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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Abbreviations for Canada's 13 Provinces and...
Use these official postal abbreviations of provinces and territories in Canada on mail to and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My Account: Your Personal Canadian Income Tax...
My Account, a Canada Revenue Agency service, provides online access to your personal income tax information.
Do You Know the Minimum Wage in Your Province?
The hourly minimum wage in Canada in each of the provinces and territories.
How Much Alcohol Can Visitors Bring Into Canada?
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing alcohol into 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.
What You Need In Order to Apply for a Canadian...
Where to get application forms for Canadian passports.
What Does the Canada Revenue Agency Do?
Description of the Canada Revenue Agency or CRA and what it does.
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 a Canadian T4A Tax Slip?
Explanation of T4A tax slips for pension, retirement, annuity and other income.
Bringing Alcohol Home: Customs Regulations for...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning canadian residents bringing alcohol into 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.
What Is a T4A Canadian Income Tax Slip?
Description of a T4A income tax information slip in Canada.
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.
Customs Exemptions for Returning Canadians
Customs exemptions for Canadian residents bringing goods into Canada increased June 1, 2012.
What Are the Canadian Prime Minister's...
The responsibilities of the Prime Minister of Canada, the most powerful role in Canadian politics.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
10 Women Who Led the Way in Canadian Government
Ten historical firsts - from the first Canadian woman member of parliament to the first woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
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 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.
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.
How Much Will It 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.
Did You Know You Can Get Your Official T4(OAS)...
Explanation of T4A(OAS) tax slips for old age security income for Canadian taxpayers.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
What is a T3 Tax Information Slip?
Description of a T3 income tax information slip in Canada.
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.
Get Quick Access to Your Basic Canadian...
Get fast access to some of your basic Canadian personal income tax and benefit account information with this CRA service.
How You Can Apply for Canadian Employment...
How to apply online for Canadian employment insurance.
5 Ways to Pay Your Canadian Income Taxes
A variety of different ways for you to choose how to pay the balance owing on your Canadian income taxes.
Ontario Permanent Register of Electors
Voters lists and the Permanent Register of Electors for provincial elections in Ontario, Canada.
How to Use a T5 Slip When Doing Your Canadian...
Description of a T5 income tax information slip in 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.
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.
T4
Description of a T4 income tax information slip in Canada.
How Capital Punishment Was Abolished in Canada
Timeline of the history of the death penalty in Canada and the gradual abolition of capital punishment.
Changing Your Postal Address Online
When you move, you can change your Canadian mailing address online using a Web tool from Canada Post.
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.
Agnes Macphail
Agnes Macphail, a prison reform advocate, was the first Canadian woman member of parliament and for 14 years was the only woman member of parliament.
Decisions to Make Before You Apply for Your CPP...
Things you need to know to apply for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension.
How Much Tobacco Can Canadian Residents Bring...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco 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 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 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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Read PDF Files in 3 Easy Steps
How to read PDF files. Canada Online.
How to Apply for Employment Insurance in Canada
How, where and when to submit applications for employment insurance in Canada.
Canadian Employment Insurance Rules
Rules and filing claimants reports to receive Employment Insurance benefits when you're unemployed in Canada.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Fast Facts about the Province of Quebec
Key facts about the province of Quebec, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Old Age Security - OAS
Description of the Old Age Security pension in Canada.
Key Facts About Canada's Provinces and...
Fact sheets on the provinces and territories of Canada - geography, government and industry.
Treat Your Canadian Social Insurance Number...
When to use your Canadian Social Insurance Number and protecting your privacy in Canada.
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
Customs regulations for bringing tobacco into Canada.
What Is a Harmonized Sales Tax?
Definition of the harmonized sales tax or HST in Canada.
What Do Canadian Members of Parliament Do?
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.
How To Replace a Lost or Stolen Canadian Passport
Simple step-by-step instructions on replacing a lost or stolen Canadian passport
Canadian Border: Reporting Money to Customs
Customs regulations for reporting money at the Canadian border, when you either enter or leave Canada.
What is the Canadian Goods and Services Tax?
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.
Quick Facts on the Province of Ontario
Key facts about the province of Ontario, 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.
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.
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.
What does the Age of Consent Mean in Canada?
Understanding the law in Canada on the age of consent for sexual activity.
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.
It's Possible to Get Canadian Tax Penalties or...
Under exceptional circumstances you can apply to the CRA to have income tax penalties or interest reduced or cancelled.
Provinces in Canada - Origin of Names
How the provinces and territories of Canada got their names.
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.
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.
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.
Saskatchewan
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
majority government
Definition of a majority government in Canada.
What is a Riding in Canadian Elections?
Definition of an election riding in 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.
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 You Can Apply for a Canadian Permanent...
How to apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Card or renew your Canadian Permanent Resident Card.
Alberta is an Energy-Rich Canadian Province,...
Key facts about the province of Alberta, Canada - geography, government and industry.
fiscal year
Fiscal year - the fiscal year of the Canadian federal and provincial governments.
What Are the Responsibilities of Canadian...
Canadian senators review legislation, act as watchdogs on the federal government and represent regional constituents.
Write to the Prime Minister of Canada
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada.
member of the legislative assembly - MLA
Member of the legislative assembly - definition of member of the legislative assembly or MLA in Canada.
Halifax, Nova Scotia is Under the Constant...
Key facts about Halifax, Nova Scotia, including population, Halifax regional government, Halifax attractions and the weather.
How Federal Elections in Canada Work
A simple explanation of the basics of federal elections in 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.
Canadian Members of Parliament
Current federal Members of Parliament in Canada.
T4RIF Tax Slips
Explanation of T4RIF tax slips for Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) income.
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.
Ontario
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Ontario 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.
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.
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.
How to Apply for Canadian Citizenship
Step by step instructions on how to apply to become a Canadian citizen
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.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the Youngest...
Key facts about the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, 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.
A Province on the Pacific With Mountains,...
Key facts about the province of British Columbia, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Canadian Premiers
Index to present and past Canadian premiers of the provinces and territories of Canada.
Saskatchewan: They Say It's Easy to Draw; Hard...
Key facts about the province of Saskatchewan, Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
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.
Nova Scotia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Roberta Bondar
The first Canadian woman in space, Roberta Bondar is a doctor, a research scientist, an environmental educator, and an exciting nature photographer.
Who Were the Canadian Fathers of Confederation?
The representatives of British North America colonies who attended the three major conferences on Canadian Confederation.
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.
Canada Pension Plan - CPP
Canada Pension Plan - definition of the Canada Pension Plan or CPP in Canada.
Looking for Your Income Tax Refund?
When to expect your Canadian income tax refund and how to check on its status.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sits at the Heart of Canada
Key facts about Winnipeg, Manitoba, including population, Winnipeg city government, attractions and the weather.
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.
How To Join the RCMP
Simple step-by-step instructions on joining Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the RCMP.
T4RSP
Description of a T4RSP income tax information slip in 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.
Going Outside North America? Get an Internation...
Canadians travelling abroad should consider getting an International Driving Permit (IDP). It's simple and inexpensive.
Canadian citizen
Canadian citizen - definition of a Canadian citizen.

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