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Your application form and any appendices must be accurate and complete (i.e., include all relevant documentation). Incomplete or inaccurate applications may result in your application being returned and restarted. This can have a significant impact on the timeliness of your business plans.

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Topic Type Form Number Form Instructions Related Documents
Distribution Exemption Order Form 147

Registration form for exempt terrestrial BDUs entering a market served by a licensed BDU

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (145 Kb)
  2. Complete and save Appendix: A: Network diagram: Download Word (29 Kb)
  3. Complete and save Appendix: B: Information on the individual terrestrial BDU licence: Download Word (34 Kb)
  4. Complete and save Appendix: C: Information on the regional terrestrial BDU licence: Download Word (34 Kb)
  5. Complete and save Appendix: D: Financial information regarding community programming: Download Word (33 Kb)
  6. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  7. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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HTML Sample, Appendix A: Network diagram
HTML Sample, Appendix B: Information on the individual terrestrial BDU licence
HTML Sample, Appendix C: Information on the regional terrestrial BDU licence
HTML Sample, Appendix D: Financial information regarding community programming
Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-543 and Broadcasting Order CRTC 2015-544
Distribution Licence Renewal Form 123

Application to renew a licence for a broadcasting distribution undertaking

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (87 Kb)
  2. Complete and save Appendix: 1B: Location of undertaking and number of subscribers: Download Word (33 Kb)
  3. Complete and save Appendix: 1C: Conditions of licence, authorizations and expectations: Download Word (34 Kb)
  4. Complete and save Appendix 2A, if applicable: Ownership information: Download Word (76 Kb)
  5. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  6. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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HTML Sample, Appendix 1B: Location of undertaking and number of subscribers
HTML Sample, Appendix 1C: Conditions of licence, authorizations and expectations
HTML Sample, Appendix 2A: Ownership information
Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; policies; list of TV services that must be distributed, etc.
Distribution New Licence Form 124

Application to obtain a broadcasting licence to operate a distribution undertaking

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (166 Kb)
  2. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  3. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies
Distribution, Radio, TV Licence Amendment or Revocation Form 300

Administrative application (excluding technical amendments)

Login to My CRTC Account via the Broadcasting Online Form and Cover Page

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Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
Distribution, Radio, TV Licence Amendment Form 301

Amendment Requests (excluding technical amendments) Part 1 Proceedings

Login to My CRTC Account via the Broadcasting Online Form and Cover Page

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Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
Distribution, TV Non-CDN Services Form 304

Application for addition to the list of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution

Login to My CRTC Account via the Broadcasting Online Form and Cover Page

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Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
Radio New Licence Form 103

Application to Obtain a Broadcasting Licence to Operate a Type B Native Radio Undertaking (including low-power)

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (137 Kb)
  2. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  3. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
Radio New Licence Form 111

Application to Obtain a Broadcasting Licence to Operate a Specialty Audio Programming Undertaking

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (118 Kb)
  2. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  3. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
Radio New Licence Form 114

Application to obtain a broadcasting licence to operate a campus or community radio undertaking (including low-power)

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (207 Kb)
  2. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  3. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
Radio New Licence Form 101

Application to obtain a broadcasting licence to operate a commercial or ethnic radio undertaking (including low-power)

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (279 Kb)
  2. Complete and save Appendix 2A, if applicable: Ownership information: Download Word (76 Kb)
  3. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  4. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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HTML Sample, Appendix 2A: Ownership information
Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
Radio New Licence Form 118

Application to Obtain a Broadcasting Licence for a DEVELOPMENTAL (Community or Campus) Radio Programming Undertaking

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (124 Kb)
  2. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  3. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
Radio New Licence Form 134

Application to Obtain a Broadcasting Licence to Carry on a Religious (Church) Radio Programming Undertaking

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (90 Kb)
  2. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  3. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
Radio Licence Amendment Form 303

Technical Amendment to a Broadcasting Licence for an Analog Radio (Including a New Transmitter)

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Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
Radio Licence Renewal Form 310

Radio – Abridged Licence Renewal

Login to My CRTC Account via the Broadcasting Online Form and Cover Page

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HTML Sample, Appendix 5: Commercial and Ethnic, Specialty and Other
HTML Sample, Appendix 5: Community
HTML Sample, Appendix 5: Campus
HTML Sample, Appendix 5: Native
Radio Exemption order Form 53

Registration for Exempted Native Radio Stations

Fill out and submit this form online

Ownership Ownership Shares Form 139

Change in ownership or control (shares)

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (126 Kb)
  2. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  3. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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HTML Sample, Appendix 2A: Ownership information
Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.

