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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's the Legal Drinking Age in Canada?
The legal drinking age in Canada is set by the individual provinces and territories.
How to Shop Online and Ship to Canada
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.
What's the Minimum Wage in Your Province?
The hourly minimum wage in Canada in each of the provinces and territories.
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 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.
Bringing Alcohol Home: Customs Regulations for...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning canadian residents bringing alcohol into 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.
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 Are the Rules About Bringing Alcohol Into...
Customs regulations for bringing alcohol into Canada.
The Bank of Canada May Have Money From Your...
How to find and claim unclaimed bank balances from dormant accounts in Canada free of charge.
Customs Exemptions for Returning Canadian...
Customs exemptions for Canadian residents bringing goods into Canada increase June 1, 2012.
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.
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.
My Service Canada Account
How to view and update your personal EI, CPP and OAS files online using a My Service Canada Account.
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.
How Much Canada's Members of Parliament Are Paid
On April 1, 2014, the salaries of Canadian members of parliament went up 2.2 percent.
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
What You Need In Order to Apply for a Canadian...
Where to get application forms for Canadian passports.
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.
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 Do You Know If You Have to Pay Taxes on a...
How to stay clear of duties and taxes when mailing gifts to Canada.
How Much Tobacco Can Canadian Residents Bring...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco into Canada.
Bringing Tobacco Into Canada
Customs regulations for bringing tobacco into Canada.
How to File Your Canadian Income Tax Return
The basics you need to know to file your Canadian income taxes.
Canadian Employment Insurance Rules
Rules and filing claimants reports to receive Employment Insurance benefits when you're unemployed in Canada.
Need to Change Your Canadian Income Tax Return?...
If you need to make changes to your Canadian income tax return, here's how to do it online and by mail.
7 Canadian Employment Insurance Benefits
Canadian Employment Insurance and types of unemployment benefits 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.
5 Easy Ways to Get a Canadian Income Tax Package
How to get a Canadian income tax package - online, by mail, by phone or in person.
Get Your Personal Income Tax Information Online
My Account, a Canada Revenue Agency service, provides online access to your personal income tax information.
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).
How You Can Apply for Canadian Employment...
How to apply online for Canadian employment insurance.
How to Change Your Address With the CRA
Be sure to inform the Canada Revenue Agency when you move, so benefit payments and refunds are not disrupted.
Changing Your Postal Address Online
When you move, you can change your Canadian mailing address online using a Web tool from Canada Post.
age of consent
Age of consent in Canada - Definition of the age of consent for sexual activity in Canada.
How Much Will It Cost If You File Your Taxes...
If you file your Canadian income taxes late, you may have to pay both a penalty and interest.
What Does the Canada Revenue Agency Do?
Description of the Canada Revenue Agency or CRA and what it does.
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 Are the Canadian Prime Minister's...
The responsibilities of the Prime Minister of Canada, the most powerful role in Canadian politics.
Canadian Border: Reporting Money to Customs
Customs regulations for reporting money at the Canadian border, when you either enter or leave Canada.
Get Quick Access to Basic Canadian Personal Tax...
Get fast access to some of your basic Canadian personal income tax and benefit account information with this CRA service.
6 Ways to Pay Your Personal Canadian Income Taxes
Different methods of paying the balance owing on your Canadian income taxes.
How To Replace a Lost or Stolen Canadian Passport
Simple step-by-step instructions on replacing a lost or stolen Canadian passport
Temporary Resident Visas 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.
Applying for the CPP Retirement Pension
Things you need to know to apply for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension.
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.
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.
Bringing Tobacco Into Canada - Visitors
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing tobacco into Canada.
Canadian Lighthouses Declared Surplus
The federal government has placed nearly 1000 lighthouses on the government surplus list to enable groups and individuals to purchase and conserve them.
goods and services tax - GST
Definition of the goods and services tax or GST in Canada.
Study Permits for Canada
What happens when your application for a study permit for Canada is accepted or refused.
What You Need to Know When Filing Canadian Tax...
Explanation of T4 tax slips for employment income for taxpayers to use for their Canadian income tax returns.
Write to Santa
Canada Post volunteers help Santa answer his mail with the Write to Santa program. Includes tips for teachers.
