Niagara Emergency Medical Services Recruiting

Niagara Region employs both primary care and advanced care paramedics.

The Emergency Services division of Niagara Region strives to deliver responsive and cost-effective emergency services that offer our citizens a secure, prosperous and healthy lifestyle at an affordable cost. The recruiting team will select candidates with the greatest potential for success to ensure we provide high quality, patient-focused service that:

  • Promotes health, public safety and injury prevention
  • Ensures universal accessibility
  • Supports research based practice and quality assurance principles
  • Provides prompt and professional service

Recruitment Components

Step 1: Written evaluation

All results will be carefully reviewed and candidates that excel in all components of the testing will be invited to an interview.

Step 2: Interview

If you're invited to an interview, you will be required to produce the following original documents:

  • Grade 12 diploma (or equivalent)
  • Paramedic Program diploma / certificate
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant certificate
  • Valid (no restrictions) Class "F" Enhanced licence
  • Proof of up-to-date immunizations completed by your physician
  • Valid CPR and First Aid (not expiring within the next three months)
  • Letter stating all mandatory Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care core training has been completed
  • Resume and cover letter
  • References

Should you fail to produce any of the required documents at the interview, it may jeopardize you from advancing through the recruitment process.

If you're a new graduating student and have not yet received your diploma, you will be required to produce a letter from your college instructor stating your anticipated graduation date and verification of registration for the Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant examination.

Upon successful completion, you're required to bring the letter and Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant certificate to Niagara Emergency Medical Services headquarters.

Step 3: References

Reference checks will be conducted after the interview.

If you're a paramedic working for another service, you must provide two references from your most recent employer. The references must be individuals who supervise your work and performance.

If you're a graduating student, two references are required. One reference must be your last preceptor, and the other from your most recent place of employment (doesn't have to be work related). Bring a letter of reference from your preceptor to the interview.

No personal references are accepted.

Offer of Employment

Candidates that excel in all components of the recruitment process will be considered for paramedic employment with Niagara Region Emergency Medical Services.

Successful applicants will be given a conditional offer of employment. All conditions must be met for the offer to be firm.

Unsuccessful applicants will receive email communication to notify of such.

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