Putting Money in Your Family’s Pocket

July 2, 2015
The increased Universal Child Care Benefit puts money in your pocket.

Increased Universal Child Care Benefit

June 30, 2015
Raising a family is hard work. That’s why the Government of Canada is increasing the Universal Child Care Benefit and extending it to families with children 6 through 17.

Two calls for proposals for projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program now open

June 22, 2015
The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities.

Pan-American Games: Sport infrastructure to benefit Canadians

June 15, 2015
Toronto will host the Pan-American and Parapan American Games in July and August 2015, one of the largest multisport events ever hosted in Canada. Over 10,000 athletes, coaches and officials from across the Americas will gather for these games.

Helping Families Make Ends Meet

June 12, 2015
Meet Matthew. He’s a kid with a future.

Helping Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Create Jobs

May 20, 2015
Small businesses are critical to the health of the Canadian economy.

Helping Canadians Save

May 6, 2015
Economic Action Plan 2015 continues to make life more affordable for Canadians and their families.

Economic Action Plan 2015

April 21, 2015
Canada’s Economic Action Plan (EAP) is working. Since the recession, over 1.2 million net new jobs have been created. EAP 15 builds on this record of achievement with positive measures to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity.

Approaching Retirement? You could receive up to $3,160 in tax relief this year

April 17, 2015

Meet Bill and Ruth. They have made some good decisions over the years and are now prepared for retirement.

As a senior couple, they will receive up to $3,160 in tax relief in 2015. They have taken advantage of key Economic Action Plan initiatives and tax credits:

Guaranteed Income Supplement

Old Age Security

Tax Relief for Young Parents : Receive up to $6,640 in tax relief and enhanced benefits in 2015

April 13, 2015

Meet Henry and Cathy. They have two active kids, a busy household and a lot of bills.

Sound familiar?

Like Henry and Cathy, you could qualify to receive up to $6,640 in tax relief and enhanced benefits in 2015.

Tax cuts and benefits impact your bottom line. Canada’s Economic Action Plan initiatives help young parents, like you, put more money into your pocket:

Federal Budget Plan 2015 to be Tabled on April 21, 2015

April 9, 2015
The Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced the Government will table the federal budget plan in the House of Commons on Tuesday April 21, 2015.

My Benefits Website: Tax Savings and Credits Working for You

March 25, 2015
The My Benefits website introduces you to Canadians who, like you, can benefit from Government tax measures, benefits and initiatives.

Apprenticeship Grants: Turning Passions into a Rewarding Career

March 19, 2015

A self-described Volkswagen nut, Avalon has had a fascination with cars for as long as she can remember. Avalon decided to turn her passion into a career and pursue an apprenticeship as an Automotive Service Technician. Paying for school was also easier because she qualified for Government of Canada Apprenticeship Grants, which supplemented tuition and the cost of her tools.

Canada Small Business Financing Program: Improving Access to Financial Funding for Small Businesses

February 26, 2015
To assist small businesses in accessing financing, the government is proposing to make changes to the Canada Small Business Financing Program. The proposed changes will allow more small businesses to apply to the program and allow for larger loans to be made available for small businesses to purchase or improve their land or buildings.

Do You Love Cars? Then Consider a Career as an Automotive Services Technician

February 13, 2015
Jimmy received the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant: apprentices in a designated Red Seal trade are eligible to receive a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year for registered apprentices who successfully complete their first and/or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in a designated Red Seal trade, up to a maximum of $2,000.

Realizing the Value of an Apprenticeship Grant

January 5, 2015
After paying her way through school and buying the necessary tools for her trade with the support of the Government of Canada apprenticeship grants, Nina is proudly graduating without any debt and is well on her way to obtaining her Red Seal ticket.

New Government Measures Will Make Life More Affordable for Canadian Families

November 26, 2014
Did you know that the Government announced new measures to help make life much more affordable for Canadian families?

The Government Is Investing In Children Through The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit

October 15, 2014
Did you know that the Government intends to enhance the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit (CFTC) by increasing the maximum amount that may be claimed under the credit to $1,000 from $500, and by making the credit refundable?

Seniors Built Canada For Tomorrow’s Generation

October 6, 2014
National Seniors Day took place this week on October 1, 2014, and Canada is proud to pay tribute to the seniors who have helped build our country and continue to make valuable contributions to Canadian communities, workplaces and society.

Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) Benefits All Canadians

September 26, 2014
The European Union is the world’s largest integrated economy, with more than 500 million consumers and a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $17 trillion.

Supporting the Engines of Job Creation: The Small Business Job Credit

September 17, 2014

Small businesses across Canada are engines for job creation. They employ roughly half of the private sector labour force and represent about a third of Canada’s gross domestic product. Economic Action Plan (EAP) includes many initiatives to help small businesses succeed including the Small Business Job Credit.

Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council Joint Forward Plan

September 8, 2014

The goal of the Canada-US RCC is to better align our regulatory systems and boost North American trade and competitiveness.  This EAP initiative generates a number of benefits for manufacturers, retailers and consumers.

The RCC Joint Forward Plan expands on the Joint Action Plan released by Prime Minister Harper, and President Obama in 2011.

CHARS: Science for the North by the North

August 26, 2014

Under Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Government is establishing a world-class research station in the North, the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS). It will be a year-round multi-disciplinary facility on the cutting edge of research into environmental and resource development issues.

Boosting high-speed Internet in Nunavut and Nunavik

August 25, 2014

The Government of Canada has provided significant financial support to help upgrade high-speed Internet access for approximately 12,000 households in Nunavut and the Nunavik region of northern Quebec.

The service improvements will help bring more digital opportunities within reach for Northerners, with improved speeds to access e-commerce, high-resolution video, employment opportunities, distance education, and all the other online benefits available to Canadians in other parts of the country.

Building Canada’s North

August 3, 2014

Canada’s north is a fundamental part of our heritage and national identity. The Government is committed to helping the North realize its true potential as a healthy, prosperous and secure region within a strong and sovereign Canada.

To meet the challenges and opportunities of a changing north, the Government has established a comprehensive Northern Strategy that focuses on four priority areas:


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