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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.
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.
How Much Alcohol Can Visitors Bring Into Canada?
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing alcohol into Canada.
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.
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.
Abbreviations for Canada's 13 Provinces and...
Use these official postal abbreviations of provinces and territories in Canada on mail to and in Canada.
What You Need In Order to Apply for a Canadian...
Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for your Canadian passport.
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.
Do You Know the Minimum Wage in Your Province?
The hourly minimum wage in Canada in each of the provinces and territories.
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.
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
Decisions to Make Before You Apply for Your CPP...
Things you need to know to apply for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension.
7 Canadian Employment Insurance Benefits
Canadian Employment Insurance and types of unemployment benefits in Canada.
The Canadian Embassy and 13 Consulates in the...
Contact information for the Canadian embassy in Washington, DC, and Canadian consulates in the United States.
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 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.
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.
Save on Duties and Taxes When You Mail Gifts to...
How to stay clear of duties and taxes when mailing gifts to Canada.
Bringing Alcohol Home: Customs Regulations for...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning canadian residents bringing alcohol into Canada.
How Much Do Canadian MPs Get Paid in 2015-16?
On April 1, 2015 salaries of Canadian members of parliament went up 2.3 percent. The increase also applies to payment for extra duties.
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.
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 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.
Customs Exemptions for Returning Canadians
Customs exemptions for Canadian residents bringing goods into Canada increased June 1, 2012.
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 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.
A Simple Explanation of a Canadian Federal...
Here's a simple explanation of the basics of how a federal election works in 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.
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.
Look up Canadian Government Terms
Look up definitions of terms used in Canadian federal and provincial governments.
Find and Claim Forgotten Bank Accounts in Canada
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.
How You Can Apply for Canadian Employment...
How to apply online for Canadian employment insurance.
Ridings for Federal Elections in Canada
Find information on ridings and electoral districts for federal elections in 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.
What is the Canadian Goods and Services Tax?
Definition of the goods and services tax or GST in Canada.
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.
What Does the Canada Revenue Agency Do?
Description of the Canada Revenue Agency or CRA and what it does.
How Much Tobacco Can Canadian Residents Bring...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco into Canada.
Canadian Embassies and Consulates Online
Index to Canadian embassies and consulates online - Web sites, street addresses and phone and fax numbers.
How to Get a Temporary Resident Visa for Canada
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.
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.
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.
Canadian Members of Parliament
Current federal Members of Parliament in Canada.
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.
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).
Bringing Tobacco Into Canada
Customs regulations for bringing tobacco into Canada.
Canadian Employment Insurance Rules
Rules and filing claimants reports to receive Employment Insurance benefits when you're unemployed in Canada.
How to Apply for Employment Insurance in Canada
How, where and when to submit applications for employment insurance in Canada.
How To Redirect Your Mail in Canada
A simple how to on how to have your mail redirected in Canada
What Do Canadian Members of Parliament Do?
The role and responsibilities of Canadian members of parliament.
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 Canada Got Its Name
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 Are the Canadian Prime Minister's...
The responsibilities of the Prime Minister of Canada, the most powerful role in Canadian politics.
How Much do Canadian Senators Make?
Canadian senators make a basic salary and get paid extra for additional responsibilities, such as chairing Senate committees.
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.
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 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.
How You Can Apply for a Canadian Permanent...
How to apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Card or renew your Canadian Permanent Resident Card.
Registering to Vote in the Federal Election in...
How to register to vote in the Canadian federal 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.
Old Age Security - OAS
Description of the Old Age Security pension in Canada.
Nigel Wright: Prime Minister's Staff in Middle...
Nigel Wright, Stephen Harper's former Chief of Staff, is scheduled to testify on the Senate scandal at the Duffy trial in August 2015.
British Columbia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of British Columbia, Canada.
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.
Bringing Tobacco Into Canada - Visitors
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing tobacco into Canada.
majority government
Definition of a majority government in Canada.
BC Premier Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell was Premier of British Columbia for ten years. He resigned in 2011 over public anger at the introduction of the HST in BC.
What Is a Harmonized Sales Tax?
Definition of the harmonized sales tax or HST in Canada.
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.
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.
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.
Key Facts About Canada's Provinces and...
Fact sheets on the provinces and territories of Canada - geography, government and industry.
Canadian Federal Elections
Key information for voters in Canadian federal elections - who can vote, when and where to vote, ways to vote and results of recent elections.
What does the Age of Consent Mean in Canada?
Understanding the law in Canada on the age of consent for sexual activity.
Advance Polls in Canadian Federal Elections
Elections Canada opens advance polls for three days to let Canadians vote early in a federal election.
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.
Write to the Leader of the NDP of Canada
Write, email, phone or fax Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada.
How to Apply for Canadian Citizenship
Step by step instructions on how to apply to become a Canadian citizen
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.
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.
