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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.
How Much Alcohol Can Visitors Bring Into Canada?
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing alcohol into Canada.
What You Need In Order to Apply for a Canadian...
Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for your Canadian passport.
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.
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.
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.
Abbreviations for Canada's 13 Provinces and...
Use these official postal abbreviations of provinces and territories in Canada on mail to and in Canada.
Do You Know the Minimum Wage in Your Province?
The hourly minimum wage in Canada in each of the provinces and territories.
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.
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.
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.
7 Canadian Employment Insurance Benefits
Canadian Employment Insurance and types of unemployment benefits in Canada.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Canadian Embassy and 13 Consulates in the...
Contact information for the Canadian embassy in Washington, DC, and Canadian consulates in the United States.
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.
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 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.
Bringing Alcohol Home: Customs Regulations for...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning canadian residents bringing alcohol into Canada.
Changing Your Postal Address Online
When you move, you can change your Canadian mailing address online using a Web tool from Canada Post.
How You Can Apply for Canadian Employment...
How to apply online for Canadian employment insurance.
Decisions to Make Before You Apply for Your CPP...
Things you need to know to apply for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension.
Save on Duties and Taxes When You Mail Gifts to...
How to stay clear of duties and taxes when mailing gifts to 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Things You Need to Know to Celebrate Canada Day!
Things you need to know to celebrate Canada Day, marking the birthday of Canadian Confederation.
Take Advantage of the Trans Canada Trail
Get some exercise, experience Canadian nature, and learn about the environment and Canada's heritage on the world's longest recreational trail.
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.
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 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.
How to Apply for Employment Insurance in Canada
How, where and when to submit applications for employment insurance in Canada.
What Does the Canada Revenue Agency Do?
Description of the Canada Revenue Agency or CRA and what it does.
How To Replace a Lost or Stolen Canadian Passport
Simple step-by-step instructions on replacing a lost or stolen Canadian passport
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.
Look up Canadian Government Terms
Look up definitions of terms used in Canadian federal and provincial governments.
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.
Canadian Employment Insurance Rules
Rules and filing claimants reports to receive Employment Insurance benefits when you're unemployed 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 Much Tobacco Can Canadian Residents Bring...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco into 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.
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.
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 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.
Canadian Embassies and Consulates Online
Index to Canadian embassies and consulates online - Web sites, street addresses and phone and fax numbers.
What is the Canadian Goods and Services Tax?
Definition of the goods and services tax or GST in Canada.
Canadian Border: Reporting Money to Customs
Customs regulations for reporting money at the Canadian border, when you either enter or leave Canada.
What Are the Canadian Prime Minister's...
The responsibilities of the Prime Minister of Canada, the most powerful role in Canadian politics.
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.
British Columbia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of British Columbia, Canada.
Fast Facts About Ottawa, Canada's Capital
Key facts about Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, including population, government, attractions and the weather.
Bringing Tobacco Into Canada - Visitors
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing tobacco into Canada.
Bringing Tobacco Into Canada
Customs regulations for bringing tobacco into 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.
Nova Scotia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
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).
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.
Key Facts About Canada's Provinces and...
Fact sheets on the provinces and territories of Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provinces in Canada - Origin of Names
How the provinces and territories of Canada got their names.
Old Age Security - OAS
Description of the Old Age Security pension in Canada.
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.
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 To Redirect Your Mail in Canada
A simple how to on how to have your mail redirected in Canada
Read PDF Files in 3 Easy Steps
How to read PDF files. Canada Online.
Treat Your Canadian Social Insurance Number...
When to use your Canadian Social Insurance Number and protecting your privacy in Canada.
What Is a Harmonized Sales Tax?
Definition of the harmonized sales tax or HST in Canada.
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.
goods and services tax credit - GST credit
Goods and services tax credit in Canada or GST credit - definition of the goods and services tax credit or the GST credit in Canada.
Saskatchewan
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
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.
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.
Canadian Members of Parliament
Current federal Members of Parliament in Canada.
What does the Age of Consent Mean in Canada?
Understanding the law in Canada on the age of consent for sexual activity.
