My Community Office team is available to assist with federal government departments, programs and services, including:
We can also arrange greetings for special events, birthdays and anniversaries.
IMPORTANT NOTE: It always best to call ahead and make an appointment to ensure a staff member is available to assist you in a timely manner. If no one is available to take your call, please leave your name, postal code, telephone number, along with a brief message. Every effort is made to return calls promptly. Please note that we CANNOT assist with matters that are before a court of law, or an appeal board.
Government of Canada Programs and Services
For more information on Federal Government Programs and Services please visit:
Online - www.canada.ca
Telephone - 1-800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) or TTY: 1-800-926-9105
Or visit a Service Canada Centre near you.
Parliamentary Business - Information on Parliament can be found at the Parliamentary website.
Canadians Travelling Abroad - It is important to be prepared and to expect the unexpected while abroad. By preparing carefully in advance, you can prevent serious and costly problems for you and your family. REMEMBER your passport is the only proof of your Canadian citizenship and identity that is accepted in all countries. You and all family members should have a valid passport if you plan to travel outside Canada. Permission to enter another country is the sole prerogative of that country. Verify in advance whether your destination country or countries require a visa for entry, and apply well in advance.
In the event of an emergency abroad, the Department of Foreign Affairs' Emergency Operations Centre is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It offers emergency assistance in case of an for Canadian citizens in need of emergency consular services while abroad. For more information, visit www.travel.gc.ca.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) - For information about immigrating to Canada and visas for work, study and visiting, please visit the CIC website. Citizenship and Immigration Canada recieves tens of thousands of applications every year. Application processing times vary greatly depending on application class and location. We encourage constituents to check current processing times before contacting our office to seek an update on an application.
NOTE: Fin's office cannot speed up the processing of an immigration application, nor obtain special updates on immigration files which are within normal processing times and standards.
Constituents who have sponsored or made an immigration application can obtain a status updates by utilizing CIC's online service at Client Application Status, or by calling the national CIC Call Centre Service at 1-888-242-2100.