Spectrum and telecommunications fees

November 2023

Service Fees Act

  • The Government of Canada is committed to improving services for Canadians and increasing transparency related to the service fees it charges.
  • In 2017, the Government of Canada passed the Service Fees Act, which requires, among other things, that federal departments and agencies adjust their fees periodically.
  • For Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) licensees, this means that radio and spectrum licence fees, as well as most fees for services provided by the Certification and Engineering Bureau, are adjusted annually based on the April All-items Consumer Price Index (CPI) published by Statistics Canada in May of each year.
  • In 2021, ISED’s Spectrum and Telecommunications sector moved its CPI adjustment anniversary date from March 31 to April 1 to align our practices with those of other government departments and with our licence renewal process. An April 1 anniversary date will make fee adjustments more straightforward in the coming years.
  • The CPI adjustment applicable to fees for the 2024-2025 fiscal year is 4.4%. Increasing the 2023-2024 licence renewal amount by 4.4% will give you an estimate of fees for 2024-2025, provided no changes are made to your licensing.
  • Refer to our Annual adjustments for spectrum and telecommunications fees — Questions and answers to learn more.

A new licensing and fee regime for satellite services was introduced in 2023 in two phases. This regime applies to all space stations as of April 1, 2023, and to all earth stations as of October 1, 2023. 

A new fee framework for Telecommunications and Radio Equipment Services was introduced in 2023, with the new fees applicable as of September 1, 2023.

 

Table 1: Radiocommunication Regulations fees in use

Table 1 sets out the individual annual fee amounts currently used by ISED to calculate licence fees, and shows how they are adjusted by the Consumer Price Index each year, as mandated by the Service Fees Act. It is organized to correspond to Parts I through VI of Schedule III of the Radiocommunication Regulations.

Please consult Radio Information Circular (RIC-42), Guide for Calculating Radio Licence Fees for guidance and for the monthly fees.

Note: The Radiocommunication Regulations may list fees that are no longer charged due to changes in licensing policy. For clarity, these fees are not included in table 1.

