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Become a Peel paramedic

A career as a paramedic gives you a chance to make a difference in residents' lives.

Education and training

To become a paramedic in Ontario, you must do the following:

Apply to be a Peel paramedic

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Other information

Stage 1: Written exam

The written exam is scheduled for March 22, 2022 at 10 a.m. (virtual exam)

The comprehensive written exam will be conducted virtually through Examplify (platform). Candidates will be required to keep their cameras and microphone on throughout the exam. More information will be emailed to eligible candidates.

Those invited to write the exam will receive a separate email from ExamSoft, the makers of Examplify, to set up their account and to download the required software to their device. The personal device must meet Examplify’s minimum system requirements.

To learn more about Examplify and to troubleshoot, review the Exam-taker quick start guide and Get started with Examplify (video guide).

Downloading Examplify:
Examplify must be downloaded using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox internet browsers only.

Stage 2: Interviews

Interviews will be held April 7 to 14, 2022 (virtual interviews)

This exercise is approximately 60 minutes in duration and follows the Multiple-Mini Interview (MMI) process.

Browser requirements for virtual interviews:
Virtual interviews must be completed using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox internet browsers only.

Stage 3: Drive testing

Candidates who are successful in the interviews will be invited to a road test. The driving assessment will be completed outdoors in an ambulance. Following the road test, candidates will submit all HRI documentation (Refer to the documentation requirements section.)

Ensure that all the following medical, physical, and legal documentation is complete before the due dates.

Candidates are solely responsible for the timely submission of all documentation.

Candidates should be prepared to submit electronic copies and/or produce physical original documents at any time.

Candidates may be eliminated from the recruitment process at any stage for failure to submit requested documentation.

How to upload your documents for the 2022 recruitment

Once you log into your account, you must upload the following documents to your profile as 1 file in the ‘Additional Documents’ area by the application deadline.

  • Ontario Class F driver’s license or equivalent.
  • MOHLTC AEMCA certificate or MOHLTC equivalency certificate or expectation to graduate letter from an approved college.

If you do not upload these documents as a single file by the application deadline you may be disqualified from continuing in the recruitment process.

Physical testing

Candidates must submit a Physical Agility Assessment completed by Ottawa Paramedic Physical Abilities Test (OPPAT) to be eligible to participate in practical testing or accept a conditional offer of employment. OPPAT tests must be completed no earlier than November 15, 2021. OPPAT test results dated before this are no longer valid.

Due date: Must be completed before job offers can be made to applicants.

Medical documentation

Submit the following forms:

Due date: You need to have the documents completed by Stage 3 – driver testing.

HRI checklist

Ensure that you have all documents outlined on the HRI checklist and bring the original versions with you to your driver testing appointment.

If you have questions about the HRI check list, refer to HRI FAQs.

Due date: You will need to have the documents completed by Stage 3 – driver testing.

Criminal record check

The criminal record check must be dated 45 days before driving assessment. Vulnerable sector checks dated before March 18, 2022, will not be accepted.

Due date: You will need to have the documents completed by Stage 3 – driver testing.

Some municipalities require a signed criminal record request form from the Region of Peel. You will need to confirm with your local police department if they require this form. If so, email Peel Regional Paramedic Services to make an appointment to pick one up.

Processing time for vulnerable sector checks vary between municipalities. Check with your local police department and plan accordingly