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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.
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.
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.
What's the Minimum Wage in Your Province?
The hourly minimum wage in Canada in each of the provinces and territories.
What You Need In Order to Apply for a Canadian...
Where to get application forms for Canadian passports.
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.
Abbreviations for Canada's 13 Provinces and...
Use these official postal abbreviations of provinces and territories in Canada on mail to and in 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.
What's the Legal Drinking Age in Canada?
The legal drinking age in Canada is set by the individual provinces and territories.
What Are the Canadian Prime Minister's...
The responsibilities of the Prime Minister of Canada, the most powerful role in Canadian politics.
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.
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.
Don't Forget About Exemptions at Canada Customs
Customs exemptions for Canadian residents bringing goods into Canada increase June 1, 2012.
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.
Canadian Elections Voters Lists
Canadian federal and provincial elections voters lists and permanent registers of electors in Canada.
How Much Do Canada's Members of Parliament Get...
On April 1, 2014, the salaries of Canadian members of parliament went up 2.2 percent.
Bringing Alcohol Home: Customs Regulations for...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning canadian residents bringing alcohol into Canada.
7 Canadian Employment Insurance Benefits
Canadian Employment Insurance and types of unemployment benefits in Canada.
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
When Was Capital Punishment Abolished in Canada?
Timeline of the history of the death penalty in Canada and the gradual abolition of capital punishment.
How Much Alcohol Can Visitors Bring Into Canada?
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing alcohol into 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.
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.
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.
Sentries Return to War Memorial Just Days After...
Sentries are back providing a ceremonial guard to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa just days after Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot at his post.
Deadlines to Send Holiday Mail From Canada
Send your Canadian holiday mail by the Canada Post deadlines to make sure it arrives at international destinations in time for the 2014 holidays.
How You Can Apply for Canadian Employment...
How to apply online for Canadian employment insurance.
The Bank of Canada May Have Money You've...
How to find and claim unclaimed bank balances from dormant accounts in Canada free of charge.
What Are the Rules About Bringing Alcohol Into...
Customs regulations for bringing alcohol into Canada.
Canadian Employment Insurance Rules
Rules and filing claimants reports to receive Employment Insurance benefits when you're unemployed in Canada.
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.
How to File Your Canadian Income Tax Return
The basics you need to know to file your Canadian income taxes.
What Does the Governor General of Canada Do?
Appointment and role of the Governor General of Canada, the representative of the Queen in 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).
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.
How Nellie McClung Became One of Alberta's...
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.
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.
Decisions to Make Before You Apply for Your CPP...
Things you need to know to apply for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension.
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.
Dieppe Was a Disastrous WWII Test of the...
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.
Jacques Cartier
French navigator Jacques Cartier explored the east coast of Canada and the St. Lawrence River and was responsible for naming Canada.
How to Apply for Employment Insurance in Canada
How, where and when to submit applications for employment insurance in Canada.
Ontario Permanent Register of Electors
Voters lists and the Permanent Register of Electors for provincial elections in Ontario, Canada.
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 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.
What Does the Canada Revenue Agency Do?
Description of the Canada Revenue Agency or CRA and what it does.
What is the Canadian Goods and Services Tax?
Definition of the goods and services tax or GST in Canada.
What Is a T4A Canadian Income Tax Slip?
Description of a T4A income tax information slip in Canada.
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.
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.
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.
How Much Tobacco Can Canadian Residents Bring...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco into Canada.
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.
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.
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.
Changing Your Postal Address Online
When you move, you can change your Canadian mailing address online using a Web tool from Canada Post.
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.
What is the Role of Canadian Members of...
The role and responsibilities of Canadian members of parliament.
What is a Riding in Canadian Elections?
Definition of an election riding in 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.
What Is a Harmonized Sales Tax?
Definition of the harmonized sales tax or HST in Canada.
How to Get a Temporary Resident Visa for Canada
How long it takes to get a temporary resident visa for Canada.
Read PDF Files in 3 Easy Steps
How to read PDF files. Canada Online.
What Is a Canadian T4A Tax Slip?
Explanation of T4A tax slips for pension, retirement, annuity and other income.
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.
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.
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.
member of the legislative assembly - MLA
Member of the legislative assembly - definition of member of the legislative assembly or MLA in Canada.
age of consent
Age of consent in Canada - Definition of the age of consent for sexual activity in Canada.
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.
Saskatchewan
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
Old Age Security - OAS
Description of the Old Age Security pension in Canada.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the Youngest...
Key facts about the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Deadlines for Sending Holiday Mail Inside Canada
Canadian holiday mailing deadlines for sending air mail letters, cards and parcels inside Canada to arrive in time for the 2014 holidays.
Get Your Personal Income Tax Information Online
My Account, a Canada Revenue Agency service, provides online access to your personal income tax information.
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.
What Are the Responsibilities of Canadian...
Canadian senators review legislation, act as watchdogs on the federal government and represent regional constituents.
Key Facts About Canada's Provinces and...
Fact sheets on the provinces and territories of Canada - geography, government and industry.
Ontario
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Ontario Canada
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.
One of the Worst Weather Events in Canadian...
The ice storm of 1998 directly affected more people than any other previous weather event in Canadian history.
6 Ways to Pay Your Personal Canadian Income Taxes
Different methods of paying the balance owing on your Canadian income taxes.