Table 1: Radiocommunication Regulations fees in use 
Fee schedule applicable for a mobile station in any service other than the amateur radio service
(Radiocommunication Regulations, Schedule III, Part I, sections 56 and 60)
  Fee amount for fiscal year 2024-2025 Fee amount for fiscal year 2023-2024 Fee amount for fiscal year 2022-2023 Fee amount for fiscal year 2021-2022 Fee amount for fiscal year 2020-2021 Fee amount for fiscal year 2019-2020
Type of station, for all authorized transmit and receive frequencies (Previous fee amount adjusted by 4.4% on April 1, 2024) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 6.8% on April 1, 2023) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 3.4% on April 1, 2022) (Previous fee amount adjusted by -0.2% on April 1, 2021) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 2.0% on March 31, 2021) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 2.2% on March 31, 2020) (As per the Radiocommunication Regulations)
Item 2: Mobile station in the aeronautical or maritime services $43.17 $41.35 $38.72 $37.45 $37.53 $36.79 $36.00
Item 3: Mobile station in the public information service $43.17 $41.35 $38.72 $37.45 $37.53 $36.79 $36.00
Item 4: Mobile station in the developmental or radiodetermination service $49.17 $47.10 $44.10 $42.65 $42.74 $41.90 $41.00
Item 5: Mobile station in the land mobile service $49.17 $47.10 $44.10 $42.65 $42.74 $41.90 $41.00
Item 6: Mobile station communicating with a space station $49.17 $47.10 $44.10 $42.65 $42.74 $41.90 $41.00
Item 7: Other mobile station $49.17 $47.10 $44.10 $42.65 $42.74 $41.90 $41.00
Fee schedule applicable to radiocommunication users for fixed stations that communicate with other fixed stations or space stations
(Radiocommunication Regulations, Schedule III, Part II, sections 56, 58, 61 and 65)
  Fee amount for fiscal year 2024-2025 Fee amount for fiscal year 2023-2024 Fee amount for fiscal year 2022-2023 Fee amount for fiscal year 2021-2022 Fee amount for fiscal year 2020-2021 Fee amount for fiscal year 2019-2020
Number of telephone channels per radio frequency assigned to each transmitter or receiver (Previous fee amount adjusted by 4.4% on April 1, 2024) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 6.8% on April 1, 2023) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 3.4% on April 1, 2022) (Previous fee amount adjusted by -0.2% on April 1, 2021) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 2.0% on March 31, 2021) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 2.2% on March 31, 2020) (As per the Radiocommunication Regulations)
Item 1: From 1 to 24 $40.79 $39.07 $36.58 $35.38 $35.45 $34.75 $34.00
Item 2: From 25 to 60 $50.37 $48.25 $45.18 $43.69 $43.78 $42.92 $42.00
Item 3: From 61 to 120 $59.98 $57.45 $53.79 $52.02 $52.12 $51.10 $50.00
Item 4: From 121 to 300 $109.15 $104.55 $97.89 $94.67 $94.86 $93.00 $91.00
Item 5: From 301 to 600 $181.12 $173.49 $162.44 $157.10 $157.41 $154.32 $151.00
Item 6: From 601 to 960 $255.48 $244.71 $229.13 $221.60 $222.04 $217.69 $213.00
Item 7: From 961 to 1,200 $332.23 $318.23 $297.97 $288.17 $288.75 $283.09 $277.00
Item 8: 1,201 or more $332.23 plus $75.58 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200 $318.23 plus $72.39 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200 $297.97 plus $67.78 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200 $288.17 plus $65.55 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200 $288.75 plus $65.68 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200 $283.09, plus $64.39 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200 $277.00, plus $63.00 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200
Fee schedule applicable to radiocommunication users for fixed stations operating in certain services
(Radiocommunication Regulations, Schedule III, Part III, sections 56, 62 and 72)
  Fee amount for fiscal year 2024-2025 Fee amount for fiscal year 2023-2024 Fee amount for fiscal year 2022-2023 Fee amount for fiscal year 2021-2022 Fee amount for fiscal year 2020-2021 Fee amount for fiscal year 2019-2020
Type of station, for all authorized transmit and receive frequencies (Previous fee amount adjusted by 4.4% on April 1, 2024) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 6.8% on April 1, 2023) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 3.4% on April 1, 2022) (Previous fee amount adjusted by -0.2% on April 1, 2021) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 2.0% on March 31, 2021) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 2.2% on March 31, 2020) (As per the Radiocommunication Regulations)
