The CRTC engages in a wide range of activities. We supervise and regulate over 2,000 broadcasters, such as TV services, AM and FM radio stations as well as the companies that bring these services to you. We also regulate telecommunications carriers, including major telephone companies.

We issue, renew and amend broadcasting licences. We also issue licences for international telecommunications. These services allow telephone users to make and receive calls outside of Canada.

We make decisions on broadcasting industry mergers, acquisitions and ownership changes.

We approve tariffs and certain agreements for the telecommunications sector.

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Decisions, notices and orders

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Commission letters

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Consultations and hearings

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Forms and My CRTC account login

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The Online News Act

Learn about the plan to build a bargaining framework for fair negotiations between news organizations in Canada and the largest online platforms.

Enforcement actions

We protect the interests of Canadians and prevent abuse of the communications system.

Obligations of regulated entities under the Accessible Canada Act and the CRTC Accessibility Reporting Regulations

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Telecommunications providers

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Broadcasters and Canadian productions

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Surveys and statistics

Financial summaries for broadcasting sector, video-on-demand - aggregate statistical data, and aggregate annual returns for large broadcasters.

CISC working groups

Working groups, agendas, submit CISC documents, registration lists, agreements and guidelines, administrative guidelines.


Spam and Telemarketing – Stir in the regulations
Spam and Telemarketing – Stir in the regulations

The success of the Tiny Cakes bakery is based on its effective marketing, but remember, you must follow the rules when contacting customers.

Spam – A compliance feast
Spam – A compliance feast

How can Kim help her employees comply with Canada's anti-spam law?

Telemarketing – Concoct a compliance program
Telemarketing – Concoct a compliance program

Kim embarks on a telemarketing blitz to sell her delicious Tiny Cake, but wait, you can't just call people at home!

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