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Paramedic Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career as a Paramedic

In Canada, the field of paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and emergency medical services is growing in popularity. It’s a great career for those who have a strong desire to help people in need.

If you’re interested in Ontario college paramedic programs, here’s what you need to know. More

Paramedic Courses

Many Ontario colleges offer programs in the field of paramedics, and are equipped to teach students the skills they need to make it in this challenging, yet rewarding, career. Some of what you’ll be learning includes how to handle emergency situations and how to deliver pre-hospital health care.

Aside from the technical training, paramedic classes will also teach fundamental interpersonal skills. Here, you’ll learn how to communicate effectively and work as part of a team, as well as how to interact with patients who are under duress.

General Paramedic Program Requirements

If you want to become a paramedic, be prepared to think about more than just your academic education. Physical conditioning requirements must be met and a number of certifications and legal documents will be required, often before you even step foot in the classroom.

While each school’s requirements may differ, basic paramedic requirements include:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, with focus on Science and English courses
  • Basic CPR and First-Aid certificates (or equivalents)
  • A valid driver’s license, often class ‘F’
  • The ability to meet minimum physical fitness standards

To become a paramedic in Ontario, you’ll also have to pass the Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant certification examination provided by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care after you complete your program.

Paramedic Jobs and Salaries

Paramedic jobs, which include flight paramedics, ambulance service paramedics and other specialized positions, are always in high demand. Although salaries fluctuate, jobs in the field often start at around $50,000 per year. Graduates of specialty programs, like advanced care paramedic, have an average starting salary of $73,000.

Factors that can influence salary include years of experience, field area, geographical location and whether you are a fulltime or part-time employee.

Ontario Colleges Offering Paramedic Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of paramedic programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Length Start Date Website
Show details ADVANCED CARE PARAMEDIC ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE WAITLISTED 1 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

ADVANCED CARE PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: 3005X01F
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details ADVANCED CARE PARAMEDIC FANSHAWE LONDON CLOSED 48 WEEKS 2015 - Jan Visit

ADVANCED CARE PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: ADP2
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. Refer To The Fanshawe Website (Www.Fanshawec.Ca) Or Program Guide For Specific Admission Requirements.

Show details ADVANCED CARE PARAMEDIC FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN 48 WEEKS 2016 - Jan Visit

ADVANCED CARE PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: ADP2
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. Refer To The Fanshawe Website (Www.Fanshawec.Ca) Or Program Guide For Specific Admission Requirements.

Show details ADVANCED CARE PARAMEDIC GEORGIAN BARRIE OPEN 3 SEMESTERS 2015 - Sep Visit

ADVANCED CARE PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: PARM
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

You Must Possess A Current Advanced Emergency Medical Care Attendant (A-Emca) Or Equivalent In Order To Be Eligible To Apply.

Show details ADVANCED CARE PARAMEDIC (GRADUATE CERTIFICATE) NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS OPEN 1 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

ADVANCED CARE PARAMEDIC (GRADUATE CERTIFICATE)


  • Program Code: 0854
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details ADVANCED CARE PARAMEDIC GRADUATE CERTIFICATE CAMBRIAN BARRYDOWNE (SUDBURY) OPEN 2 SEMESTERS 2015 - Sep Visit

ADVANCED CARE PARAMEDIC GRADUATE CERTIFICATE


  • Program Code: APPD
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE-PARAMEDICINE (BSC) CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE-PARAMEDICINE (BSC)


  • Program Code: TSI
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details PARAMEDIC ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE CLOSED 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: 0620X01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Highly Competitive-Number Of Qualified Applicants Exceeds Program Capacity For Fall Start. Applications After Feb 1 Are Not Considered, Or If Are, Applicants Placed On Wait List.

Show details PARAMEDIC CAMBRIAN BARRYDOWNE (SUDBURY) WAITLISTED 4 SEMESTERS 2015 - Sep Visit

PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: PARA
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details PARAMEDIC CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED 4 SEMESTERS 2015 - Sep Visit

PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: 9101
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details PARAMEDIC CONESTOGA DOON CLOSED 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: 0052
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details PARAMEDIC CONFEDERATION THUNDER BAY OPEN 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: 0694
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details PARAMEDIC DURHAM OSHAWA CLOSED 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: PPC
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details PARAMEDIC FANSHAWE LONDON CLOSED 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: PAR2
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

This Program Is Highly Competitive; A Program For Which The Number Of Qualified Applicants Exceeds The Number Of Seats Available.

Show details PARAMEDIC FLEMING PETERBOROUGH WAITLISTED 4 SEMESTERS 2015 - Sep Visit

PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: PMD
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details PARAMEDIC GEORGIAN BARRIE CLOSED 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: PARA
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details PARAMEDIC HUMBER NORTH CLOSED 4 SEMESTERS 2015 - Sep Visit

PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: 07651
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details PARAMEDIC LAMBTON MAIN WAITLISTED 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: PARA
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details PARAMEDIC LOYALIST BANCROFT WAITLISTED 4 SEMESTERS 2015 - Sep Visit

PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: PMED
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details PARAMEDIC NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS CLOSED 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

PARAMEDIC


  • Program Code: 0814
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

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