Qualitative Mask Fit Testing


Qualitative mask fit testing is required for N95 respirators and half-face reusable respirators.

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This 20-minute Qualitative Respiratory Mask Fit testing ensures a tight, effective and customized fit for your face, to protect you from airborne contaminants. Mask fit testing is mandatory for many school and workplace admissions, including Health Science and Nursing programs in the Lower Mainland, and is a WorkSafe BC requirement for any worker who might need to wear respiratory protection at work.   

Programs who accept Link2Life Qualitative Mask Fit Testing include but are not limited to: BCIT, Douglas College, Kwantlen, Langara, UBC and VCC.  For health care programs usually N95 mask fit testing is required but we are able to test a variety of respirators/masks. 

All fittings will take place at Link2Life: 2378 Alberta Street, Vancouver.

*If none of the posted times work for you, please contact us to suggest a time!

Masks we test:

  • Half face silicon masks with filters
  • N95 surgical mask

If you need N95 mask fit testing we will provide you with a respirator (3M N95 1860, 3M N95 1860 S, 3M N95 1870+) or if you need another style or type of mask tested please indicate this upon registration and plan to bring your own respirator.  

Link2Life mask fit testing is conducted in compliance with occupational health and safety codes, and in accordance with CSA standards, and includes:

  • Respirator selection
  • Respirator limitations
  • Sensitivity test and fit test
  • Donning/doffing and user seal checks
  • Storage and maintenance instructions
  • Cartridge dating, change frequency and limitations.

Upon successful completion, you receive a certificate of completion valid for one year.

Annual retesting is mandatory for most organizations, to ensure the seal remains effective. 

Before coming in for a mask fit test, please ensure you:

  • Do not eat or drink (except for water) at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment. This includes chewing gum
  • Do not smoke within 15 minutes of your appointment
  • Remove any facial hair that comes between the seal of the mask and your skin, as per CSA Standard Z94. 4-11. Please shave before your test!
  • Contact us with any criteria or restrictions your school may have regarding mask selection.

*It is recommended that if you have long hair you wear it up.

Additional information


Sunday June 16th 11:30 am, Sunday June 16th 12:10 pm, Wednesday June 19th 1:40 pm, Thursday June 20th 9:30 am, Saturday June 22nd 12:50 pm, Monday June 24th 10:30 am, Monday June 24th 2:30 pm, Tuesday June 25th 10:30 am, Tuesday June 25th 2:30 pm, Wednesday June 26th 10:30 am, Wednesday June 26th 2:30 pm, Thursday June 27th 10:30 am, Thursday June 27th 2:30 pm, Friday June 28th 10:30 am, Friday June 28th 2:30 pm, Saturday June 29th 2:30 pm, Saturday June 29th 3:10 pm, Tuesday July 2nd 10:30 am, Tuesday July 2nd 11:10 am, Tuesday July 2nd 1:00 pm, Wednesday July 3rd 4:30 pm, Thursday July 4th 4:30 pm, Saturday July 6th 9:30 am