Please be advised that the CSA Z1660:2024 Draft Standard, National Competency Framework for Paramedics (formerly known as the NOSP), has been posted for the mandatory 60-day Public Review period in accordance with CSA policy. The draft is available for review and comment on the CSA Group Public Review Website as per the links below (English & French versions).

The closing period for Public Review is March 19, 2024

Feel free to share the below links with your colleagues, contacts, and associations. Anyone wishing to review and provide comments on the draft will need to register to the site as instructed where they can review and submit their comments directly on the site.

Link to the CSA Z1660 Public Review Draft
Identifier: CSA Z1660
Title: National competency framework for paramedics – Closing date: March 19th ,2024
Link to English version: https://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/5179
Link to French version: https://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/5180

Scope of the CSA Z1660 Standard

The CSA Z1660 Standard identifies the professional activities and supporting competencies required of paramedics in Canada. It reflects current practice in Canada and anticipated future practice needs.  The Standard also provides guidance and supporting details to aid with understanding and using the Standard, including an overview of the role description, significance of the roles, information about practice settings, delegation, and inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility.

CSA Group acknowledges that the development of this Standard was made possible by the financial support of the Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC).