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Ontario Paramedic Program Overview
By January 1, 2012, according to Regulation 257/00 of the Ambulance Act, all part-time non-EMCA paramedics must attain the same Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (AEMCA) educational qualifications as full-time paramedic staff.
Paramedic education is available through provincial paramedic programs. A list of approved colleges and institutions can be found on the Paramedic Programs page.
Individuals with paramedicine training from outside the province may have the skills required to be eligible to work as a paramedic in Ontario. See the Paramedic Equivalency and the Paramedic Equivalency Questions and Answers sections for more information.
Paramedics in Ontario
A Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) responds to both emergency and non-emergency calls and works in an ambulance with another PCP or Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) partner. PCPs can :
Specific controlled acts for PCP’s are listed in Schedule 1 of Regulation 257/00 as made under the Ambulance Act.
Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP) can :
Specific controlled acts for ACP’s are listed in Schedule 2 of Regulation 257/00 as made under the Ambulance Act.
Critical Care Paramedics (CCP) can :
Specific controlled acts for CCP’s are listed in Schedule 3 of Regulation 257/00 as made under the Ambulance Act.
Becoming a Paramedic
Paramedic Training Colleges and Institutions
Ontario Paramedic Equivalency Process
Verification of Registration
In the absence of an official verification form applicants will need to submit a written request authorizing EHSB to release information to the paramedic regulator. The following information must be included in the letter:
The administrative fee for processing each letter is $15.00 which must be received in the form of a money order or certified cheque payable to the Minister of Finance.
In addition to the verification request form/letter you must provide proof of employment history which should include the last two (2) years with an Ontario certified ambulance operator and proof of current certification from a regional base hospital. If you cannot provide employment history and/or proof of current certification please explain this in writing and forward your letter to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Education and Patient Care Standards, 5700 Yonge Street, 6th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M2M 4K5.
Becoming an Ambulance Dispatcher
Emergency Health Services Branch
Call the ministry INFOline at 1-866-532-3161|
(Toll-free in Ontario only)
Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm
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