Resources

Check out the links below for more information and resources on Government of Canada services.
Government of Canada
http://www.canada.gc.ca
Provides information on the structure and functions of the Government of Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
http://www.agr.gc.ca
Provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth.

Office of the Auditor General of Canada
http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca
Audits federal government operations and provides Parliament with independent information, advice and assurance to help hold the government to account for its stewardship of public funds.

Bank of Canada
http://www.bankofcanada.ca
Canada’s central bank.

Business Development Bank of Canada
http://www.bdc.ca
Provides small and medium-sized businesses with flexible financing, affordable consulting services and venture capital.

Canada Border Services Agency
http://www.cbsa-cafc.gc.ca
Manages the nation’s borders by administering and enforcing domestic laws that govern trade and travel, as well as international agreements and conventions.

Canada Business Service Centres
http://www.cbsc.org
Provides information on government services, programs and regulations and are there to answer your questions about starting a new business or improving an existing one.

Canada Council for the Arts
http://www.canadacouncil.ca
Fosters the development of the arts in Canada through grants, services and awards to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations.

Canada Firearms Centre
http://www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/
A website to apply and check the status of firearm license and registration applications.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca
Canada’s national housing agency that assists Canadians to access innovative and affordable financing choices.

Canada Post
http://www.canadapost.ca
Canada`s national postal service.

Canada Revenue Agency
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca
Administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories; and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
http://www.catsa-acsta.gc.ca
Secures critical areas of the air transportation system.

Canadian Dairy Commission
http://www.cdc-ccl.gc.ca
Provides dairy producers with the opportunity to obtain a return for their labour and investment; and provides consumers with a continuous and adequate supply of dairy products.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
http://www.inspection.gc.ca
Delivers all federal inspection services related to food, animal health, and plant protection.

Canadian Grain Commission
http://www.grainscanada.gc.ca
Responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada’s grain quality standards

Canadian Heritage
http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca
Responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada’s civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians.

Canadian International Development Agency
http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca
Facilitates the efforts of the people of developing countries to achieve self-sustainable economic and social development in accordance with their needs and environment; and to provide humanitarian assistance.

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
http://www.crtc.gc.ca
Responsible for regulating Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications systems.

Canadian Wheat Board
http://www.cwb.ca
Organization that markets wheat and barley grown by western Canadian producers.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
http://www.cic.gc.ca
Helps newcomers adapt to Canadian society and become Canadian citizens; and resettles, protects and provides a safe haven for refugees.

Elections Canada
http://www.elections.ca
Independent, non-partisan agency that ensures Canadians can exercise their choices in elections and referendums.

Environment Canada
http://www.ec.gc.ca
Responsible for preserving and enhancing the quality of the natural environment, including water, air and soil quality.

Farm Credit Canada
http://www.fcc-fac.ca
Helps farmers through a variety of customized loan products and business services.

Finance Canada
http://www.fin.gc.ca
Plans and prepares the federal government’s budget, analyzes and designs tax policies, and develops rules and regulations for Canada’s banks and other financial institutions.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Responsible for developing and implementing policies and programs in support of Canada’s economic, ecological and scientific interests in oceans and inland waters.

Foreign Affairs Canada
http://www.fac-aec.gc.ca
Supports Canadians abroad, works towards a more peaceful and secure world, and promotes Canada’s culture and values internationally.

Governor General of Canada
http://www.gg.ca
A website that describes the history, roles, responsibilities and activities of the Governor General of Canada.

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.

Human Resources and Development Canada
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca
Responsible for providing Canadians with the tools they need to thrive and prosper in the workplace and community.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca
Primary, but not exclusive, responsibility for meeting the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Northerners.

Industry Canada
http://www.ic.gc.ca
Responsible for fostering a growing competitive, knowledge-based Canadian economy.

Infrastructure Canada
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca
Responsible for federal contributions to municipal infrastructure.

International Trade Canada
http://www.itcan-cican.gc.ca
Supports the development of trade by providing services to exporters, developing policy, and by attracting investment in the Canadian economy.

Justice Canada
http://www.justice.gc.ca/en
Works to ensure that Canadians enjoy a justice system that is fair, accessible and efficient.

Library and Archives Canada
http://www.collectionscanada.ca
Provides information on the Library’s collection and services, and access to on-line resources.

National Defence and Canadian Forces
http://www.forces.gc.ca
Responsible for defending Canada, its interests and its values, while contributing to international peace and security.

National Energy Board
http://www.neb-one.gc.ca
Regulates several aspects of Canada’s energy industry.

National Research Council Canada
http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Government’s premier organization for research and development.

Natural Resources Canada
http://www.nrcan-rncan.gc.ca
Helps to shape important contributions of the natural resources sector to the Canadian economy, society and environment.

Parks Canada
http://www.pc.gc.ca
Responsible for protecting nationally significant examples of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations.

Parliament of Canada
http://www.parl.gc.ca
Official website for the Parliament of Canada.

Passport Office
http://www.ppt.gc.ca
Responsible for issuing, revoking, withholding, recovery and use of Canadian passports.

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
http://www.psepc-sppcc.gc.ca
Responsible for protecting Canadians and helping to maintain a peaceful and safe society.

Public Works and Government Services Canada
http://www.pwgsc.gc.ca/text/index-e.html
Provides services that are common to all federal government departments and agencies to help them focus on their own roles and services.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Canada’s national police service.

Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.ca
Canada’s national statistical agency.

Status of Women Canada
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca
Promotes gender equality, and the full participation of women in the economic, social, cultural and political life of the country.

Supreme Court of Canada
http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca
Canada’s highest court.

Transport Canada
http://www.tc.gc.ca
Develops and administers policies, regulations and services for transportation systems in Canada.

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca
The administrative arm of the Treasury Board with a dual mandate: to support the Treasury Board as a committee of ministers, and to fulfil the statutory responsibilities of a central government agency.

Veteran’s Affairs Canada
http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca
Provides services and benefits for veterans.

Western Economic Diversification Canada
http://www.wd.gc.ca/default_e.asp
Provides services aimed at strengthening Western Canada’s economy.