Item 1: Fixed station referred to in subsection 62(1) or section 72 of the Radiocommunication Regulations $49.17 $47.10 $44.10 $42.65 $42.74 $41.90 $41.00
Item 2: Fixed station in the public information service $43.17 $41.35 $38.72 $37.45 $37.53 $36.79 $36.00
Fee schedule applicable to radiocommunication users for fixed stations in the land mobile service
(Radiocommunication Regulations, Schedule III, Part IV, sections 55, 56, 63 and 64)
  Fee amount for fiscal year 2024-2025 Fee amount for fiscal year 2023-2024 Fee amount for fiscal year 2022-2023 Fee amount for fiscal year 2021-2022 Fee amount for fiscal year 2020-2021 Fee amount for fiscal year 2019-2020
Type of operation, and area, congestion zone or coverage area (Previous fee amount adjusted by 4.4% on April 1, 2024) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 6.8% on April 1, 2023) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 3.4% on April 1, 2022) (Previous fee amount adjusted by -0.2% on April 1, 2021) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 2.0% on March 31, 2021) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 2.2% on March 31, 2020) (As per the Radiocommunication Regulations)
Item 1: For each assigned transmit or receive frequency (a) Metropolitan area $139.13 $133.27 $124.78 $120.68 $120.92 $118.55 $116.00
Item 1: For each assigned transmit or receive frequency (b) Other area $63.57 $60.89 $57.01 $55.14 $55.25 $54.17 $53.00
Fee schedule applicable to radiocommunication service providers for fixed stations in the land mobile service
(Radiocommunication Regulations, Schedule III, Part V, sections 55, 56 and 66 to 71)
  Fee amount for fiscal year 2024-2025 Fee amount for fiscal year 2023-2024 Fee amount for fiscal year 2022-2023 Fee amount for fiscal year 2021-2022 Fee amount for fiscal year 2020-2021 Fee amount for fiscal year 2019-2020
Type of operation, and area, congestion zone or coverage area (Previous fee amount adjusted by 4.4% on April 1, 2024) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 6.8% on April 1, 2023) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 3.4% on April 1, 2022) (Previous fee amount adjusted by -0.2% on April 1, 2021) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 2.0% on March 31, 2021) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 2.2% on March 31, 2020) (As per the Radiocommunication Regulations)
Item 1: For each assigned transmit or receive frequency (a) metropolitan area $139.13 $133.27 $124.78 $120.68 $120.92 $118.55 $116.00
Item 1: For each assigned transmit or receive frequency (b) other area $63.57 $60.89 $57.01 $55.14 $55.25 $54.17 $53.00
Item 2: Dispatch — For each assigned transmit or receive frequency (a) high congestion zone $1,260.60 $1,207.47 $1,130.59 $1,093.41 $1,095.60 $1,074.12 $1,051.00
Item 2: Dispatch — For each assigned transmit or receive frequency (b) medium congestion zone $630.90 $604.31 $565.83 $547.22 $548.32 $537.57 $526.00
Item 2: Dispatch — For each assigned transmit or receive frequency (c) low congestion zone $314.25 $301.01 $281.84 $272.57 $273.12 $267.76 $262.00
Item 3: Paging — For each assigned transmit or receive frequency (a) high congestion zone $441.39 $422.79 $395.87 $382.85 $383.62 $376.10 $368.00
Item 3: Paging — For each assigned transmit or receive frequency (b) medium congestion zone $379.02 $363.05 $339.93 $328.75 $329.41 $322.95 $316.00
Item 3: Paging — For each assigned transmit or receive frequency (c) low congestion zone $314.25 $301.01 $281.84 $272.57 $273.12 $267.76 $262.00
Item 6: Narrowband personal communications services radio frequencies (for each 12.5 kHz assigned block of transmit or receive frequencies) $629.70 $603.16 $564.76 $546.19 $547.28 $536.55 $525.00
Fee schedule applicable for space stations that communicate with fixed stations or space stations
(Radiocommunication Regulations, Schedule III, Part VI, sections 56, 58 and 73)
  Fee amount for fiscal year 2024-2025 Fee amount for fiscal year 2023-2024 Fee amount for fiscal year 2022-2023 Fee amount for fiscal year 2021-2022 Fee amount for fiscal year 2020-2021 Fee amount for fiscal year 2019-2020
