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Radiocommunication Regulations (SOR/96-484)

Regulations are current to 2022-06-20 and last amended on 2021-04-01. Previous Versions

PART VIIIFees (continued)

General

 The radio licence fee payable in respect of a radio licence that is issued in respect of radio apparatus installed in a station and that authorizes the use of certain frequencies is

  • (a) in the case of a renewable radio licence, the annual fee for the period from April 1 to March 31 of the following year, that is payable in advance on March 31 of each year and that is the fee set out in section 61.1 or 65.1 or in column IV of Parts I to IV, V and VI of Schedule III;

  • (b) in the case of either a renewable radio licence or a temporary radio licence that is valid for a period of more than 30 days, the monthly fee set out in section 61.1 or 65.1 or in column III of Parts I to IV, V and VI of Schedule III multiplied by the number of months for which the licence is valid; or

  • (c) in the case of either a renewable radio licence or a temporary radio licence that is valid for a period of 30 days or less, the monthly fee set out in section 61.1 or 65.1 or in column III of Parts I to IV, V and VI of Schedule III.

Radio Licence Fee Exemption for Foreign Governments

 The radio licence fees do not apply in respect of a radio licence issued to a foreign government that grants a reciprocal radio licence fee exemption to Her Majesty in right of Canada.

Telephone Channel Equivalencies

 For the purpose of calculating the radio licence fees payable for a radio licence authorizing operation on certain frequencies for radio apparatus installed in a fixed station or space station referred to in section 61 or 65 or 73,

  • (a) one television channel, including the associated sound channels,

    • (i) where the necessary bandwidth is 6 MHz or less, is equivalent to 300 telephone channels,

    • (ii) where the necessary bandwidth is greater than 6 MHz and less than or equal to 12.7 MHz, is equivalent to 600 telephone channels, and

    • (iii) where the necessary bandwidth is greater than 12.7 MHz, is equivalent to 960 telephone channels;

  • (b) one sound channel is equivalent to three telephone channels; and

  • (c) one digitally modulated channel is equivalent to the number of telephone channels calculated by dividing the modulation bit rate by 64 kilobits per second.

 [Repealed, SOR/2000-78, s. 12]

Mobile Stations

  •  (1) The radio licence fee payable in respect of radio apparatus installed in a mobile station that operates in the aeronautical service or maritime service is the applicable fee set out in item 2 of Part I of Schedule III for all authorized transmit and receive frequencies.

  • (2) The radio licence fee payable in respect of radio apparatus installed in a mobile station that operates in the public information service is the applicable fee set out in item 3 of Part I of Schedule III for all authorized transmit and receive frequencies.

  • (3) The radio licence fee payable in respect of radio apparatus installed in a mobile station that operates in the developmental service or radiodetermination service is the applicable fee set out in item 4 of Part I of Schedule III for all authorized transmit and receive frequencies.

  • (4) The radio licence fee payable in respect of radio apparatus installed in a mobile station that operates in the land mobile service is the applicable fee set out in item 5 of Part I of Schedule III for all authorized transmit and receive frequencies.

  • (5) In addition to any applicable fee prescribed pursuant to subsection (1), (2), (3) or (4), the radio licence fee payable in respect of radio apparatus installed in a mobile station that communicates with a space station is the applicable fee set out in item 6 of Part I of Schedule III for all authorized transmit and receive frequencies.

  • (6) The radio licence fee payable in respect of radio apparatus installed in a mobile station, other than a mobile station referred to in subsections (1) to (5), is the applicable fee set out in item 7 of Part I of Schedule III for all authorized transmit and receive frequencies.

Fixed Stations — Radiocommunication Users

Fixed Stations Communicating with other Fixed Stations or Space Stations

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication user in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station, other than a fixed station that operates in the land mobile service or a fixed station described in section 61.1 or 62, is for each transmitter and each receiver installed at the station the sum of the applicable fees set out in Part II of Schedule III that corresponds to the number of telephone channels per radio frequency assigned to that transmitter or receiver.

