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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 qualify as a paramedic in Ontario, you must:

Apply to be a Peel paramedic

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Other information

Experienced paramedics previously employed in an Ontario paramedic service for more than one (1) year (or equivalent number of hours if part-time) may be eligible to skip certain stages of the recruitment process.

This may include the written exam, the Casper test, and the driving test.  We will notify eligible applicants once the application deadline is over.

Stage 1: Written exam

The written exam is scheduled for January 10, 2024 at 10 a.m. (virtual exam)

We use Examplify, an assessment platform to conduct a comprehensive virtual written exam.

If we invite you to write the exam, you will receive a separate email from ExamSoft, the makers of Examplify. The email will have all the details and instructions to help you set up your account and download the required software to your device.

We need you to keep your cameras and microphone on throughout the exam.

Your 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).

You may only write one (1) exam on the Examplify platform.

If you’ve written an exam in December 2023 for Hamilton Paramedic Services or in January 2024 for the Halton Paramedic Services, then we will use your results from these exams for Peel Region’s recruitment process.

Downloading Examplify:

Download Examplify using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox internet browsers only.

Stage 2: Casper Test

Casper Test dates and times: (virtual situational judgement test)

  • November 23, 2023 at 5 p.m. EST
  • December 7, 2023 at 8 p.m. EST
  • January 10, 2024 at 8 p.m. EST
  • January 25, 2024 at 5 p.m. EST

You must choose one of the listed dates for your assessment. This exercise is approximately 100 to 120 minutes in duration.

You can access the Casper Assessment website to create an account, find more information, and review the system requirements. You should also register for the CSP-10201 - Canadian Professional Health Sciences and select Peel Regional Paramedic Services for results distribution.

The deadline for submitting results to Peel Regional Paramedic Services is February 12, 2024.

Stage 3: Interviews

We will conduct virtual interviews from January 29 to February 9, 2024.

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 4: Driving test

The driving test is an in-person road test. We will be conducting this test from February 26 and March 8, 2024.

If you qualify in the virtual interview and the Casper Test, you will receive an invitation for the road test. The driving test will be outdoors in an ambulance.

Following the road test, complete and submit all your HRI documentation.

For more information, refer to the required documentation section.

You are responsible to complete and submit all your medical, physical, and legal documents before the due dates.

We may also ask you to submit electronic copies or show the original physical documents at any time.

We can eliminate you from the recruitment process at any stage for failure to submit any requested documents.

Physical test

To be eligible to participate in the physical test or accept a conditional offer of employment, you must submit a Physical Agility Assessment completed by the Ottawa Paramedic Physical Abilities Test (OPPAT).

Make sure to complete your OPPAT evaluphyation no earlier than September 20, 2023. Test results before this date are no longer valid.

Due date: This document is needed before a job offer can be made in March.

Medical documentation

As a part of our medical evaluation, we need you to complete the Health questionnaire.

Due date: This document should be completed by Stage 4: Driving testing.

HRI checklist

Ensure that you have all documents outlined on the new hire pre-orientation checklist.

Bring the original documents with your to your driver’s test appointment.

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

Due date: This document should be completed by Stage 4: Driving testing.

Criminal record check

You need to have your criminal record checked less than 45 days before your driving assessment.

We will not accept vulnerable sector checks done before January 12, 2024.

Due date: This document should be completed by Stage 4: Driving testing.

Some municipalities require a signed criminal record request form from Peel Region. 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.

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