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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Romeo Dallaire's Resignation
Although it's a shame that Romeo Dallaire is leaving the Senate, it does show that not everyone in the Red Chamber is spending their time trying to fiddle
What's the Legal Drinking Age in Canada?
The legal drinking age in Canada is set by the individual 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.
How Much Alcohol Can Visitors Bring Into Canada?
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing alcohol into Canada.
Don't Foprget About Exemptions at Canada Customs
Customs exemptions for Canadian residents bringing goods into Canada increase June 1, 2012.
Write to the Prime Minister of Canada
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada.
What Are the Canadian Prime Minister's...
The responsibilities of the Prime Minister of Canada, the most powerful role in Canadian politics.
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
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.
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.
Bringing Alcohol Home: Customs Regulations for...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning canadian residents bringing alcohol into Canada.
What Are the Rules About Bringing Alcohol Into...
Customs regulations for bringing alcohol into Canada.
What You Need In Order to Apply for a Canadian...
Where to get application forms for Canadian passports.
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 Do Canada's Members of Parliament Get...
On April 1, 2014, the salaries of Canadian members of parliament went up 2.2 percent.
What Does the Governor General of Canada Do?
Appointment and role of the Governor General of Canada, the representative of the Queen in Canada.
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 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.
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.
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.
Jacques Cartier
French navigator Jacques Cartier explored the east coast of Canada and the St. Lawrence River and was responsible for naming 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).
7 Canadian Employment Insurance Benefits
Canadian Employment Insurance and types of unemployment benefits in Canada.
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.
6 Ways to Pay Your Personal Canadian Income Taxes
Different methods of paying the balance owing on your Canadian income taxes.
Write to Santa
Canada Post volunteers help Santa answer his mail with the Write to Santa program. Includes tips for teachers.
Stamp Prices Go Up in 2014
Sale of Canadian PERMANENT postage stamps suspended until 2014 price hikes take effect in March 2014.
When Was Capital Punishment Abolished in Canada?
Timeline of the history of the death penalty in Canada and the gradual abolition of capital punishment.
Decisions to Make Before You Apply for Your CPP...
Things you need to know to apply for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension.
How Much Tobacco Can Canadian Residents Bring...
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco into Canada.
Canadian Prime Ministers Quiz - Answer to...
This Canadian prime minister had the shortest term of office.
What Are the Responsibilities of Canadian...
Canadian senators review legislation, act as watchdogs on the federal government and represent regional constituents.
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.
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.
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 is the Role of Canadian Members of...
The role and responsibilities of Canadian members of parliament.
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.
Fast Facts about the Province of Quebec
Key facts about the province of Quebec, Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
Canadian Employment Insurance Rules
Rules and filing claimants reports to receive Employment Insurance benefits when you're unemployed 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.
How You Can Apply for Canadian Employment...
How to apply online for Canadian employment insurance.
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.
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.
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.
Basic Facts about the Province of Newfoundland...
Key facts about the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada - geography, government and industry.
What is a Riding in Canadian Elections?
Definition of an election riding in Canada
How to File Your Canadian Income Tax Return
The basics you need to know to file your Canadian income taxes.
Canadian Premiers
Index to present and past Canadian premiers of the provinces and territories of 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.
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 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.
Key Facts About Canada's Provinces and...
Fact sheets on the provinces and territories of 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.
Bringing Tobacco Into Canada
Customs regulations for bringing tobacco into Canada.
This energy-rich Canadian province has no sales...
Key facts about the province of Alberta, Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
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.
Canadian Border: Reporting Money to Customs
Customs regulations for reporting money at the Canadian border, when you either enter or leave Canada.
Get Your Personal Income Tax Information Online
My Account, a Canada Revenue Agency service, provides online access to your personal income tax information.
Canadian Members of Parliament
Current federal Members of Parliament 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.
How to Get a Temporary Resident Visa for Canada
How long it takes to get a temporary resident visa for Canada.
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.
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.
Is the Official Language of Canada English or...
The definition of official languages in Canada.
Fast Facts About Canada's Capital
Key facts about Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, including population, government, attractions and the weather.
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.
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.
Fast Facts About the WWI Battle of Passchendaele
Arguments over strategy, heavy rains and mud marked the controversial World War I Battle of Passchendaele, in which 15,000 Canadians died or were wounded.
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.
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.
How To Replace a Lost or Stolen Canadian Passport
Simple step-by-step instructions on replacing a lost or stolen Canadian passport
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sits at the Heart of Canada
Key facts about Winnipeg, Manitoba, including population, Winnipeg city government, attractions and the weather.
goods and services tax - GST
Definition of the goods and services tax or GST 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.
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.
