The County of Simcoe Paramedic Services (CSPS) Department is a team of dedicated, qualified and motivated staff, devoted to providing the highest quality of care in a pre-hospital environment. The County typically engages in a Paramedic Recruitment Process at least once each calendar year.
For more information on our recruitment process such as how to apply, what are the steps of the recruitment process, eligibility requirements, and what documentation is required, please go to the main Careers Page of the County of Simcoe website where updated information will be provided once a job posting becomes available.
How do I become a paramedic?
To begin your education towards becoming a paramedic, you must graduate from high school with 30 general level credits, including grade 12 English and Math at general level, grade 11 or 12 Biology at general level, and grade 11 or 12 chemistry at general level. You must also have first aid/ CPR training, a class F driver's license (some leeway may be granted for students not old enough to get a class F upon entry to college), as well as maintain certain immunizations.
You can achieve your Paramedic diploma of a Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) level by completing the Paramedic Program at any accredited Ontario College. In the later stages of the Paramedic Program, the students are required to complete a preceptorship, which is where they work along-side a certified paramedic to gain real life experience. Currently, the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services provides preceptorships to local students from Georgian College and CTS Canadian Career College which is arranged through the College liaison. Once you have graduated from an accredited Post Secondary Paramedic Program, you must pass a 6 hour provincial standards exam called Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (AEMCA). Once you have passed your AEMCA and have been offered employment with a Paramedic service, you will be required to pass Base Hospital Certification.
Additional requirements are defined in the Regulation 257/00 of the Ambulance Act