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Canada Revenue Agency - Home
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is responsible for the administration of tax laws for the Government of Canada, and for most provinces and territories.
Canada Revenue Agency Phishing Scams - Avoid Fraudsters posing as the Canada Revenue Agency.
Checklist For Small Businesses - Tips for small businesses on starting, maintaining or closing a business.
Living in Retirement Guide - Many retirees face the challenge of stretching thier retirement savings over a longer lifespan than their parents/grandparents did. This guide provides a number of steps you can take to make this easier.
CRA Payroll Calculator - Use the Payroll Deductions Online Calculator (PDOC) to calculate federal, provincial (except for Quebec), and territorial payroll deductions.
Non-Resident Tax Calculator - Use this calculator if you are a non-resident of Canada who is entitled to benefits under a treaty.
CPP Post-Retirement Benefit - If you continue to work while receiving your CPP retirement pension, and are under age 70, you can continue to participate in the CPP. Your CPP contributions will go toward post-retirement benefits (PRB), which will increase your retirement income.
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) is an independent body working to protect and inform consumers of financial products and services. They were established in 2001 by the federal government to strengthen oversight of consumer issues and expand consumer education in the financial sector. In July 2010, FCAC was also tasked with the oversight of payment card network operators and their commercial practices.
This site offers many useful Financial Tools and Calculators.
Canada-Alberta Job Grant
A way for employers and governments to support training that leads directly to available jobs or increases workers' ability to retain jobs. Eligible employers will be required to contribute one-third of the total training costs. Government will contribute two-thirds of the cost to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee.
Doing Business Outside of Canada
This site ranks countries based on how difficult it is to set up a business within that country. For example, how challenging it is to obtain licenses, government forms and financing.
The federal Department of Finance is responsible for the development of federal fiscal policy, including laws affecting federal taxes, financial institutions and markets, and federal-provincial transfer payments.
The Bank of Canada
The Bank of Canada site includes a variety of useful features, including information on interest and exchange rates, financial indicators, securities auctions and more. The convenient "Currency Converter" allows you to determine Canadian dollar equivalents for a broad range of foreign currencies..
Alberta Treasury Board & Finance
Alberta Treasury Board and Finance is responsible for development of provincial fiscal policy and for administering provincial corporate taxation.
Alberta Labour is responsible for development and administration of provincial labour standards, workplace health and safety, and employment and training services.