If you are a paramedic practitioner registered in another Canadian province, you may submit an application for equivalency recognition and registration if you meet all the following criteria:
- You have applied for and passed the registration examination in the Canadian province where you completed your program of study.
- You are current and fit to practice, and registered with a recognized provincial paramedicine regulator in another Canadian province.
- You meet all the Alberta College of Paramedics registration requirements.
If you have not practiced the profession within the previous two years, and it has been over one year from your education graduation date, you are encourage to contact the College prior to submitting an application.
As a registered practitioner of the profession, you will be subject to continuing competence and registration renewal requirements. You are also required to abide by all legislative and College requirements, policies and standards. Practitioners found to have contravened College policy are subject to review, investigation and, potentially, discipline.
Applicants who gain registration in Alberta through the Labour Mobility process will have additional conditions on their practice permit. These conditions may be under Restricted Activities, Practice Settings or Practice. These conditions will support your transition into Alberta, reduce risk to Albertans, and provide out of province applicants with the necessary experience in the health services.
All Labour Mobility applicants will have the following Practice conditions:
- Practitioner must successfully complete an employment orientation within ten days of employment and provide validation to the College from the employer.
- Practitioner must successfully participate in a partner arrangement, which includes 30 working days, or 360 working hours. The partner must be a registered member in good standing with the College and hold a general practice permit at the equivalent designation or higher approved by the Registrar’s designate.
Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP’s) will have the additional Practice condition:
- Facilitation and maintenance of intubation using paralytic pharmacological agents – (RSI).
Restricted activities will be designation specific and listed on your Practice Permit.
Emergency Medical Responders (EMR’s) will have:
- Platelet Inhibitor (ASA)
- Sympathomimetic (Epinephrine)
- Bronchodilator (Salbutamol)
- Anticholinergic (Ipratropium Bromide)
Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP’s) will have:
- Administer blood and/or blood products.
- Medication administration via umbilical vein
Note: Restricted activities and some Practice conditions (specifically RSI) can only be removed through a College approved education program. This process is part of the Health Professions Act transition and will take some time to achieve. Until the education is in place, the College is limiting the scope of practice through conditions on a practice permit. The College will communicate with you when the program is in place.
As a registered practitioner of the profession intending to practise in Alberta, you are required to demonstrate you have the knowledge and abilities related to Alberta jurisprudence. The College has established an online course for this purpose. More information relating to jurisprudence will be forwarded to you.
Professional practice in Alberta requires practitioners to be fluent and proficient in the English language. The College may require you to demonstrate your fluency and proficiency in English in accordance with its English Language Proficiency Policy.