Paramedic Education

Paramedic Schools and Prerequisites

In Ontario, all candidates who wish to become a Primary Care Paramedic must first attend a recognized one or two year Primary Care Paramedic program in an Ontario community college. Most colleges require proof of the following prerequisites before you apply to their program:

  • Current Standard First Aid (or equivalent) certificate
  • Current CPR (Level-C) – Basic Cardiac Life Support
  • Senior Math, Biology, Chemistry and English high school courses
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • Class ‘F’ Drivers License – Ontario
  • Current Immunizations (including Hepatitis A/B, Chicken Pox and Influenza vaccine)
  • Be free of all communicable diseases
  • Be physically fit and able to lift
  • Possess good communication skills and be able to fluently read and write English
  • Be at least 18 years of age upon completion of the program

Please click below to visit individual Paramedic Colleges to learn more about their specific programs:

For additional information, visit www.ontariocolleges.ca and search for “paramedic”.