How to Use Your RRSPs to Help Buy Your First Home
The Home Buyers Plan lets Canadian residents use their RRSPs to help pay for a first home without tax consequences.
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.
Buying a Home? Learn About Canada's First-Time...
If you are a first-time home buyer in Canada, you could be eligible for a non-refundable tax credit of $750.
International Driving Permit for Canadians
Canadians travelling abroad should consider getting an International Driving Permit (IDP). It's simple and inexpensive.
Guaranteed Income Supplement - GIS
This federal government program provides money for eligible low-income seniors in Canada to supplement their Old Age Security (OAS) pensions.
Fast Facts About Canada's Capital
Key facts about Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, including population, government, attractions and the weather.
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.
Write to the Premier of British Columbia
Contact information to write, phone or fax Christy Campbell, the Premier of British Columbia, Canada.
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.
Canadian Medical Marijuana Regulations
Canadian federal government regulations give access to medical marijuana for the seriously ill.
What Is a Harmonized Sales Tax?
Definition of the harmonized sales tax or HST in Canada.
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.
What Is a Canadian T4A Tax Slip?
Explanation of T4A tax slips for pension, retirement, annuity and other income.
Canadian Embassies and Consulates Online
Index to Canadian embassies and consulates online - Web sites, street addresses and phone and fax numbers.
Write to the Prime Minister of Canada
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada.
Canadian High Commission and Consulates in India
Contact information for the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi and Canadian consulates in India.
What Is a T4A Canadian Income Tax Slip?
Description of a T4A income tax information slip in Canada.
Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Changes
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.
How To Join the RCMP
Simple step-by-step instructions on joining Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the RCMP.
Canadian Old Age Security (OAS) Pension Changes
The Canadian government raises the eligible age for Old Age Security benefits to age 67, but gives plenty of notice.
Canada Pension Plan - CPP
Canada Pension Plan - definition of the Canada Pension Plan or CPP in Canada.
When Was Capital Punishment Abolished in Canada?
Timeline of the history of the death penalty in Canada and the gradual abolition of capital punishment.
Write to the Leader of the Liberal Party of...
Contact Justin Trudeau, the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. by email, phone, fax or social media.
Look up Canadian Gvoernment Terms
Look up definitions of terms used in Canadian federal and provincial governments.
Read PDF Files in 3 Easy Steps
How to read PDF files. Canada Online.
Edmonton, the Capital of Alberta
Key facts about the city of Edmonton, Alberta, including population, municipal government, Edmonton attractions and the weather.
Find Adventure, Relaxation and Inspiration in...
National and provincial parks across Canada protect natural areas, and also provide visitors with wilderness, adventure, recreation, inspiration and peace.
How to File Your Canadian Income Taxes Online
Most Canadians can use NETFILE to file their income taxes online. Here's how.
How to Apply for Employment Insurance in Canada
How, where and when to submit applications for employment insurance in Canada.
provincial sales tax - PST
Definition of the provincial sales tax or PST in Canada.
What is the Role of Canadian Members of...
The role and responsibilities of Canadian members of parliament.
Canadian Members of Parliament
Current federal Members of Parliament in Canada.
Canadian Forces Recruiting
The Canadian Forces are looking for thousands of recruits in nearly all careers.
Taxpayer Relief From Canadian Tax Penalties or...
Under exceptional circumstances you can apply to the CRA to have income tax penalties or interest reduced or cancelled.
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.
A Disastrous WWII Test of the Invasion of...
The Dieppe raid in World War II was a test for the full-scale invasion of western Europe, and it was a disaster for the Canadians.
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.
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.
halifax capital nova scotia population area...
Key facts about Halifax, Nova Scotia, including population, Halifax regional government, Halifax attractions and the weather.
What Does the Governor General of Canada Do?
Appointment and role of the Governor General of Canada, the representative of the Queen in Canada.
How to Apply for Canadian Citizenship
Step by step instructions on how to apply to become a Canadian citizen
How You Can Apply for a Canadian Permanent...
How to apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Card or renew your Canadian Permanent Resident Card.
