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The capital cities of Canada - the national capital and capital cities of the provinces and territories of Canada.
Look up postal codes for Canada using street addresses. Find out what the format means, and where to place them in address labels.
The responsibilities of the Prime Minister of Canada, the most powerful role in Canadian politics.
Here's a simple explanation of the basics of how a federal election works in Canada.
How to view and update your personal EI, CPP and OAS files online using a My Service Canada Account.
The hourly minimum wage in Canada in each of the provinces and territories.
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.
The role and responsibilities of Canadian members of parliament.
Use these official postal abbreviations of provinces and territories in Canada on mail to and in Canada.
The legal age at which you can buy and drink alcohol in each of the provinces and territories of Canada.
Provincial premiers in Canada are the heads of government in the provinces, and they have the responsibilities to go with that leadership role.
Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for your Canadian passport.
Definition of an election riding in Canada
On April 1, 2015 salaries of Canadian members of parliament went up 2.3 percent. The increase also applies to payment for extra duties.
Definition of a majority government in Canada.
Things you need to know to apply for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension.
Definition of legal minimum age to buy tobacco products as determined by individual provinces and territories in Canada.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing alcohol into 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.
Check the current rates for sales taxes (GST, PST and HST) in each of the provinces and territories in Canada.
When and how to check on the status of your Canadian income tax refund and what might be holding it up.
Canadian Confederation took place in 1867, and originally included four provinces. There are now 10 provinces and three territories in Canada.
Learn about the role of the Prime Minister of Canada, the current Prime Minister of Canada and Canadian prime ministers in history.
Contact information for the Canadian embassy in Washington, DC, and Canadian consulates in the United States.
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.
Find information on ridings and electoral districts for federal elections in Canada.
Learn the basics about the Parliament of Canada, the legislative branch of the Canadian federal government.
My Account, a Canada Revenue Agency service, provides you with secure online access to your personal income tax information.
Simple step-by-step instructions on applying for your old age security pension in Canada
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.
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.
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.
Ontario combines its provincial sales tax and the federal goods and services tax to create a single harmonized sales tax (HST).
Canadian senators make a basic salary and get paid extra for additional responsibilities, such as chairing Senate committees.
Canadian Employment Insurance and types of unemployment benefits in Canada.
How to register to vote in the Canadian federal election.
Canadian senators review legislation, act as watchdogs on the federal government and represent regional constituents.
How to apply online for Canadian employment insurance.
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.
Definition of a minority government in Canada
The collision of two ships in Halifax Harbour during World War I caused the world's largest man-made explosion before the nuclear age.
To find out the status of your Canadian immigration application, try the Client Application Status online service from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Elections Canada opens advance polls for three days to let Canadians vote early in a federal election.
The Canadian government raises the eligible age for Old Age Security benefits to age 67, but gives plenty of notice.
Customs exemptions for Canadian residents bringing goods into Canada increased June 1, 2012.
Eligibility requirements for voting in a Canadian federal election.
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.
When you move, you can change your Canadian mailing address online using a Web tool from Canada Post.
Key facts about Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, including population, government, attractions and the weather.
How to stay clear of duties and taxes when mailing gifts to Canada.
Key facts about Halifax, Nova Scotia, including population, Halifax regional government, Halifax attractions and the weather.
How to apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Card or renew your Canadian Permanent Resident Card.
French navigator Jacques Cartier explored the east coast of Canada and the St. Lawrence River and was responsible for naming Canada.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning canadian residents bringing alcohol into Canada.
Timeline of the history of the death penalty in Canada and the gradual abolition of capital punishment.
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.
Check on the Canadian customs regulations for the amount of alcohol you can bring into Canada without paying duty or taxes.
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.
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.
Current federal Members of Parliament in Canada.
Cabinet solidarity - definition of cabinet solidarity in Canadian government.
Be sure to inform the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) when you move, so benefit payments and refunds are not disrupted.
Voting in Canadian elections - who can vote in federal and provincial elections in Canada.
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.
Explanation of T4A tax slips for pension, retirement, annuity and other income.
Key facts about the city of Edmonton, Alberta, including population, municipal government, Edmonton attractions and the weather.
Explanation of T4 tax slips for employment income for taxpayers to use for their Canadian income tax returns.
Biography, professional and political background of Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada and Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Description of the Canada Revenue Agency or CRA and what it does.
The rules for being a candidate in a Canadian federal election, and how to find information on candidates during an election.
House of Commons - definition of House of Commons in Canada.
Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada - biography, professional and political background.
Fact sheets on the provinces and territories of Canada - geography, government and industry.
Member of the legislative assembly - definition of member of the legislative assembly or MLA in Canada.
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.
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.
Rules and filing claimants reports to receive Employment Insurance benefits when you're unemployed in Canada.
How to get a Canadian income tax package - online, by mail, by phone or in person.
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.
