Required skills and qualifications
Most frequently skills and qualifications asked whenever a career opportunity arises. List may be subject to change. For details check the job posting.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Completion of Ambulance and Emergency Care – college certificate program or letter of equivalency
- Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Mandatory Core Training
- Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care MOHLTC (A) EMCA within 210 days of graduation
- Must successfully complete the Base Hospital Certification Schedule one minimum within 30 days in the position
- 18 years of age or older
- Must be licensed to drive an ambulance (Class F or equivalent) with a good driving record. Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last five years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
- Have maintained, during the two years immediately prior to the date he or she commenced employment, and have continued to maintain during his or her employment, a valid driver’s licence under the Highway Traffic Act;
- Current CPR level C certification (must be issued within last 12 months from date of hire)
- Must not have been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude for which the person has not been pardoned (current satisfactory police/criminal record check including Vulnerable Sector Screening Search must be provided at time of hire)
- Must be able to read, write and speak the English language fluently
How to become a paramedic
All paramedics must complete an Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care approved Primary Care Paramedic course. List of colleges that offer paramedic programs.
Following successful completion of the required college diploma, prospective candidates must undergo a certification process administered by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, before becoming paramedics.
Candidates from jurisdictions outside the province of Ontario without their Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (A-EMCA) designation are required to enter an equivalency process with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in order to establish their qualifications to work in the province of Ontario.
Detailed information on the equivalency process can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website.