WorkSafe BC has implemented a process for accepting the first aid certification of workers trained or certified in other Canadian jurisdictions. In accordance with WorkSafe BC and the labour mobility requirements (TILMA), EMP Canada First Aid Training Provider’s that offer Level 1 or Level 3 first aid certification in BC are authorized to issue Level 1 or Level 3 out-of jurisdiction certificates.
Out-of-Jurisdiction Level 1 or Level 3 first aid certificates are issued to workers who come to BC that are holding a valid first aid certificate from another Canadian Province. Emergency First Aid and Standard First Aid in other jurisdictions would equate to a Level 1 certificate in BC, whereas Advanced First Aid would equate to a Level 3 certificate.
In order to help a worker prepare for employment as a First Aid Attendant in British Columbia, authorized EMP Canada First Aid Training Provider’s will issue them a Jurisprudence Package. The package provides references to all the pertinent sections of the Workers’ Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, guidelines, Policies and Standards that govern the administration of First Aid services to workers in BC industry.