canadian Goods and Services Tax?
Definition of the goods and services tax or GST in Canada.
Learn about French Navigator Jacques Cartier,...
French navigator Jacques Cartier explored the east coast of Canada and the St. Lawrence River and was responsible for naming Canada.
What does the Age of Consent Mean in Canada?
Understanding the law in Canada on the age of consent for sexual activity.
Save Your Transit Passes for This Canadian Tax...
This federal tax credit can help you save on the cost of public transit. Be sure to check which types of transit passes are eligible.
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.
A Province on the Pacific With Mountains,...
Key facts about the province of British Columbia, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Canadian Members of Parliament
Current federal Members of Parliament in Canada.
Ontario
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Ontario Canada
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.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the Youngest...
Key facts about the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
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.
Canada Pension Plan - CPP
Canada Pension Plan - definition of the Canada Pension Plan or CPP in Canada.
What is a Riding in Canadian Elections?
Definition of an election riding in Canada
How to Apply for Canadian Citizenship
Step by step instructions on how to apply to become a Canadian citizen
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.
British Columbia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of British Columbia, Canada.
Child Car Seats and Seat Belts in Canada
Government regulations for child car seats and seat belts in Canada, including installation, tips and safety alerts.
Saskatchewan: They Say It's Easy to Draw; Hard...
Key facts about the province of Saskatchewan, Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
T4RIF Tax Slips
Explanation of T4RIF tax slips for Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) income.
Dieppe Was a Disastrous WWII Test of the...
The Dieppe raid in World War II was a test for the full-scale invasion of western Europe, and it was a disaster for the Canadians.
Saskatchewan
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
Canadian High Commission and Consulates in India
Contact information for the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi and Canadian consulates in India.
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.
cabinet solidarity
Cabinet solidarity - definition of cabinet solidarity in Canadian government.
T4RSP
Description of a T4RSP income tax information slip in 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.
Provinces in Canada - Origin of Names
How the provinces and territories of Canada got their names.
How Much Canadian Senators Are Paid
Canadian senators make a basic salary and get paid extra for additional responsibilities, such as chairing Senate committees.
Henrietta Muir Edwards
Updated: 09/23/2013 About Henrietta Muir Edwards: A legal expert, Henrietta Muir Edwards spent her long

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