Shared on behalf of the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR)

It is with pleasure that the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) officially announce the launch of the Pan-Canadian Essential Regulatory Requirements Project (PERRs) for paramedics.

The PERRs project will describe the expectations for safe, effective, and ethical performance by paramedics. This work is intended to inform provincial regulatory practice standards and support the use of PERRs by educators, employers, and other key stakeholders. The development of these requirements will serve to support other key initiatives, including the entry to practice examination.

PERRs will focus specifically on the current scope of practice and support labour mobility from one jurisdiction to another across Canada, for the four levels covered under the federal Agreement on Internal Trade which include:

  1. Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
  2. Primary Care Paramedic (PCP)
  3. Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)
  4. Critical Care Paramedic (CCP)

COPR staff and the Project Steering Committee, comprised of representatives from each COPR member jurisdiction, will work closely with SGT & Associates who have over 20 years of expertise in competency profile development. The PERRs will be approved by the COPR Board and reviewed every 5 years.

To ensure input and feedback at key strategic points, the following committees will be established:

  • Stakeholder Advisory Committee
  • Essential Requirements Committee
  • Subject Matter Expert Committee

There will opportunities to participate in the PERRs project.  Watch for more information in September.

To read more about this project click here, or email Chelsea Wilker at