  • (2) If a fixed station, other than a fixed station described in section 61.1, 62 or 63, communicates solely on one transmit radio frequency and one receive radio frequency that are not manually selected with another fixed station, other than a fixed station in the land mobile service, operated for the automatic reception and retransmission of radiocommunications within a communication system that does not accept traffic from or deliver traffic to external points by means other than radio, the radio licence fee payable is the sum of

    • (a) in respect of all assigned transmit radio frequencies, the applicable radio licence fee for the assigned transmit radio frequency with the greatest number of telephone channels set out in Part II of Schedule III, and

    • (b) in respect of all assigned receive radio frequencies, the applicable radio licence fee for the assigned receive radio frequency with the greatest number of telephone channels set out in Part II of Schedule III.

Fixed Point-to-Point Service

  •  (1) The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication user in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that is part of the fixed point-to-point service consisting of two stations located in an urban area or one station located in an urban area and another in a rural area is, for each link authorized by the licence, the applicable base rate set out in item 1 of Part IV.1 of Schedule III multiplied by the assigned spectrum, in MHz, that is set out in the licence.

  • (2) The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication user in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that is part of the fixed point-to-point service consisting of two stations located in a rural area is, for each link authorized by the licence, the applicable base rate set out in item 2 of Part IV.1 of Schedule III multiplied by the assigned spectrum, in MHz, that is set out in the licence.

  • (3) The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication user in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that is part of the fixed point-to-point service consisting of at least one station located in a remote area is, for each link authorized by the licence, the applicable base rate set out in item 3 of Part IV.1 of Schedule III multiplied by the assigned spectrum, in MHz, that is set out in the licence.

  • (4) The minimum radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication user in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that is part of the fixed point-to-point service is, for each link authorized by the licence,

    • (a) if the two stations are located in an urban area or one station is located in an urban area and the other is located in a rural area, the applicable fee set out in item 1 of Part IV.2 of Schedule III;

    • (b) if the two stations are located in a rural area, the applicable fee set out in item 2 of Part IV.2 of Schedule III; and

    • (c) if at least one station is located in a remote area, the applicable fee set out in item 3 of Part IV.2 of Schedule III.

Fixed Stations Operated in Certain Services

  •  (1) The applicable radio licence fee set out in item 1 of Part III of Schedule III for all authorized transmit and receive frequencies is payable by a radiocommunication user in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station to

    • (a) operate in any of the following services

      • (i) aeronautical service,

      • (ii) developmental service,

      • (iii) maritime service, and

      • (iv) radiodetermination service;

    • (b) communicate on radio frequencies at or below 30 MHz; or

    • (c) communicate on radio frequencies assigned to a radiocommunication service provider and for which the radiocommunication user does not come under the authority of the radiocommunication service provider’s licence as a subscriber.

  • (2) The applicable radio licence fee set out in item 2 of Part III of Schedule III for all authorized transmit and receive frequencies is payable by a radiocommunication user in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station to operate in the public information service.

Land Mobile Service

 Subject to section 64, the radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication user in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station to operate in the land mobile service is the fee, for the applicable metropolitan or other area, set out in Part IV of Schedule III for each assigned transmit or receive frequency.

Electronic News Gathering

 The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication user in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station to operate in the land mobile service and to communicate with a mobile station for the purpose of electronic news gathering is the sum of

  • (a) in respect of all assigned transmit radio frequencies, the fee, for the applicable metropolitan or other area, set out in item 1 of Part IV of Schedule III for one assigned transmit radio frequency, and

  • (b) in respect of all assigned receive radio frequencies, the fee, for the applicable metropolitan or other area, set out in item 1 of Part IV of Schedule III for one assigned receive radio frequency.

  • SOR/2014-34, s. 9(F)

Fixed Stations — Radiocommunication Service Providers

Fixed Stations Communicating with other Fixed Stations or Space Stations

 The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication service provider in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station, other than a fixed station referred to in any of sections 65.1 to 71, is for each transmitter and each receiver installed at the station the sum of the applicable fees set out in Part II of Schedule III that corresponds to the number of telephone channels per radio frequency assigned to that transmitter or receiver.

Fixed Point-to-Point Service

  •  (1) The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication service provider in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that is part of the fixed point-to-point service consisting of two stations located in an urban area or one station located in an urban area and another in a rural area is, for each link authorized by the licence, the applicable base rate set out in item 1 of Part IV.1 of Schedule III multiplied by the assigned spectrum, in MHz, that is set out in the licence.

