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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.
Canadian Provincial Mottoes
Each province in Canada has its own official motto.
What's the Legal Drinking Age in Canada?
The legal drinking age in Canada is set by the individual provinces and territories.
How Much Alcohol Can Visitors Bring Into Canada?
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing alcohol into Canada.
What's the Minimum Wage in Your Province?
The hourly minimum wage in Canada in each of the provinces and territories.
How to Shop Online and Ship to 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.
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.
Abbreviations for Canada's 13 Provinces and...
Use these official postal abbreviations of provinces and territories in Canada on mail to and in Canada.
Try the Trans Canada Trail
Get out and enjoy Canada on the world's longest network of shared-use recreational trails.
Don't Foprget About Exemptions at Canada Customs
Customs exemptions for Canadian residents bringing goods into Canada increase June 1, 2012.
Bringing Alcohol Home: Customs Regulations for...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning canadian residents bringing alcohol into 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 Rules About Bringing Alcohol Into...
Customs regulations for bringing alcohol into 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.
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.
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 You Need In Order to Apply for a Canadian...
Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for your Canadian passport.
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.
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.
When and 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.
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
The Bank of Canada May Have Money From Your...
How to find and claim unclaimed bank balances from dormant accounts in Canada free of charge.
Canada Trains Allied Air Crew in World War II
Canada undertook a massive project to train air crew for the Allied war effort in World War II.
Elsie MacGill
About Elsie MacGill: Elsie MacGill was the first woman to receive an electrical engineering degree in
How Much Tobacco Can Canadian Residents Bring...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco into Canada.
Write to Santa
Canada Post volunteers help Santa answer his mail with the Write to Santa program. Includes tips for teachers.
How Do You Know If You Have to Pay Taxes on a...
How to stay clear of duties and taxes when mailing gifts to 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 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 Canadian Employment Insurance Benefits
Canadian Employment Insurance and types of unemployment benefits in Canada.
Bringing Tobacco Into Canada
Customs regulations for bringing tobacco into Canada.
Decisions to Make Before You Apply for Your CPP...
Things you need to know to apply for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension.
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.
Get Your Personal Income Tax Information Online
My Account, a Canada Revenue Agency service, provides online access to your personal income tax information.
Canadian Employment Insurance Rules
Rules and filing claimants reports to receive Employment Insurance benefits when you're unemployed in 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.
age of consent
Age of consent in Canada - Definition of the age of consent for sexual activity in Canada.
5 Easy Ways to Get a Canadian Income Tax Package
How to get a Canadian income tax package - online, by mail, by phone or in person.
What You Need to Know When Filing Canadian Tax...
Explanation of T4 tax slips for employment income for taxpayers to use for their Canadian income tax returns.
How to File Your Canadian Income Tax Return
The basics you need to know to file your Canadian income taxes.
Need to Change Your Canadian Income Tax Return?...
If you need to make changes to your Canadian income tax return, here's how to do it online and by mail.
Canadian Border: Reporting Money to Customs
Customs regulations for reporting money at the Canadian border, when you either enter or leave Canada.
How to Change Your Address With the CRA
Be sure to inform the Canada Revenue Agency when you move, so benefit payments and refunds are not disrupted.
How You Can Apply for Canadian Employment...
How to apply online for Canadian employment insurance.
Changing Your Postal Address Online
When you move, you can change your Canadian mailing address online using a Web tool from Canada Post.
How to Get a Temporary Resident Visa for Canada
How long it takes to get a temporary resident visa for Canada.
Bringing Tobacco Into Canada - Visitors
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing tobacco into Canada.
What Are the Canadian Prime Minister's...
The responsibilities of the Prime Minister of Canada, the most powerful role in Canadian politics.
How Much Will It Cost If You File Your Taxes...
If you file your Canadian income taxes late, you may have to pay both a penalty and interest.
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.
Canadian Postage Rates Up in 2013
Canada Post has raised postage rates again in 2013.
How to Use Your RRSPs to Help Buy Your First Home
The Home Buyers Plan lets Canadian residents use their RRSPs to help pay for a first home without tax consequences.
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.
How To Replace a Lost or Stolen Canadian Passport
Simple step-by-step instructions on replacing a lost or stolen Canadian passport
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.
