Notice 2021-DRS0010

October 21, 2021

Publication of REC-LAB (Issue 7), REC-CB (Issue 1) and DES-LAB (Issue 8)

Notice is hereby given that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has published the following procedures:

  • REC-LAB (Issue 7), Procedure for the Recognition of Testing Laboratories to Test/Assess to Canadian Requirements which specifies the criteria and procedure for recognition by ISED of testing laboratories, either Canadian or foreign, to test/assess to Canadian requirements for telecommunications terminal equipment, radio apparatus and broadcasting equipment standards.
  • REC-CB (Issue 1), Recognition Procedure and Requirements for Certification Bodies (CB) which specifies the recognition criteria and procedures used by ISED in the recognition of Canadian and foreign entities as certification bodies (CBs), under the terms of Mutual Recognition Agreements / Arrangements (MRAs) or any other equivalent agreement or arrangement, to certify products to Canadian regulatory requirements. The administrative and operational requirements that CBs must meet in order to maintain their recognition are also specified.
  • DES-LAB (Issue 8), Procedure for the Designation of Canadian Testing Laboratories which specifies the procedure applicable to Canadian testing laboratories for ISED designation to test telecommunications equipment, information technology equipment and radio apparatus (including testing for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)), as applicable under the terms of the relevant Mutual Recognition Agreements/Arrangements (MRAs), to the requirements of foreign regulatory authorities.

General information

The Procedures for Conformity Assessment Bodies list will be amended accordingly.


Submitting comments

Comments and suggestions for improving these specifications may be submitted online, using the Standard Change Request form.


Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site.


Yan Losier, Manager, Telecom Equipment Regulatory Requirements,

Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada