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Finding a government job…it should be so easy…

The Public Service Commission worked with the Digital Transformation Office (DTO) and other partners over the summer to optimize the task of finding a government job on the Canada.ca website.

[2019-05-23]

About the Canada.ca design update

Canada.ca hadn’t had a significant update to its design in over five years. In 2019, the Digital Transformation Office led an exercise to modernize and simplify the trusted digital brand, based on evidence and testing with over 4000 people.

[2019-03-29]

Collaborating to make business registration easier for Canadian business owners

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) collaborated to simplify tasks for small businesses on Canada.ca. These tasks were chosen based on call volume data that let us to identify some of the most common reasons that people call to get help.

[2019-02-04]

Recalls and safety alerts: An optimization project to better protect Canadians

Of the top 100 tasks on Canada.ca, getting recalls and safety alerts is #8. It gets nearly 7 million annual visits, 71% of which are via mobile. For food-related alerts, that jumps to a whopping 84%.

[2018-10-18]

CRA and TBS collaborate to optimize GST/HST and Payroll webpage content

The web, communications, and program teams at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) have been working closely with the Digital Transformation Office (DTO) to make tax information on Canada.ca easier for small business owners to find, understand and use.

[2018-08-16]

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