ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

These are some of the Abbreviations and Acronyms commonly used in Canada :

B.C. British Columbia

BCSIP British Columbia Settlement and Integration Program

CPP Canada Pension Plan

CIC Citizenship and Immigration Canada

CPR Canadian Pacific Railway

EI Employment Insurance

CANN Community Airport Newcomers’ Network

ESL English as a Second Language

GIC Guaranteed Investment Certificate

GST Goods and Services Tax

ICBC Insurance Corporation of BC

ICES International Credential Evaluation Service

ID Identification

IFH Interim Federal Health

MSP Medical Services Plan

NCSBC Nepal Cultural Society of BC

OLA Open Learning Agency

PST Provincial Sales Tax

RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police

RRSP Registered Retirement Savings Plan

SAFER Shelter Aid for Elderly Rental

SIN Social Insurance Number

TV Television

WCB Workers’ Compensation Board

YMCA Young Men’s Christian Association

YWCA Young Women’s Christian Association