In Canada all Radio apparatus, interference-causing equipment and Terminal equipments are subject to Canadian regulations, therefore, Canadian consumers should verify that equipment meet Industry Canada’s technical regulations (see below), prior to making any purchases.Technical regulations can apply to the following types of equipment:
Equipment must meet technical regulations and requires certification by Industry Canada or a Certification Body1. All Category I equipment for use in Canada must be labelled with the applicant's name (i.e. manufacture's name, trade name, or brand name), model number and certification number2;. The label should be displayed on each transmitter, receiver, or inseparable combination thereof. The list of Category I radio equipment that has been certified for use in Canada is found in the Radio Equipment List (REL). Therefore, Canadian consumers should search the REL at the following links prior to purchasing Category I equipment:http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/app/sitt/reltel/search/newRadioSearch.do?language=eng
Category I equipment includes but is not limited to the following : Broadcasting transmitters, digital scanner receivers, cellular phones, cordless phone, model aircraft remote control, FRS and GMRS devices, LAN devices, remote car Garage door openers and wireless routers.
The use of uncertified Category I equipment contravenes section 4(2) of the Radiocommunication Act which states:No person shall manufacture, import, distribute, lease, offer for sale or sell any radio apparatus, interference-causing equipment or radio-sensitive equipment for which a technical acceptance certificate is required under this Act, otherwise than in accordance with such a certificate.
Warning on Radiocommunication jamming devices:
Radiocommunication jamming device is a Radiocommunication transmitter designed to interfere with, disrupt, or disturb in an adverse manner the reception of a Radiocommunication receiver. Radiocommunication jamming devices are NOT permitted for sale or use in Canada. The use of Radiocommunication jamming devices would contravene sections 4 and 9 of the Radiocommunication Act. Industry Canada's policy and Government decision on Radiocommunication jamming devices can be obtained on our Internet site at the following address:
Equipment must meet technical regulations but certification is not required. The manufacturer, supplier or importer shall nevertheless ensure that the regulations are complied with. The equipment shall also be properly labelled according to the applicable standards. Category II equipment includes but is not limited to the following: Electronic transformers or ballasts, alarm keypads, intelligent battery chargers, satellite TV receivers, VCR’s, DVD players, computers, or any equipment that generates and uses timing signals at a rate in excess of 10,000 pulses per second.
The use of Category II equipment which doesn’t meet the required regulations contravenes sections 4 (3) of the Radiocommunication Act which states:No person shall manufacture, import, distribute, lease, offer for sale or sell any radio apparatus, interference-causing equipment or radio-sensitive equipment for which technical standards have been established under paragraph 6(1)(a), unless the apparatus or equipment complies with those standards.
Industry Canada publishes the lists of regulatory standards that apply to Category I and Category II equipment on our Internet site at the following address:http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf01375.html
Terminal equipment is a: " telecommunications apparatus that can be connected to telecommunications networks of Canadian carriers; and used by a telecommunications service subscriber at their premises” Terminal equipment must comply with Industry Canada technical regulations and must be registered with Industry Canada. The list of registered terminal equipment is found at the following address:http://ic.gc.ca/app/sitt/reltel/srch/nwTrmnlSrch.do?lang=eng
The use of unregistered terminal equipment which does not meet the applicable regulations contravenes the Telecommunication Act which states:No person shall distribute, lease, offer for sale, sell or import any telecommunications apparatus for which technical specifications or markings are required under paragraph 69.4(1)(a), unless the apparatus complies with those requirements.
Should you need additional information, please contact the Certification and Engineering Bureau of Industry Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org
1Certification body is a body recognized by Industry Canada to certify radio equipment.
2 Certification number indicates that the equipment complies with the applicable regulations for the purpose of section 21 (1) (b) and (c) of the Radiocommunication Regulations.