Broadcasting and telecommunications regulation

Find out about spectrum licences, broadcasting and distribution licences, telecommunications applications and standards, Canadian program certification and more.

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Telecom applications and registration

Find out how to apply for a tariff application, international licence, agreement application and other types of telecom applications. Register on lists of telecom providers, including facilities-based providers, non-facilities based providers and basic international telecommunications (BITS).

Telecommunications standards and administrative procedures

Learn about standards and procedures for telecommunications regulation in Canada.

Radiocommunications

Learn about radiocommunications in Canada, including information on licensing for various wireless services, antenna structures, public safety and more.

How to apply for a broadcast licence

How-to guide on the process to establish an over-the-air broadcasting station in Canada.

Radio broadcast licence

Access the forms required for radio broadcast licences, including new licences, licence amendments or revocations, and licence renewal.

Television broadcast licence

Access the forms required for television broadcast licences, including new licences, exemption orders, licence amendment or revocation, and licence renewal.

Distribution licence

List of forms required for distribution broadcast licences, including new licences, licence amendment or revocation, and licence renewal.

Canadian program certification

Find out how to apply for Canadian Program Certification and access the required forms.

Technical Rules for Broadcasting

Learn about the management of broadcasting spectrum in Canada including digital radio, digital television, satellite and radio broadcasting stations.

Spectrum auctions

A list of auctions for Canadian spectrum licences.

Spectrum Direct

Access spectrum licence and operator certification forms.

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