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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 the status of your Canadian income tax refund and what might be holding it up.
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.
How to view and update your personal EI, CPP and OAS files online using a My Service Canada Account.
Explanation of T5 tax slips for investment income issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
Explanation of T4 tax slips for employment income for taxpayers to use for their Canadian income tax returns.
Use these official postal abbreviations of provinces and territories in Canada on mail to and in Canada.
How to get a Canadian income tax package - online, by mail, by phone or in person.
The legal age at which you can buy and drink alcohol in each of the provinces and territories of Canada.
The capital cities of Canada - the national capital and capital cities of the provinces and territories of Canada.
Explanation of T3 tax slips for mutual funds and trust income for taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
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.
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, a Canada Revenue Agency service, provides online access to your personal income tax information.
The hourly minimum wage in Canada in each of the provinces and territories.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing alcohol into Canada.
Check the current rates for sales taxes (GST, PST and HST) in each of the provinces and territories in Canada.
Where to get application forms for Canadian passports.
Description of the Canada Revenue Agency or CRA and what it does.
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.
Explanation of T4A tax slips for pension, retirement, annuity and other income.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning canadian residents bringing alcohol into Canada.
Definition of legal minimum age to buy tobacco products as determined by individual provinces and territories in Canada.
Description of a T4A income tax information slip 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.
Customs exemptions for Canadian residents bringing goods into Canada increased June 1, 2012.
The responsibilities of the Prime Minister of Canada, the most powerful role in Canadian politics.
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.
Canadian Confederation took place in 1867, and originally included four provinces. There are now 10 provinces and three territories in Canada.
Contact information for the Canadian embassy in Washington, DC, and Canadian consulates in the United States.
A NETFILE access code is no longer required to use NETFILE to file your Canadian income taxes online.
You can file your taxes by mail, online, or by using a service provider. Select the method that suits you best.
Ten historical firsts - from the first Canadian woman member of parliament to the first woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Canadian Employment Insurance and types of unemployment benefits in Canada.
Simple step-by-step instructions on applying for your old age security pension in Canada
Be sure to inform the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) when you move, so benefit payments and refunds are not disrupted.
Here's where to get help with specific questions you have about your Canadian income taxes.
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.
Explanation of T4A(OAS) tax slips for old age security income for Canadian taxpayers.
Check on the Canadian customs regulations for the amount of alcohol you can bring into Canada without paying duty or taxes.
If you are a first-time home buyer in Canada, you could be eligible for a non-refundable tax credit of $750.
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.
Common T4 and other income tax slips issued for Canadian taxpayers to use when filing their Canadian income tax returns.
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.
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.
A massive general strike crippled the city of Winnipeg in the summer of 1919. Government reaction was aggressive and the workers gained little.
How to arrange direct deposit with the Canada Revenue Agency so Canadian tax payments are deposited directly into your bank account.
Description of a T3 income tax information slip in Canada.
Free clinics help prepare Canadian income tax returns for those with a low income and a simple tax situation.
Get fast access to some of your basic Canadian personal income tax and benefit account information with this CRA service.
How to apply online for Canadian employment insurance.
A variety of different ways for you to choose how to pay the balance owing on your Canadian income taxes.
Voters lists and the Permanent Register of Electors for provincial elections in Ontario, Canada.
Description of a T5 income tax information slip in Canada.
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.
The Canadian government raises the eligible age for Old Age Security benefits to age 67, but gives plenty of notice.
Description of a T4 income tax information slip in Canada.
Timeline of the history of the death penalty in Canada and the gradual abolition of capital punishment.
When you move, you can change your Canadian mailing address online using a Web tool from Canada Post.
Explanation of T4E tax slips for Employment Insurance benefits for taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
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.
Things you need to know to apply for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco into Canada.
How to stay clear of duties and taxes when mailing gifts to Canada.
On April 1, 2014, the salaries of Canadian members of parliament went up 2.2 percent.
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.
Ontario combines its provincial sales tax and the federal goods and services tax to create a single harmonized sales tax (HST).
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.
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 holds money from dormant accounts in Canada. You can search for unclaimed bank balances and claim funds that are yours, for free.
The collision of two ships in Halifax Harbour during World War I caused the world's largest man-made explosion before the nuclear age.
Explanation of income tax information slips issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
The Home Buyers Plan lets Canadian residents use their RRSPs to help pay for a first home without tax consequences.
This Canadian non-refundable tax credit lets you claim $500 per child in eligible fees to encourage their physical activity.
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.
How to read PDF files. Canada Online.
