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Primary Care Paramedic Certificate

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1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade in bracket)

  • high school graduation or mature student status (be at least 25 years old)
  • English 12 (C) or equivalent
  • Valid Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Certificate within the last three years
  • current immunizations
  • Criminal Record Check

Admission Advice

1. Acceptable equivalent Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Certificate include the following (you will need one of):

  • JIBC PARA-1050 
  • JIBC PARA-1051
  • Valid EMR License PLUS CPR for HCP
  • Non-JIBC EMR Certification PLUS CPR for HCP
  • Current OFA Level 3 PLUS CPR for HCP
  • Other requests for equivalency will be reviewed at time of application. Equivalent must include CPR for HCP.

2. Admission to the Primary Care Paramedic program is contingent of availability of seats, completion of all admission criteria, submission of supporting documentation and applicant ranking as determined by a selection process.

3. Additional points may be granted in the selection process for the following:

  • A Grade 12 science course (biology, chemistry or physics), and/or
  • previous volunteer work (supporting letter of reference from organization) 

4. If you are an international student, please view the International Application Package or email for more information. 



2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy JIBC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements


One of the following (minimum score):

  • A C grade in English 12 or English Literature 12 or Technical and Professional Communications 12
  • A B grade in Communications 12
  • A TOEFL score of 560 (paper based), 220 (computer based) or 83 (internet based)
  • An IELTS score of 6.5
  • A LPI score of 4
  • A GED Language Arts Writing and Reading score of 450
  • Completion of an Adult Basic Education English course equivalent to DVST 0355 or higher
  • A grade of 3 or C in Advance Placement (AP) English Language or Literature
  • A grade of 6 or C in International Baccalaureate English Level A (higher level)
  • An undergraduate degree from an English speaking post-secondary institution
  • Other equivalents may be considered by the registrar

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

There are no specific institute admission requirements beyond the regular program admission requirements for JIBC program offerings.


There are no specific institute admission requirements beyond the regular program admission requirements for JIBC program offerings.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit check here.

Mature Student

Not Applicable


International Student

For details on JIBC's International Programs check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

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