International Applicants

Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR): COPR is assessing all international applicants before they apply to individual jurisdictions. It is possible that international applicants will have to write the COPR exam as a measure of competency for practice in Canada. Please begin the application process with COPR

  1. Application fee of $450.00 (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) original paper copies must be mailed to the office
  8. Identification of the Medical Practitioner, licensed in NS, providing direct or indirect supervision of the applicants practice – Please note, if an applicant cannot fulfill this requirement they can only receive a Restricted Practicing license with conditions.
  9. 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. Please note, if an applicant cannot fulfill this requirement they can only receive a Restricted Practicing license with conditions.
  10. Electronic copy of the Initial Registration and Licensure Application Form, which is generated automatically once the form is completed.
  11. Any additional information required by the Registrar, Registration Committee or Registration Appeals Committee, when the applicants file is being assessed for completion.
  12. Record of Program Completion, if applicable (must be received from the Educational Institution).
  13. Record of Passing the Provincial Entry to Practice Examination.
  14. Verification of Certification/Registration as a paramedic in their country of origin.
  15. Resume detailing only the paramedic or other regulated health care profession employment of the applicant.
  16. 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.
  17. Continuing Competency Development – Note this must be similar to the College’s Continuing Competency Program requirements for each year.
  18. English Language Proficiency Scores (if applicable) – Note this is a requirement for any English as a Second Language (ESL) applicant from another country.


College of Paramedics of Nova Scotia
380 Bedford Highway, Suite 315
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3M 2L4
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