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 Replace a Lost or Stolen Canadian Passport
Simple step-by-step instructions on replacing a lost or stolen Canadian passport
Fast Facts about the Province of Quebec
Key facts about the province of Quebec, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Alberta is an Energy-Rich Canadian Province,...
Key facts about the province of Alberta, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Ottawa
Definition and origin of the name Ottawa.
Who Was the First Female Police Magistrate in...
Social activist Emily Murphy was the first woman police magistrate in Canada. She led the fight for women to be recognized as persons in the Persons Case.
Manitoba Has 2.5 million Acres of Parkland and...
Key facts about Manitoba, the province right in the centre of 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.
The 1970 October Crisis, When Terrorism Shook...
Events during the October Crisis in Canada in 1970, when the FLQ kidnapped two public officials and the War Measures Act was invoked.
Quick Facts on the Province of Ontario
Key facts about the province of Ontario, Canada - geography, government and industry.
T4
Description of a T4 income tax information slip in Canada.
A Province on the Pacific With Mountains,...
Key facts about the province of British Columbia, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Bringing Tobacco Into Canada
Customs regulations for bringing tobacco into 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.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Fast Facts About the Northwest Territories,...
Key facts about the Northwest Territories, Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
halifax capital nova scotia population area...
Key facts about Halifax, Nova Scotia, including population, Halifax regional government, Halifax attractions and the weather.
Canadian Border: Reporting Money to Customs
Customs regulations for reporting money at the Canadian border, when you either enter or leave Canada.
Canadian Embassies and Consulates Online
Index to Canadian embassies and consulates online - Web sites, street addresses and phone and fax numbers.
The Children's Fitness Tax Credit Can Help, and...
This Canadian non-refundable tax credit lets you claim $500 per child in eligible fees to encourage their physical activity.
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.
Write to the Prime Minister of Canada
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada.
The "Little Guy From Shawinigan" Led Three...
Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada - biography, professional and political background.
How You Can Apply for a Canadian Permanent...
How to apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Card or renew your Canadian Permanent Resident Card.
Saskatchewan: They Say It's Easy to Draw; Hard...
Key facts about the province of Saskatchewan, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Get in Touch With BC Premier Christy Clark
Contact information to write, phone or fax Christy Campbell, the Premier of British Columbia, Canada.
majority government
Definition of a majority government in Canada.
Who Were the Canadian Fathers of Confederation?
The representatives of British North America colonies who attended the three major conferences on Canadian Confederation.
This Province is Often Called the Birthplace of...
Key facts about the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Canadian Members of Parliament
Current federal Members of Parliament in Canada.
The Battle of Ypres 1915 Cost 6000 Canadian...
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.
Stamp Prices Go Up in 2014
Sale of Canadian PERMANENT postage stamps suspended until 2014 price hikes take effect in March 2014.
provincial sales tax - PST
Definition of the provincial sales tax or PST in Canada.
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.
Who Can Vote in Canadian Federal Elections
Eligibility requirements for voting in a Canadian federal election.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sits at the Heart of Canada
Key facts about Winnipeg, Manitoba, including population, Winnipeg city government, attractions and the weather.
At the Battle of Passchendaele, Some Soldiers...
Arguments over strategy, heavy rains and mud marked the World War I Battle of Passchendaele, in which 15,000 Canadians died or were wounded.
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.
Nova Scotia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Is the Official Language of Canada English or...
The definition of official languages in Canada.
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.
This Prime Minister Pushed for a "Just Society"...
Prime Minister of Canada for 15 years, Pierre Trudeau fought for a united Canada with a strong federal government and a just society.
Canadian Medical Marijuana Regulations
Canadian federal government regulations give access to medical marijuana for the seriously ill.
cabinet
Cabinet or executive council - definition of cabinet and executive council in Canadian government.
How Much Canadian Senators Are Paid
Canadian senators make a basic salary and get paid extra for additional responsibilities, such as chairing Senate committees.
Look up Canadian Gvoernment Terms
Look up definitions of terms used in Canadian federal and provincial governments.
How To Join the RCMP
Simple step-by-step instructions on joining Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the RCMP.
Nunavut Facts
Key facts about the territory of Nunavut, Canada - geography, government and industry.
How Federal Elections in Canada Work
A simple explanation of the basics of federal elections 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.
Canadian National Register of Electors
Elections Canada maintains the National Register of Electors, a database of basic information on electors for Canadian federal elections.
governor in council
Definition of the term governor in council 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.
legislative assembly
Legislative assembly - definition of legislative assembly in Canada.
Quebec
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Quebec, Canada.
How to Apply for Canadian Citizenship
Step by step instructions on how to apply to become a Canadian citizen
This Prime Minister of Canada Gave the West a...
John Diefenbaker was a spellbinding speaker who championed civil rights and defended the underdog. As Prime Minister he was not an effective manager.
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.
Canada's First, and Only, Female Prime Minister
Kim Campbell was the first woman to be Prime Minister of Canada. She can also claim other firsts for Canadian women in government.
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.
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.
This Canadian Doctor and Soldier Wrote "In...
Canadian poet, doctor and soldier John McCrae wrote the poem In Flanders Fields for a friend killed at Ypres in World War I.
10 Women Who Led the Way in Canadian Government
Ten historical firsts - from the first Canadian woman member of parliament to the first woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
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