What Is a T4A Canadian Income Tax Slip?
Description of a T4A income tax information slip 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.
Get the Most out of Canadian Government Phone...
Phone and email directories to help find federal and provincial government officials and programs in Canada.
This Province is Often Called the Birthplace of...
Key facts about the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Canadian Embassy in Indonesia
Contact information for the Canadian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Nova Scotia
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Nova Scotia, 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.
How To Join the RCMP
Simple step-by-step instructions on joining Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the RCMP.
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.
wind chill index
Wind chill index - glossary definition of wind chill index in Canada.
Captured German Machine Gun Emplacement
Canadians in a captured German machine gun emplacement at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Page 24.
halifax capital nova scotia population area...
Key facts about Halifax, Nova Scotia, including population, Halifax regional government, Halifax attractions and the weather.
Canadian Medical Marijuana Regulations
Canadian federal government regulations give access to medical marijuana for the seriously ill.
Saskatchewan: They Say It's Easy to Draw; Hard...
Key facts about the province of Saskatchewan, Canada - geography, government and industry.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge
The Battle of Vimy Ridge in World War I was the first time Canadians fought as a national unit.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Was the First Francophone...
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911, was the first francophone Prime Minister of Canada.
Manitoba Has 2.5 million Acres of Parkland and...
Key facts about Manitoba, the province right in the centre of Canada.
Write to the Premier of the Northwest Territories
Contact information to write, phone or fax Bob McLeod, the Premier of the Northwest Territories, Canada.
Manitoba
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Manitoba, Canada.
Saskatchewan
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
Read PDF Files in 3 Easy Steps
How to read PDF files. Canada Online.
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.
Quebec
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Quebec, Canada.
A Province on the Pacific With Mountains,...
Key facts about the province of British Columbia, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Ontario
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Ontario 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.
Provincial Bird Emblems of Canada
Each of the provinces and territories in Canada has an official bird emblem.
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.
The "Little Guy From Shawinigan" Led Three...
Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada - biography, professional and political background.
permanent resident card - maple leaf card
Permanent resident card - definition of permanent resident card in Canada.
Quick Facts on the Province of Ontario
Key facts about the province of Ontario, Canada - geography, government and industry.
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.
Do Trade and Energy Equal Jobs and the Economy?
Canada's premiers discuss missing and killed aboriginal women, the fiscal imbalance, a national energy strategy and internal free trade.
Canadian Embassies and Consulates Online
Index to Canadian embassies and consulates online - Web sites, street addresses and phone and fax numbers.
cabinet
Cabinet or executive council - definition of cabinet and executive council in Canadian government.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Loyalists
Definition of the Term Loyalists in Canada
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.
Who Were the Canadian Fathers of Confederation?
The representatives of British North America colonies who attended the three major conferences on Canadian Confederation.
What Does the Canada Revenue Agency Do?
Description of the Canada Revenue Agency or CRA and what it does.
extradition
Extradtion - definition of the term extradition in Canada.
International Driving Permit for Canadians
Canadians travelling abroad should consider getting an International Driving Permit (IDP). It's simple and inexpensive.
How to Apply for Employment Insurance in Canada
How, where and when to submit applications for employment insurance in Canada.
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.
majority government
Definition of a majority government in Canada.
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.
Quick Information You need to Vote in the New...
Get the basics you need to vote in the New Brunswick provincial election, from who can vote, New Brunswick voters lists, electoral districts and MLAs.
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.
Victoria, BC: A Taste of Britain and a Gateway...
Key facts about Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, including population, Victoria city government, attractions and the weather.
Bringing Tobacco Into Canada - Visitors
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing tobacco into Canada.
T4
Description of a T4 income tax information slip in 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.
Nunavut Facts
Key facts about the territory of Nunavut, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Province of New Brunswick: Fast Facts
Key facts about the province of New Brunswick, Canada - geography, government and industry.
House of Commons
House of Commons - definition of House of Commons in Canada.
Ridings for Federal Elections in Canada
Find information on ridings and electoral districts for federal elections in Canada.
How Federal Elections in Canada Work
A simple explanation of the basics of federal elections in Canada.
Canadian No-Fly List
Canada implements a no-fly list and identity screening regulations to strengthen air travel security.
Canadian World War I Posters Gallery
Pictures of Canadian war posters from World War I.
This Prime Minister Led Canada Through World...
Prime Minister of Canada through World War I, Sir Robert Borden increased international recognition of Canada and its independence from Britain.
Royal Assent
Definition of Royal Assent in the legislative process in Canada.
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.
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.
What Is a Canadian T4A Tax Slip?
Explanation of T4A tax slips for pension, retirement, annuity and other income.
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