Note: this is an unofficial summary of the regulations affecting the amateur radio service in Canada. It is intended for educational purposes only. It is not a legally-accurate or offically-authorized document. The only official document is RIC-25, obtained from Industry Canada.
4: You must be authorized to install, possess, or operate radio equipment.
7: Her Majesty may take posession of your station for any length of time, and require you to operate it. (Such as in wartime)
9: You must NOT send any false or fradulent distress signal.
You must NOT interfere with or obstruct any radio communication.
You must NOT intercept or divulge radio communications. (Except: amateur, broadcast, or distress communications; when ordered by the government; or when authorized by the sender or recipient.)
10: Violations can be punished with a fine up to $5,000 and/or prison up to 1 year.
General Radio Regulations, Part I
5.1: The following may hold an amateur station license and/or operate an amateur station:
 Radiocommunication Operator's General Certificate (Maritime)
 Radio Operator's First Class Certificate
 Radio Operator's Second Class Certificate
 Radiotelephone Operator's General Certificate (Aeronautical)
 Radiotelephone Operator's General Certificate (Maritime)
 Radiotelephone Operator's General Certificate (Land)
 Amateur Radio Operator's Advanced Certificate
 Amateur Radio Operator's Certificate
 Amateur Digital Radio Operator's Certificate
Amateur Operator's Certificate with Basic Qualification
 considered equivalent to Basic + 12 wpm Morse + Advanced
 considered equivalent to Basic + Advanced
General Radio Regulations, Part II
9: Your license must be posted in your station in a conspicuous place.
11: You may not install or maintain an unlicensed station.
20: You don't have exclusive rights to any frequency.
22: Your signal must be free of harmonics, hum, key clicks, and spurious emissions.
24: You must not interfere with any radio station or private receiver.
25: You must not transmit superfluous signals, obscenity, or profanity. When testing, you must not interfere with other stations.
43: Any person may operate your station if supervised by you and in your presence.
46: A station license lets you establish one station at your licensed location, one at another location, and one mobile. Only one may be operated at a time.
47: You must have an Advanced qualfication to use homebuilt transmitters or amplifiers, operate a same-band repeater, or install a club station.
48: You must only communicate with other amateurs.
You must NOT use secret codes or ciphers.
You must NOT transmit music, commercially recorded material, or received broadcasts.
49: You must not communicate with forbidden countries (per RIC-3).
50: You must not allow foreign third-party communications unless specifically allowed (RIC-3). (Except for Canadian amateurs, CFARS, and MARS.)
51: You may transmit emergency communications on behalf of anyone.
52: You must use the listed amateur frequency bands.
53: You must not exceed the listed signal bandwidths for each band, measured 26 dB down.
54: Radio controlled models are restricted to frequencies above 30 MHz.
55: In the shared frequency bands (UHF and higher), you must not interfere with another (non-amateur) service, but they may interfere with you.
57: You must transmit your call sign at the beginning and end of each period of communication or test, and every 30 minutes during that period.
58: You may not own a transmitter capable of more than twice your legal power limit.
Basic operator limits: 250W DC input, 560W PEP SSB output, or 190W carrier output.
Advanced operator limits: 1000W DC input, 2250W PEP SSB output, or 750W carrier output.
59: You may not transmit unmodulated carrier except for brief tests.
An HF-band repeater must not transmit signals from Basic operators.
60: You must not overmodulate (AM more than 100%).
Below 148 MHz, your transmitter must have frequency stability equal to crystal control.
61: You must be able determine your transmit frequency to crystal-calibrator accuracy.
You must be able to indicate or prevent overmodulation.
62: You may not demand or accept payment in any form for amateur communications. (You may not use amateur radio for commercial purposes.)
63: You must inform Industry Canada if you move.
114: You must permit your station to be inspected at any reasonable time.
|Item||Frequency Band||Maximum |
|1.||1.800 to 2.000 MHz||6 kHz||B and 5, or B and 12||"160 metres"|
|2.||3.500 to 4.000 MHz||6 kHz||B and 5, or B and 12||"80/75 metres"|
|3.||7.000 to 7.300 MHz||6 kHz||B and 12||"40 metres"|
|4.||10.100 to 10.150 MHz||1 kHz||B and 12||"30 metres"|
|5.||14.000 to 14.350 MHz||6 kHz||B and 12||"20 metres"|
|6.||18.068 to 18.168 MHz||6 kHz||B and 12||"17 metres"|
|7.||21.000 to 21.450 MHz||6 kHz||B and 12||"15 metres"|
|8.||24.890 to 24.990 MHz||6 kHz||B and 12||"12 metres"|
|9.||28.000 to 29.700 MHz||20 kHz||B and 12||"10 metres"|
|10.||50.000 to 54.000 MHz||30 kHz||B||"6 metres"|
|11.||144.000 to 148.000 MHz||30 kHz||B||"2 metres"|
|12.||220.000 to 225.000 MHz||100 kHz||B||"1 1/4 metres"|
|13.*||430.000 to 450.000 MHz||12 MHz||B||"70 centimetres"|
|14.*||902.000 to 928.000 MHz||12 MHz||B|
|15.*||1.240 to 1.300 GHz||any||B|
|16.*||2.300 to 2.450 GHz||any||B|
|17.*||3.300 to 3.500 GHz||any||B|
|18.*||5.650 to 5.925 GHz||any||B|
|19.*||10.000 to 10.500 GHz||any||B|
|20.||24.000 to 24.050 GHz||any||B|
|21.*||24.050 to 24.250 GHz||any||B|
|22.||47.000 to 47.200 GHz||any||B|
|23.||75.500 to 76.000 GHz||any||B|
|24.*||76.000 to 81.000 GHz||any||B|
|25.||142.000 to 144.000 GHz||any||B|
|26.*||144.000 to 149.000 GHz||any||B|
|27.*||241.000 to 248.000 GHz||any||B|
|28.||248.000 to 250.000 GHz||any||B|