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Paramedic Labour Mobility

If you are interested in becoming a paramedic in Ontario please determine which of the following best describes your starting point:

  1. If you have no paramedic training
  2. If you are a certified paramedic from a province or territory other than Ontario
  3. If you are a certified paramedic from outside of Canada

Each respective scenario is broken down into some quick and easy steps to provide you with the information you require.



1) If you have no paramedic training:

If you have no previous paramedic training and you are a Canadian resident interested in becoming a paramedic in Ontario, you must do the following:

  • Attend an Ontario College to become a paramedic.
  • Please visit our College Curriculumn link to find out which colleges offer paramedic programs.

2) If you are a certified paramedic from a province or territory other than Ontario:

If you are currently certified as a paramedic in a province other than Ontario but you would like to determine how to achieve labour mobility so you may become a paramedic certified to work in Ontario, you must perform one of the following:

  1. Visit the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) which is an agreed upon comparator tool for use by Canadian paramedic practitioners. The tool is a guide to help you assess gaps that occur from province to province. Licensure of paramedics is the responsibility and domain of the various provincial regulatory bodies. Consult the provincial regulators for final decisions regarding practice.
  2. Visit the Ontario Ministry of Health - Ontario Paramedic Equivalency Process to present your experience and qualifications on a case-by-case basis, to determine eligibility to challenge the AEMCA Theory Examination. The Equivalency Process for all applicants involves two phases - validation of educational and work experience, and qualifying evaluations.
  3. Follow the Labour Mobility process as defined by the Ontario Ministry of Health (contact ehs.websitecontact@sdsx.moh.gov.on.ca if you require specific information on the Labour Mobility process).
  4. Apply to a Paramedic Service for employment.
  5. Upon successful employment you must become certified to perform specific Delegated Medical Acts under the license of an Ontario Base Hospital Medical Director.

3) If you are a certified paramedic from outside of Canada:

If you are currently certified as a paramedic in a country other than Canada or you do not meet the Labour Mobility equivalency requirements within Canada and you would like to determine how you may become a paramedic certified to work in Ontario, you will need to follow one of the following two processes when applying to work in Ontario (1) Labour Mobility Process or (2) The Standard Equivalency Process. The Standard Equivalency Process will be more complex and time consuming than those paramedics who can achieve reciprocity under the Labour Mobility Process.

  1. Visit the Ontario Ministry of Health - Ontario Paramedic Equivalency Process to present your experience and qualifications on a case-by-case basis, to determine eligibility to challenge the A-EMCA (Advanced Emergency Medical Care Attendant) Theory Examination. The Equivalency Process for all applicants involves two phases - validation of educational and work experience, and qualifying evaluations.
  2. Follow Standard Equivalency process as defined by the Ontario Ministry of Health.
    • Primary Care Paramedic Standard Equivalency
      • Phase 1 - Documents and Qualifications
      • Phase 2 - Examinations
      • Phase 3 - Certification
    • Advanced Care Paramedic Standard Equivalency
      • Phase 1 - Documents and Qualifications
      • Phase 2 - Examinations
      • Phase 3 - Certification
  3. Apply to a Paramedic Service for employment
  4. Upon successful employment you must become certified to perform specific Delegated Medical Acts under the license of an Ontario Base Hospital Medical Director.