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We've Gone Mobile!

Did you know...
You can access current weather conditions, local forecasts, the previous day's conditions and weather warnings in real-time via your wireless device?
Access the Wireless Portal through your Web-enabled mobile device at wap.gc.ca or www.gc.ca -  It's easy, it's fast, it's mobile.

The Government of Canada Wireless Portal is an evolving project that we invite you to try out and give us your feedback on. The services currently available on the Wireless Portal are described below. The services continue to evolve and expand as we move forward with this project.

The Wireless Portal is designed to complement the existing service channels, through which you can obtain Government of Canada information. This means that the information accessible through the Wireless Portal is already available on the Canada Site, through 1 800 O-Canada or at Service Canada Access Centres.

The Wireless Portal is your quick and easy single point of access to selected government information and services on the go!

To access government information and services, point your mobile Web-enabled device (Web-enabled cell phone, PDA) to: wap.gc.ca or www.gc.ca

How to Use the Government of Canada Wireless Portal

Services Available

Currently, a select number of services are available. As the initiative expands, more services will be added.

Services and information currently available include:
  • Border Wait Times

  • Canada Business service centres Contact Information

  • Canadian Company Capabilities
    • Select Canadian Company Capabilities to access the on-line database that contains information on Canadian suppliers and distribution channels to determine competition, to form partnerships and to uncover export ventures. The Canadian Company Capabilities database provides the name, address, contacts, products and services and key international markets, and it also allows direct links to a company's home page, an e-mail service and an on-line registration service. This information is provided by Industry Canada.

  • Canadian Hurricane Centre
    • Select Canadian Hurricane Centre to access hurricane and tropical storm information statements, watches and warning bulletins. This information is provided by Environment Canada

    • Please note that you should not rely totally on forecasts from this service in 2007 because:

      • This is a new service that started on September 1, 2004 and interruptions are to be expected while Environment Canada fine-tunes the service.

      • This service may not be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; therefore the timely delivery of forecasts is not guaranteed.

  • Currency Converter
    • Select the Currency Converter to access conversions (to and from Canadian dollars) based on the Bank of Canada's nominal noon exchange rates, which are published each business day at about 1 p.m. EST. This information is provided by the Bank of Canada

  • Economic Indicators
    • Select Economic Indicators to access Canada's latest population figure, the rates for unemployment and inflation and the gross domestic product (GDP). This information is provided by Statistics Canada.

  • Exchange Rates

  • Government of Canada Employee Phone Numbers

  • Government of Canada news releases, media advisories, background news, and more.
    • Select News to access Government of Canada news releases, media advisories and background news information in real-time.

  • Member of Parliament Contact Information

  • Passport Offices

  • National Parks
    • Select National Parks to access the List of National Parks of Canada by Province/Territory. Their contact information, including address, phone number and email, is provided. This information is provided by Parks Canada.

  • 1 800 O-Canada International Toll-free Numbers

  • Weather
    • Select Weather to Access current weather conditions, local forecasts, the previous day's conditions and weather warnings in real-time for pan-Canada weather stations. This information is provided by the Environment Canada Weather Office.


Your feedback, questions or comments about the Wireless Portal are appreciated and may be sent to: sitecanadasite@canada.gc.ca

If you have an opinion to share or would like a response to a question about any topic other than the Government of Canada's Wireless Portal, please visit the Canada Site's Questions and Comments Form.