Number of telephone channels per radio frequency assigned to each transmitter or receiver (Previous fee amount adjusted by 4.4% on April 1, 2024) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 6.8% on April 1, 2023) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 3.4% on April 1, 2022) (Previous fee amount adjusted by -0.2% on April 1, 2021) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 2.0% on March 31, 2021) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 2.2% on March 31, 2020) (As per the Radiocommunication Regulations)
Item 1: From 1 to 24 $1,411.73 $1,352.23 $1,266.13 $1,224.50 $1,226.95 $1,202.89 $1,177.00
Item 2: From 25 to 60 $1,764.35 $1,689.99 $1,582.39 $1,530.36 $1,533.43 $1,503.36 $1,471.00
Item 3: From 61 to 120 $2,116.99 $2,027.77 $1,898.66 $1,836.23 $1,839.91 $1,803.83 $1,765.00
Item 4: From 121 to 300 $3,780.60 $3,621.26 $3,390.69 $3,279.20 $3,285.77 $3,221.34 $3,152.00
Item 5: From 301 to 600 $6,427.74 $6,156.84 $5,764.83 $5,575.27 $5,586.44 $5,476.90 $5,359.00
Item 6: From 601 to 960 $9,072.46 $8,690.10 $8,136.80 $7,869.25 $7,885.02 $7,730.41 $7,564.00
Item 7: From 961 to 1,200 $11,719.60 $11,225.67 $10,510.93 $10,165.31 $10,185.68 $9,985.96 $9,771.00
Item 8: 1,201 or more $11,719.60 plus $2,647.14 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200 $11,225.67 plus $2,535.57 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200 $10,510.93 plus $2,374.13 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200 $10,165.31 plus $2,296.06 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200  $10,185.68 plus $2,300.66 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200  $9,985.96, plus $2,255.55 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200 $9,771.00 plus $2,207.00 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200
Fee schedule applicable for stations in the fixed point-to-point service
(Radiocommunication Regulations, Schedule III, Part IV.1, subsections 61.1(1) to (3) and 65.1(1) to (3))
    Fee amount for fiscal year 2024-2025 Fee amount per MHz assigned spectrum for fiscal year 2023-2024 Fee amount per MHz assigned spectrum for fiscal year 2022-2023 Fee amount per MHz assigned spectrum for fiscal year 2021-2022
    (Previous fee amount adjusted by 4.4% on April 1, 2024) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 6.8% on April 1, 2023) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 3.4% on April 1, 2022) (As per the Radiocommunication Regulations)
Item 1: Urban area  ≤ 890 MHz $3,170.48 $3,036.86 $2,843.50 $2,750.00
 > 890 MHz and ≤ 960 MHz $159.10 $152.39 $142.69 $138.00
> 960 MHz and ≤ 4200 MHz $51.88 $49.69 $46.53 $45.00
> 4.2 GHz and ≤ 8.5 GHz $39.20 $37.55 $35.16 $34.00
> 8.5 GHz and ≤ 15.35 GHz $27.68 $26.51 $24.82 $24.00
> 15.35 GHz and ≤ 24.25 GHz $18.44 $17.66 $16.54 $16.00
> 24.25 GHz and ≤ 52.6 GHz $11.53 $11.04 $10.34 $10.00
 > 52.6 GHz $0.58 $0.56 $0.52 $0.50
Item 2: Rural area  ≤ 890 MHz $2,536.39 $2,429.49 $2,274.80 $2,200.00
 > 890 MHz and ≤ 960 MHz $127.27 $121.91 $114.15 $110.40
> 960 MHz and ≤ 4200 MHz $41.50 $39.75 $37.22 $36.00
> 4.2 GHz and ≤ 8.5 GHz $31.35 $30.03 $28.12 $27.20
> 8.5 GHz and ≤ 15.35 GHz $22.13 $21.20 $19.85 $19.20
> 15.35 GHz and ≤ 24.25 GHz $14.76 $14.14 $13.24 $12.80
> 24.25 GHz and ≤ 52.6 GHz $9.22 $8.83 $8.27 $8.00
 > 52.6 GHz $0.46 $0.44 $0.41 $0.40
Item 3: Remote area  ≤ 890 MHz $1,585.24 $1,518.43 $1,421.75 $1,375.00
 > 890 MHz and ≤ 960 MHz $79.55 $76.20 $71.35 $69.00
> 960 MHz and ≤ 4200 MHz $25.94 $24.85 $23.27 $22.50
> 4.2 GHz and ≤ 8.5 GHz $19.61 $18.78 $17.58 $17.00
> 8.5 GHz and ≤ 15.35 GHz $13.83 $13.25 $12.41 $12.00
> 15.35 GHz and ≤ 24.25 GHz $9.22 $8.83 $8.27 $8.00
> 24.25 GHz and ≤ 52.6 GHz $5.76 $5.52 $5.17 $5.00
 > 52.6 GHz $0.29 $0.28 $0.26 $0.25
Minimum fee schedule applicable for stations in the fixed point-to-point service
(Radiocommunication Regulations, Schedule III, Part IV.2, subsections 61.1(4) and 65.1(4))
  Minimum fee amount for fiscal year 2024-2025 Minimum fee amount for fiscal year 2023-2024 Minimum fee amount for fiscal year 2022-2023 Minimum fee amount for fiscal year 2021-2022
  (Previous fee amount adjusted by 4.4% on April 1, 2024) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 6.8% on April 1, 2023) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 3.4% on April 1, 2022) (As per the Radiocommunication Regulations)
Item 1: Urban area $80.70 $77.30 $72.38 $70.00
Item 2: Rural area $64.56 $61.84 $57.90 $56.00
Item 3: Remote area $40.35 $38.65 $36.19 $35.00