Queen Elizabeth Has Made 22 Official Visits to...
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.
Going Outside North America? Get an Internation...
Canadians travelling abroad should consider getting an International Driving Permit (IDP). It's simple and inexpensive.
Explorations of Jacques Cartier, Who Named Canada
French navigator Jacques Cartier explored the east coast of Canada and the St. Lawrence River and was responsible for naming 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.
Treat Your Canadian Social Insurance Number...
When to use your Canadian Social Insurance Number and protecting your privacy in Canada.
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.
Halifax, Nova Scotia is Under the Constant...
Key facts about Halifax, Nova Scotia, including population, Halifax regional government, Halifax attractions and the weather.
Study Permits for Canada
The basics on study permits for Canada - who needs a study permit to study in Canada, how to apply for one, and how they work.
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.
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.
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.
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 Is a Canadian T4A Tax Slip?
Explanation of T4A tax slips for pension, retirement, annuity and other income.
Date of Ontario Provincial Election
The date of the next Ontario election and how Ontario election dates are decided.
A Province on the Pacific With Mountains,...
Key facts about the province of British Columbia, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Fast Facts About Ottawa, Canada's Capital
Key facts about Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, including population, government, attractions and the weather.
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.
Saskatchewan
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
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.
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.
Read PDF Files in 3 Easy Steps
How to read PDF files. Canada Online.
What Are the Responsibilities of Canadian...
Canadian senators review legislation, act as watchdogs on the federal government and represent regional constituents.
Provinces in Canada - Origin of Names
How the provinces and territories of Canada got their names.
Nova Scotia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
T4
Description of a T4 income tax information slip in Canada.
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.
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.
What Is a T4A Canadian Income Tax Slip?
Description of a T4A income tax information slip in 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.
Are You Eligible to Vote in a Canadian Federal...
Eligibility requirements for voting in a Canadian federal election.
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.
Canadian National Register of Electors
Elections Canada maintains the National Register of Electors, a database of basic information on electors for Canadian federal elections.
permanent resident
Permanent resident - definition of permanent resident in Canada.
Canada Election 2015: Long, Early, Expensive...
Election Day will still be Oct. 19 but the campaign will start early in August, making it the longest Canadian federal election campaign since 1926.
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.
Canada Pension Plan - CPP
Canada Pension Plan - definition of the Canada Pension Plan or CPP in Canada.
Write to the Prime Minister of Canada
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of 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.
Supreme Court Says Feds Need Provinces for...
The Supreme Court's decision on the government's reference for an opinion on the constitutionality of its Senate reform plans was bad news for the Tories.
Ontario Permanent Register of Electors
Voters lists and the Permanent Register of Electors for provincial elections in Ontario, Canada.
Thomas Mulcair
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.
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.
The "Little Guy From Shawinigan" Led Three...
Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada - biography, professional and political background.
Ontario
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Ontario Canada
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.
Will the 2015 Canadian Budget Affect the...
Canadian families, seniors, savers and students should reap some financial benefits from this election-year budget.
Canadian Elections Glossary
Definitions and information on terms commonly used in federal and provincial elections in Canada.
ID Cards for Canadian Permanent Residents
Secure ID cards for Canadian permanent residents replace the old paper IMM 1000 document.
New Brunswick
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
provincial sales tax - PST
Definition of the provincial sales tax or PST 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.
Who Can Vote in Canadian Elections
Voting in Canadian elections - who can vote in federal and provincial elections in Canada.
Is the Official Language of Canada English or...
The definition of official languages in Canada.
Biographies of Canadians Who Have Made a Mark...
Biographies of those who have served in Canadian governments and those who have changed government in 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.
Fast Facts about the Province of Quebec
Key facts about the province of Quebec, Canada - geography, government and industry.
How To Get a Certified Criminal Record Check in...
You may need to provide a Certified Criminal Record Check for adoptions, Canadian citizenship, visa applications, or work permits. Here's how to get one.
Canadian Elections Voters Lists
Canadian federal and provincial elections voters lists and permanent registers of electors 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.
Alberta is an Energy-Rich Canadian Province,...
Key facts about the province of Alberta, Canada - geography, government and industry.
What is a Riding in Canadian Elections?
Definition of an election riding in Canada
NDP Majority Win Changes Alberta Government...
The results of the 2015 Alberta election give the NDP an historic majority government, and push the Progressive Conservatives to third place.
Canadian Cities in the Summer
Make your summer vacation plans for Canadian cities.
Quick Facts on the Province of Ontario
Key facts about the province of Ontario, Canada - geography, government and industry.
International Travel For Canadians
Essential resources for Canadians travelling outside the country
Did You Know You Can Get Your Official T4(OAS)...
Explanation of T4A(OAS) tax slips for old age security income for Canadian taxpayers.
Canadian Forces Recruiting
The Canadian Forces are looking for thousands of recruits in nearly all careers.
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