Protective Clothing and Event-Related Apparel

These technical specifications (T-810) set out the requirements for signatures and the Canada Wordmark on department-issued protective clothing and apparel worn on duty or for work-related functions, or worn voluntarily by staff at official events. The requirements below are read in conjunction with the National Joint Council Uniforms Directive.

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Figure T-810: Illustration of various options for placement of the official symbols on protective clothing and event-related apparel.
Illustration of various options for placement of the official symbols on protective clothing and event-related apparel.


  1. The Government of Canada signature or departmental signature and the Canada Wordmark are applied to items including, but not limited to, the following:
    • protective clothing covering the head or torso such as coveralls, lab coats, safety vests, foul weather gear, hard hats, etc.
    • garments intended for identification during an emergency situation
    • event-related apparel such as shirts, jackets, vests, hats, etc.
  2. The official symbols are applied to the front of the item. They may also be applied to alternate locations to address operational requirements, provided that the official symbols are prominent and visible.
  3. The signature and Canada Wordmark are displayed prominently, using a highly contrasting colour, and are not visually overshadowed by other operational markings or insignia.
  4. The Canada Wordmark may be displayed without a signature when it is already displayed as prescribed above, e.g. on head gear worn with a uniform, or on the back of an item that already displays the official symbols on the front.
  5. The signature and Canada Wordmark are not applied to clothing if the effectiveness of the protective properties could be reduced by their application.
  6. The Arms of Canada is applied only to clothing of departments that are authorized to use the Arms in their signature.
  7. Certain operational markings are permitted on protective clothing and event-related apparel, such as the name, authority and function of the individual or the event.

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