Innovation, Science, & Economic Development Canada (ISED; formerly know as Industry Canada) is the federal government agency that is responsible for managing the two-way radio frequency spectrum in Canada. ISED selects operating frequencies, issues radio licenses, regulates wireless equipment for sale in Canada, and works at limiting interference issues to a minimum on two-way radio systems across Canada.
In Canada, radio licenses are required for all commercial and public safety two-way radio systems and devices. ISED radio licenses are critical for effective frequency management and reducing interference issues that can have serious safety implications. Because of the critical nature of ISED licensing, there are significant legislated penalties for businesses or organizations that do not have the appropriate ISED certifications for two-way radios, repeater systems, and communications towers.
Additionally, in British Columbia there are special ISED radio licensing protocols for using resource roads across the province. All forestry and resource roads require VHF radios in vehicles for safety, and ISED has a set of dedicated VHF radio channels. RadioWorks can help inform you and your organization on the proper radio protocols, approved VHF mobile radios, resource road ISED licensing, and programming your radio equipment properly.
Visit the ISED (Innovation, Science, & Economic Development Canada; previously Industry Canada) website for more information: www.ic.gc.ca