The Paramedic Association of Canada( hashtag#PAC) is pleased to announce the immediate release of the Career Framework for Paramedics. The Career Framework for Paramedics provides all hashtag#paramedic stakeholders guidance and clarity on the roles and abilities of hashtag#paramedics in Canada. The framework promotes hashtag#paramedicine as a career option for a wide range of individuals as well as giving a clear sense of the ways in which to progress throughout a career, including degree level education programs. This document is a supporting document of the National Competency Framework for Paramedics (hashtag#NCFP), and has been approved for release by the PAC Board of Directors. Access the framework here:

NOSP Wins International Award

September 23, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Alan Batt and the team developing the PAC/CSA National Occupational Standard for Paramedics who won the “Best of the Best” Research Award at the Australasian College of Paramedicine International Conference last week in Melbourne, Australia.

A panel of judges considered the #NOSP to be the best quality research presented at the conference.

Thanks again to the Australasian College for this recognition, and to every individual who has contributed to this project.

PAC wishes to thank Pierre Poirier, Dr. Batt, and the 200+ paramedics and other healthcare professionals involved in the development process for their contributions to this project. The NOSP not only enhances competencies and educational standards, it also facilitates the framework of paramedic baccalaureate education.

This week, a two-day workshop with the Development Group convenes in Ottawa, ON. During this meeting, the DG will group and collapse the coded data (over 2,500 entries from 28 sources), and use these insights to inform the creation of activities and competencies for the NOSP. Following this workshop, the content will be submitted to the CSA Technical Committee for final review and discussion.

Six Step Model (Step 4)

March 1, 2023
It was announced at the recent PAC Board Meeting in Toronto that the process is nearing Step 5. The draft document is scheduled for handover to the Technical Committee in April 2023.