Table 2: Spectrum authorization (licence) fees

Table 2 sets out the annual fee amounts currently used by ISED to calculate spectrum licence fees, and shows how they are adjusted by the Consumer Price Index each year, as mandated by the Service Fees Act. It includes new fees specific to space stations (effective April 1, 2023) and earth stations (effective October 1, 2023).

Table 2: Spectrum authorization (licence) fees
  Fee amount for fiscal year 2024-2025 Fee amount for fiscal year 2023-2024 Fee amount for fiscal year 2022-2023 Fee amount for fiscal year 2021-2022 Fee amount for fiscal year 2020-2021 Fee amount for fiscal year 2019-2020
Name of fee  (Previous fee amount adjusted by 4.4% on April 1, 2024) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 6.8% on April 1, 2023) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 3.4% on April 1, 2022) (Previous fee amount adjusted by -0.2% on April 1, 2021) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 2.0% on March 31, 2021) (Previous fee amount adjusted by 2.2% on March 31, 2020)  
Cellular 824.040 MHz to 848.970 MHz, or 869.040 MHz to 893.970 MHz
(Gazette Notice DGRB-005-03)
$0.04212822 per MHz per population for the authorized service area (2001 Census)

Minimum fee $1,199.43
$0.04035270 per MHz per population for the authorized service area (2001 Census)

Minimum fee $1,148.88
$0.03778343 per MHz per population for the authorized service area (2001 Census)

Minimum fee $1,075.73
$0.03654103 per MHz per population for the authorized service area (2001 Census)

Minimum fee $1,040.36
$0.03661426 per MHz per population for the authorized service area (2001 Census)

Minimum fee $1,042.44
$0.03589633 per MHz per population for the authorized service area (2001 Census)

Minimum fee $1,022.00
$0.03512361 per MHz per population for the authorized service area (2001 Census)

Minimum fee $1,000.00
Broadband Radio Service (BRS), 2500-2690 MHz
(Gazette Notice DGRB-013-99)
$1.58 per MHz per 1000 households $1.51 per MHz per 1000 households $1.41 per MHz per 1000 households $1.36 per MHz per 1000 households $1.36 per MHz per 1000 households $1.33 per MHz per 1000 households $1.30 per MHz per 1000 households
New BRS licences are no longer issued New BRS licences are no longer issued New BRS licences are no longer issued New BRS licences are no longer issued New BRS licences are no longer issued New BRS licences are no longer issued New BRS licences are no longer issued
Broadband Wireless Access, first come, first served (BWA FCFS), 38 GHz
(Gazette Notice DGRB-004-97)
$143.93 per cell per 50 MHz spectrum block $137.86 per cell per 50 MHz spectrum block $129.08 per cell per 50 MHz spectrum block $124.84 per cell per 50 MHz spectrum block $125.09 per cell per 50 MHz spectrum block $122.64 per cell per 50 MHz spectrum block $120.00 per cell per 50 MHz spectrum block
New BWA FCFS licences are no longer issued New BWA FCFS licences are no longer issued New BWA FCFS licences are no longer issued New BWA FCFS licences are no longer issued New BWA FCFS licences are no longer issued New BWA FCFS licences are no longer issued New BWA FCFS licences are no longer issued
Fixed Wireless Access, first come, first served (FWA FCFS), 3400-3550 MHz
(Gazette Notice DGRB-008-99 )
$71.96 per cell per 25 MHz spectrum block $68.93 per cell per 25 MHz spectrum block $64.54 per cell per 25 MHz spectrum block $62.42 per cell per 25 MHz spectrum block $62.55 per cell per 25 MHz spectrum block $61.32 per cell per 25 MHz spectrum block $60.00 per cell per 25 MHz spectrum block
New FWA FCFS licences are no longer issued New FWA FCFS licences are no longer issued New FWA FCFS licences are no longer issued New FWA FCFS licences are no longer issued New FWA FCFS licences are no longer issued New FWA FCFS licences are no longer issued New FWA FCFS licences are no longer issued
Narrowband Multipoint Communications Systems that operate in the 1.4 GHz frequency range
(Gazette Notice DGRB-003-01)
For each 1 MHz, there is an annual fee based on the household density of each spectrum grid cell:  For each 1 MHz, there is an annual fee based on the household density of each spectrum grid cell:  For each 1 MHz, there is an annual fee based on the household density of each spectrum grid cell:  For each 1 MHz, there is an annual fee based on the household density of each spectrum grid cell:  For each 1 MHz, there is an annual fee based on the household density of each spectrum grid cell:  For each 1 MHz, there is an annual fee based on the household density of each spectrum grid cell:  For each 1 MHz, there is an annual fee based on the household density of each spectrum grid cell: 
from 0 to 25 = $7.19 from 0 to 25 = $6.89 from 0 to 25 = $6.45 from 0 to 25 = $6.24 from 0 to 25 = $6.25 from 0 to 25 = $6.13 from 0 to 25 = $6.00
from 26 to 250 = $14.39 from 26 to 250 = $13.78 from 26 to 250 = $12.90 from 26 to 250 = $12.48 from 26 to 250 = $12.51 from 26 to 250 = $12.26 from 26 to 250 = $12.00
from 251 to 2,500 = $143.93 from 251 to 2,500 = $137.86 from 251 to 2,500 = $129.08 from 251 to 2,500 = $124.84 from 251 to 2,500 = $125.09 from 251 to 2,500 = $122.64 from 251 to 2,500 = $120.00
from 2,501 and above = $575.72 from 2,501 and above = $551.46 from 2,501 and above = $516.35 from 2,501 and above = $499.37 from 2,501 and above = $500.37 from 2,501 and above = $490.56 from 2,501 and above = $480.00
Local Multipoint Communication Systems (LMCS) in the 28 GHz range
(Gazette Notice DGRB-004-96)
New LMCS licences are no longer issued New LMCS licences are no longer issued New LMCS licences are no longer issued New LMCS licences are no longer issued New LMCS licences are no longer issued New LMCS licences are no longer issued New LMCS licences are no longer issued
Multipoint Communications Systems (MCS),
2500 MHz
(Gazette Notice DGRB-013-99)
MCS and Multipoint Distribution System (MDS) licences were converted to BRS licences in 2011 MCS and Multipoint Distribution System (MDS) licences were converted to BRS licences in 2011 MCS and Multipoint Distribution System (MDS) licences were converted to BRS licences in 2011 MCS and Multipoint Distribution System (MDS) licences were converted to BRS licences in 2011 MCS and Multipoint Distribution System (MDS) licences were converted to BRS licences in 2011 MCS and Multipoint Distribution System (MDS) licences were converted to BRS licences in 2011 MCS and Multipoint Distribution System (MDS) licences were converted to BRS licences in 2011
New MCS licences are no longer issued New MCS licences are no longer issued New MCS licences are no longer issued New MCS licences are no longer issued New MCS licences are no longer issued New MCS licences are no longer issued New MCS licences are no longer issued
Personal Communications Services, 1850-1910 MHz and 1930-1990 MHz, except G Block
(Gazette Notice DGRB-005-03)
$0.04212822 per MHz per population for the authorized service area (2001 Census)

