Government of Canada signature - Canada.ca design pattern

Mandatory on all pages

The Government of Canada signature as specified in Federal Identity Program (FIP) policy instruments is prominently featured in the global header on all public-facing websites.

Government of Canada signature
Government of Canada signature at the top left of the Canada.ca standard page design

Objective

The purpose of the Government of Canada signature is to provide an easily identifiable corporate identity. This signature also serves as a universal link back to the site’s home page in each language.

When to use the Government of Canada signature

The Government of Canada signature is mandatory on all pages. For more information, go to the Mandatory elements of the design system.

How to implement the Government of Canada signature

  • The Government of Canada signature appears in the upper-left corner of the page
  • The image is presented as an image file and must be formatted according to Federal Identity Program design specifications
  • The image is provided as a Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file, configured to scale automatically according to screen size
  • The image is hyperlinked to the Canada.ca home page in the appropriate official language
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