First Aid Services

As the population of Canada increases so does the demand on first aid services. One of the highest demands in first aid services is training and re-training candidates in first aid and CPR. Over 100,000 Canadians receive basic first aid and CPR training throughout Canada. The majority of these basic courses are offered through 4 major providers. Within those 4 major providers, that offer almost identical programs, only a handful of courses are offered that meet government legislative standards and regulations. This website will outline who the 4 major providers are and the popular and basic first aid services that they offer. We are also partnered with a variety of training providers throughout Canada that meet our strict standards in providing exceptional first aid services. View our training providers and find the best first aid service provider in your region by  clicking here .

First Aid Educational Services Providers

First Aid Educational Services Providers

Canada has dozens of first aid and CPR service providers but 99% of the course are provided by only 4 providers. The following are the 4 major providers in Canada:


  • St. Johns Ambulance
  • The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
  • St Mark James
  • The Lifesaving Society (formerly known as the Royal Lifesaving Society of Canada)

These four providers offer almost identical courses and programs for candidates. Services obtained from these 4 providers will meet government regulation standards and candidates will receive certification that is valid for 3 years throughout Canada. Customers should be wary of courses and training provided through on-line providers because government standards require candidates to receive “hands-on” training.

First Aid Services

First Aid Services

The bulk of certifications that candidates need in Canada are completed through the following first aid and or CPR classes:


  • Standard First Aid and CPR
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR
  • Stand-alone CPR level “A”
  • Stand-alone CPR level “C”
  • Stand-alone health care provider CPR – CPR “HCP”

All of these courses include training and certification in the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). AED training is a mandatory component of any credible first aid and CPR course. Candidates that complete the  first aid and CPR courses  will be proficient in the use of many first aid services.

Course Cost and Length

Course Cost and Length

The cost of the courses vary from 45 to 165 dollars depending on the provider and location. Courses vary in length from 3 hours to 18 hours depending on course and CPR level.

Credible Certification Awards

Credible Certification Awards

Candidates that complete these courses will receive a wall mount or wallet sized certificate that is valid for 3 years. Some candidates may be required to renew the  first aid certificate  at a earlier date depending on the first aid services they provide or school policies. The majority of the top 4 first aid service providers offer candidates first aid and CPR re-certification courses.