Halton Region employs both primary care and advanced care paramedics. Learn about how to become a paramedic, where to receive training, the recruitment process and more.
Halton Region employs primary care and advanced care paramedics. Visit Halton Region's employment opportunities to view current postings.
To become a paramedic, you must:
Candidates from outside Ontario who do not have their Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (A-EMCA) designation must enter an equivalency process with MOHLTC to establish their qualifications to work in Ontario. Information on the equivalency process can be found below:
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website lists colleges that offer Paramedic Programs (external link).
All components of the recruitment process are specific to Halton Region.
Qualifying advanced care paramedic applicants must participate in a separate hiring competition, which includes:
Halton Region will contact qualified advanced care paramedics no later than January 16, 2019 to schedule the written exam.
Registration for the written exam will take place:
There are limited spots available for each sitting; scheduling is based on a first come, first served basis. Candidates will receive a confirmation of application as of January 4, 2019. A link in the letter will allow candidates to register for one of five different exam times; the link will go live at 8 a.m. on January 4, 2019 until 4:30 p.m. on January 13, 2019. Seating is strictly limited to the first 300 applicants to register. Please ensure you check all email inboxes, including junk mail.
Written exams will consist of 100 multiple choice questions over a two-hour period. Exams will be conducted during the following dates and times:
All exams are located at:
Photo ID - valid class F Ontario driver’s licence (out of province licences will not be accepted without documentation proving equivalency – it is the applicants responsibility to obtain this) Candidates must arrive 1 hour prior to scheduled time for documentation verification. You must provide the following ORIGINAL documentation (NO PHOTOCOPIES) to gain access to the written exam (failure to provide ALL required documentation will result in denial of access):
All candidates for the written exam will be required to sign a Code of Conduct waiver (available on site). Only successful candidates will be contacted to move on to the next stage of the recruitment process.
All successful candidates who receive an email to continue the recruitment process will be directed to confirm the date, time and location of their practical evaluation. Dates for the practical exam and driver testing have been scheduled for March 4 to 20, 2019. Candidates must provide the following on the date of testing:
Failure to provide this documentation on the day of testing will result in candidate's immediate removal from the recruitment process.
The practical exam will consist of one simulated patient care scenario.
The driver test is a spatial awareness analysis where the candidate will be maneuvering through a predetermined route
Both of these processes will be completed at:
Only successful candidates will be contacted to move onto the next stage of the recruitment process.
All successful candidates who receive an email to continue the recruitment process will be directed to confirm the date, time and location of their interview.
Candidates must provide:
March and April 2019
Halton Region Paramedic Services Headquarters
(Woodlands Operations Centre)
1179 Bronte Road, Oakville (Google Map link)
All successful candidates will be contacted by phone in April 2019. They will receive further instructions on how the process will continue at that time.
Orientation will take place:
Job postings for the 2019 recruitment process begin as of December 7, 2018. Resumes must be submitted electronically from December 7, 2018 to January 1, 2019 to be considered eligible to register for the written exam.