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Paramedic Services Recruitment

Halton Region employs both primary care and advanced care paramedics. This page contains information about the education and training required to become a paramedic and the process for applying for a paramedic position within the Region. Visit Halton's employment opportunities to view current postings.

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What is the recruiting process for Halton Region Paramedic Services?

All components of the recruitment process will be Halton specific.

Qualifying Advanced Care Paramedic applicants will be required to participate in a separate hiring competition. It will be composed of a written exam (July 25, 2018 ) and an interview (at a later date). A physical assessment must also be completed. Qualified Advanced Care Paramedics will be contacted no later than July 2, 2018 to schedule their written exam.

Job Postings

  • Job postings for Halton Region Paramedic Services 2018 Recruitment Process are available after June 8, 2018
  • Only resumes submitted electronically between June 8, 2018 and June 22, 2018 will be considered to be eligible to register for the written exam.

Written Exam

There will be a written exam on July 20, 2018.

  • Registration will be on July 4, 2018 at 12 p.m..
  • As there are limited spots available for each sitting, scheduling is based on a first come, first served basis.
  • Candidates will receive a confirmation of application on July 3, 2018; A link in the letter will allow candidates to register for one of 3 different exam times; the link will go live at noon on July 4, 2018 . Seating is strictly limited to the first 300 applicants to register. Please ensure you check all email inboxes.
  • The exam will take place in the Auditorium of the Halton Regional Centre located at 1151 Bronte Road (external link) in Oakville.
  • The exam will consist of 100 multiple choice questions over a 2 hour period.
  • We ask that you use parking lot E and enter through the South Auditorium Entrance
  • Candidates are expected to arrive one hour prior to your scheduled time for documentation verification.
  • The following ORIGINAL documentation is required to gain access to the written exam. NO PHOTOCOPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED:
    • Photo ID - valid class F Ontario driver’s license (out of province licenses will not be accepted without documentation proving equivalency – it is the applicants responsibility to obtain this)
    • AND one of the following:
      • Current college student ID card
      • College diploma from an approved program
      • Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ID card
      • AEMCA certificate
      • Ministry of Healthy and Long-Term Care equivalency letter
  • Failure to provide ALL of the required documentation will result in denial of access.
  • All candidates for the written exam will be REQUIRED to sign a Code of Conduct waiver (available on site).
  • Due to overwhelming interest in the recruitment process, only successful candidates will be contacted to move onto the next stage of the recruitment process

How to register for the written exam

  • The Written Exams will be conducted on July 20, 2018 having 3 sittings; 9 a.m., 12 p.m., & 3 p.m..
  • The registration link will be available from 12 p.m. July 4, 2018 until all spots are filled. Once capacity is reached for each sitting no additional applicants will be able to register. There are limited spots available for each sitting, scheduling is based on a first come, first served basis.

Practical Exam/Driver Testing

  • All successful candidates who are contacted via email to continue in the recruitment process will be directed to confirm the date, time and location of their practical evaluation.
  • Dates for the practical exam and driver testing have been scheduled from July 30, 2018 - August 3, 2018.
  • Candidates are expected to provide the following on the date of testing:
    • A valid PAA from Sibley (external link) or a valid PAE from Ability Works
    • A valid class F Ontario Drivers License

Failure to provide this documentation on the day of testing will result in the immediate removal of the candidate from the recruitment process.

The practical exam will consist of one simulated patient care scenario.

  • Simulation mannequin and/or live persons will be utilized as patients for the scenarios.
  • The patient care may involve trauma or medical situations based on the most current published provincial BLS/ALS Patient Care Standards.
  • Any reference material that candidates want to bring into the scenario will be permitted.

The driver test is a spatial awareness analysis where the candidate will be maneuvering through a predetermined route

  • Both of these processes will be completed at:
  • Only successful candidates will be contacted to move onto the next stage of the recruitment process.

Interviews

  • All successful candidates who are contacted via email to continue in the recruitment process will be directed to confirm the date, time and location of their interview.
  • At this point, candidates will be expected to provide:
    • an updated resume
    • three professional references related to the emergency medical services field

Job Offers

  • All successful candidates will be contacted by phone between the dates of August 20-31, 2018.
  • They will receive further instructions on how the process will continue at that time.

Orientation

  • Orientation begins at:
    • Halton Region Paramedic Services Headquarters view map (external link)
    • Session commences on September 10, 2018 for 5 weeks Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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