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PST SK Travel Insurance Premiums

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

In the recent 2017 budget, the government of Saskatchewan announced that it was raising the rate of the provincial sales tax (PST) from five per cent to six per cent

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Beyond the Border

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

On February 4, 2011 the Canadian and U.S. governments issued a declaration known as Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. The purpose of the program is to enhance security and increase the legitimate traffic of people, goods and services.

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Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives – If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office toll-free at 1-800-265-3200 (English) or 1-800-265-5132 (French).

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Alberta Coverage Extension

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Dear Alberta Snowbirds, As you may have heard, the CSA has been successful in our most recent campaign in British Columbia related to increasing out-of-country stays.

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Medipac Travel Insurance Guide

Posted date : Aug 2, 2019

The Medipac Travel Insurance Guide shares valuable information regarding the sometimes confusing travel insurance industry and products

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Sale of personal use condo in Florida

Posted date : May 30, 2019

What, if any, are the reporting requirements in both Canada and the U.S. when we sell our personal use condo in Florida. Our primary residence is in Canada. We purchased the condo in 2012 for about US$87,000. While the condo has appreciated, the sale price would be less than US$200,000. The section in the CSA […]

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Join CSA

Posted date : Dec 12, 2017

The Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians.   We need your help! The greater the membership, the more powerful and effective voice we cast against provincial, state and federal governments when lobbying for the rights of all travelling Canadians, […]

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CSA Publications

Posted date : Dec 8, 2017

The Canadian Snowbird Association produces a series of publications intended to provide members with the information they need before and during their trips abroad. The CSA Travel Information Guide (members only), CSANews, the CSA Member Handbook, the CSA Travellers’ Checklist, the Canadian Travellers’ Report Card, provincial election handbooks, and more.

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Border Crossing

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, The official U.S. government website help.cbp.gov/app/answers notes that Canadian vacationers are only required under American law to present a valid passport. Admittedly, they add the caveat that individual officers may ask for further proof. Imagine my disappointment to see evidence both in your Travel Information Guide as well as in replies in […]

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CSA Travel Information Guide

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, On page 50 of “The CSA Travel Information Guide” 2011 Edition, it says, “Typical work that may not be performed includes: In a condominium, mobile home or manufactured home community, receiving “cash” or reduced/free rent and/or maintenance fees for the season in exchange for: Park office clerical duties Park grounds maintenance Park […]

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