Minimum fee $1,199.43
$0.04035270 per MHz per population for the authorized service area (2001 Census)

Minimum fee $1,148.88
$0.03778343 per MHz per population for the authorized service area (2001 Census)

Minimum fee $1,075.73
$0.03654103 per MHz per population for the authorized service area (2001 Census)

Minimum fee $1,040.36
$0.03661426 per MHz per population for the authorized service area (2001 Census)

Minimum fee $1,042.44
$0.03589633 per MHz per population for the authorized service area (2001 Census)

Minimum fee $1,022.00
$0.03512361 per MHz per population for the authorized service area (2001 Census)

Minimum fee $1,000.00
Public Safety Communications, 4940-4990 MHz
(Gazette Notice DGRB-003-08)
$0.00499680 per 50 MHz per population for the authorized service area (2006 Census)

Minimum fee $299.86
$0.00478621 per 50 MHz per population for the authorized service area (2006 Census)

Minimum fee $287.22
$0.00448147 per 50 MHz per population for the authorized service area (2006 Census)

Minimum fee $268.93
$0.00433411 per 50 MHz per population for the authorized service area (2006 Census)

Minimum fee $260.09
$0.00434280 per 50 MHz per population for the authorized service area (2006 Census)

Minimum fee $260.61
$0.00425765 per 50 MHz per population for the authorized service area (2006 Census)

Minimum fee $255.50
$0.00416600 per 50 MHz per population for the authorized service area (2006 Census)

