Radiocommunication Licensing Services

ISED extends the date for making payments from March 31st to September 1st, 2020 for Spectrum and Radio licences.

ISED is not currently processing licence renewals or payments of annual fees at March 31st as it normally does due to the COVID 19 situation. However, we want to assure all current licensees that they can continue to validly operate under the Radiocommunication Act after March 31st.


Accordingly, all current licensees may continue to operate at this time in accordance with their current conditions of licence up to September 1st, 2020.


The Minister of Innovation Science and Economic Development hereby:

 a) Grants all holders of current valid Radio Licences expiring March 31st, 2020, a temporary authorization to operate between now and September 1st, 2020, on the same conditions as their current licence.
b) Amends any current valid annual Spectrum Licences expiring March 31st, 2020, by extending their terms to end on September 1st, 2020; and
c) Amends any current valid Spectrum Licences expiring after March 31st, 2020, that has a condition requiring payment of annual fees by March 31st, to provide that, for the 2020-2021 year, payment may be made by September 1st, 2020.

Please note that ISED will provide further details on the renewal process and on annual fees for the 2020-2021 year in advance of September 1st, 2020.


ISED thanks those who have already paid their fees in advance for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.


In the meantime, licensees must continue to respect the current terms and conditions of their licences and all relevant provisions of the Radiocommunication Act and Radiocommunication Regulations. ISED will not physically issue new authorizations or amended licences as a result of the decisions noted above but will treat current valid licences as proof of authorization between now and September 1st, 2020.


More information available soon. If you have any questions please contact your local district offices.

Apply for a developmental licence

For applicants seeking a licence for developmental services, please complete and submit the form found on the Developmental licence playbook page.

Pay or View your Invoices

Pay or View your Invoices

Browse Licence

Browse Licence

  • Use these options to browse or print radiocommunication licences in PDF format. Secured access is provided to allow licensees to browse or print in PDF format, as well as download in XML format, their non-disclosed licences.
Apply for a Licence

Apply for a Licence

For Web accounts that have multiple associated licensee accounts, the Select Active Licensee option allows you to select the licensing account that your applications are submitted under. Applicants for earth station licences are advised of our interim approach to licensing systems of identical earth stations using specific Ka and Ku band frequencies (as notified with your 2015 licence renewal invoice). Please contact your local Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada office for more information or to apply for this type of interim authorization.

Application List

List of all your applications for any type of service. You can also modify or cancel an application before it is submitted.

List My Applications
Important:
  • If your Web account has multiple associated licensee accounts, use the Select Active Licensee option to select the licensing account that your new licence applications are submitted under.
  • In order to cancel or modify one of your licence, you must login before accessing the Modify or Cancel link.
  • Use the the Select Active Licensee option before trying to cancel a licence.
Fixed Services

Fixed Services

  • Apply for new Microwave Point-to-point, Point-to-multipoint, and Point-to-transportable licences.
  • Point-to-multipoint:
  • Point-to-transportable:
  • Transportable-to-transportable:
Satellite Services

Satellite Services

  • Apply for new Earth Stations in shared or exclusive bands or Transportable licences.
  • You can also modify or cancel your existing licences.
  • Earth Stations, Shared Bands:
  • Earth Stations, Shared Bands, Transportable:
  • Earth Stations, Exclusive Bands:
  • Earth Stations, Exclusive Bands, Transportable:
Land Mobile Services

Land Mobile Services

  • Apply for new Land Mobile Stations.
  • You can also modify, cancel or copy your existing licences.
Maritime Services

Maritime Services

  • Apply for new Maritime Stations.
  • You can also modify, cancel or copy your existing licences.
Aeronautical Services

Aeronautical Services

  • Apply for new Aeronautical Stations.
  • You can also modify, cancel or copy your existing licences.
Search or Apply for Spectrum Licences

Search for Spectrum Licences

  • Use these options to apply for, search for or browse spectrum licences.
  • For Web accounts that have multiple associated licensee accounts, the Select Active Licensee option allows you to select the licensing account that your applications are submitted under.
  • To apply for an available spectrum licence, please create a Web Account first, then log in to the account and Search for Spectrum Licences available for application.
Technical Data for Spectrum Licences

Upload or Search for Technical Data for Stations Authorized under Spectrum Licences

  • Companies having spectrum licences that operate wireless services in Canada must provide technical data on their authorized stations at that time that the station becomes operational or technical changes are made. Use these options to upload or view this data.

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FAQ: E-Invoicing and Licensing
Frequently asked questions

Information on the Text Delimited Data Format
Details about uploading in comma delimited text format (CSV), Supporting Files, Requirements, etc.

Information on the XML Data Format
Supporting Files for XML Data Upload, XML File Format basics, Resources and References.

Information on Web Accounts
A Web account's purpose, and how to create one or more.

Requirements for Submission of Technical Data
Uploading the technical data for each new or modified station.

Spectrum Licence Type Codes Description
Required Upload Frequency of Spectrum Licence Types.

Text Format for the Upload of Technical Data for Stations Authorized under Spectrum Licences
Text Format for the Upload of Technical Data for Stations Authorized under Spectrum Licences. Canadian Province and Territory Codes, Valid Class of Emission Codes, and Manufacturer Codes.

XML Schema for the upload of Technical Data for Stations Authorized under Spectrum Licences
XML Schema for the upload of Technical Data for Stations Authorized under Spectrum Licences. Canadian Province and Territory Codes, Valid Class of Emission Codes, and Manufacturer Codes.

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