The Canadian Alert Ready Wireless Public Warning (WPA) system today runs through some tests and so far seems to work properly throughout the country.
The test takes place live at 13:55 for most Canadians, except for Quebec, which will be tested at 2:55 pm.
From several provinces they have already tested, it seems to work much better than the last test on August 1st. These systems have been known to be unsuccessful in the past as when Ontario first mobile Amber Alert came out, but it did not reach everyone.
Canadians on Twiter exchange posts on alerting while in their province is coming out and so far, in addition to some tiny discomfort, seem to work.
Looks like he had an emergency warning in New Scotland. https://t.co/82yP6uNxqE
– Steve Faguy (@fagstein) November 28, 2018
To follow the warning while roaming around the country log out Steve Faguy is a Twitter thread This speaks of the whole situation.
If you have not received a test, your phone may not be new enough to receive the signal. To get public alerts, your phone must be able to connect to the LTE network and comes with the latest version of your phone's operating system. To check the specifics of what phones are compatible with those network operators, read the complete list here.
If you do not get a test or want to provide information about the emergency alert process, the Public Emergency Alert Services Inc., the company has a survey behind the warning technology.
Sources: Twitter, PEASI