There are many indications that Canada is moving slowly toward adoption of the metric system. Some groups and industries are making extensive use of it; other groups are laying plans or making preparations. Some metric standards are being published, while the Government of Canada is studying the implications of a change. As yet, no definite decision has been reached, and no national schedule for change has been established. Many Canadians are anxious to get on with the change, but realize that for economic reasons it will have to be coordinated with similar action in the United States.