Infrastructure Project Signage Guidelines
Federal Government-only Sign Examples and Guidance on Use


  • A federal government-only sign design is also available.
  • The federal government-only sign shown below is designed to be accompanied by other funding partner signs. It should not be the only sign installed on a project site.
  • As funding recipients transition to the new signage approach, the federal government-only sign design can be used where an individual sign for other funding partners is already in place. Under this circumstance, the individual signs of multiple funding partners will remain as eligible expenses.
  • A federal government-only sign must be bilingual under all circumstances. In communities where French is the prominent language, the French text should be on the left. In communities where English is the prominent language, the English text should be on the left.
  • For the funding amount, use the approved maximum federal funding contribution amount per the approval-in-principle letter.
  • The sign must be produced to match the size, location, prominence and visibility of signs of other funding partners. In most instances, the signs of individual funding partners should be placed side by side. Where this is not feasible, the federal sign must be installed in close proximity to other partner sign(s) and be equally visible to passersby.
  • Please contact Infrastructure Canada if additional information is required on when its use would be acceptable and how it affects the eligibility of signage costs.

Sample federal government-only sign – English first

Figure 12: Sample federal government-only sign (bilingual, English first)

Figure 12: Sample federal government-only sign (bilingual, English first)

See long text description of Figure 12.


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