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Holland College

Holland College is PEI's community college which delivers a 2-year Primary Care Paramedicine (PCP), a 10-month Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) program, and a 3-year distance ACP program. Holland College has an excellent reputation in the industry country-wide and is accredited by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Island paramedics organize,  instruct, and facilitate stations for students to practice skills and scenarios.

To learn more about Holland College and its paramedic programs, see below:

Click here to learn about the PCP Program

Click here to learn about the ACP Program

University of PEI

Holland College and the University of PEI have designed a first in Canada 2-year Bachelor of Applied Health in Paramedicine degree pathway. Students who have completed at least 2-years of study in an approved paramedic training program are eligible to apply, and upon acceptance must complete 2 additional years of foundational science courses, senior specialized courses in the life sciences, and advanced capstone paramedicine courses. The program is designed to enhance a paramedic's science knowledge, as well as their research and communication skills. A Bachelor of Applied Health in Paramedicine increases access to post-graduate opportunities and improves job prospects in careers like Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Researcher, Emergency Medical Services Management, Business Development, Disaster Medicine Planner, and Health System Policy Advisor. Students may also graduate with honors providing them with the research experience required to design, carry out, evaluate and write up a scientific research project.

For more information contact the University of Prince Edward Island or see their program description here: Bachelor of Applied Health in Paramedicine.


After completing a paramedic training program, paramedics must be licensed by the College of Paramedics of Prince Edward Island

Please note that PAPEI does not assess applications or issue licenses; however, is committed to providing educational opportunities for Continuing Education Credits (CEU) as needed for re-licensing.

For more information on the function of the Paramedic College, self-regulation and licensing requirements click here.

All paramedics in PEI are licensed by the College of Paramedics after submitting an application and having met all of their requirements. Below is the link to the application and licensing portal.

Get Licensed or Renew Here

Island EMS

Island EMS is the sole ground ambulance emergency medical service (EMS) agency. Employing more than 150 paramedics across the province, Island EMS offers pre-hospital emergency care, non-emergency transfers, and community-based projects such as Palliative care, Mobile Integrated Health (MIH), Mobile Mental Health (MMH) and Community Paramedic Response Units (CPRU).

To learn more about Island EMS click here.

Holland College and UPEI

Both Holland College and the University of PEI offer career opportunities for individuals looking to assist in the education and development of paramedicine. 

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