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Paramedics provide medical care in responding to emergency calls such as sudden illness, accidents, and natural disasters. In addition to providing transportation to medical facilities, the role of paramedics is to assess and stabilize individuals while also communicating with emergency responders and other healthcare providers.

Steps to becoming a Paramedic in Nova Scotia.

Step 1
Complete a Paramedicine program

To become a Paramedic (Primary Care Paramedic or “PCP”) in Nova Scotia after high school, complete a paramedic training program approved by the College of Paramedics of Nova Scotia (CPNS). This typically takes 50 weeks. Examples of this program include:

If you are not sure if your program is an approved program, contact the College of Paramedics of Nova Scotia.

Step 2
Take the PEPE

Once you graduate from a paramedic program approved by the College of Paramedics of Nova Scotia (CPNS), you are eligible to take the Provincial Entry to Practice Exam (PEPE).

Step 3
Apply for licensure

If you pass the PEPE, you may apply for your full Paramedics licence with the college of Paramedics of Nova Scotia (CPNS).

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Fri, Apr 26
@ 10:00 AM to
7:00 PM

On Friday, April 26, Nova Scotia Health will be hosting its first provincial career fair taking place in 11 communities across the province. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., representatives...

Groups
15 groups including Administration/Clerical
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Partner event posting
This is a third-party calendar event. The Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment has not verified the event details, and they may have changed since this event was posted. For more information contact the event organizer directly.
Nova Scotia Health: People's Services
72 Park St
New Glasgow, NS
Fri, Apr 26
@ 10:00 AM to
7:00 PM

On Friday, April 26, Nova Scotia Health will be hosting its first provincial career fair taking place in 11 communities across the province. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., representatives...

Groups
15 groups including Administration/Clerical
!
Partner event posting
This is a third-party calendar event. The Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment has not verified the event details, and they may have changed since this event was posted. For more information contact the event organizer directly.
Nova Scotia Health: People's Services
23566 Highway 7
Sheet Harbour, NS
Fri, Apr 26
@ 10:00 AM to
7:00 PM

On Friday, April 26, Nova Scotia Health will be hosting its first provincial career fair taking place in 11 communities across the province. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., representatives...

Groups
15 groups including Administration/Clerical
!
Partner event posting
This is a third-party calendar event. The Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment has not verified the event details, and they may have changed since this event was posted. For more information contact the event organizer directly.
Nova Scotia Health: People's Services
36 Arthur St.
Truro, NS