Personnel Uniforms and Identification

These technical specifications (T-805) set out the requirements for signatures and the Canada Wordmark on department-issued personnel uniforms and identification cards. The requirements below are read in conjunction with the National Joint Council Uniforms Directive.

Consult your Federal Identity Program coordinator for more information.

Figure T-805: Illustration of three options for placement of the official symbols on shirts or outer-garments.
Illustration of three options for placement of the official symbols on shirts or outer-garments.


  1. The Government of Canada signature or departmental signature and the Canada Wordmark are applied to all uniforms.
  2. The official symbols are applied within the upper third of either the front or shoulders of shirts or outer-garments. Figure T-805 above illustrates three options:
    • positioning on the left and right shoulders (A)
    • the upper left front (B)
    • integration with a name/service tag (C – in combination with A or B).
  3. The signature and Canada Wordmark are displayed prominently, using a highly contrasting colour, and are not visually overshadowed by other operational marks or insignia.
  4. Other operational markings are permitted on uniforms for the purpose of indicating the name or function of authority of the employee.
  5. Department-issued identification cards include a signature and Canada Wordmark. No other logos are used.
  6. Information on a function of authority, such as public or peace officer powers under an act or regulation, is accompanied by a signature and the Canada Wordmark.
  7. The Arms of Canada is applied to uniforms or identification cards only if the department has been authorized to use the Arms in their signature.

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