Definition of the Senate in Canadian Parliament
Aggressive and determined, Thomas Mulcair won the leadership of the New Democratic Party of Canada in 2012, and he plans to put NDP ideas into action.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco into Canada.
When to use your Canadian Social Insurance Number and protecting your privacy in Canada.
Definition of the goods and services tax or GST in Canada.
Key facts about the province of Quebec, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Canadian electoral districts - federal and provincial electroral districts, ridings and constituencies in Canada.
Key facts about the province of Ontario, Canada - geography, government and industry.
The three conferences at which colonies in British North America hammered out the terms for creating the Dominion of Canada in 1867.
Tommy Douglas was an inspiring leader, as a Baptist minister, as Premier of Saskatchewan and as the first leader of the New Democratic Party.
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.
Simple step-by-step instructions on replacing a lost or stolen Canadian passport
Prime Minister Harper has opened the floodgates for Canadian opinions on reforming the Canadian pension system.
Milestones in Canadian federal elections history - from the first use of the secret ballot to giving the homeless the vote.
Description of the Old Age Security pension in Canada.
Step by step instructions on how to apply to become a Canadian citizen
Write, email, phone or fax Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada.
Michel Trudeau, youngest son of former Prime Minister Trudeau, killed in a BC avalanche.
Key facts about Winnipeg, Manitoba, including population, Winnipeg city government, attractions and the weather.
Definition and origin of the name of the province of British Columbia, Canada.
Young, attractive, a great grassroots campaigner and a top-notch fund-raiser, Justin Trudeau appears to be walking away with the Liberal leadership.
What an order in council in Canada is, how orders in council are issued, and what they are used for.
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.
Canada Post volunteers help Santa answer his mail with the Write to Santa program. Includes tips for teachers.
How to arrange direct deposit with the Canada Revenue Agency so Canadian tax payments are deposited directly into your bank account.
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.
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.
Explanation of T5 tax slips for investment income issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
This federal government program provides money for eligible low-income seniors in Canada to supplement their Old Age Security (OAS) pensions.
Different methods of voting make it easy to vote in an Ontario provincial election.
From 1885 to 1923 Chinese immigration to Canada was discouraged by a head tax, and then by the Canadian Chinese Exclusion Act.
Legislative assembly - definition of legislative assembly in Canada.
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada.
Cabinet or executive council - definition of cabinet and executive council in Canadian government.
Index to Canadian embassies and consulates online - Web sites, street addresses and phone and fax numbers.
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.
Key facts about the province of British Columbia, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Key facts about Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, including population, Victoria city government, attractions and the weather.
Key facts about the province of Alberta, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Definition of Parliament in Canada.
Services provided by the Canadian federal government to individuals and to business, inside Canada and out. Page 3.
The British North America Act, now called the Constitution Act 1867, is one of the base documents of the Canadian constitution.
A massive general strike crippled the city of Winnipeg in the summer of 1919. Government reaction was aggressive and the workers gained little.
Key facts about the province of Saskatchewan, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Essential resources for Canadians travelling outside the country
Email, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Prime Minister of Canada.
Things you need to know to celebrate Canada Day, marking the birthday of Canadian Confederation.
Key facts about St. John's, Newfoundland, including population, city government, St. John's attractions and the weather.
Positive and cautious at the same time, Brad Wall is hugely popular in his home province and won a second majority government in 2011.
Definition of the harmonized sales tax or HST in Canada.
Prime Minister of Canada for 15 years, Pierre Trudeau fought for a united Canada with a strong federal government and a just society.
Customs regulations for reporting money at the Canadian border, when you either enter or leave Canada.
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
The definition of official languages in Canada.
Customs regulations for bringing tobacco into Canada.
Arguments over strategy, heavy rains and mud marked the World War I Battle of Passchendaele, in which 15,000 Canadians died or were wounded.
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.
Canadian poet, doctor and soldier John McCrae wrote the poem In Flanders Fields for a friend killed at Ypres in World War I.
A fire swept through the Canadian Parliament Buildings on a February night in 1916, killing seven and reducing the Centre Block to icy rubble.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge in World War I was the first time Canadians fought as a national unit.
Understanding the law in Canada on the age of consent for sexual activity.
The first Prime Minister of Canada and a Father of Confederation, Sir John A. Macdonald combined a vision of Canada with alcoholism.
Quick facts about the geography, government and industry of Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest province.
How, where and when to submit applications for employment insurance in Canada.
Canadian murder rate stays low without capital punishment in Canada.
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.
Description of a T4A income tax information slip in Canada.
The date of the next Ontario election and how Ontario election dates are decided.
Charlottetown, PEI is a safe, family community with a low cost of living, good weather and a great sense of heritage.
Description of Question Period in House of Commons and legislative assemblies in Canada.
The Canadian federal government has passed legislation to fight violence associated with street gangs and other organized crime groups.