Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)

August 17, 2016

How an RESP works The subscriber (or a person acting for the subscriber) generally makes contributions to the RESP. Subscribers cannot deduct their contributions from their income on their income ...


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Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG)

August 17, 2016

How the Canada Education Savings Grant works: To receive the Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG), a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) must have been opened for the child. (Anyone can put ...


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Official Languages Consultations

August 17, 2016

The Department of Canadian Heritage has launched public consultations toward the development of a new multi-year action plan for official languages in Canada. Until October, 31 2016, we will seek ...


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Passports for Minors

August 17, 2016

The process for obtaining and renewing passports for those under the age of 16 years is different from that used for adult passports. These passports are only available for five year, unlike the ...


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Canada Post Review

August 17, 2016

(Please note that this consultation has now concluded) Put Your Stamp On The Process Times have changed since the first letter was sent in Canada in 1693.  The postal service provided by Canada ...


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Supporting Seniors

August 9, 2016

Did you know that 24% of the residents of our Calgary Confederation riding are over the age of 55?   In Canada,  30% of the population is aged 55 or older, and by 2020 that number will ...


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Starting Your Own Business?

July 25, 2016

  It takes courage and determination to start your own business. The federal government, through Business Development Bank of Canada, has a handy guide to assist you in the process. Those ...


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Travel Advice and Advisories

July 25, 2016

The Government of Canada’s Travel Advice and Advisories pages provide those travelling and living abroad with official Government of Canada information and advice on situations that may ...


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Careers with the Canadian Armed Forces

July 25, 2016

No Opportunity Like It! There is a way to get your post-secondary education for free.  In fact, those eligible can also be paid a full-time salary, with benefits and a pension plan, while they ...


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Managing Your Finances

July 25, 2016

The Government of Canada has a number of services to help you better understand and manage your personal finances.  Learn more here. When obtaining financial advice or considering investing, it ...


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Canada Post Review

July 25, 2016

The Government of Canada is conducting an independent review of Canada Post to ensure Canadians receive quality postal services at a reasonable price. Canadians from coast to coast to coast will ...


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Canada Child Benefit (CCB)

July 25, 2016

The Canada child benefit (CCB) is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age. The CCB might include the child ...


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Enabling Accessibilities Fund

July 18, 2016

Enabling Accessibilities Fund NEXT DEADLINE IS JULY 26th, 2016 The Government of Canada recognizes the abilities of all Canadians and celebrates the progress we have made as a society toward the ...


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Do Not Call List

June 21, 2016

The National Do Not Call List (DNCL) gives consumers a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls. The National DNCL Rules introduce new responsibilities for Canada’s telemarketers. If ...


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Drone Regulations in Canada

June 21, 2016

This page has been modified following a federal government announcement on March 16, 2017. New rules have been introduced for drone users in Canada. Please ...


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CanadaBenefits.gc.ca

June 21, 2016

The Government of Canada has a handy website that allows you to determine what benefits you may be entitled to by answering a few easy questions.  After completing the quick multiple-choice ...


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Summer Camp Tips for Parents

June 20, 2016

Summer Camp Tips for Parents (via the Canada Safety Council) The summer months can be a challenging time for working parents with young children. While the school year provides supervision and ...


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Statement on Blood Donation Changes

June 20, 2016

June 20, 2016 A safe blood system is the first priority. Expanding the number of people who can safely donate is the second priority. Today, backed by the latest scientific evidence, Canada will ...


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