Primary Care Paramedic

As an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), you will become an additional resource to help the emergency medical system manage low-acuity, non-urgent patient transfers. This will keep more ambulances staffed in their communities, and will help increase the coverage for PCPs and ACPs in the province. EMTs will help provide a valuable service to the patients, your paramedic colleagues, and all those who rely on ambulance services during their times of need.

This program develops the required competencies and knowledge for providing care to the sick or injured. Through live lecture, self-directed learning, simulation and practical experience the individual will possess sound knowledge and skills, an unwavering commitment to excellence in all that they do and a deep sense of professionalism and caring. The program meets the competency requirements of the Paramedic Association of New Brunswick (PANB). The program is designed to provide the acquisition of concepts and theories, mastery of professional skills and the attainment of a professional attitude.


The EMT program is 9 weeks in length, which includes 7 weeks of classroom/simulation training as well as 2 weeks of practical training. The total cost of the program is approximately $5300.00 and includes the cost of books, as well as training resources utilized within the program.

To apply as a general applicant to the Medavie HealthEd EMT program, a candidate must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Successful completion of grade 12 (Diploma or GED) with:
    • Math at the grade 11 or 12 university preparatory level and one science at the grade 11 or 12 university preparatory level (Biology, Chemistry or Physics).
    • Grade 11 or 12 English university preparatory level.
  • Be physically and mentally able to perform all required duties.
  • Qualify for Class 4 driver’s license (please check with your provincial Department of Transportation or Motor Vehicles Branch for the jurisdiction where you reside).
  • Be in good health with all appropriate immunizations as verified by a completed immunization record.
  • Supply a current copy a driver’s abstract. To obtain a driver’s abstract you must contact the appropriate provincial Department of Transportation or Motor Vehicles Branch for the jurisdiction where you reside.
  • Supply an acceptable Criminal Record Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC). This can be obtained from the RCMP, local police detachment or some online agencies such as myBackCheck.com (please ensure you submit for both a CRC AND VSC).

If you do not have the above academic prerequisites, you MAY be able to apply as a “Mature Student” in New Brunswick. A “Mature Student” applicant is not required to have completed the high school / college courses noted above (see above).

Furthermore: To apply as a “Mature Student” to the Medavie HealthEd New Brunswick EMT program, a candidate must meet the following prerequisites:

Must be applying for a course offered in New Brunswick.

Be at least 21 years of age and out of school for a minimum of one year.

If the Mature Student applicant does not have the mandatory academic requirements they must complete the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT).  A Mature Student is required to pass this test overall and must also pass the Math and  Science portions of the test.

Participate in an interview process with a designated admissions representative. In the process of the interview, the applicant will be required to provide the following supporting documentation:

  1. Letter outlining the reasons they expect to successfully complete the program;
  2. Personal resume;
  3. Three Letters of reference.

To complete your application to Medavie HealthEd EMT program you must submit the following (click here for checklist):

  1. Application form (to be completed and submitted on line)
  2. Resume (electronic submission only required)
  3. Two completed Reference forms (click here for Reference Form).  If you are applying as a Mature Student three completed Reference Forms are required.  (electronic with originals to follow)
  4. Driver’s Abstract (electronic with originals to follow)
  5. Official High School Transcript (and college/university if applicable) (electronic with originals to follow)
  6. Copy of current Driver’s License (electronic only)

After completing all of the above requirements, successful applicants will then be offered an interview with designated Admissions Representatives.

Upon conditional acceptance into the EMT program, students must submit the following:

  1. An official Criminal Record Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC). The criminal record check must be no more than six months old from the program start date.
  2. The Medavie HealthEd Medical and Immunization forms. The medical and immunization forms must be no more than two months old from the program start date. To download the medical form, click here, and to download the immunization form, click here

If your first language is not English, you may be required to provide proof of English language proficiency.  If proof of proficiency is necessary, you must achieve, at least, the minimum scores noted below.  Please note, at this time these are the only English language proficiency tests we accept.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), internet based testing (iBT) – must achieve an overall score of 96 with no less than 24 in each band.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – must achieve an overall score of 7 with no less than 7 in each band.

Additionally, if you are submitting an international transcript as proof that meet the prerequisite course criteria, your transcript will need to be validated by one of the member organizations of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC).  Please visit www.canalliance.org for more information on these organizations.

The student will receive a certificate upon successful completion of all program requirements as outlined in policy.

For information on financial assistance, rebate programs, potential employment opportunities upon graduating, and other relevant information, please visit our helpful links page by clicking here.