For high school applicants, all of your Grade 11 courses and the first semester of your Grade 12 courses will be averaged and ranked in order to make the selection for acceptance into this program. When final grades are released applicants must meet the minimum requirement in mandatory courses.
Applicants who possess some of the following items may earn additional points in the selection process:
Senior Level Physics
CPR, First Aid, AED and other emergency training
Emergency responder, fire service
Post secondary education from individual courses to diplomas or degrees
Instructor certifications in CPR, First Aid
Work experience in health care agencies
Class F driver's license
The questionnaire is a mandatory requirement for consideration into this program. Only applicants who return the questionnaire will be considered for admission.
A paramedic is at the forefront of emergency health care services in times of accident or crisis. They provide cardio pulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, cardiac monitoring, pulse oximetry, airway management, administration of life saving drugs, control of severe bleeding along with immobilization of spine, neck and bone injuries. This program will appeal to students who are able to work under extremely stressful situations. They must be critical thinkers, able to problem solve and multi-task. They must be strong and in good physical condition. They also need to be compassionate with a good attitude and a desire to serve the public. It's also important to be able to work well with others and be part of a team.
Clinical hospital/ambulance field experience.
Hands on training in well-equipped labs and simulation suites.
Graduates are eligible to apply to write the Ontario Ministry of Health Advanced EMCA (Primary Care Paramedic) examination.
Paramedics are employed by both public and private ambulance services. Graduates may also progress to the level of Advanced Care Paramedic and/or Flight Paramedic requiring additional years of education at various institutions throughout Ontario.
Requirements under the Ontario Ambulance Act and Criminal Code of Canada must be met to be employed as a Paramedic in Ontario. If you have concerns regarding possible traffic violations, criminal records, or medical conditions that may affect your potential employment, contact the program Coordinator. Applicants MUST possess a VALID Ontario Driver's license.
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.