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  • Major Canadian First Aid Providers:

    The following is a list of the major Canadian first aid and CPR providers: St Mark James The Lifesaving Society The Heart and Stroke Foundation St. Johns Ambulance

  • First Aid and CPR Certification Available in Canada

    First Aid Certification:

    All of the above mentioned providers certify candidates with identical awards. For example, an emergency first aid course with St Mark James is identical in value as a certificate through the Lifesaving Society. The only difference is that you receive a different logo through a different provider. Each provider has its pros and cons but they are essentially offering the same certification. Typically the awards are valid for 3 years and all are nationally accredited. Certification by these Canadian providers all meet government legislation.

  • CPR Certification:

    When taking a Canadian first aid class with one of the previously mentioned providers, candidates have the option of selecting the level of CPR that accompanies the first aid course. All first aid courses, regardless of provider, includes certification and training in CPR.

  • AED Certification:

    All Canadian first aid and CPR courses include training and certification in the use of automated external defibrillators (AED’s). AED’s drastically increase the chance of survival for victims of cardiac arrest so legislation has made it mandatory for candidates to receive AED training.

    Course Cost

    The cost of a first aid and / or CPR course varies on a number of factors. It depends on the level of CPR associated with the first aid course, the level of first aid certification and the location of the course. Prices vary from 65 dollars to 165 dollars for the basic first aid courses offered by the major providers.

    Course Length

    Courses range in length depending on the type of course. Courses vary in length from as short as 8 hours to as long as 16 hours. Re-certification courses classes are significantly shorter and range from 6 to 8 hours in length. Not all providers have renewal courses.

    Take a Canadian first aid and CPR course and learn to save the life of a family member, friend, co-worker or stranger. Be prepared and confident to handle almost any emergency by taking first aid training.