Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR): COPR is assessing all international applicants before they apply to individual jurisdictions across Canada. It is possible that international applicants will have to write the COPR exam as a measure of competency for practice in Canada. Applicants from any non Canadian jurisdiction except Australia, please begin the Canadian application process with COPR.

Applicants from Australia apply to the College directly. The checklist for Australian paramedics is linked here.

  1. Application fee of $200.00 (CDN)
  2. A complete Initial Registration and Licensure Application, which includes all requisite documentation.
  3. Proof of legal name, which may be in the form of a Government issued birth certificate, marriage license, or legal affidavit.
  4. Proof of identification, which may be in the form of a copy of their drivers license or passport, or other government issued photo identification.
  5. Evidence of Canadian Citizenship or Legal Entitlement to live and work in Canada, which may be in the form of a Canadian Birth Certificate or documentation from Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  6. Verification of Registration/Licensure with a different Regulated Health Care Profession (if applicable)
  7. Criminal Record Search with Vulnerable Record Check or International Criminal Record Search with Vulnerable Record Check (must include all current and former names including middle names). Current within the three months prior to the applicant’s registration and/or licensure
  8. Proof of Professional Liability Insurance that at all times provides a minimum of $5,000,000 coverage per occurrence and $5,000,000 coverage per year, excluding legal or court costs. Links for insurance details and policies
  9. Electronic copy of the Initial Registration and Licensure Application Form, which is generated automatically once the form is completed.
  10. Any additional information required by the Registrar, Registration Committee or Registration Appeals Committee, when the applicants file is being assessed for completion.
  11. Record of Program Completion, if applicable 
  12. Record of Passing the Provincial Entry to Practice Examination (E.g. COPR Candidate Score Report or COPR Certificate).
  13. Verification of Certification/Registration as a paramedic in their country of origin.
  14. Resume detailing employment and education history including paramedic, or other regulated health care profession employment of the applicant.
  15. Employment statements – Note this is a form provided by the College and that must be completed by both the applicant and their employer. This document details the competencies that are required to practice in Nova Scotia in comparison to the applicant’s jurisdiction.
  16. Continuing Competency Development – Note this must be similar to the College’s Continuing Competency Program requirements for each year.
  17. English Language Proficiency Scores (if applicable) – Note this is a requirement for any English as a Second Language (ESL) applicant from another country.
  18. Upon a completed and successful application, the applicant will pay a $535 Registration & Licensure fee.

Please note documents received by the College without an application will not be accepted and destroyed upon receipt.

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If you are a paramedic from Australia click here for the application process and click here for the checklist.

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