How to Apply for Canadian Citizenship
Step by step instructions on how to apply to become a Canadian citizen
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 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.
order in council
What an order in council in Canada is, how orders in council are issued, and what they are used for.
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.
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.
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.
Quick Facts on the Province of Ontario
Key facts about the province of Ontario, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Pictures of Canadians on D-Day
Pictures of Canadians participating in D-Day on June 6, 1944.
The Birth of Canadian Confederation
The three conferences at which colonies in British North America hammered out the terms for creating the Dominion of Canada in 1867.
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.
Alberta is an Energy-Rich Canadian Province,...
Key facts about the province of Alberta, Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
Ontario
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Ontario Canada
Who Can Vote in Canadian Federal Elections
Eligibility requirements for voting in a Canadian federal election.
Canadian Federal Government Services
Services provided by the Canadian federal government to individuals and to business, inside Canada and out. Page 3.
What Is a Canadian T4A Tax Slip?
Explanation of T4A tax slips for pension, retirement, annuity and other income.
What Is a T4A Canadian Income Tax Slip?
Description of a T4A income tax information slip in Canada.
How Federal Elections in Canada Work
A simple explanation of the basics of federal elections in Canada.
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.
How Capital Punishment Was Abolished in Canada
Timeline of the history of the death penalty in Canada and the gradual abolition of capital punishment.
How Much do Canadian Senators Make?
Canadian senators make a basic salary and get paid extra for additional responsibilities, such as chairing Senate committees.
Manitoba
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Manitoba, 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.
Going Outside North America? Get an Internation...
Canadians travelling abroad should consider getting an International Driving Permit (IDP). It's simple and inexpensive.
Who Were the Canadian Fathers of Confederation?
The representatives of British North America colonies who attended the three major conferences on Canadian Confederation.
Will the 2015 Canadian Budget Affect the...
Canadian families, seniors, savers and students should reap some financial benefits from this election-year budget.
Les Suetes
Weather glossary definition of les Suetes in Canada.
Write to the Prime Minister of Canada
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada.
ID Cards for Canadian Permanent Residents
Secure ID cards for Canadian permanent residents replace the old paper IMM 1000 document.
A Province on the Pacific With Mountains,...
Key facts about the province of British Columbia, Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
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.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sits at the Heart of Canada
Key facts about Winnipeg, Manitoba, including population, Winnipeg city government, attractions and the weather.
Canadian citizen
Canadian citizen - definition of a Canadian citizen.
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.
Halifax, Nova Scotia is Under the Constant...
Key facts about Halifax, Nova Scotia, including population, Halifax regional government, Halifax attractions and the weather.
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.
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.
T4
Description of a T4 income tax information slip in Canada.
Provincial Flower Emblems of Canada
The official flower emblems of the provinces and territories of Canada.
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 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.
9 U.S. Presidents Quotes About Canada
Quotes providing a sampling of what U.S. Presidents have said about Canada over the years.
majority government
Definition of a majority government in Canada.
Alberta
Definition and the origin of the name of the Canadian province of Alberta.
What Do Canadian Members of Parliament Do?
The role and responsibilities of Canadian members of parliament.
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.
Fast Facts about the Province of Quebec
Key facts about the province of Quebec, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Canadian Embassy in the Philippines
Contact information for the Canadian embassy in the Philippines.
provincial sales tax - PST
Definition of the provincial sales tax or PST in Canada.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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.
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.
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.
Ottawa
Definition and origin of the name Ottawa.
What is a Territory in Canada?
Definition of a territory in Canada and the difference between a province and territory.
Quebec
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Quebec, Canada.
Canadian Cities in the Summer
Make your summer vacation plans for Canadian cities.
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.
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.
New Brunswick
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
Canada's Governor General is a Legal Scholar...
Biography of David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, who has extensive experience as a legal scholar and university administrator.
How Edmonton Got Its Name
Definition and origin of the name Edmonton.
Order of Canada
This order is Canada's highest civilian honour. Find out who is eligible, how the nomination process works, and how you can nominate a deserving Canadian.
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