Need help completing an ownership application?

  • Detailed description of the ownership information that needs to be submitted with each application.
  • Step-by-step guide to filling forms when there is a transaction resulting in change in ownership and/or effective control.

Contact the Ownership and Acquisition group and request a copy of the guide.

Ownership Ownership Assets Form 138

Change in ownership or control (assets)

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (131 Kb)
  2. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  3. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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HTML Sample, Appendix 2A: Ownership information
Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.

Need help completing an ownership application?

  • Detailed description of the ownership information that needs to be submitted with each application.
  • Step-by-step guide to filling forms when there is a transaction resulting in change in ownership and/or effective control.

Contact the Ownership and Acquisition group and request a copy of the guide.

TV Exemption order Form 308

Registration for exemption of a discretionary programming undertaking (television)

Login to My CRTC Account via the Broadcasting Online Form and Cover Page

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Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
TV Licence Renewal Form 100

Application to renew a broadcasting licence for a Conventional, Community-based or Provincial educational television undertaking

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (184 Kb)
  2. Complete and save Appendix: 1A: COL’s expectations and encouragements: Download Word (41 Kb)
  3. Complete and save Appendix 2A, if applicable: Ownership information: Download Word (76 Kb)
  4. Complete and save Appendix 5: Financial projections: Download Excel (363 Kb)
  5. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  6. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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HTML Sample, Appendix 1A: COL’s expectations and encouragements
HTML Sample, Appendix 2A: Ownership information
HTML Sample, Appendix 5: Financial projections
Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
TV New Licence Form 102

Application to Obtain a Broadcasting Licence to Operate a Television Programming Undertaking (including low-power)

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (300 Kb)
  2. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  3. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
TV Renewal Form 109

Application to renew a broadcasting licence for a discretionary programming
(formerly Category A and B pay and specialty services)

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (150 Kb)
  2. Complete and save Appendix: 1A: COL’s expectations and encouragements: Download Word (41 Kb)
  3. Complete and save Appendix 2A, if applicable: Ownership information: Download Word (76 Kb)
  4. Complete and save Appendix 5: Financial projections: Download Excel (20 Kb)
  5. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  6. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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HTML Sample, Appendix 1A: COL’s expectations and encouragements
HTML Sample, Appendix 2A: Ownership information
HTML Sample, Appendix 5: Financial projections
Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
TV New Licence Form 125

Application to obtain a broadcasting licence to operate a discretionary programming undertaking (television) serving more than 200,000 subscribers

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (79 Kb)
  2. Complete and save Appendix: 1A: COL’s expectations and encouragements: Download Word (41 Kb)
  3. Complete and save Appendix: 3A: Ownership information: Download Word (69 Kb)
  4. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  5. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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HTML Sample, Appendix 1A: COL’s expectations and encouragements
HTML Sample, Appendix 3A: Ownership information
Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
TV New Licence Form 130

Application to obtain a Broadcasting Licence to Operate a Digital Television (DTV) Undertaking (NOT Associated with an Analog Television Station)

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (312 Kb)
  2. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  3. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
TV Licence Amendment Form 302

Application for a technical amendment to a broadcasting licence for an analog or digital television programming undertaking

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Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
TV Licence Renewal Form 145

Application to renew a broadcasting licence for an on-demand undertaking (formerly pay-per-view and video-on-demand)

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (111 Kb)
  2. Complete and save Appendix: 1A: COL’s expectations and encouragements: Download Word (41 Kb)
  3. Complete and save Appendix 2A, if applicable: Ownership information: Download Word (76 Kb)
  4. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  5. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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HTML Sample, Appendix 1A: COL’s expectations and encouragements
HTML Sample, Appendix 2A: Ownership information
Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
TV Licence Amendment Form 150

600 MHz Condition of licence

  1. Save this form to your computer and fill it out:
    Download Word (75 Kb)
  2. Login to My CRTC Account and complete the Broadcasting Cover Page
  3. Submit the saved form and any supporting documents
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HTML Sample, Appendix 1A: COL’s expectations and encouragements
HTML Sample, Appendix 2A: Ownership information
Acts, regulations and directions; industry codes; and policies, etc.
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