Winnipeg, the Capital of Manitoba
Key facts about Winnipeg, Manitoba, including population, Winnipeg city government, attractions and the weather.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Biography, professional and political background of Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada and Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Here are Biographies of the 22 Prime Ministers...
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.
Fast Facts about the Province of Quebec
Key facts about the province of Quebec, Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
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.
Who Can Vote in Canadian Federal Elections
Eligibility requirements for voting in a Canadian 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.
Canada Takes Foot and Mouth Disease Precautions
An outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Canada could cause losses of billions of dollars to the Canadian agriculture industry.
Old Age Security - OAS
Description of the Old Age Security pension in Canada.
Is the Official Language of Canada English or...
The definition of official languages in Canada.
Ontario
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Ontario Canada
How Much Canadian Senators Are Paid
Canadian senators make a basic salary and get paid extra for additional responsibilities, such as chairing Senate committees.
T4
Description of a T4 income tax information slip in Canada.
Protecting Your Canadian Social Insurance Number
When to use your Canadian Social Insurance Number and protecting your privacy in Canada.
4 Ways Canadians Can Find Their RRSP Contributi...
Four ways to find out your RRSP contribution limit for your income taxes 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.
St. John's, the Capital of Newfoundland and...
Key facts about St. John's, Newfoundland, including population, city government, St. John's attractions and the weather.
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.
governor in council
Definition of the term governor in council in Canada.
October Crisis Timeline
Events during the October Crisis in Canada in 1970, when the FLQ kidnapped two public officials and the War Measures Act was invoked.
You Can Find Canada's First Prime Minister on...
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 Riding in Canadian Elections?
Definition of an election riding 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.
Gardening in Canada
Information on gardening zones, landscaping and horticulture resources for your Canadian garden.
Nova Scotia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Canadian Embassy in Thailand
Contact information for the Canadian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.
Temporary Resident Permit - TRP
Temporary Resident Permit - Definition of a temporary resident permit or TRP for visitors to Canada.
How Canada's Children's Fitness Tax Credit Can...
This non-refundable tax credit lets you claim $500 per child in eligible fees to encourage their physical activity.
Edmonton
Definition and origin of the name Edmonton.
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.
These Free Clinics Will Help You Do Your Taxes
Free clinics help prepare Canadian income tax returns for those with a low income and a simple tax situation.
Role of Provincial Premiers in Canada
Provincial premiers in Canada are the heads of government in the provinces, and they have the responsibilities to go with that leadership role.
How to Report Pension Income 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.
Key Facts About Canada's Provinces and...
Fact sheets on the provinces and territories of Canada - geography, government and industry.
British Columbia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of British Columbia, Canada.
Have a Complaint About a Flight? Here's How to...
The Canadian Transportation Agency mediates consumer complaints about flying in Canada.
Get the Most out of Canadian Government Phone...
Phone and email directories to help find federal and provincial government officials and programs in Canada.
Basic Facts about the Province of Newfoundland...
Key facts about the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada - geography, government and industry.
This Province is Often Called the Birthplace of...
Key facts about the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada - geography, government and industry.
When is the Next Alberta Election?
The date of the next Alberta provincial election and how Alberta election dates are decided.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge
The Battle of Vimy Ridge in World War I was the first time Canadians fought as a national unit.
Winnipeg
Learn the definition and name origin of Winnipeg, the capital city of the province of Manitoba in Canada.
How to Get Answers to Your Specific Canadian...
Here's where to get help with specific questions you have about your Canadian income taxes.
Saskatchewan
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
Canadian Embassy in the Philippines
Contact information for the Canadian embassy in the Philippines.
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.
Canadian Embassy and Consulates in China
Contact information for the Canadian Embassy and Consulates in the People's Republic of China.
National Car Scrapping Program Introduced
The Canadian federal government is putting $92 million towards a national car scrapping program to get older model personal vehicles off the road and reduce air pollution.
Prime Minister Jean Chretien
Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada - biography, professional and political background.
British Columbia Facts
Key facts about the province of British Columbia, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Don't Leave Canada Without Travel Health...
Understand travel health insurance and protect yourself and your family from financial disaster when travelling outside Canada.
Yellowknife, Capital of the Northwest Territories
Key facts about Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories. Built on gold prospecting, it is now growing with diamonds.
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