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This page provides navigational information that allows you to quickly locate the documents, policies, initiatives and pages that you are looking for.

If you need assistance locating information or using features on our site, please try one of the links below.


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Site Map

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Frequently Asked Questions

This page contains answers to frequently asked questions.

Printing Pages

To print any page, select “File” then “Print” from the top menu bar of your web browser. The printed version will include the same content as the web page but without any of the navigation menus from the top and left side of the page. It will also include the official symbols of the Government of Canada and Industry Canada, as well as the date that the page was last modified.

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What is RSS

RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a useful tool for staying up to date on your favorite websites. Updates to the site are broadcast to subscribers through an RSS feed. Subscribe to an RSS feed (see list of feeds available) and a message will appear in your reader (see list of suggested readers/aggregators) every time new information is added to that section of the website. RSS feeds can also be read on personal digital assistants and cellphones.

Why use RSS feeds?

  • RSS feeds are a convenient way to monitor information from a variety of sources, allowing you to customize how you receive and process notifications of new content.
  • RSS feeds are a good alternative to subscribing to updates via email. You do not have to provide personal information (such as an email address) to subscribe to an RSS feed, and you do not run the risk of missing important updates because an email gets deleted or caught in your spam filter.
  • RSS feeds are also easier to manage because the feeds are grouped together by feed, showing at a glance how many items you have not yet read.

RSS feed readers/aggregators

An RSS reader, also known as an aggregator, will download and display RSS feeds for you. There are numerous readers/aggregators available. Some are online services accessed via web browser, while others are desktop software installed on a personal computer. Reader capabilities are also integrated into many email programs and web browsers. Here are a few well-known reader options to get you started:

Desktop feed reader software

Online services

How do I subscribe to RSS feeds?

  • Copy the URL you are interested in from the available feeds.
  • Paste the URL into your reader's “subscribe” dialogue.

Interactive Toolbar

The Interactive Toolbar, located at the top right side of many web pages, includes the following features: Print, Email, Rate, RSS and Share.

When one of the images is clicked, an overlay appears giving you access to that image’s functions. Note that not all features may be available for every page.

Print: allows you to print the current page.

Email: allows you to send an email with a link to an Industry Canada web page to a friend.

Rate: allows you to rate the usefulness of the content on a web page on a scale from 1 to 5.

RSS: allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds available on the site or view the latest items on a particular RSS feed.

Share: allows you to share links to Industry Canada web pages on selected social networking sites.

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