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Basic Search

Improved Bilingual Search Capability

We have added a feature to help you to conduct searches in both English and French. This will help to ensure that your search query includes more terms, thereby resulting in an increased result list. This improvement will be of interest to those of you who know your search criteria in one of Canada's official language but not in the other. If you do not wish to make use of this feature, you can still conduct a simple basic search. For more detailed instructions, please refer to the Searching with English and French Criteria section.

For the last updated information of the database, see the Currency of information area.

Search Criteria
Enter your search criteria in the text box:
Examples: elevator, robot, twin-engine, smith john.