The Paramedic Association of Canada with the support of the CSA Group is developing a new standard CSA Z1660: National Occupational Standard for Paramedics. This standard will revise and replace the 2011 National Occupational Competency Profile, and will support paramedics and employers by providing competency requirements and guidance to perform occupational roles.
As part of the development process, we are seeking nominations from across Canada to serve on Working Groups. The Working Groups will engage frontline clinicians and experts, the literature related to specific contexts of paramedic practice across Canada, and existing competencies where applicable.
The aim of the Working Groups is to gain an understanding of paramedic practice in varying contexts, and specifically to help us to identify what is common across all contexts and what is contextually specific. We will use these insights to inform the development of the NOSP.