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Spectrum Management System

Resources for Canadian businesses

Managing your business during COVID-19

The Spectrum Management System (SMS) provides online access to a wide range of services provided by ISED’s spectrum management program. New users must register with the SMS system in order to access services requiring a username and password.

Please read Introduction to the Spectrum Management System before using the system. For more information, contact us.

Please read our latest alerts

  • Renewal invoices availability
    2020 was an unprecedented year. It was a difficult time and this has caused some production delays. In order to serve you better, we will postpone the availability of renewal invoices to February 27, 2021. You still have to submit your payment by March 31, 2021, prior to the expiry of your licences.

  • ISED is providing licensees of fixed point-to-point systems access to the Point-to-point fee change preview report. The preview report will permit you to compare the annual fees that you are paying today for each licence with those that you are projected to pay under the proposed new fee model.

  • Please note "Change Selection" button behaviour

  • Archived Notices 2020

Please read our latest notices:

Services available in the Spectrum Management System

Spectrum Management System Data

Open to all web users, our various search tools provide access to authorization data collected and managed by the Spectrum Program for all services it offers. You can search for spectrum used for communications and broadcasting by area, frequency, or other parameters. A search for certified radio and terminal equipment is also available.

Online Registration

To access our online services, new users of this web site must register. For existing users, this menu also provides options to manage your online registration.

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Radiocommunication Licensing Services

For registered radio or spectrum licensees, we offer open access to print licences and pay invoices. Registered users can apply for new licences or browse and modify their licence data.

Equipment Certification and Registration Services

For registered equipment manufacturers, laboratories, certification bodies, and their representatives and agents, our updated e-filing services provide access to certify or register radio and terminal equipment look up companies, and obtain related services.

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Broadcasting Services

For registered broadcasters and their representatives and agents, we offer online services to expedite the certification of broadcast undertakings, provide open access to print certificates and to broadcast technical data.

Maritime Information

The National Maritime Information Database (NMID) contains the details of all Maritime Mobile Service Identities (MMSIs) and Maritime Identities assigned to Canadian vessels and coast stations by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

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Radio Operator Certification

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada also provides services to Amateur and Professional Radio Operators and examiners.

Related Web Pages

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How to contact us
Spectrum Management Support by email etc.

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