Spectrum Management System

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.

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Services available in the Spectrum Management System

Pay Online

SMS Online provides invoice search and payment tools for radio and spectrum licensees to view and pay invoices.

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.

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.

Radiocommunication Licensing Services

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

Spectrum Licensing Services

For those interested in spectrum licence services, we offer options to pay invoices, search, apply and browse spectrum licences and also upload and view spectrum licence technical data.

Satellite Licensing Services

For registered users, we offer services to pay invoices, apply for a new space or earth station licence, or modify or cancel their existing licence.

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.

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.

Radio Operator Certification

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

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