Our government offers hundreds of programs and services signed to help Canadians. As you Member of Parliament, my job involves helping you navigate through these programs.
If at any point you need further assistance, my highly qualified staff is always willing to help you or answer any questions you may have. Please contact our office at Majid.Jowhari@parl.gc.ca.
Canada Pension Plan
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
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
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
Working in Canada
Social Insurance Number
1-800-206-7218 (option 3)
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.
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.
This link contains detailed information about your tax return, including specific information for seniors, students, persons with disabilities, and more.
Find information on all the services available to families, including maternity and parental benefits, insurance and tax information.
Travel and Passports
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
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
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.
Veterans Affairs Canada
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 Pensions Advocates
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.
Students and Youth
Education and Training Benefits
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
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
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
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.
Immigration and Citizenship
Immigration and Citizenship Canada provides information on refugee sponsorship, travelling and working abroad, adopting a child from abroad, sponsoring a family member, and citizenship ceremonies.
My Immigration or Citizenship Applications
Immigration and Citizenship Canada provides information on the basics of applying, such as your account, application status, finding forms, offices, fees, and medical exams or police checks.
Immigrate to Canada
Immigration and Citizenship Canada provides information on how to immigrate to Canada, how to protect yourself from fraud and what to expect after you arrive in Canada.
Mandate Letter Tracker
See the detail and review the progress of the 364 government commitments tracked by the Government of Canada. Commitments are described in the mandate letters sent from the Prime Minister to each cabinet minister. They represent action on 12 top priorities identified by the government.
Government of Canada Contacts
A full inventory of contact information for government departments and agencies.