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Average Ambulance Attendants’ and Paramedics’ Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Ambulance Attendants and Paramedics.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3234.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: ambulance attendant, emergency medical attendant (EMA), emergency medical responder and paramedic.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $60,000.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average wages are earned in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta at $32.87 per hour and the lowest average wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $16 per hour.
Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future.
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|Calgary – Alberta*||-||32.87||-||2011|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||-||32.87||-||2011|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||15.00||21.28||29.28||2011|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||19.00||22.40||25.20||2009|
|Fredericton – New Brunswick||12.96||19.60||22.30||2010|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||20.17||25.27||30.21||2010|
|Toronto – Ontario||13.00||28.22||37.61||2010|
|Ottawa – Ontario||13.10||24.18||35.23||2010|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula / Brantford – Ontario||13.69||28.26||37.18||2010|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie / Guelph – Ontario||13.50||29.73||37.64||2010|
|Prince Edward Island||17.50||-||24.30||2010|
|Montreal – Quebec||11.25||16.00||22.50||2007|
|Saskatoon Area – Saskatchewan||17.00||22.50||30.00||2010|
The largest sector of employment for ambulance attendants and paramedics is health care and social assistance. The 2013 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical, assisting and related occupations in health, which includes ambulance attendants and paramedics, is $23.47. The 2013 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $787.50, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $41,000.
Paramedicine is provincially regulated. Requirements and issue of a licence to practice are set by the individual regulators.
The Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) is a voluntary professional organization of paramedicine practitioners. The PAC has a voluntary membership of over 14,000 paramedicine practitioners across Canada.
Currently, this occupation is not an eligible occupation for the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.