Primary Care Paramedic (part-time)

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Primary Care Paramedic (part-time) within the Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service. The successful candidate(s) will provide emergency medical care and patient transport with a focus on quality customer service and continuous improvement processes.

Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – an inclusive, connected, prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment.

Hours of work

  • Shift work will be a requirement of this position
  • No guarantee of hours of work. Employees provide availability as per the Collective Agreement and shifts are assigned on a scheduled and call-in availability basis.
  • Part-time Paramedics shall be available to be scheduled a minimum of seven (7) days (all shifts, including two (2) weekend days, either Saturday or Sunday), in a calendar month.
  • Part-time Paramedics shall be available for work as required and assigned, on a rotational basis by the employer over the Christmas Holiday (including December 24th, 25th and 26th) or New Year’s Holiday (including December 31st and January 1st), unless excused by the employer.
  • Locations of work include: either of 2 City stations within Guelph, or any of 7 County stations: Mount Forest, Arthur, Harriston, Fergus, Rockwood, Drayton and Hillsburgh.


  • Function as part of a team providing Basic Life Support including medical evaluation, treatment and stabilization of the critically ill and injured in accordance with the Basic Life Support Patient Care Standards and the Centre for Paramedic Education and Research Hamilton Health Sciences standards, and related policies and procedures.
  • Respond to emergency rescue situations involving potential loss of life or bodily injury; maintains control, manages and directs patient care at the scene of a pre-hospital emergency.
  • Respond to and manage the care and safe transportation of non-critical and elective patients.
  • Transport patients to appropriate facilities and as directed by Central Ambulance Communications Centre (CACC).
  • Perform inspections of emergency vehicles, and all related equipment at the commencement of each shift and after every patient carried call to ensure equipment is fully functional, supplies are clean and well stocked, and patient compartment is cleaned as required.
  • Maintain general vehicle and station cleanliness.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be licensed to drive an ambulance (Class F or equivalent) with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their license is in good standing and has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 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 of hire, and continue to maintain during employment, a valid driver’s license under the Highway Traffic Act.
  • Current CPR level C or BLS certification, issued within 12 months from date of hire.
  • Must be able to meet the standards for providing patient care as published by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) under the Ambulance Act. These requirements are outlined at:
  • Completion of a MOHLTC recognized Paramedic Program or letter of equivalency.
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant certificate (A-EMCA) or pending.
  • Must successfully complete the Base Hospital certification (Schedule 1) within 30 days of hire.
  • Satisfactory criminal record check (current), including Vulnerable Sector search, must be provided at time of hire. Candidate must not have been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude that has not been pardoned.
  • Ability to read maps and demonstrate enhanced local geographic knowledge.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language fluently.
  • Mandatory Immunization Records demonstrating compliance to the Ambulance Act, Section (257) Table 1:
    • Tetanus
    • Diphtheria
    • Poliomyelitis
    • Pertussis
    • Measles
    • Mumps
    • Rubella
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza vaccine or MOHLTC equivalent documentation (or have proof of immunity or medical contraindication for vaccinations).
  • Completion of health status questionnaire for communicable disease (issued at to candidates at interview stage)
  • Must provide a current certification of Physical Ability Test (PAT), prior to time of hiring, through one of the following organizations: Ottawa Paramedic Physical Ability Test (OPPAT), or Physical Agility Evaluation (PAE) through Ability Works Consulting Inc., or Physical Agility Assessment (PAA) through Cira Health Solutions.

For the purposes of our recruitment, the PAT is considered current within 6 months of hire date. The applicant is responsible for the expense of this assessment.  For more information, or to book a time, please visit their websites at or

  • Paramedics who have obtained their training outside of Ontario can apply for equivalency with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC). Information on the equivalency process can be obtained through the MOHLTC website.
  • We actively seek candidates who possess skills and education that are over and above our minimum qualifications such as relevant volunteer and/or work experience within the healthcare services and relevant professional development courses and training.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team environment are also very important.


$39.07 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by 11:59 p.m. on Friday December 18, 2020. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a mandatory technical test scheduled for the week of January 11, 2021 – January 17, 2021. Further information will be sent to selected candidates through the email address provided at the time of application.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer, which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for advancement in the process will be contacted.