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Recruitment for 2016 is now open.

Employment Opportunities

Toronto Paramedic Services is now accepting applications for part time primary care paramedics.

Submit your resume through the city online service “TALENTFLOW”.

Apply here: Paramedic Application

You must submit an application with the City of Toronto to be eligible for employment and to receive an invitation link for recruitment.

Testing for applicants will occur in stages. Successful applicants for each stage will be notified via email and invited to book an appointment for the next stage of testing.

The necessary documentation to be uploaded for each stage will be communicated via email. Do not upload or submit any documentation until asked to do so.

Click on the link for a complete list of required documentation:

Please note: You will not be eligible for employment with 4 or more points on your Driver’s Abstract (Toronto Fleet Policy).

Ontario Base Hospital certified paramedics already employed with an Ontario paramedic service will proceed directly to Stage 2 (Interviews). AEMCA, F license, and OASIS required at entry to interview.

The Stages

STAGE 1: Written Exam

January 4th, 5th, 6th, 2017 at the Toronto Police College – 70 Birmingham St. Toronto
Duration: 2 hours

100 multiple choice question exam utilizing Scantron cards (pencils provided).
The exam is based on:  Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Basic Life Support Patient Care Standards (BLS PCS) version 2.0; Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards (ALS PCS) version 3.3; Varying Legal Acts governing pre-hospital care in Ontario (such as Ambulance Act, Ontario Ambulance Documentation Standards, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act); Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, ECG interpretation.

You will be required to show your current original F class licence and A-EMCA or Expectation to Graduate Letter for entry to write the exam.
Casual attire permitted.

STAGE 2: Interviews

January 16-27, 2017, at 895 Eastern Ave., Toronto
Approximately 1 hour total time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Multiple Mini Interview format.

Uniform or business attire.

STAGE 3: Practicals/ Lifting

February 6-March 6, 2107, at 895 Eastern Ave., Toronto
Duration: 4 hours.

Multiple scenario format. Testing will include skills station, trauma scenario, medical scenario, communication skill assessment, and a lifting component.

Documentation must be submitted electronically prior to arrival for Stage 3. Applicants will be notified which documents are due at this stage via email. If unable to submit electronically, you may hand in documentation at this appointment.

You will NOT be permitted to enter Practical testing/lifting without the submission of a physical capability assessment report (PAA, PAE, or PAV). Your PAA, PAE, or PAV must be no older than 6 months from the date of your test.

College or allied uniform and safety shoes/boots required.

STAGE 4: Driving Test

Feb 15-March 10, 2017, at 350 Wilson Heights Blvd., Toronto
Duration: 3 hours.

Documentation to be submitted electronically before this test date: Personal Driving History Questionnaire (available by email link if successful at stage 3).

Documents to be submitted in person at this stage: current Driver’s Abstract, current F class Drivers Licence.

This is outdoors, dress for the conditions. Safety shoes/boots required.

STAGE 5: Base Hospital Certification

Candidates receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to attend Sunnybrook Base Hospital’s certification process, including orientation, auxiliary orders and certification testing.

Candidates currently certified and in good standing with an Ontario base hospital physician, and who are currently employed as a paramedic with an emergency paramedic service, will be required to cross certify with Sunnybrook Base Hospital.

Applicants from jurisdictions outside the Province of Ontario without their Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (A-EMCA) designation will be required to enter the equivalency process with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in order to establish their qualifications to work in the Province of Ontario.

For more information on paramedic employment with the City of Toronto, please email:

Toronto Paramedic Services will require proof of a valid Class F Ontario driver’s licence, and A-EMCA, College Diploma or a letter of expectation to graduate for admission into the entrance exam.

Toronto Paramedic Services requires proof of a valid successful Physical Agility Evaluation (PAE) or PAV document from Ability Works or a valid Physical Agility Assessment (PAA) document from Sibley and Associates to be submitted prior to STAGE 3 (Practical testing). Your PAE, PAV or PAA must be no older than 6 months from the date of your test.
You must have authorized Ability Works and/or Sibley to release the “verified” results to Toronto Paramedic Services. Please contact Ability Works at or Sibley at for more information.

The City of Toronto only accepts job applications through our online form. 

Apply here:   Paramedic Application

Please do not email or mail résumés or applications directly to Toronto Paramedic Services

Applicants are responsible for the safe and timely arrival of their documents. All applications and résumés are kept on file for a period of six months. Committed to employment equity, The City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, racial minorities and women.

For more information on becoming a paramedic
Detailed information on this process can also be found on the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care web site.

Read about Level I paramedic Skill Levels.

Toronto police college
895 eastern avenue
350 wilson heights boulevard