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The Government of Canada (GoC) website provides you with different ways to find information. If you need assistance locating information or using features such as how to search our site, please try one of the links below.

Finding Information

You can find information on this GoC website by using one of the following methods:

  • Site Map
    The site map is a visual model of the layout and content of this website. It is organized hierarchically, breaking down the site's information into increasingly specific issue areas.
  • Search Engine
    The GoC search engine offers quick access to information through bilingual (French or English) keyword or phrase searches.


The pages on this website include consitent common page elements including header, footer and side navigation. Additionally, some pages contain a right-hand side box with links specific to the current content.


Have a question and want to speak to someone? See our list of contacts to focus your question to the most appropriate area.

Alternative Formats

Information throughout this website is provided in HTML as the primary format. In some cases, other software formats are provided as alternatives. To open these alternate formats, you may need to download and install one or more of the following programs on your computer:

Word Processing Software

  • PDF - They may also be available as Portable Document Format. To view these files you will need Next link will take you to another website Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • DOC - Some files are available in Microsoft Word format. To view these files you will need Next link will take you to another website Microsoft Word Reader.