The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) works with all provinces and territories to test the national emergency alerting system: Alert Ready. Saskatchewan will be participating in the two annual tests, the next one being scheduled for 1:55 p.m. on May 8, 2019. The test issued in Saskatchewan will appear on television, radio and compatible wireless devices, as well as through the SaskAlert app. For more information, please visit alertready.ca or contact your telecommunication provider.
During the test, the alert tone will go off on compatible cellphones with a wireless text message advising the cellphone user that the sound is part of a test and there is no need for concern. This type of wireless alerting is mandatory as per Federal requirements and it is not possible for Canadians to opt out of receiving these life-saving messages directly to their cellphones. If the cellphone is switched off or on silent mode, there will be no sound but a banner will be displayed and the phone may vibrate even if the phone is in silent mode.
Find out if your phone is compatible by checking with your cellphone provider or online at www.alertready.ca
Starting April 6, 2018, you will begin receiving life-saving emergency alerts to cell phones and wireless devices that are compatible with wireless public alerting. The Canadian wireless public alerting system was developed by the federal government in partnership with the provinces and territories, Pelmorex Inc., the broadcasting industry and wireless service providers.
If you have questions about wireless alerting or the SaskAlert App, please check the Questions and Answers listed on this page. If you find, after checking the list, you still have questions, submit them to: firstname.lastname@example.org