6 Ways to Pay Your Personal Canadian Income Taxes
Different methods of paying the balance owing on your Canadian income taxes.
What Is a T4A Canadian Income Tax Slip?
Description of a T4A income tax information slip in Canada.
What Does the Canada Revenue Agency Do?
Description of the Canada Revenue Agency or CRA and what it does.
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.
International Driving Permit for Canadians
Canadians travelling abroad should consider getting an International Driving Permit (IDP). It's simple and inexpensive.
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.
Canadian Medical Marijuana Regulations
Canadian federal government regulations give access to medical marijuana for the seriously ill.
What Is a Harmonized Sales Tax?
Definition of the harmonized sales tax or HST in Canada.
Get Quick Access to Basic Canadian Personal Tax...
Get fast access to some of your basic Canadian personal income tax and benefit account information with this CRA service.
Buying a Home? Learn About Canada's First-Time...
If you are a first-time home buyer in Canada, you could be eligible for a non-refundable tax credit of $750.
How to Apply for Employment Insurance in Canada
How, where and when to submit applications for employment insurance in Canada.
What Is a Canadian T4A Tax Slip?
Explanation of T4A tax slips for pension, retirement, annuity and other income.
goods and services tax - GST
Definition of the goods and services tax or GST in Canada.
Fast Facts About Canada's Capital
Key facts about Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, including population, government, attractions and the weather.
Guaranteed Income Supplement - GIS
This federal government program provides money for eligible low-income seniors in Canada to supplement their Old Age Security (OAS) pensions.
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.
Write to the Premier of British Columbia
Contact information to write, phone or fax Christy Campbell, the Premier of British Columbia, Canada.
How To Join the RCMP
Simple step-by-step instructions on joining Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the RCMP.
Study Permits for Canada
How long it takes to get a study permit for Canada.
Canadian Embassies and Consulates Online
Index to Canadian embassies and consulates online - Web sites, street addresses and phone and fax numbers.
Read PDF Files in 3 Easy Steps
How to read PDF files. Canada Online.
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.
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.
Stamp Prices Go Up in 2014
Sale of Canadian PERMANENT postage stamps suspended until 2014 price hikes take effect in March 2014.
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.
T4
Description of a T4 income tax information slip in Canada.
Canadian Forces Recruiting
The Canadian Forces are looking for thousands of recruits in nearly all careers.
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.
How to File Your Canadian Income Taxes Online
Most Canadians can use NETFILE to file their income taxes online. Here's how.
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.
Find Adventure, Relaxation and Inspiration in...
National and provincial parks across Canada protect natural areas, and also provide visitors with wilderness, adventure, recreation, inspiration and peace.
Write to the Prime Minister of Canada
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the 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.
Is the Official Language of Canada English or...
The definition of official languages 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.
Taxpayer Relief From Canadian Tax Penalties or...
Under exceptional circumstances you can apply to the CRA to have income tax penalties or interest reduced or cancelled.
Fast Facts about the Province of Quebec
Key facts about the province of Quebec, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Protecting Your Canadian Social Insurance Number
When to use your Canadian Social Insurance Number and protecting your privacy in Canada.
How to Apply for Canadian Citizenship
Step by step instructions on how to apply to become a Canadian citizen
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.
Canadian High Commission and Consulates in India
Contact information for the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi and Canadian consulates in India.
Here are Biographies of the 22 Prime Ministers...
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.
provincial sales tax - PST
Definition of the provincial sales tax or PST in Canada.
Canada Takes Foot and Mouth Disease Precautions
An outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Canada could cause losses of billions of dollars to the Canadian agriculture industry.
Canadian Members of Parliament
Current federal Members of Parliament in Canada.
Jacques Cartier
French navigator Jacques Cartier explored the east coast of Canada and the St. Lawrence River and was responsible for naming Canada.
These Free Clinics Will Help You Do Your Taxes
Free clinics help prepare Canadian income tax returns for those with a low income and a simple tax situation.
Ontario
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Ontario Canada
Suspicious Mail in Canada
Security tips for handling suspicious mail in Canada.
