Top tasks for Canada.ca

People come to our digital channels to get specific things done. This inventory includes the 100 most in-demand tasks across the Government of Canada – we are working to improve the information and services supporting these top tasks so that people can more successfully find and complete them.

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Government of Canada 100 Top Tasks Inventory

Rank Task Institution(s) Annual visits to page that starts the task  % mobile
1 Get a local weather forecast Environment and Climate Change Canada 76,713,510 52
2 Get a visitor visa Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; Canada Border Services Agency 24,462,651 33
3 Apply to immigrate to Canada Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 18,308,458 33
4 Get marine conditions Environment and Climate Change Canada; Fisheries and Oceans Canada 17,531,214 42
5 Get an eTA (electronic Travel Authorization) Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 15,509,548 27
6 Get travel advice and advisories Global Affairs Canada; Public Health Agency of Canada 11,270,158 48
7 Extend your stay in Canada Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 7,310,212 25
8 Get recalls and safety alerts Health Canada; Transport Canada; Canadian Food Inspection Agency 6,998,000 71
9 Find a job Public Service Commission; Employment and Social Development Canada 6,771,731 20
10 Get a passport Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 5,996,123 26
11 View statistical data Statistics Canada 5,394,895 -
12 Get a work permit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 5,366,959 33
13 View data from the census Statistics Canada 4,483,073 -
14 Calculate payroll deductions and report payroll Canada Revenue Agency 4,251,501 12
15 Review past weather conditions Environment and Climate Change Canada 4,007,002 -
16 Apply for Employment Insurance Employment and Social Development Canada 4,002,104 36
17 Access Canada's Food Guide Health Canada 3,966,634 41
18 File personal income taxes Canada Revenue Agency 3,581,394 21
19 Submit an Employment Insurance report Employment and Social Development Canada 3,177,772 48
20 Get a study permit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 2,937,603 27
21 See the estimated wait times for the Canada-United States border Canada Border Services Agency 2,889,460 81
22 Find out what you can bring to Canada Canada Border Services Agency 2,777,219 -
23 Join the Canadian Armed Forces Department of National Defence 2,683,703 38
24 Get information about diseases Public Health Agency of Canada 2,648,418 62
25 Get water levels data Environment and Climate Change Canada 2,378,232 -
26 Learn how the government conducts surveys and collects statistics Statistics Canada 1,995,838 -
27 Prepare for the citizenship test Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 1,990,660 35
28 Check income tax rates Canada Revenue Agency 1,976,747 35
29 Find information about a company Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada 1,881,200 9
30 Apply for Canadian Citizenship Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 1,785,345 35
31 Sponsor a family member to immigrate to Canada Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 1,709,371 23
32 Get rates of pay for public servants and the military Department of National Defence; Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 1,543,014 34
33 Manage and report imported goods Canada Border Services Agency 1,537,651 -
34 Learn how to write a consent letter for children travelling abroad Global Affairs Canada 1,486,725 32
35 Apply to travel and work in Canada as a youth (International Experience Canada program) Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 1,394,103 33
36 Find current hurricane conditions Environment and Climate Change Canada 1,375,108 -
37 File a GST/HST return Canada Revenue Agency 1,363,908 3
38 Replace a Permanent Resident card Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 1,289,500 28
39 Apply to immigrate to Canada through Express Entry Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 1,240,454 34
40 Get guidelines for immunization and vaccination practices Public Health Agency of Canada 1,038,552 31
41 Look up expected child support payments Department of Justice Canada 1,014,237 -
42 Find characteristics of pathogens Public Health Agency of Canada 1,000,001 -
43 Check if a country has a health notice in effect Public Health Agency of Canada 1,000,000 -
44 Get a GST/HST number Canada Revenue Agency 874,220 20
45 Look up a term or grammar guideline Public Services and Procurement Canada 822,799 15
46 Look up a species at risk Environment and Climate Change Canada 800,995 -
