1st Aid Courses

Registering for a 1st aid course can be a confusing process. Candidates have the option of selecting from a variety of different first aid and CPR courses. The following is a list of all of the available basic 1st aid and CPR courses available to candidates in Canada.

Available 1st Aid and CPR Courses in Canada

  • Standard first aid and CPR level “C” for health care providers (CPR “HCP”) and AED
    Enrolling in first aid courses

    Learn basic first aid skills such as managing victims with broken arms by enrolling in first aid courses.

  • Standard first aid and CPR level “C” and AED
  • Standard first aid and CPR level “A” and AED
  • Standard child care first aid and CPR level “B” and AED (exclusively operated through St Mark James training providers)
  • Emergency child care first aid and CPR level “B” and AED (exclusively operated through St Mark James training providers)
  • Emergency first aid and CPR level “A” and AED
  • Emergency first aid and CPR level “C” and AED
  • Stand-alone CPR level “A” and AED
  • Stand-alone CPR level “C” and AED
  • Stand-alone CPR level “C” for health care providers (CPR “HCP”) and AED

Major 1st Aid and CPR Providers in Canada

All of the previously mentioned courses, except for child care 1st aid courses, are offered through all four of the major first aid and CPR providers of Canada. The major providers include:

  • St. Johns Ambulance
  • St Mark James
  • The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
  • The Canadian Lifesaving Society

St Mark James 1st Aid Certification

These providers provide candidates with certificates and awards that meet many government legislative standards and are valid for 3 years. All providers offer certificates that are of the same value. No providers’ certificate holds a higher level if the course is of the equivalent name.

For more information about requirements in your area, about the previously mentioned providers or courses select the course type or providers from the main menu or side menu bar.

If you are not sure about which course to take, read from the course page for more information or contact your employer or check your school policies.