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, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick are self-regulated. Paramedics in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador are government regulated. Manitoba is in the process of transitioning from a government regulated to a self-regulated model following the addition of Paramedics to the Health Professions Act in 2018. 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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