47 File an annual corporate return Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 793,946 5
48 Get a copy of my notice of tax assessment Canada Revenue Agency 776,566 29
49 Access collective agreements for the public service Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 771,348 -
50 Apply for NEXUS Canada Border Services Agency 758,278 -
51 Register for foreign travel Global Affairs Canada 670,964 33
52 Find out what residents need to do when returning to Canada Canada Border Services Agency 656,004 -
53 Find a National Park Parks Canada 648,759 -
54 Access laws and regulations Justice Canada 626,967 -
55 Obtain a criminal records check Royal Canadian Mounted Police 619,810 -
56 Review custom tariffs for importing goods Canada Border Services Agency 616,656 -
57 Apply for tax deductions and credits Canada Revenue Agency 604,993 -
58 Learn about hazardous materials in the workplace Health Canada 600,001 -
59 Find out whether a drug is approved for use in Canada Health Canada 600,000 -
60 Find if a trademark is taken Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 587,281 7
61 Check the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) wanted list Royal Canadian Mounted Police 580,250 -
62 View a record of employment Employment and Social Development Canada 562,365 -
63 Find a bankruptcy or insolvency record Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 526,085 2
64 Find an authorised producer of medical marijuana Health Canada 500,000 -
65 Learn what can't be brought onto a plane Global Affairs Canada and Transport Canada 486,042 59
66 Apply for a firearms license Royal Canadian Mounted Police 482,404 -
67 Apply for the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Employment and Social Development Canada 444,550 -
68 Access the federal budget Department of Finance Canada 413,065 21
69 Learn about substance abuse Health Canada 400,001 -
70 Learn about safe food preparation and storage Health Canada 400,000 -
71 Look up Canadians who lost their lives in war Veterans Affairs Canada 378,191 -
72 See criminals most wanted under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Canada Border Services Agency 327,361 -
73 Find my Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) contribution limit Canada Revenue Agency 325,281 20
74 How to import to and export from Canada Canada Border Services Agency 319,721 -
75 Learn about the official symbols of Canada Canadian Heritage 295,926 -
76 Apply for old age security Employment and Social Development Canada 293,730 -
77 Find out if you need a visa to travel to a country Global Affairs Canada 279,258 33
78 Access scientific, technical and medical journals National Research Council Canada 277579 -
79 See rules for safe and legal drone use Transport Canada 276,617 -
80 Apply to come to Canada as a refugee Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 264,512 -
81 Apply for maternity or parental leave benefits Employment and Social Development Canada 262,069 -
82 File a trademark Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 260,189 7
83 Sponsor a refugee to come to Canada Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 259,795 -
84 Find out what drugs are covered by the Non-Insured Health Benefits program Health Canada 250,000 -
85 Research family history Library and Archives Canada 245,964 -
86 Apply for Indian Status Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada 242,928 -
87 Access a Canadian census (from before 1921) Library and Archives Canada 240,522 -
88 Apply for or renew a Pleasure Craft Operators (boating) Licence Transport Canada 238,137 -
89 Learn how to hire a foreign worker Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 237,447 -
90 Find out the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) contribution limit Canada Revenue Agency 235,384 23
91 Apply for sickness Employment Insurance benefits Employment and Social Development Canada 232,227 -
92 Find requests to supply goods or services to the government (tenders) Public Services and Procurement Canada 231,696 10
93 File for commercial bankruptcy Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 224,020 -
94 See wildland fire danger zones and forecasts Natural Resources Canada 217386 -
95 Learn about First Nations in Canada Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada 213,292 -
96 Join the Cadets Department of National Defence 202,394 53
97 Learn about Canadian involvement in the First and Second World War Veterans Affairs Canada 201,531 -
98 Authenticate an official document Global Affairs Canada 193,986 32
99 Learn how to install and use car seats and booster seats Transport Canada 190,212 -
100 See tax treaty negotiation status with other countries Department of Finance Canada 186,187 -