How, where and when to submit applications for employment insurance in Canada.
Rules and filing claimants reports to receive Employment Insurance benefits when you're unemployed in Canada.
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.
Provincial premiers in Canada are the heads of government in the provinces, and they have the responsibilities to go with that leadership role.
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.
To find out the status of your Canadian immigration application, try the Client Application Status online service from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Learn about the role of the Prime Minister of Canada, the current Prime Minister of Canada and Canadian prime ministers in history.
Key facts about the province of Quebec, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Description of the Old Age Security pension in Canada.
Fact sheets on the provinces and territories of Canada - geography, government and industry.
When to use your Canadian Social Insurance Number and protecting your privacy in Canada.
How long it takes to get a temporary resident visa for Canada.
Customs regulations for bringing tobacco into Canada.
Definition of the harmonized sales tax or HST in Canada.
The role and responsibilities of Canadian members of parliament.
The first Prime Minister of Canada and a Father of Confederation, Sir John A. Macdonald combined a vision of Canada with alcoholism.
Simple step-by-step instructions on replacing a lost or stolen Canadian passport
Customs regulations for reporting money at the Canadian border, when you either enter or leave Canada.
Definition of the goods and services tax or GST in Canada.
Key facts about Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, including population, government, attractions and the weather.
Key facts about the province of Ontario, Canada - geography, government and industry.
From 1885 to 1923 Chinese immigration to Canada was discouraged by a head tax, and then by the Canadian Chinese Exclusion Act.
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.
The British North America Act, now called the Constitution Act 1867, is one of the base documents of the Canadian constitution.
Understanding the law in Canada on the age of consent for sexual activity.
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.
Under exceptional circumstances you can apply to the CRA to have income tax penalties or interest reduced or cancelled.
How the provinces and territories of Canada got their names.
French navigator Jacques Cartier explored the east coast of Canada and the St. Lawrence River and was responsible for naming 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.
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.
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
Definition of a majority government in Canada.
Definition of an election riding in Canada
The origin of the names of the national capital of Canada and the Canadian provincial and territory capital cities.
The ice storm of 1998 directly affected more people than any other previous weather event in Canadian history.
How to apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Card or renew your Canadian Permanent Resident Card.
Key facts about the province of Alberta, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Fiscal year - the fiscal year of the Canadian federal and provincial governments.
Canadian senators review legislation, act as watchdogs on the federal government and represent regional constituents.
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada.
Member of the legislative assembly - definition of member of the legislative assembly or MLA in Canada.
Key facts about Halifax, Nova Scotia, including population, Halifax regional government, Halifax attractions and the weather.
A simple explanation of the basics of federal elections in Canada.
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.
Current federal Members of Parliament in Canada.
Explanation of T4RIF tax slips for Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) income.
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.
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Ontario Canada
Government regulations for child car seats and seat belts in Canada, including installation, tips and safety alerts.
Biography, professional and political background of Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada and Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
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.
Step by step instructions on how to apply to become a Canadian citizen
Tommy Douglas was an inspiring leader, as a Baptist minister, as Premier of Saskatchewan and as the first leader of the New Democratic Party.
Key facts about the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Canada Post volunteers help Santa answer his mail with the Write to Santa program. Includes tips for teachers.
Key facts about the province of British Columbia, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Index to present and past Canadian premiers of the provinces and territories of Canada.
Key facts about the province of Saskatchewan, Canada - geography, government and industry.
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 the best advantage you can of the tax break you get with Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) while you save for your retirement.
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
The first Canadian woman in space, Roberta Bondar is a doctor, a research scientist, an environmental educator, and an exciting nature photographer.
The representatives of British North America colonies who attended the three major conferences on Canadian Confederation.
Key facts about the city of Edmonton, Alberta, including population, municipal government, Edmonton attractions and the weather.
Canada Pension Plan - definition of the Canada Pension Plan or CPP in Canada.
When to expect your Canadian income tax refund and how to check on its status.
Key facts about Winnipeg, Manitoba, including population, Winnipeg city government, attractions and the weather.
Events during the October Crisis in Canada in 1970, when the FLQ kidnapped two public officials and the War Measures Act was invoked.
Simple step-by-step instructions on joining Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the RCMP.
Description of a T4RSP income tax information slip in Canada.
A fire swept through the Canadian Parliament Buildings on a February night in 1916, killing seven and reducing the Centre Block to icy rubble.
Canadians travelling abroad should consider getting an International Driving Permit (IDP). It's simple and inexpensive.
Canadian citizen - definition of a Canadian citizen.