There are many helpful websites on the Internet, but trying to find those sites can be a frustrating experience. We have compiled a list of websites that we have found to be helpful sources of information. When you click on a link, a new window will pop up. Close the window when you are ready to return to this page.
The Canada Revenue Agency
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is responsible for the administration of tax laws for the Government of Canada, and for most provinces and territories.
On the Service Canada website you can find information about CPP and Old Age Security, as well as information about Employment Insurance, GST/HST Credits, and much more.
Calculating GST Instalment Payments
A link to the Canada Revenue Agency webpage to assist businesses in calculating GST installment payments.
Employment Standards - British Columbia
The BC Employment Standards Branch administers the Employment Standards Act and Regulation, which set minimum standards of wages and working conditions in most workplaces in BC
You can find WorkSafeBC information about registration requirements, rates, reporting injuries, and workplace health and safety for the workers and employers.
One Stop: Starting, Expanding, or Moving a Business?
Clicking on this link will take you to BC Registry Services' One Stop, a website where you can access most of the commonly required business registrations and transactions.
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" will allow you to determine Canadian dollar equivalents for a broad range of foreign currencies.
This link will take you to the Canada's Department of Finance website. 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.
Resources for businesses and consumers.
Provincial services for individuals - British Columbia
You can find personal and general tax information, including information for B.C. residents and visitors, in this section.
Chartered Professional Accountants Association of BC
Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs) advise businesses and individuals throughout BC and around the world. They are leaders in industry, commerce, finance, government, public practice, and other areas where accounting and financial management is required. Their clients range from major corporations and industries, to not-for-profits and government agencies, and to families and entrepreneurs.