  • (2) The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication service provider in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that is part of the fixed point-to-point service consisting of two stations located in a rural area is, for each link authorized by the licence, the applicable base rate set out in item 2 of Part IV.1 of Schedule III multiplied by the assigned spectrum, in MHz, that is set out in the licence.

  • (3) The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication service provider in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that is part of the fixed point-to-point service consisting of at least one station located in a remote area is, for each link authorized by the licence, the applicable base rate set out in item 3 of Part IV.1 of Schedule III multiplied by the assigned spectrum, in MHz, that is set out in the licence.

  • (4) The minimum radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication service provider in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that is part of the fixed point-to-point service is, for each link authorized by the licence,

    • (a) if the two stations are located in an urban area or one station is located in an urban area and the other is located in a rural area, the applicable fee set out in item 1 of Part IV.2 of Schedule III;

    • (b) if the two stations are located in a rural area, the applicable fee set out in item 2 of Part IV.2 of Schedule III; and

    • (c) if at least one station is located in a remote area, the applicable fee set out in item 3 of Part IV.2 of Schedule III.

Land Mobile Service

 Subject to sections 67 to 71, the radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication service provider in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station to operate in the land mobile service is the fee, for the applicable metropolitan or other area, set out in item 1 of Part V of Schedule III for each assigned transmit or receive frequency.

Dispatch

 The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication service provider in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station for the purpose of dispatch and to communicate with a mobile station in the land mobile service is the applicable congestion zone fee set out in item 2 of Part V of Schedule III for each assigned transmit or receive frequency.

Paging

 The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication service provider in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station in the land mobile service for the purpose of paging is the applicable congestion zone fee set out in item 3 of Part V of Schedule III for each assigned transmit or receive frequency.

 [Repealed, SOR/2021-40, s. 11]

 [Repealed, SOR/2021-40, s. 11]

Narrowband Personal Communications Services Radio Frequencies

 The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication service provider in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that communicates on narrowband personal communications services radio frequencies is the applicable fee set out in item 6 of Part V of Schedule III for each 12.5 kHz assigned block of transmit or receive frequencies.

Fixed Station Communicating with a Station not Otherwise Described

[
  • SOR/97-266, s. 2
]

 The radio licence fee payable in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station other than a fixed station referred to in sections 61 to 71 is the applicable fee set out in item 1 of Part III of Schedule III for all authorized transmit and receive frequencies.

Space Station

 The radio licence fee payable in respect of radio apparatus installed in a space station that communicates with a fixed station or space station is, for each transmitter and each receiver installed at the station, the sum of the applicable fees set out in Part VI of Schedule III that corresponds to the number of telephone channels per radio frequency assigned to that transmitter or receiver.

 [Repealed, SOR/2021-40, s. 12]

Radio Licence Amendments

 Where a licensee requests an amendment to a radio licence that results in a higher fee, the radio licence fee payable is the difference between the existing fee and the new fee.

Additional Radio Frequency

 Where a licensee operates on an additional radio frequency for which a fee is prescribed, the radio licence fee payable is the difference between the existing fee and the new fee.

Increase in the Number of Telephone Channels per Radio Frequency

 Where a licensee increases the number of telephone channels of a radio frequency assigned to a transmitter or receiver installed at a fixed station or space station described in section 61, 65 or 73, the radio licence fee payable in respect of that amendment is the difference between

  • (a) the new fee for the amended total number of telephone channels per radio frequency assigned to that transmitter or receiver, and

  • (b) the existing fee for the total number of telephone channels per radio frequency assigned to that transmitter or receiver.

Relocation of a Station

 Where a fixed station referred to in section 67 or 68 is relocated into a congestion zone where the radio licence fee is higher, the radio licence fee payable is, for each assigned transmit or receive radio frequency, the difference between the new fee in the congestion zone to which the station is relocated and the corresponding existing fee applicable in the congestion zone in which the station was previously located.

 Where a fixed station referred to in section 63 or 66 is relocated from an area into a metropolitan area, the radio licence fee payable is, for each assigned transmit or receive radio frequency, the difference between the new fee in the metropolitan area to which the station is relocated and the corresponding existing fee applicable in the area in which the station was previously located.

 [Repealed, SOR/2020-278, s. 6]

 [Repealed, SOR/2020-278, s. 6]

 
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