Global Affairs Canada signature, Government of Canada signature and Canada wordmark

The following rules are fundamental to the Government of Canada's corporate identity and should be observed when presenting the Government of Canada signature and the "Canada" wordmark.

Visual criteria

To ensure the integrity of corporate signatures and symbols the following criteria apply:

The "Canada" wordmark has been defined as the dominant symbol of the federal government's identity; this aspect should be reflected when presenting it.

Colours and logos

The basic colours of the federal government's corporate identity are red, black, and white. The flag in the Government of Canada signature and in the "Canada" wordmark appears in red, while the type is rendered in black. Notwithstanding this rule, there is much flexibility when using other colours.

When using an alternative colour for the Government of Canada signature and the "Canada" wordmark:

The ink colour to specify for the red is:

Other specifications

Signatures for Communications Material at Headquarters

Signatures for communications material are provided in three file formats for various purposes: GIF, PNG (electronic), JPG (general) and EPS (printing).

GIF, JPG and PNG formats can be viewed on your computer. EPS files are commonly used by graphic designers, but you cannot view them on your computer. You must download the EPS files that you require and send them to your graphic designer or printer.

Note: To download a file, right-click on format desired and select "Save target (or link) as".

Global Affairs Canada

English Global Affairs Canada signature
English Government of Canada signature
Global Affairs Canada signatures
ColourBlack and WhiteDimensions (pixels)
EnglishFrenchEnglishFrench
EPSEPSEPSEPSn/a
JPGJPGJPGJPG782 x 84
GIFGIFGIFGIF782 x 84
PNGPNGPNGPNG782 x 84

Government of Canada

English Government of Canada signature
English Government of Canada signature
Government of Canada signatures
ColourBlack and WhiteDimensions (pixels)
EnglishFrenchEnglishFrench
EPSEPSEPSEPSn/a
JPGJPGJPGJPG782 x 84
GIFGIFGIFGIF782 x 84
PNGPNGPNGPNG782 x 84

Canada wordmark

Canada wordmark symbol
Canada wordmark
ColourBlack and WhiteDimensions (pixels)
EPSEPSn/a
JPGJPG896 x 234
GIFGIF896 x 234
PNGPNG896 x 234

For more information, please consult the Federal Identity Program Website.

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