Steven MacKinnon

Your member of parliament for


Gatineau

Steven MacKinnon

Your member of parliament for


Gatineau

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Helpful Information and Government Services

Here is a collection of links that may assist you

We are here to help, listed below is a collection of links that may assist you. Please contact us with further questions.

Our government offers hundreds of programs and services designed to help Canadians. As your Member of Parliament, my job involves helping you navigate through these programs.

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Helpful Information for Seniors
Helpful Information for Working in Canada
Helpful Information for Travel and Passports
Helpful Information for Veterans
Helpful Information for Students and Youth

Helpful Information for Seniors

Canada Pension Plan

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The Canada Pension Plan provides you and your family with partial replacement earnings in the case of retirement, disability, or death. Click the link above for more information or to apply.

Old Age Security

1-800-277-9915
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The Old Age Security Program is the Government of Canada’s largest pension program. OAS is a monthly payment available to most Canadians who are 65 years of age or older, and who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements. Click the link above for more information or to apply.

Guide to Government of Canada Services for Seniors

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This site details the more than 120 programs and services provided by the Government of Canada for seniors. You may also call 1-800-622-6232

Helpful Information for Working in Canada

Social Insurance Number

1-800-206-7218 (option 3)
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The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that you need to work in Canada or to have access to programs and benefits.

Employment Insurance

1-800-206-7218
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This link includes information about Employment Insurance (EI) temporary benefits for workers, sickness, fishing, and family-related benefits. Click the link above for information about applying online or submitting a report.

Taxes

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This link contains detailed information about your tax return, including specific information for seniors, students, persons with disabilities, and more.

Programs for Children and Families

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Find information on all the services available to families, including maternity and parental benefits, insurance and tax information.

Helpful Information for Travel and Passports

Passports

1-800-567-6868
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Click the link to find information about applying for a new passport or renewing your passport, as well as information about feed, processing times, and general questions.

Travel and Tourism

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This site contains information on how to have a safe journey travelling in Canada or abroad. Find travel advice and advisories, recommended consent letter for children travelling abroad, and information on embassies and consulates.

Emergency Assistance while traveling abroad

+1-613-996-8885
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This service is intended for Canadian citizens in need of emergency consular assistance while abroad. Click the link for toll-free numbers in some countries and information to help you manage emergency or crisis situations.

Helpful Information for Veterans

Veterans Affairs Canada

1-866-522-2122
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This site includes information about your VAC account, financial support, rehabilitation services, mental health, and more. There is a wide variety of services for Veterans and their families. Click the link to learn more.

Bureau of Pension s Advocates

1-877-228-2250
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The Bureau of Pensions Advocates is a unique, nation-wide organization of lawyers within Veterans Affairs Canada. The Bureau provides legal help for people who are not satisfied with decisions about their claims for disability benefits.

Helpful Information for Students and Youth

CanLearn

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Find information about Education Savings and RESPs, Student Loans and Grants, and online tools to help you continue your education. There are also tools to help you explore career options and plan your education.

Education and Training Benefits

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This site has information on scholarships, grants and funding opportunities for students whether part-time, full-time, with dependents, with disabilities and from low or middle-income families.

Exchanges Canada Program

1-866-811-0055
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The Exchanges Canada Program aims to involve youth from all walks of life, enhance their knowledge and understanding of Canada, connect young Canadians with one another, and help youth develop a sense of Canadian identity. The Program has two components: Youth Exchanges Canada and Youth Forums Canada. Find out more about both these components, and learn how you can get involved.

Young Canada Works

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Young Canada Works offers students and recent graduates a chance to apply their skills in the workforce, begin to build their career, and earn money for their education. YCW sponsors two simmer job programs for students: YCW in Heritage Organizations, and YCW in Both Official Languages. YCW also sponsors two internship programs for unemployed or underemployed college or university graduates: YCW at Building Careers in Heritage, and YCW at Building Careers in English and French.

Federal Student Work Experience Program

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The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) provides full-time students with the opportunity to explore their interests and develop their skills. There are a wide variety of jobs across the country, varying from outdoor field work to office positions in various disciplines. Click the link to find out more.

Jobs.gc.ca Specialized Recruitment Programs

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The Federal Government has specialized recruitment programs for students and recent graduates in various fields of study. Click the link to find out more.