Community Office Services
As your Member of Parliament I am pleased to provide assistance with federal agencies, arrange greeting letters for special occasions, answer questions about federal legislation, and listen to your feedback.
Our office has been able to assist thousands of families with a variety of requests in Vancouver Kingsway.
To help you, please contact our constituency office by calling 604.775.6263 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Click for more information on the following:
- Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees
- Canada Revenue Agency
- Canada Pension Plan & OAS
- Employment Insurance
- Canada Student Loans
- Birthday and Anniversary Greetings
- Social Insurance Number (SIN)
1) Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada or IRCC (formerly known as Citizenship and Immigration Canada or CIC) is Canada’s official source of citizenship and immigration information.
For information about immigrating to Canada and visas for work, study and visiting, please visit the IRCC website.
2) Canada Revenue Agency
Please visit the Revenue Canada website.
Here you’ll find detailed and easy-to-follow information about individual and business taxation questions, child and family benefits, and quick links to useful related sites.
You can also subscribe to free electronic mailing lists to stay informed about updates to various tax topics.
3) Canada Pension Plan & OAS
Please visit sections of the Social Development Canada website for detailed information about the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).
For information about general retirement benefits, please go to the CPP general benefits section.
For information about CPP Disability eligibility and benefits, please go to the CPP Disability section.
The Old Age Security (OAS) program, the cornerstone of Canada’s retirement income system, provides you with a pension at age 65 if you have lived in Canada for at least 10 years. If you are a low-income earner, you may be eligible for other benefits as early as age 60.
For detailed OAS information, please visit Human Resources and Skills Development Canada’s OAS website.
4) Employment Insurance
EI (Employment Insurance) provides temporary financial assistance for unemployed Canadians while they look for work or upgrade their skills. Canadians who are sick, pregnant or caring for a newborn or adopted child, as well as those who must care for a family member who is seriously ill with a significant risk of death, may also be assisted by EI.
Please visit the EI website.
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) is responsible for providing all Canadians with the tools they need to thrive and prosper in an inclusive labor market.
Please visit the HRSDC website.
Here you’ll find Canadian employment opportunities, how to post a job as an employer, information about hiring foreign workers, program and funding opportunities, and work search tools and tips.
5) Canada Student Loans
The Canada Student Loans Program promotes accessibility to post-secondary education by helping Canadian students with a demonstrated financial need to access loans and grants.
To learn more about eligibility and how to apply for student loans and grants, please visit Human Resources and Skills Development Canada’s Student Loans website.
This site contains helpful tips to successfully complete a passport application, forms, photo specifications, and processing time.
You’ll also find helpful information about traveling to the US and Mexico and general travel tips.
To learn more about how to apply for a Canadian passport, please visit the Passport Canada website. You can also apply for your passports online. If you have further questions about obtaining a passport, we will do what we can to help you.
7) Birthday and anniversary greetings
If you are interested in commemorating a special birthday or anniversary, my office can help.
Please give us a maximum of 6 months and a minimum of 6 weeks notice and we will send a certificate recognizing birthdays and anniversaries of friends and family.
For a message from the Queen, please give us a maximum of 6 months and minimum of eight weeks notice.
- Any birthday: Message from the Member of Parliament.
- 65th Birthday and every 5th year thereafter: Message from the Prime Minister.
- 90th Birthday and every 5th year thereafter: Message from the Governor General.
- 100th Birthday and every 5th year thereafter: Message from Her Majesty the Queen*.
[*Please note: to request a message from the Queen a copy of the celebrant’s Birth Certificate or Passport is required.]
- Any anniversary: Message from the Member of Parliament.
- 25th Anniversary and every 5th year thereafter: Message from the Prime Minister.
- 50th Anniversary and every 5th year thereafter: Message from Governor General.
- 60th Anniversary and 5th year thereafter: Message from Her Majesty the Queen*.
[*Please note: to request a message from the Queen a copy of the Marriage Certificate is required.]
8) Social Insurance Number (SIN) information
For Social Insurance Number (SIN) information specific to Canada, please visit the SIN website. Here you’ll find an overview of the Government of Canada SIN program, as well as information on how to apply for a first-time number, a replacement card, or an amendment to your record and/or card.
The site also contains forms and publications and proof-of-identity requirements for applying for a SIN.