Modern world heraldy in Canada

Canadians who wish to own their own official heraldry may apply directly through the Canadian government rather than going through the British heraldy offices.

The Canadian Heraldic Authority was granted the right to "exercise or provide for the exercise of all powers and authorities lawfully belonging to Us as Queen of Canada in respect of the granting of armorial bearings in Canada" in 1988. Canada is the first member of the Commonwealth to hold this authority.