Introduction:

The College requires applicants to pay a registration and licensure fee of $450.00 upon making an application to the College. If an applicant is not successful in the application process, the College will retain a $100 non-refundable fee from the original $450.00 paid by the applicant. The applicant will receive a refund cheque of $350.00, if they; withdraw their application, fail to complete the application process within 6 months of their original application submission date, or are denied registration and licensing.
 
Documentation Requirements:

The documentation requirements for the New to Practice, Labour Mobility, International, or Non-Paramedic Program from Another Jurisdiction have many similarities, but also have several differences. The applicant must ensure they review the complete list of documentation requirements below, to become familiar with the documentation that will be required for their application.

An application will not be considered complete until all documentation is received, this includes any additional information that may be requested by the Registrar, Registration Committee and/or Registration Appeals Committee, when the applicant file is being assessed for completion.

All applicants (New to Practice, Labour Mobility, International Applicants Non-Paramedic Program from Another Jurisdiction):

  • Application fee of $450.00 (CDN)
  • A complete Initial Registration and Licensure Application, which includes all requisite documentation.
  • Proof of legal name, which may be in the form of a Government issued birth certificate, marriage license, or legal affidavit.
  • Proof of identification, which may be in the form of a copy of their drivers license or passport, or other government issued photo identification.
  • 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.
  • Verification of Registration/Licensure with a different Regulated Health Care Profession (if applicable).
  • Criminal Record Search with Vulnerable Record Check or International Criminal Record Search with Vulnerable Record Check.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Electronic copy of the Initial Registration and Licensure Application Form, which is generated automatically once the form is completed.
  • Any additional information required by the Registrar, Registration Committee or Registration Appeals Committee, when the applicants file is being assessed for completion.

New to Practice applicants:

  • All the documentation required for “all applicants”.
  • Record of Program Completion (must be received from the Educational Institution).
  • Record of Passing the Provincial Entry to Practice Examination.

Labour Mobility applicants:

  • All the documentation required for “all applicants”.
  • Verification of Registration/Licensure as a paramedic in another Canadian province or territory – Note this is required for every province where the paramedic holds a license/registration to practice.
  • Resume detailing only the paramedic or other regulated health care profession employment of the applicant.
  • Continuing Competency Development – Note this must be similar to the College’s Continuing Competency Program requirements for each year.
  • English Language Proficiency Scores (if applicable) – Note this is a requirement for any English as a Second Language (ESL) applicant who registered and licensed in another Canadian jurisdiction, where they were not required to provide proof of English Language proficiency for registration and licensure.

International and Non-Paramedic Programs from another Jurisdiction Applicants:

  • All the documentation required for “all applicants”.
  • Record of Program Completion, if applicable (must be received from the Educational Institution).
  • Record of Passing the Provincial Entry to Practice Examination.
  • Verification of Registration/Licensure as a paramedic in their country of origin.
  • Resume detailing only the paramedic or other regulated health care profession employment of the applicant.
  • 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.
  • Continuing Competency Development – Note this must be similar to the College’s Continuing Competency Program requirements for each year.
  • 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
New Registrant Application Form

The Initial Registration and Licensure Application process has between eight (8) and thirteen (13) steps to complete depending upon the type of applicant whos is completing the form. The thirteen (13) steps are:

Part 1   - Information/Data Section of Application Form
Part 2   - Review of the Practice of Paramedicine in Nova Scotia 
Part 3   - Jurisprudence Declarations about Practice of Paramedicine 
Part 4   - Uploading Documentation
Part 5   - Acknowledgements and Declarations 
Part 6   - Payment of Application Fee
Part 7   - Review of Application and supporting documentation by College Administrative Staff 
Part 8   - Review of Application and supporting documentation by the Registrar
Part 9   - Review by Registration Committee, with request for additional information, if required 
Part 10 - Appeal to Registration Appeal Committee, with request for additional information, if required 
Part 11 - Status and Outcome of the Application Review Process 
Part 12 - Payment of Registration and Licensing fees
Part 13 - Entry to Paramedic Register and appropriate Roster

A person who disagrees with the Registrar’s requirement for a competence assessment may, no later than 30 days after the date of the Registrar’s decision, request that the decision be referred to the Registration Committee, who may choose to uphold the Registrar’s decision. If the Registration Committee upholds the Registrar’s decision the applicant may appeal that decision to the Registration Appeals Committee.

Part 1   - Information Section of the Application Form

This portion of the application form requires the applicant to complete all the sections that are relevant to their application. In this section the applicant will provide the details regarding the type of application they are completing, personal & contact information and educational information. They will also be required to respond to several judicial questions and read the Paramedics Act & Regulations, as well as the College Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and Essential Competence Profiles before proceeding to uploading documents to the College’s portal.

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