About COPR

The Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR), founded in 2009, is comprised of self-regulating colleges and government regulators of the Paramedic profession in Canada.

The purpose of COPR is to facilitate collective and collaborative action in current and future interests of pan-Canadian Paramedic regulation and to support the development of a common understanding of provincial and federal obligations that may impact regulator functions.

COPR administers the paramedic entry to practice examination for seven regulatory jurisdictions in Canada and serves as the single point of entry and body responsible for the preliminary assessment of credentials for internationally educated paramedics.


  • COPR’s mission is to use a progressive approach to promote and advance effective paramedic regulation through the following:
    • Creating common unified standards for regulation of paramedics in Canada;
    • Developing and creating evidence to establish and improve practice standards;
    • Establishing harmonization of regulatory approach and standards of practice across the country as a priority;
    • Establishing a data repository to house information relating to the regulation of paramedicine in Canada and beyond; and
    • Supporting the effective regulation of paramedics in Canada through consistent collaboration and information sharing among paramedic regulators.


“COPR influences and progressively advances best practice in paramedic regulation.”


COPR is committed to operating with integrity in the pursuit of excellence through:

Collaboration: Being cooperative, inclusive, reasonable and fair.

Respect: Listening to and appreciating differences between each other and in stakeholder relationships.

Innovation: Breaking new ground/contemporary approaches, analytical, and

Transparency: Communicating with each other, stakeholders and the public in a way that is open, honest, comprehensive, and reflected in action.

Accountability: Being accountable to each other, key stakeholders, and the public.