Industry Canada

Industry Canada is the federal government department that is responsible for planning and managing all frequencies in the radio spectrum and all aspects of radio systems, including equipment and towers.

For two-way radio systems, the department selects operating frequencies, issues radio station licenses (for radio apparatus) and works at maintaining an interference free environment for all radio systems.

Do I need a radio license? How do I apply for a radio license? In Canada, radio licenses are required for all frequency assignments. Industry Canada selects frequencies and issue licenses for two-way radios, either to and end-user or to a radio supplier.

Alcom will provide the information, support and necessary forms to help our customers apply for the appropriate radio license. Alternatively a customer can contact Industry Canada directly via its online services website at