Commercial use

The Trade Marks Act protects the National Flag of Canada against unauthorized use. Requests to use the flag should be addressed to:

State Ceremonial and Canadian Symbols
Department of Canadian Heritage
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0M5
Tel: (819) 934-9048
Fax: (819) 997-8550

Please note that the turnaround time is ten (10) business days.

Note: A sketch of the intended use must be submitted by email or fax.

The national flag and representations of it should always be shown, represented or used in a dignified manner. It should not be defaced by way of printing or illustrations or masked by other objects, but displayed in a manner which may be described as aloft and free, in which all symbolic parts of the flag can be identified.