We have compiled the following list of websites that we have found to be helpful sources of information for taxpayers and business owners.
Canada Revenue Agency: 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 Business: Tips for small businesses on starting, maintaining or closing a business.
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.
Government of Canada: Get quick, easy access to the Government of Canada's most requested services and information including jobs, immigration, travel, business, benefits, health, taxes and more.
Finance Canada: Get 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.
Statistics Canada - Canadian Industry Statistics: Get The federal government provides analysis and detailed information on econonmic indicators using the most recent data from Statistics Canada. This webpage helps small to medium sized businesses understand the dynamics of industries. You can focus on a single industry over time or compare one industry to another.
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 governement 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: The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 190 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level. This site includes rankings of 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 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 conveinient "Currency Converter" allows you to determine Canadian dollar equivalents for a broad range of foreign currencies.
Alberta Treasury Board & Finance: The Alberta Treasury Board and Finance is responsible for development of provincial fiscal policy and for administering provincial corporate taxation.
Alberta Employment Standards: Provincial rules, regulations and compliance measures for employers and employees in Alberta workplaces including labour standards, workplace health and safety and employment and training services.
Business Development Bank of Canada - Advice Centre: Provides a wide range of free information, tools, calculators, guides, ebooks and a blog for Canadian entreprenuers and business people.
Government of Canada - Business & Industry: Information on the typical business life cycle - planning starting, financing, managing and selling one's business.