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    What kind of testing is legal in Canada? My employer is looking at adding random testing, is this allowed?


    There is no regulatory body which oversees drug and alcohol testing within Canada, however there have been court cases with rulings which have set some precedents. You can read about various news items regarding random testing by going to DATAC’s ‘News’ and typing “random testing” into the search bar, our coverage will give you a good view of the situation. The short answer, random testing is done in Canada, and it is not illegal, though it may only apply to certain job types ie. safety-sensitive.


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