Canadian First Aid Courses in Nanaimo

Nanaimo First Aid is a training service provider of Canadian first aid courses that holds classes throughout the week at various schedules. Popular classes are even available during the evenings and weekends. Courses are very affordable; other providers can’t compare. Students keep choosing Nanaimo First Aid because of the quality training at affordable rates.

Contact Information

Preparing to Use a Sling
Canadian First Aid Courses in Nanaimo

To register for a class with this work safety, food safe, first aid and CPR provider use the following information:

Hassle-free enrolment

You can choose a program from the Nanaimo First Aid website. A registration form is also available on the site. Other ways to enrol include e-mails, telephone calls, and walk-ins during business hours in any of the facilities.

Affordable rates

Rates are paid in full during enrolment so trainees don’t have to worry about paying expenses during training. Rates are inclusive of taxes, certification, and training manuals. Students who drop out or are unable to complete a course are entitled to full refunds, provided a 72-hour notice is given.

Quality training

Emergency first aid classes are 14-16 hours long, inclusive of lecture and hands-on training. Topics include emergency medical services (EMS) system, wound care, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillation (AED). AEDs are machines that are attached to the chest and supply the heart with needed shock. Students learn how to react and  recognize emergency situations.

Stand-alone classes

Helping a Choking Victim Continue coughing
Encouraging a choking person to cough

CPR training is also available on its own, in three different levels: A, C, and HCP. These levels last 4, 5, and 6 hours respectively.

Extra classes

Students can also book instructors for private training at home, for employee workshops, or for company conferences. All instructors are certified by St Mark James and have hourly rates so you just need to send an e-mail or give a call to inquire about them.

Canadian St Mark James certification

To pass a student is required to have the following:

  • Complete attendance
  • Good return demonstration of skills
  • At least 75 percent on the written exam

Certificate cards are awarded to all students who are able to pass a program. Wall-mount certificates are available upon request. The certificates are only valid for three years but can be renewed through recertification programs. First aid recertification is 8 hours long, twice a week, inclusive of CPR level C recertification.

Did You Know?


In the presence of extreme temperatures, normal body mechanisms begin to slow or fail. When the body is exposed to very low temperatures, mechanisms such as shivering and directing blood flow to vital organs happen to keep the body functioning properly. When the temperature is too low for the body to regulate, a person experiences hypothermia wherein the core body temperature drops to 35 C or 95 F or less. Factors such as inadequate clothing and accidents like falling into cold water or getting trapped under snow can all cause hypothermia.