Halton Region employs both primary care and advanced care paramedics. Learn about how to become a paramedic, where to receive training, the recruitment process and more.
Halton Region employs primary care and advanced care paramedics. Visit Halton Region's employment opportunities to view current postings.
To become a paramedic, you must:
Candidates from outside Ontario who do not have their Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (A-EMCA) designation must enter an equivalency process with MOHLTC to establish their qualifications to work in Ontario. Information on the equivalency process can be found below:
All components of the recruitment process are specific to Halton Region.
Qualifying advanced care paramedic applicants must participate in a separate hiring competition, which includes:
To assist with the selection process, all applicants are required to complete the CASPer® (external link) test. It is an online test that assesses personal and professional characteristics that are important for successful candidates of our program.
Please visit takeCASPer.com (external link) to create an account and to reserve a time to take the test. Sign up for the Professional Paramedic Services CSP-20212 20212 test and reserve a test using a piece of government-issued photo ID. You will be provided with a list of testing dates and times. Please note that these are the only testing dates available for your CASPer test, and you must select Halton Paramedic Services for distribution before the posted distribution deadline.
For more information about the CASPer test, please view this video (video).
Registration for the written exam will take place:
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 as of December 10, 2019. A link in the letter will allow candidates to register for one of five different exam times; the link will go live on December 10, 2019 and will remain open until 4:30 p.m. on December 18, 2019. Please ensure you check all email inboxes, including junk mail.
Written exams will consist of 100 multiple choice questions over a two-hour period. Exams will be conducted during the following dates and times:
All exams are located at:
Photo ID - valid class F Ontario driver’s licence (out of province licences will not be accepted without documentation proving equivalency – it is the applicants responsibility to obtain this) Candidates must arrive 1 hour prior to scheduled time for documentation verification. You must provide the following ORIGINAL documentation (NO PHOTOCOPIES) to gain access to the written exam (failure to provide ALL 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). Only successful candidates will be contacted to move on to the next stage of the recruitment process.
All successful candidates who receive an email to continue the recruitment process will be directed to confirm the date, time and location of their practical evaluation. Dates for the practical exam have been scheduled for February 10 to March 2, 2020. Candidates must provide the following on the date of testing:
Failure to provide this documentation on the day of testing will result in candidate's immediate removal from the recruitment process.
The practical exam will consist of simulated patient care scenarios.
These will be completed at:
Only successful candidates will be contacted to move onto the next stage of the recruitment process.
All successful candidates who receive an email to continue the recruitment process will be directed to confirm the date, time and location of their interview.
Candidates must provide:
March and April 2020
Halton Region Paramedic Services Headquarters
(Woodlands Operations Centre)
1179 Bronte Road, Oakville (Google Map link)
Successful candidates who receive an email to continue the recruitment process will be directed to confirm the date, time and location of their pre-employment psychological screening. Dates for the screening have been scheduled 1 week prior to the candidate’s interview.
Candidates will complete standardized, empirically validated self-report measures. The assessment will measure:
After the measures have been scored, an interview will take place between the candidate and a psychologist.
All successful candidates will be contacted by phone in March and April 2020. They will receive further instructions on how the process will continue at that time.
Orientation will take place:
Job postings for the 2020 paramedic recruitment process are closed. Please visit Halton Region's employment opportunities to view other current openings.