Canada Certification and Approvals
Radio, Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (TTE) and all other electronic (digital) devices must comply with the Canadian standards. Radio Equipment usually requires Certification, whereas Terminal Equipment requires Registration (somtimes certified or registered togheter, in case of a cordless phone). A local person or company (legal entity) within Canada is required for certification. In case you don't have presence in Canada, Teleconformity can provide access to a local representative.
Each Company seeking Certification (the applicant), the manufacturer of the equipment (the factory or manufacturing site), the local representative (legal Canadian entity), Testlab (OATS or FAR) and Certification Body (CB) must be registered at IC and have a
(CN) prior to Certification.
Industry Canada Radio Certification
Radio Equipment in Canada must comply with the
Specifications (RSS), whereas the standards are categorized in Category I and II.
equipment requires Certification by a recognized Certification Body (CB) or by the Certification and Engineering Bereau of Industry Canada. Teleconformity offers the service for Industry Canada Certification.
Equipent does not require Certification but the manufacturer or importer must ensure compliance with the appropriate standard(s); a test report shall be available and the equiupment shall be properly labelled. Receivers can either be classified as Category I or II, whereas Category I Receivers are tunable to any frequency in the band 30~950 MHz, or are housed together with Category I transmitters, or is a scanning Receiver. All other Receivers are Caterory II Equipment.
Radio Equipment has been divided in different
Types of Radio Equipment
by Industry Canada, where some of the Radio Equipment is
Testing is generally required for intentional and unintentional (conducted and radiated) emissions, and if applicable, also for Dynamic Frquency Selection (DFS), Specific Absorbtion Rate (SAR), and Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC).
When applying for Certification, the ITU designation code(s) must be
according to the
Certified Radio Equipment must be labelled with model number and proper IC ID: XXXXZ-YYYYYYYY and will be published on the IC website in the
Radio Equipment List
Industry Canada Terminal Equipment Approval
Terminal Equipment in Canada must comply with the Industry Canada
Specifications (CS-03, part I:analogue; II:digital; III:terminals; IV:terminology; V:hearing aids; VI:ISDN; VII:modems and digital substrate equipment; VIII:DSL). Industry Canada maintains a list of network
, and types of
Terminal Equipment Registration is based on a DoC procedure (self declaration). Teleconformity offers the service for Terminal Equipment Registration accordig to all parts of the CS-03 standard. Approved Terminal Equipment must be labelled with model number and proper IC ID: XXXX-YYYYYY and will be published on the IC website in the
Terminal Equipment List
Industry Canada EMC Approval
Electronic Equipment in Canada must comply with the EMC and other requirements as specified in the Canadian
Interference Causing Equipmnet Standards
(IECS). For example, ITE equipment (digital apparatus) must comply with ICES-003 and labelled with: "This Class [*] digital apparatus complies with ICES-003" and "Cet appareil numerique de la clase [*] est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada", where [*] refers to the applicable emissions, either Class A or B.
Industry Canada Broadcast Equipment Approval
Broadcast Equipment must comply with the
Broadcasting Equipment Technical Standards
(BETS), of which some are Broadcasting
Safety and Health Approval
In addition, all Equipment must comply with the Electrical Safety requirements in Canada. Recognized approval marks in Canada include CSA, ETL, UL, which are also valid for the USA. Medical equipment may require registration at and approval under the Food and Drug Act from (regulated by)
If you are familiar how to proceed using the application forms below, please go ahead. In any other case, please contact us here.
Application forms for IC Radio Certification
Application forms for IC CS-03 Terminal Registration
Application forms for Electrical Safety Certification (CSA)
Application forms for Medical Equipment Approval (Health Canada)
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