Typeface

These technical specifications (T-120) set out the requirements for the official typeface for the visual identity of the Government of Canada. Consult your Federal Identity Program coordinator for more information.

Figure T-120: Illustration of the official typeface, Helvetica and Helvetica Neue, used for Government signatures (on the left side Light (45) and Regular, Roman (55)) and signage (on the right side Medium (65) and Bold, Black (75)).
Figure T-120: Illustration of the official typeface, Helvetica and Helvetica Neue

Requirements

  1. Helvetica is the official typeface for the visual identity of the Government of Canada. This includes typeface designs with minor variations under the names Helvetica and Helvetica Neue.
  2. Using the official typeface is mandatory for departmental and Government of Canada signatures, text on government signage and motor vehicle markings.
  3. Using electronic copies of the typeface distributed through the Federal Identity Program is subjected to the terms and conditions of a licence agreement.

For information on the licence agreement and copies of the typeface contact your Federal Identity Program coordinator.

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