Regulation of Paramedics

Last updated: July 31, 2019

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In Canada, provincial paramedic regulators have the legislated authority to grant registration/licensure/certification to individuals to practice as paramedics.

Regulation, registration/licensing/certification requirements and practise standards differ in each provincial jurisdiction.

Paramedics in Canada are regulated using two different models: self-regulated or government regulated. Paramedics in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick are self-regulated. Paramedics in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador are government regulated. Paramedics in the Territories are not yet regulated.

For details on specific provincial legislation and registration/licensure/certification, practise and professional standards, click on the regulatory body in the province in which you plan to practise.

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