These technical specifications (T-615) set out the requirements for the design and fabrication of project signs. These signs provide on-site information about construction projects or programs of the Government of Canada. Project signs are intended for temporary use, generally for a period of up to two years.
These specifications do not apply to signs that identify projects undertaken jointly with other levels of government or the private sector, in the context of a partnering initiative.
Consult your Federal Identity Program coordinator for more information.
- All project signs require the Canada Wordmark and the Government of Canada signature or a departmental signature.
- The colour of the top and bottom bands can vary, i.e. black, red, blue, green or yellow. The official symbols are displayed in either black or white, whichever provides the greatest contrast.
- The background of the central area is white with black text in a Helvetica typeface. The content is always presented in a side-by-side bilingual format.
- The message must contain a factual, clear and concise statement informing the public about the nature of the project. Information about contractors or consultants is not included on project signs.
- Screen printing or die-cut vinyl is used for text and symbols.
- Materials used in the fabrication of signs provide a minimum life expectancy of two years, in an unprotected environment and exposed to all weather conditions.
- Materials used to support the sign are compatible with and as durable as the sign itself.
- Canada Wordmark (T-130)
- Flag Symbol Signature (T-135)
- Arms of Canada Signature (T-140)
- Colour Values (T-145)
- Policy on Communications and Federal Identity
- FIP Manual - 4.1 Signage: System overview and implementation
- FIP Manual - 4.2 Primary identification signs
Note: If there is a discrepancy between an official Treasury Board policy instrument and information on this Web page, the Treasury Board policy or standard prevails.
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