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 (February 5, 2018) and an interview (at a later date). A Sibley physical assessment must also be completed. Qualified advanced care paramedics will be contacted no later than January 22, 2018 to schedule their written exam.

Job Postings

  • Job postings for Halton Region Paramedic Services 2018 Recruitment Process are available after December 4, 2016.
  • Only resumes submitted electronically between December 4, 2017 and January 14, 2018 will be considered to be eligible to register for the written exam.

Written Exam

There will be a written exam on January 24, 25, and 26, 2018.

  • Registration will begin on January 3, 2018 and continue to January 12, 2018.
  • 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 January 3, 2018 ; A link in the letter will allow candidates to register for one of five different exam times. Seating is strictly limited to the first 625 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 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 January 24th and 25th with each date having 2 sittings; 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will also be a written exam on January 26th at 9 a.m.
  • The registration link will be available January 3, 2018 from 8 a.m. through to January 12, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. 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 March 1, 2018 - March 15, 2018.
  • Candidates are expected to provide the following on the date of testing:
  • 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:
      • Halton Region Paramedic Services Headquarters Woodlands Operations Centre 1179 Bronte Road, Oakville view map (external link)
    • 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.
      • Location of interviews:
        • Halton Region Paramedic Services Headquarters (Woodlands Operations Centre) 1179 Bronte Road, Oakville view map (external link)
        • Scheduled Dates:
          • March 26 – April 6, 2018

        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 April 2-30, 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 May 15, 2017 for five weeks

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