ORDER OF WEAR / PRECEDENCE - CANADA


This listing may be amended from time to time by the governing authority. For an up-to-date listing, please visit the website of:
The Canadian Governor General's Office HERE


There are exceptions to this Order Of Wear for persons receiving Orders, Decorations, Awards and Medals prior to 1972. Please see the list at the bottom of this page

Victoria Cross

Cross of Valour

NATIONAL ORDERS
Order of Merit
Companion of the Order of Canada
Officer of the Order of Canada
Member of the Order of Canada
Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Officer of the Order of Military Merit
Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces
Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order
Member of the Order of Military Merit
Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces
Member of the Royal Victorian Order
The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem

PROVINCIAL ORDERS
Order of Quebec
Saskatchewan Order of Merit
Order of Ontario
Order of British Columbia
Alberta Order of Excellence
Order of Prince Edward Island
Order of Manitoba
Order of New Brunswick
Order of Nova Scotia
Order of Newfoundland and Labrador

DECORATIONS
Star of Military Valour
Star of Courage
Meritorious Service Cross
Medal of Military Valour
Medal of Bravery
Meritorious Service Medal
Royal Victorian Medal

MEDALS
Sacrifice Medal

WAR AND OPERATIONAL SERVICE MEDALS - BUT - SEE LIST BELOW
Korea Medal
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea
Gulf and Kuwait Medal
Somalia Medal
South-West Asia Service Medal
General Campaign Star
General Service Medal
Operational Service Medal

SPECIAL SERVICE MEDALS
Special Service Medal with Bars
Pakistan 1989-90
Alert
Humanitas
NATO/OTAN
Peace/Paix
Ranger
Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal

UNITED NATIONS MEDALS
Service (Korea) (1950-54)
Emergency Force (Egypt/Sinai) (1956-67)
Truce Supervision Organization in Palestine (1948- ) and Observer Group in Lebanon (1958)
Military Observation Group in India and Pakistan (1948- )
Operation in Congo (1960-64)
Temporary Executive Authority in West New Guinea (1962-63)
Yemen Observation Mission (1963-64)
Force in Cyprus (1964- )
India/Pakistan Observation Mission (1965-66)
Emergency Force Middle East (1973-79)
Disengagement Observation Force Golan Heights (1974- )
Interim Force in Lebanon (1978- )
Military Observation Group in Iran/Iraq (1988-91)
Transition Assistance Group (Namibia) (1989-90)
Observer Group in Central America ((1989-92)
Iraq/Kuwait Observer Mission (1991- )
Angola Verification Mission (1988-97)
Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (1991- )
Observer Mission in El Salvador (1991-95)
Protection Force (Yugoslavia) (1992-95)
Advance Mission in Cambodia (1991-92)
Transitional Authority in Cambodia (1992-93)
Operation in Somalia (1992-93)
Operation in Mozambique (1992-94)
Observation Mission in Uganda/Rwanda (1993-94)
Assistance Mission in Rwanda (1993-96)
Mission in Haiti (1993- )
Verification of Human Rights and Compliance with the Comprehensive Agreement on Human Rights in Guatemala (1997-98)
Mission in the Central African Republic (1998-2000)
Preventive Deployment Force (Macedonia) (1995-99)
Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1995- )
Mission of Observers in Prevlaka (Croatia) (1996- )
Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (1999- )
Observer Mission in Sierra Leone (1999- )
Mission in East Timor and Transitional Administration in East Timor (1999- )
Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1999- )
Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (2000- )
Special Service (1995- )
Headquarters

NATO MEDALS
NATO Medal for the Former Yugoslavia (1992-2002)
NATO Medal for Kosovo (1999- )
NATO Medal for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (2001-02)
Article 5 NATO Medal for Operation "Eagle Assist" (2001-02)
Article 5 NATO Medal for Operation "Active Endeavour" (2001- )
Non-Article 5 NATO Medal for operations in the Balkans (2003- )
Non-Article 5 NATO Medal for the NATO Training Mission in Iraq (2004- )
Non-Article 5 NATO Medal for NATO Logistical Support to the African Union Mission in Sudan (2005- )
Non-Article 5 NATO Medal for service on operations and activities approved by the North Atlantic Council in relation to Africa (2008- )
Non-Article 5 NATO Medal for Service on NATO Operation "Unified Protector

INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION AND ORGANIZATION MEDALS
International Commission for Supervision and Control (Indo-China) (1954-74)
International Commission for Control and Supervision (Vietnam) (1973)
Multinational Force and Observers (Sinai) (1982- )
European Community Monitor Mission (Yugoslavia) (1991- )
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal for the Former Yugoslavia (1992-2002)
NATO Medal for Kosovo (1999- )
International Force East Timor (1999- )
European Security and Defence Policy Service Medal
NATO Medal for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (2001-02 )
Article 5 NATO Medal for Operation “Eagle Assist” (2001-02)
Article 5 NATO Medal for Operation “Active Endeavour” (2001- )
Non-Article 5 NATO Medal for operations in the Balkans (2003- )
COMMEMORATIVE & LONG & EXEMPLARY SERVICE
Canadian Centennial Medal (1967)
Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee Medal (1977)
125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal (1992)
Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee Medal (2002)
R.C.M.P. Long Service Medal
Canadian Forces Decoration
Police Exemplary Service Medal
Corrections Exemplary Service Medal
Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal
Canadian Coast Guard Exemplary Service Medal
Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal
Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal
SPECIAL MEDAL
Queen's Medal for Champion Shot
OTHER DECORATIONS AND MEDALS
Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship (O.M.C.)
Ontario Medal for Police Bravery
Ontario Medal for Firefighters Bravery
Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal (S.V.M.)
Ontario Provincial Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Service Medal of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem
Commissionaire Long Service Medal
Newfoundland and Labrador Bravery Award
Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Service Medal
British Columbia Fire Services Long Service and Bravery Medals

A person who, prior to June 1, 1972, was a member of a British order or the recipient of a British decoration or medal referred to in this section, may wear the insignia of the decoration or medal together with the insignia of any Canadian order, decoration or medal that the person is entitled to wear, the proper sequence being the following:

Victoria Cross

George Cross

Cross of Valour

Order of Merit
Order of the Companions of Honour
Companion of the Order of Canada
Officer of the Order of Canada
Member of the Order of Canada
Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Officer of the Order of Military Merit
Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces
Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Imperial Service Order
Member of the Order of Military Merit
Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces
Member of the Royal Victorian Order
Member of the Order of the British Empire
Member of the Royal Red Cross
Distinguished Service Cross
Military Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Force Cross
Star of Military Valour
Star of Courage
Meritorious Service Cross
Medal of Military Valour
Medal of Bravery
Meritorious Service Medal
Associate of the Royal Red Cross
The Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem (all grades)
(post-nominal letters only for internal use by the Order of St. John)
Provincial Orders (order of precedence as set out in section 1)
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
George Medal
Distinguished Service Medal
Military Medal
Distinguished Flying Medal
Air Force Medal
Queen's Gallantry Medal
Royal Victorian Medal
British Empire Medal

WAR AND OPERATIONAL SERVICE MEDALS
Africa General Service Medal (1902-56)
India General Service Medal (1908-35)
Naval General Service Medal (1915-62)
India General Service Medal (1936-39)
General Service Medal - Army and Air Force (1918-62)
General Service Medal (1962- )
1914 Star
1914-1915 Star
British War Medal (1914-18)
Mercantile Marine War Medal (1914-18)
Victory Medal (1914-18)
Territorial Force War Medal (1914-19)
1939-1945 Star
Atlantic Star
Air Crew Europe Star
Africa Star
Pacific Star
Burma Star
Italy Star
France and Germany Star
Defence Medal
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal
Newfoundland Second World War Volunteer Service Medal (see section 6)
War Medal (1939-45)
Korea Medal
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea
Gulf and Kuwait Medal
Somalia Medal
South-West Asia Service Medal
General Campaign Star
General Service Medal

COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS
King George V's Silver Jubilee Medal (1935)
King George VI's Coronation Medal (1937)
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Medal (1953)
Canadian Centennial Medal (1967)
Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee Medal (1977)
125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal (1992)
Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee Medal (2002)

LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT MEDALS
Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
R.C.M.P. Long Service Medal
Volunteer Officer's Decoration
Volunteer Long Service Medal
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officer's Decoration
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal
Efficiency Decoration
Efficiency Medal
Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration
Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Air Efficiency Award
Canadian Forces Decoration