Emergency Medical Personnel



Who is the licensing body responsible for Paramedics in Alberta?

In Alberta, only registered members of the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) may call themselves Emergency Medical Responders (EMR), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), or Emergency Medical Technologist – Paramedics (EMT-P).

What are the licensure requirements for internationally educated Paramedics?

In order to apply to the Alberta College of Paramedics, internationally educated paramedics must complete a Substantial Equivalency Review. 

1. Submit  the Registration Application and fee payment. 

2. Include all material requested in the application

For complete information on the requirements for internationally educated paramedics, visit the Equivalency page on the Alberta College of Paramedics website.

What are the educational requirements for Paramedics in Alberta?

Note: Licensing bodies compare international education and experience to Canadian standards. 

EMR, EMT-A and EMT-P training programs are offered by public colleges, and private schools. A current list of approved programs is posted on the Alberta College of Paramedics website. 

What are the accepted English language proficiency tests and where can I be tested?

Applicants must successfully achieve the required passing score on the ACP approved English Language Tests . ACP uses the IELTS test. To learn more about where to take an English language proficiency test in Alberta, visit English Language Proficiency Tests and Locations.

What supports are available to support internationally educated health professionals to integrate into the Canadian labour force?

Directions for Immigrants, Clear Communication for Health Professionals 

Developed for health care professionals, Clear Communication for Health Professionals is a facilitated study group that focuses on the essence of effective communication in a health care setting. Participants will learn more about Canadian workplace culture, developing effective listening skills and other techniques designed to help you succeed in the workplace. Please visit the Job Success Groups tab on the Study Groups page.

What information resources are available for Paramedics in Alberta?

Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) 

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