Public Alert Test to be conducted across Canada


Public Alert Test to be conducted across Canada


Nov. 27, 2018

Global Korean Post


Each year, wireless service providers and broadcasters will distribute a test alert.

2018 Public Awareness Test will be conducted on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 1:55 PM local time (2:55 PM local time in Quebec).


In 2014, the CRTC required that FM radio, AM radio and over-the-air (OTA) television stations, as well as subscription-based broadcasting service providers, to participate in the National Public Alerting System (NPAS).


Since April 6, 2018, the CRTC requires that all wireless service providers participate in the NPAS and begin distribution of wireless public emergency alerts on their long-term evolution (LTE) networks.


The test will be distributed on TV, radio and compatible wireless devices. However, you need to note that not all mobile devices will receive the test message.

Alert Ready is Canada’s emergency alerting system. Alert Ready delivers critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television, radio and LTE-connected and compatible wireless devices. The Alert Ready system was developed with many partners, including federal, provincial and territorial emergency management officials, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Pelmorex, the broadcasting industry and wireless service providers. Together, these partners work to ensure Canadians receive alerts immediately and know when to take action to stay safe.

The following list indicates the subscription-based broadcasting service providers that distribute emergency alerts. If you require more details, please contact your broadcasting service provider.

Subscription-based broadcasting service providers that distribute emergency alert messages:

  • 2251723 Ontario
  • Access
  • AEBC Internet
  • Bell
  • Bell ExpressVu
  • Bragg Communications Incorporated
  • Câblevision du Nord de Québec
  • Cogeco Connexion Inc.
  • IAAK Technologies
  • K-Right Communications
  • Nexicom Communications
  • Northwestel
  • Persona Communications
  • Rogers
  • SaskTel
  • Shaw
  • Shaw Direct
  • Sogetel
  • TBayTel
  • Vianet
  • Vidéotron
  • Wightman Telecom
  • Zazeen


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