National decorations not included in order of precedence
The Royal Victorian Chain a personal award of the monarch that is of high status, but does not confer on the recipient any title or post-nominal letters, nor is it included in the order-in-council setting out the order of precedence for the wear of honours, decorations, and medals.
United Nations medals not included in order of precedence
Certain United Nations medals are recognized as a part of the Canadian honours system but are not included in the
Order in Council that sets out the precedence of honours, decorations, and medals in Canada.
Any person who, prior to June 1, 1972, was a member of a British order or the recipient of a British decoration or medal 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:
Note—Canadians can still be awarded British Medals as well as Medals from other countries but they must first be approved by the
Government of Canada. (See
Nickle Resolution) These items are worn at the end of the current order of precedence, and one receiving a British Order, Decoration or Medal after 1 June 1972 will abide by the normal order of precedence, not the one catered to pre-1972 awardings.
^The lieutenant governors-in-council of six provinces created commemorative medals for the
Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II. These medals were added to the order of precedence on November 3, 2022 by an Order-in-Council, ranking below the Alberta Centennial Medal.