In Canada, the Canadian Numbering Administrator (CNA) undertakes the primary administrative functions for all International Mobile Subscription Identity (IMSI) resources. The CNA administers IMSI resources in accordance with the Canadian International Mobile Subscription Identity (IMSI) Assignment Guideline developed by the Canadian Steering Committee on Numbering (CSCN) and approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).The Guideline contains procedures for the assignment and use of IMSIs for Canadian Wireless Service Providers (WSP), Wireless Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (WCLEC) and satellite carriers.
The administration of IMSIs in Canada is conducted under the regulatory authority of the CRTC. The IMSI administrator administers only the Mobile Network Code (MNC) segment of the IMSI.
The IMSI format in Canada is a fixed 15-digit length. Each IMSI contains an MCC, an MNC, and an MSIN.
The format of the IMSI in North America is:
The currently assigned MNC's in Canada are listed below.
|250||ALO Mobile Inc.|
|490||WIND Mobile Corp.|
|540||Rovvr Communications Inc.|
|650||Moratorium on further assignment of
MNC 650 and subtending MNCs based on
resolution of discussion at CSCN 103.
|740||Shaw Telecom G.P.|
|750||Sask Tel Mobility|
|820||Rogers Communications Partnership (Wireless)|
|920||Rogers Communications Partnership|
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