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2015 Recruitment is now open

Employment Opportunities

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

You must submit your resume through the city online service. Click on the link to submit your resume:  City of Toronto Online Application

New paramedic graduates, or paramedics currently not working for a recognized ambulance service, can apply for a written exam date here:
Apply for Stage 1 written exam

Those successful at Stage 1 will receive an email with the link to proceed to Stage 2 (Practicals)
You must complete Stage 1 before booking Stage 2.
STAGE 1: WRITTEN EXAM

100 multiple choice question exam utilizing Scantron cards (pencils provided) – 2 hours
Toronto Police College – 70 Birmingham St. Toronto
The exam is based on: The Ambulance Act, MOH BLS and ALS standards, A & P (general), The Highway Traffic Act (as it applies to ambulance), and the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
You will be required to show your F license and AEMCA, AEMCA pending (expectation to graduate letter), or AEMCA equivalency for entry to write the exam.

Paramedics already employed by a recognized paramedic service (not an event service) and who are in good standing with their Ontario base hospital, are exempt from Stage 1 (written exam) and may book an appointment for a practical test (Stage 2) here:
Apply for Stage 2 practical testing

STAGE 2: PRACTICALS/LIFTING

Multiple scenario format, including communication scenarios, trauma and medical, and a lifting component. You and your partner will be together for the duration. 4 hours

Proof of physical capability (PAA or PAE) required prior to admittance. Your PAE or PAA must be no older than 6 months from the date of your test.

Other documentation will be accepted at this time.

TORONTO PARAMEDIC SERVICES DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

Please ensure documentation is:

  • Presented upon request in a folder or envelope
  • Single-sided and free from staples or hole punches

Note: It is your responsibility to ensure that you provide all of the required documentation listed below. Candidates with missing documentation may not be considered in the hiring process.

Due at STAGE 1 – Written Exam
  • Original F Class Driver’s Licence
    Original A-EMCA
Due at STAGE 2 – Practicals
  • Current Resume
  • F Class Driver’s Licence
  • 3 References:
    • Two references from a previous employer and one reference from a professional
    • Do not list your preceptor
  • Original Physical Agility Examination (PAE) Certificate (Ability Works) or Physical Agility Assessment Certificate (Sibley) dated within 6 months or hire
Due at STAGE 3 – Interviews
  • Health Questionnaire (Toronto Paramedic Services Medical Only)
    • Include Proof of Immunizations for:
      • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
      • Hepatitis B
      • Varicella

* Yellow Immunization cards or certificates not accepted

  • A-EMCA or Equivalent (original and photocopy required)
  • Paramedic College Diploma or College Letter of Expectation to Graduate (original and copy)
  • Current CPR certificate (should not expire prior to first month post-orientation)
  • Proof of Completion of Mandatory Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Courses (MOH-LTC) List from your college or, if coming from another service, a Skills Inventory List
  • Current International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) certificate (within the last two years)
  • Original Criminal Record Check (regular criminal record check by police service only) dated no earlier than 30 days prior to your interview
Due at STAGE 4 – Driver Test
  • Driver’s Abstract dated no earlier than 3 days prior to your test

STAGE 3: INTERVIEWS

Those successful at Stages 1 and/or 2 will proceed to interviews. Mini Multiple Interview format. Approximately 1 hour total time. Please arrive at least a ½ hour prior to the scheduled time for documentation processing.
All documentation is required at this point.

STAGE 4: DRIVING TEST

The driving test can be booked at the same time as the interview
4 hours (07:00 to 11:00 or 13:00 to 17:00)

STAGE 5: BASE HOSPITAL CERTIFICATION

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

Candidates currently certified, in good standing, with an Ontario base hospital physician and who are currently employed as a paramedic, with a 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: emscareers@toronto.ca.

Toronto Paramedic Services will require proof of a valid Class F Ontario driver’s licence, and your AEMCA, MOH AEMCA Equivalency 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) document from Ability Works or PAA from Sibley and Associates prior to Stage 2 (Practicals) dated no earlier than September 1, 2014.
You must have authorized Ability Works and/or Sibley to release the “verified” results to Toronto Paramedic Services. Please contact Ability Works at www.awci.ca or Sibley at www.sibley.ca 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.