Test Scheduled for November 27, 2019 at 1:55 PM
Test Alerts will be issued on Television, Radio and Compatible Wireless Devices in most provinces and territories.
On November 27, 2019, a public test message will be issued through Alert Ready, Canada's emergency alerting system, by most provincial and territorial emergency management organizations.
Each participating province and territory will issue one test message to be distributed over television, radio and compatible wireless devices. Quebec’s alert will sound off at 1:55 pm.
The Alert Ready system
The Alert Ready system has been used to issue emergency alerts over radio and televisions since 2010, and via compatible wireless devices since 2018. As of November 20th, Alert Ready has enabled government authorities to deliver 130 emergency alerts since January 1, 2019 and 1,413 since its creation in 2010. Testing of all components across the country, and on a regular basis, is an important and necessary part of any public alerting system. It provides an opportunity to validate and improve the performance and reliability of the system and to ensure it operates as it is intended in the event of an imminent life-threatening situation.
Alert Ready is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians. It was developed in collaboration with the federal, provincial, and territorial government agencies, Pelmorex, the broadcasting industry and wireless service providers. Given the importance of warning Canadians of imminent threat to the safety of life and property, Canadians do not have the option to opt-out of this essential life-saving service.