Winnipeg, the Capital of Manitoba
Key facts about Winnipeg, Manitoba, including population, Winnipeg city government, attractions and the weather.
How to Report Pension Income in Canada
Explanation of T4A(P) tax slips for Canada Pension Plan benefits issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
This Province is Often Called the Birthplace of...
Key facts about the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Canadian Embassy in Thailand
Contact information for the Canadian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.
Canada Pension Plan - CPP
Canada Pension Plan - definition of the Canada Pension Plan or CPP in Canada.
Provincial Flower Emblems of Canada
The official flower emblems of the provinces and territories of Canada.
What is a Plurality Electoral System?
Plurality electoral system - definition of a plurality electoral system.
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.
Where Does Your Canadian Citizenship Applicatio...
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has an online service that lets you check the status of your application for Canadian citizenship online.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Biography, professional and political background of Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada and Leader of the Conservative Party of 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.
4 Ways Canadians Can Find Their RRSP Contributi...
Four ways to find out your RRSP contribution limit for your income taxes in Canada.
Old Age Security - OAS
Description of the Old Age Security pension in Canada.
Bringing Alcohol Into Canada - Moving to Settle...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for bringing alcohol into Canada when you are moving to settle in 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.
Key Facts About Canada's Provinces and...
Fact sheets on the provinces and territories of Canada - geography, government and industry.
New Brunswick Facts
Key facts about the province of New Brunswick, Canada - geography, government and industry.
British Columbia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of British Columbia, Canada.
Capital Cities of Canada - Origin of Names
The origin of the names of the national capital of Canada and the Canadian provincial and territory capital cities.
halifax capital nova scotia population area...
Key facts about Halifax, Nova Scotia, including population, Halifax regional government, Halifax attractions and the weather.
Provinces in Canada - Origin of Names
How the provinces and territories of Canada got their names.
How Canada's Children's Fitness Tax Credit Can...
This non-refundable tax credit lets you claim $500 per child in eligible fees to encourage their physical activity.
What is the Role of Canadian Members of...
The role and responsibilities of Canadian members of parliament.
Michel Trudeau Killed
Michel Trudeau, youngest son of former Prime Minister Trudeau, killed in a BC avalanche.
head of state
Definition of the head of state 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.
Canadian Embassy and Consulates in China
Contact information for the Canadian Embassy and Consulates in the People's Republic of China.
What Does the Governor General of Canada Do?
Appointment and role of the Governor General of Canada, the representative of the Queen in Canada.
Nova Scotia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Saskatchewan
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
Canadian Embassy and Consulates in Germany
Contact information for the Canadian Embassy and Consulates in Germany.
Basic Facts about the Province of Newfoundland...
Key facts about the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada - geography, government and industry.
CTA Decisions Give More Rights to Canadian Air...
Passengers on Canadian airlines get more choice when flights are disrupted.
Temporary Resident Permit - TRP
Temporary Resident Permit - Definition of a temporary resident permit or TRP for visitors to Canada.
Newfoundland Still Mourns Its Losses at...
The Battle of Beaumont Hamel in WWI France was devastating for Newfoundland, with the 1st Newfoundland Regiment nearly wiped out in just half an hour.
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.
governor in council
Definition of the term governor in council in Canada.
How to Use a T5 Slip When Doing Your Canadian...
Description of a T5 income tax information slip in Canada.
Gardening in Canada
Information on gardening zones, landscaping and horticulture resources for your Canadian garden.
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.
Canada Tries to Speed Immigration From Haiti...
After the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, the Canadian federal government has introduced new special immigration rules to speed up immigration applications from Haitians directly and significantly impacted by the earthquake.
Direct Deposit of Canadian Tax Payments
How to arrange direct deposit with the Canada Revenue Agency.
T3
Description of a T3 income tax information slip in Canada.
What You Should Know about RRSPs, the Great...
Take the best advantage you can of the tax break you get with Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) while you save for your retirement.
Ridings for Federal Elections in Canada
Find information on ridings and electoral districts for federal elections in Canada.
Canadian Parliament Buildings Fire of 1916
A fire swept through the Centre Block of the Canadian Parliament Buildings on a freezing February night in 1916, killing seven people and reducing the Centre Block to a shell of icy rubble.
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