Canada’s public emergency alert system is running a routine test this week, so don’t be alarmed when your phone sounds off.
The biannual testing of the Alert Ready system will take place on Wednesday, May 4 in several provinces and territories.
The notification will be sent to Canadian’s phones, TVs, and radios.
⚠️ We’re running our routine test on May 4th ⚠️
Canadians in participating provinces and territories can expect an alert on their TV, phone, & radio on May 4th.
— Alert Ready (@AlertReady) May 2, 2022
The system is tested twice per year with the next test scheduled for November.
Ontario, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and Quebec are not included in this month’s test. The full schedule for participating provinces and territories can be found below.
Alberta: 1:55 pm MDT
British Columbia: 1:55 pm PDT
NewBrunswick: 10:55 am ADT
Newfoundland and Labrador: 10:55 am NDT
Northwest Territories: 9:55 am MDT
Nunavut: 2:00pm EDT
Prince Edward Island: 12:55 pm ADT
Saskatchewan: 1:55 pm CST
Yukon: 1:55 pm MDT