The telecommunication type approval in Canada is handled by the Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), which is known as Industry Canada (IC) previously. A IC number will be issued by ISED after the approval, and the device will be placed on the Radio Equipment List (REL). Prior to marketing or selling a radio transmitter in Canada, the device must firm appear on the REL.

The ISED regulations covering radio frequency devices are the Radio Standards Specifications (RSS). It has put much effort to harmonize the requirements with the FCC requirement, and thus lab testing results for FCC certification could be reused for ISED certification. A combined and cost-effective service could be provided for FCC and ISED certification.