About Us

Who We Are?

The pride of Canruss Medical & Safety is our people. Our team members are selected for their qualifications, experience, specialised backgrounds, initiative, resourcefulness, and problem solving abilities.

Our Emergency Medical Technicians, Occupational First Aid Attendants, Paramedics, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners are registered members of a recognized professional associations.

They come with proven experience and training. Our staff are physically fit, can respond effectively in the terrain and conditions of remote work sites. We have experience working in seismic operations, road building, mining, drilling, completions, remote camps, pipelining and general construction.
All staff conform to drug testing and strict in-house certification and training requirements.
To join our team fill out the application form below.

Our Equipment

Our Founder

Canruss was founded by Paramedic Steven Ryder in Fort Nelson in 2005. With over 25 years of Service to the Province of British Columbia, working in all corners of the Province and serving in multiple capacities including Paramedic, Instructor, Dispatcher and Supervisor. Steven has thorough knowledge of the geographic areas of the Province of BC and has a strong understanding of the pre-hospital care assets and capabilities in the remote and rural parts of the Province.
Since 2005 Steven has grown Canruss from 5 to 25 vehicles including Mobile Treatment Centres and Industrial 4×4 Ambulances. In addition, Canruss has added First-Aid Trailers and First-Aid Shacks to its fleet.

One of our greatest achievements came in 2012 with the opening of our new large location in Terrace BC. With the purchase of a large commercial building including office space, staff housing and truck bays, Canruss has become a leader in providing medical services to the Northwest corner of the Province.

Canruss provides both BC and Alberta licensed medics, Paramedics and Nurse Practitioners. Steven’s previous work experience has allowed him to obtain access to many qualified, and most importantly experience Paramedics at all different levels to meet our client’s needs.

Utilizing Primary and Advanced Care Paramedics in addition to Nurse Practitioners has allowed us to become a leader.

Canruss has the most up to date equipment and aggressive medical protocols allowing our staff to work fully within their scope of practice. Our Medical Oversight is provided by a group of Emergency Room Physicians with decades of experience, over 10 years of providing Medical Oversight for remote settings and their system allows us to offer 24/7 video and telephonic communication to support our Paramedics and Nurse Practitioners in the field.

Canruss is committed to Safety, has a WorkSafeBC claims free record since Incorporation, COR certification and is registered with both PICS and ISNetworld providing our clients with services and safety to meet their goals on any project in Western Canada.

Steven Ryder – CEO
Director of Operations
Canruss Medical & Safety



Paramedic Services

Canruss provides emergency paramedic services for remote industries. It is our aim to provide exemplary service, equipment, and personnel that exceed industry standards.

Our Paramedics are licensed in the Province of BC and/or Alberta, have minimum 5 years practical experience and in addition to their Paramedic License, they come with OFA-3 or Paramedic In Industry, WHMIS, TDG, Petroleum Safety Training, Wildlife Awareness and a clean Driver’s Abstract as minimum requirements to work on any job site for which Canruss is providing Medical Services.

Our ambulances and Mobile Treatment Centre units are four-wheel drive equipped and able to travel in remote locations in all weather conditions.

First Aid Services

Canruss provides first-aid services to industry throughout British Columbia in remote settings.  We have years of experience in providing quality services tailored to our clients’ needs and preferences. All First-Aid attendants have minimum 3 years practical experience and in addition to their Occupational First-Aid Level-3 (OFA-3) certification, they are required to have WHMIS, TDG, Petroleum Safety Training, Wildlife Awareness and a clean Driver’s Abstract as minimum requirements to work on any job site for which Canruss is providing Medical Services.

Nurse – Nurse Practitioners

Canruss provides Nurse and Nurse Practitioners to work in remote camp settings throughout Western Canada. Licensed in the Province for which they are working, these employees are also required to have a minimum of 5 years practical experience in addition to WHMIS, TDG, Petroleum Safety Training and Wildlife Awareness certification to work on any job site for which Canruss is providing Medical Services.

Security Services

Canruss also provides custom suited security services for industry. All vehicles have V.H.F. radios, global positioning systems and cellular phones on board. We can modify our units to fit any client’s needs.

First Nations Engagement

At Canruss Medical & Safety as part of our organizations overall community responsibility plan, is the understanding of the diverse First Nations people, history, culture and territories within the areas in which we work.

Our goal is to ensure all of our employees are given relevant training and important information specific to the unique First Nations and Aboriginal communities in an effort to help create a work environment that fosters mutual cooperation and healthy relationships based on trust and respect.

As part of our commitment to the communities in which we work we have implemented a hiring initiative to help us increase the recruitment and selection of local First Nations people from the communities in which we work by increasing awareness of our business through meaningful local participation in the community.

We can provide excellent career opportunities in the health and safety industry for First Nation and Aboriginal people if they have the necessary skill set and work ethic and the desire to be a part of our team.

If you are interested in joining our team and you belong to a local First Nation band please include this information as part of your employment package so we can find opportunities to better represent some of the local communities in which we work.


Apply for Employment

Applications for employment are only accepted thru this process. If we require further information we will contact an applicant via email or telephone.
Please attach a copy of your resume along with a recent Driver’s Abstract, OFA-3 or Paramedic In Industry, WHMIS, TDG, Petroleum Safety Training, Wildlife Awareness and a clean Driver’s Abstract in addition to any other relevant tickets.


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Contact Address


12923 14a Avenue
Surrey, BC V4A-1H6

t 604-385-4438
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