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​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. The County of Simcoe Paramedic Services provides preceptorships opportunities to Paramedic Program College students through a structured preceptorship program.  Preceptorship inquiries should be directed to your 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

 

Paramedic Spring 2021 Recruitment

The County of Simcoe Paramedic Service is now accepting applications for part-time positions as Primary Care Paramedic and Advanced Care Paramedic.

This recruitment consists of two Streams. These Streams are separated by current qualifications and have slightly different requirements. Please ensure that you are applying for the correct Stream.

Qualifications:

Stream 1

  • ACP or PCP
  • Current active certification with an Ontario Base Hospital*
  • AEMCA/MOH ACP Exam
  • F class driver's license with no more than 6 demerit points
  • PCP College Diploma from approved institution
  • Clear criminal record check and vulnerable sector search dated within one month of hire
  • Free of communicable diseases and up to date vaccination status as per the Ambulance Act
  • BLS certification current within 1 year

*Please note that you will be moved to steam 2 if at any point your Base Hospital certification is not maintained.  This stream is intended only for those that can be cross-certified.

​Stream 2

  • PCP
  • AEMCA or AEMCA pending or qualified and registered for the upcoming AEMCA write
  • F class driver's license with no more than 6 demerit points
  • PCP College Diploma from an approved institution
  • Clear criminal record check and vulnerable sector search dated within one month of hire
  • Free of communicable diseases and up to date vaccination status as per the Ambulance Act
  • BLS certification current within 1 year
  • Standard First Aid certification from a WSIB approved program current within 3 years

​Recruitment Phases:

Candidates will move on in the recruitment process based on successful completion of each of the phases, with consideration of the number of spots available in each phase.

Stream 1

  • On the County of Simcoe website, apply for the job posting titled Paramedics currently certified by an Ontario Base Hospital.
  • Physical Testing – Weekends February 26 to March 21
  • Interviews – March 30 to April 1
  • Skills Testing – April 12-16, 19-22
  • Sunnybrook Regional Base Hospital Orientation – May 17
  • Paramedic Service Orientation - May 25 to June​ 11

​Stream 2        

  • On the County of Simcoe website, apply for the job posting seeking Primary Care Paramedic not currently certified by an Ontario Base Hospital.
  • Written Exam – February 16
  • Physical Testing – Weekends February 26 to March 21
  • Interviews – March 30 to April 1
  • Skills Testing – April 12-16, 19-22
  • Sunnybrook Regional Base Hospital orientation and certification – May 17 to 21
  • Paramedic Service Orientation - May 25 to June 11

​Written Test:

Selected candidates in Stream 2 will be required to complete a written exam on Feb 16. 

The exam will consist of a variety of multiple choice questions drawn from any aspect of Paramedicine in Ontario.

Candidates must attain a minimum of 70% to be eligible for the next phases of recruitment.  

​Physical Testing:

The successful completion of a Paramedic Physical Assessment (PPA) will be required as a condition of employment. 

This testing is conducted by a third party organization on behalf of the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services. This is a pass/fail component.

Candidates chosen to move forward will be notified of how to book an appointment. There will be a fee of $125.00 plus tax, paid by the candidate at the time of booking. 

​Special Considerations:

Due to the global pandemic and the need to adapt to ever-changing guidelines, all dates are subject to change.

​Successful candidates who are invited to attend the Paramedic Service orientation, will be required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test prior to in-person sessions. ​