Minimum fee $250.00
Railway Association of Canada
(Gazette Notice DGRB-007-99)
$18.00 for each 25 km² of the geographic area specified in the radio authorization $17.24 for each 25 km² of the geographic area specified in the radio authorization $16.14 for each 25 km² of the geographic area specified in the radio authorization $15.61 for each 25 km² of the geographic area specified in the radio authorization $15.64 for each 25 km² of the geographic area specified in the radio authorization $15.33 for each 25 km² of the geographic area specified in the radio authorization $15.00 for each 25 km² of the geographic area specified in the radio authorization
Fees applicable for space stations
  Fee amount for fiscal year 2024-2025
(Previous fee amount adjusted by 4.4% on April 1, 2024)
Fee amount for fiscal year 2023-2024
(Gazette Notice SMSE-001-23)
Radio frequencies used by space stations $130.33 per MHz assigned spectrum $124.84 per MHz assigned spectrum
Radio frequencies used by space stations in non-geostationary satellite orbit (NGSO) subject to phased deployment milestones, Fee level 1 $65.17 per MHz applies from the deployment of the first satellite up until the deadline for full deployment of the constellation, as established at the initial licence issuance $62.42 per MHz applies from the deployment of the first satellite up until the deadline for full deployment of the constellation, as established at the initial licence issuance
Radio frequencies used by space stations in non-geostationary satellite orbit (NGSO) subject to phased deployment milestones, Fee level 2 $130.33 per MHz applies thereafter until the end of the licence term $124.84 per MHz applies thereafter until the end of the licence term
Spectrum licence fee for radio frequencies in the amateur radio service $313.20 $300.00
Developmental spectrum licence fee $313.20 $300.00
Minimum spectrum licence fee $313.20 per assigned frequency band $300.00 per assigned frequency band

 

Fees applicable for earth stations
    Fee amount for fiscal year 2024-2025
(Previous fee amount adjusted by 4.4% on April 1, 2024)
Fee amount for fiscal year 2023-2024
(Gazette Notice SMSE-002-23)
Earth stations requiring site approval ≤ 1 GHz $2,088.00 per MHz assigned spectrum $2,000.00 per MHz assigned spectrum
> 1 GHz and ≤ 3.4 GHz $104.40 per MHz assigned spectrum $100.00 per MHz assigned spectrum
> 3.4 GHz and ≤ 7.075 GHz $20.88 per MHz assigned spectrum $20.00 per MHz assigned spectrum
> 7.075 GHz and ≤ 17.3 GHz $10.44 per MHz assigned spectrum $10.00 per MHz assigned spectrum
> 17.3 GHz and ≤ 51.4 GHz $5.22 per MHz assigned spectrum $5.00 per MHz assigned spectrum
> 51.4 GHz $1.04 per MHz assigned spectrum $1.00 per MHz assigned spectrum
Generic earth stations Fixed earth stations, transportable earth stations, and earth stations in motion (ESIMs) $5.22 per MHz assigned spectrum $5.00 per MHz assigned spectrum
Mobile earth stations ≤ 3.0 GHz $1,566.00 per MHz assigned spectrum $1,500.00 per MHz assigned spectrum
Mobile earth stations > 3.0 GHz $5.22 per MHz assigned spectrum $5.00 per MHz assigned spectrum
Spectrum licence fee for radio frequencies in the amateur radio service $167.04 $160.00
Spectrum licence fee for use of radio frequencies by earth stations for radio astronomy $167.04 $160.00
Developmental spectrum licence fee $167.04 $160.00
Minimum spectrum licence fee $167.04 $160.00

Table 3: Equipment certification and registration fees

Table 3 sets out the fee amounts currently used by ISED to calculate telecommunications equipment certification and registration fees, and shows how they are adjusted by the Consumer Price Index each year, as mandated by the Service Fees Act. Taxes will be charged when applicable.

Table 3: Equipment certification and registration fees
  Fee amount for fiscal year 2024-2025
(Previous fee amount adjusted by 4.4% on April 1, 2024)
Fee amount for fiscal year 2023-2024
(Gazette Notice SMSE-005-23)
Wireless equipment certification fee $4,176.00 per submission $4,000.00 per submission
Wireless equipment recertification fee

(Administrative : minimum 2 hours
Technical: minimum 8 hours)
$167.04 per person-hour or part thereof $160.00 per person-hour or part thereof
Equipment registration fee $783.00 per submission $750.00 per submission
Equipment registration amendment fee $391.50 per submission $375.00 per submission