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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.
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.
Abbreviations for Canada's 13 Provinces and...
Use these official postal abbreviations of provinces and territories in Canada on mail to and in 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's the Minimum Wage in Your Province?
The hourly minimum wage in Canada in each of the provinces and territories.
What You Need In Order to Apply for a Canadian...
Where to get application forms for Canadian passports.
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.
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.
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.
Save on Duties and Taxes When You Mail Gifts to...
How to stay clear of duties and taxes when mailing gifts to Canada.
Deadlines for Sending Holiday Mail Inside Canada
Canadian holiday mailing deadlines for sending air mail letters, cards and parcels inside Canada to arrive in time for the 2014 holidays.
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.
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 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.
What Are the Canadian Prime Minister's...
The responsibilities of the Prime Minister of Canada, the most powerful role in Canadian politics.
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.
Customs Exemptions for Returning Canadians
Customs exemptions for Canadian residents bringing goods into Canada increased June 1, 2012.
Bringing Alcohol Home: Customs Regulations for...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning canadian residents bringing alcohol into 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.
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
7 Canadian Employment Insurance Benefits
Canadian Employment Insurance and types of unemployment benefits in Canada.
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.
What Are the Rules About Bringing Alcohol Into...
Customs regulations for bringing alcohol into 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.
How You Can Apply for Canadian Employment...
How to apply online for Canadian employment insurance.
Ontario Permanent Register of Electors
Voters lists and the Permanent Register of Electors for provincial elections in Ontario, Canada.
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 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.
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.
Canadian Elections Voters Lists
Canadian federal and provincial elections voters lists and permanent registers of electors 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.
When Was Capital Punishment Abolished in Canada?
Timeline of the history of the death penalty in Canada and the gradual abolition of capital punishment.
How to File Your Canadian Income Tax Return
The basics you need to know to file your Canadian income taxes.
Decisions to Make Before You Apply for Your CPP...
Things you need to know to apply for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension.
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 Remembers Help Received From Boston...
Nova Scotia keeps its tradition of sending a giant Christmas tree to Boston in thanks for assistance after the Halifax explosion in 1917.
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).
Canadian Employment Insurance Rules
Rules and filing claimants reports to receive Employment Insurance benefits when you're unemployed 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.
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.
Jacques Cartier
French navigator Jacques Cartier explored the east coast of Canada and the St. Lawrence River and was responsible for naming Canada.
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.
How Much Tobacco Can Canadian Residents Bring...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco into Canada.
Role of Provincial Premiers in Canada
Provincial premiers in Canada are the heads of government in the provinces, and they have the responsibilities to go with that leadership role.
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.
Key Facts About Canada's Provinces and...
Fact sheets on the provinces and territories of Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
Stamp Prices Go Up in 2014
Sale of Canadian PERMANENT postage stamps suspended until 2014 price hikes take effect in March 2014.
How to Apply for Employment Insurance in Canada
How, where and when to submit applications for employment insurance 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.
How to Get a Temporary Resident Visa for Canada
How long it takes to get a temporary resident visa for Canada.
Read PDF Files in 3 Easy Steps
How to read PDF files. Canada Online.
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.
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.
What Are the Responsibilities of Canadian...
Canadian senators review legislation, act as watchdogs on the federal government and represent regional constituents.
Nova Scotia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Nova Scotia, 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 the Role of Canadian Members of...
The role and responsibilities of Canadian members of parliament.
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.
age of consent
Age of consent in Canada - Definition of the age of consent for sexual activity in 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.
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.
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.
Halifax, Nova Scotia is Under the Constant...
Key facts about Halifax, Nova Scotia, including population, Halifax regional government, Halifax attractions and the weather.
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.
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.
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.
Bringing Tobacco Into Canada
Customs regulations for bringing tobacco into Canada.
6 Ways to Pay Your Personal Canadian Income Taxes
Different methods of paying the balance owing on your Canadian income taxes.
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.
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.
What Is a Canadian T4A Tax Slip?
Explanation of T4A tax slips for pension, retirement, annuity and other income.
What is a Riding in Canadian Elections?
Definition of an election riding in Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador is the Youngest...
Key facts about the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Alberta is an Energy-Rich Canadian Province,...
Key facts about the province of Alberta, Canada - geography, government and industry.
What is the Canadian Goods and Services Tax?
Definition of the goods and services tax or GST in Canada.
Changing Your Postal Address Online
When you move, you can change your Canadian mailing address online using a Web tool from Canada Post.
Fast Facts about the Province of Quebec
Key facts about the province of Quebec, Canada - geography, government and industry.
