The federal government has wide licensing powers within the fields of agriculture, manufacturing, communication, and inter-provincial and international transportation. The following lists some of the more pertinent federal licensing requirements related to Alberta businesses:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada controls the manufacturing of fertilizers and pesticides and issues permits for importing and exporting agricultural products.
Fish processing companies and companies/individuals operating fishing vessels may obtain licensing information from Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Certain materials and equipment are classified as strategic; a permit is required from Industry Canada for export. Exporting to certain countries also requires permits.
The Civil Aviation Branch of Transport Canada controls the licensing of all pilots and aircrafts. Transport Canada also provides information on permit requirements for rail, road and marine transport.
Broadcasting stations, ham radios, two-way radios and citizen band radios require broadcasting licenses from Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).