Wireless Public Alerting

07 May Wireless Public Alerting

Wireless Public Alerting is a service designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving emergency alert messages to Canadians through the National Alert Ready system. Wireless public alerting allows governments across Canada to send public safety messages directly to compatible smartphones in an affected region. It also has to be connected to the 4G LTE network through your cell phone provider.

The Alert Ready system was developed in partnership with federal, provincial and territorial emergency management officials, Environment and Climate Change Canada, The Weather Network and the broadcasting industry and Wireless Service Providers, to ensure you receive alerts immediately and know when to take action to keep yourself and your family safe.
Beginning April 6, 2018, all Canadian wireless service providers will be required to broadcast emergency alerts received from alerting authorities directly using Cell Broadcast technology.

More information is available here.