How To Replace a Lost or Stolen Canadian Passport
Simple step-by-step instructions on replacing a lost or stolen Canadian passport
T4
Description of a T4 income tax information slip in Canada.
Get Your Personal Income Tax Information Online
My Account, a Canada Revenue Agency service, provides online access to your personal income tax information.
The "Little Guy From Shawinigan" Led Three...
Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada - biography, professional and political background.
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.
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.
This Province is Often Called the Birthplace of...
Key facts about the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Manitoba Has 2.5 million Acres of Parkland and...
Key facts about Manitoba, the province right in the centre of Canada.
Who Was the First Female Police Magistrate in...
Social activist Emily Murphy was the first woman police magistrate in Canada. She led the fight for women to be recognized as persons in the Persons Case.
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.
Canadian Border: Reporting Money to Customs
Customs regulations for reporting money at the Canadian border, when you either enter or leave Canada.
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.
What Is a Harmonized Sales Tax?
Definition of the harmonized sales tax or HST in Canada.
Canadian Postage Rates Up in 2013
Canada Post has raised postage rates again in 2013.
Old Age Security - OAS
Description of the Old Age Security pension in Canada.
Quick Facts on the Province of Ontario
Key facts about the province of Ontario, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Saskatchewan
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
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.
Canadian Christmas Music CDs
A selection of Christmas and holiday music CDs from Canadian music artists and bands, from Diana Krall to the Barenaked Ladies.
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.
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.
Fast Facts About the Northwest Territories,...
Key facts about the Northwest Territories, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Saskatchewan: They Say It's Easy to Draw; Hard...
Key facts about the province of Saskatchewan, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Going Outside North America? Get an Internation...
Canadians travelling abroad should consider getting an International Driving Permit (IDP). It's simple and inexpensive.
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.
Fast Facts About Canada's Capital
Key facts about Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, including population, government, attractions and the weather.
cabinet
Cabinet or executive council - definition of cabinet and executive council in Canadian government.
Royal Assent
Definition of Royal Assent in the legislative process in Canada.
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.
A Province on the Pacific With Mountains,...
Key facts about the province of British Columbia, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Is the Official Language of Canada English or...
The definition of official languages in Canada.
Write to the Prime Minister of Canada
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada.
How Federal Elections in Canada Work
A simple explanation of the basics of federal elections in Canada.
governor in council
Definition of the term governor in council in Canada.
Canadian Members of Parliament
Current federal Members of Parliament 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.
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.
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.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sits at the Heart of Canada
Key facts about Winnipeg, Manitoba, including population, Winnipeg city government, attractions and the weather.
Canadian National Register of Electors
Elections Canada maintains the National Register of Electors, a database of basic information on electors for Canadian federal elections.
4 Ways Canadians Can Find Their RRSP Contributi...
Four ways to find out your RRSP contribution limit for your income taxes in Canada.
Who Were the Canadian Fathers of Confederation?
The representatives of British North America colonies who attended the three major conferences on Canadian Confederation.
majority government
Definition of a majority government in Canada.
Nunavut Facts
Key facts about the territory of Nunavut, 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.
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.
Ontario
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Ontario Canada
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.
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.
Get in Touch With BC Premier Christy Clark
Contact information to write, phone or fax Christy Campbell, the Premier of British Columbia, Canada.
Province of New Brunswick: Fast Facts
Key facts about the province of New Brunswick, Canada - geography, government and industry.
head of state
Definition of the head of state in Canada.
Quebec
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Quebec, Canada.
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.
In WWII Canada Provided the Air Training for...
In World War II, Canada's management of the BCATP provided the Allies with more than 130,000 trained air crew.
member of the legislative assembly - MLA
Member of the legislative assembly - definition of member of the legislative assembly or MLA in Canada.
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.
House of Commons
House of Commons - definition of House of Commons in Canada.
British Columbia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of British Columbia, Canada.
Who Can Vote in Canadian Federal Elections
Eligibility requirements for voting in a Canadian federal election.
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.
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.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
8 Ways to Recognize Suspicious Mail and What to...
How to identify suspicious mail in Canada, and what to do if you receive a suspicious letter or parcel.
How Much Canadian Senators Are Paid
Canadian senators make a basic salary and get paid extra for additional responsibilities, such as chairing Senate committees.
How to Apply for Canadian Citizenship
Step by step instructions on how to apply to become a Canadian citizen
How To Join the RCMP
Simple step-by-step instructions on joining Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the RCMP.
Registering to Vote in the Federal Election in...
How to register to vote in the Canadian federal election.
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.
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