COVID-19 testing, screening and contact tracing

Getting tested

Testing for travellers entering Canada

Getting tested to enter Canada, testing after you enter

How and where we test for active infections

Deciding who should get tested, how testing is done, types of tests, where to get rapid tests

Rapid tests for workplace screening

How to get rapid tests for your workplace, benefits of screening and implementation guidance

How Canada approaches testing

Why testing and contact tracing is important

Why testing is important, getting tested near you, why contact tracing is done

Test accuracy

Accuracy and reliability, negative, positive and inconclusive tests

Increasing testing supply

What Canada is doing, tests distributed in Canada, testing capacity

Canada’s procurement of COVID-19 rapid tests

Canada’s purchase agreements for antigen and point-of-care tests

Roles and responsibilities

Federal, provincial and territorial roles in testing

National overview of tests performed

Daily number of tests performed in Canada

Health care and industry

Authorized testing devices

List of authorized COVID-19 testing devices in Canada

Testing devices under review

COVID-19 testing device applications under review in Canada

Authorization and types of testing devices

Types of testing devices, how to get authorization, test swabs

Testing and screening expert advisory panel

Overview, members, reports and summaries

Industry Advisory Roundtable

Overview, members and reports

Testing for COVID-19 in vaccinated populations

Recommendations for testing people and groups who are vaccinated

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