Paramedic Salary Canada

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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 (median) wages are earned in Toronto – Ontario at $38.50 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $22 per hour.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future.

Average (Median) Hourly Wages For Ambulance Attendants and Paramedics

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*15.0030.0349.012015
Edmonton – Alberta*(1)17.0028.1346.252015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia18.7829.5042.312014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.5025.00 33.20 2013
Fredericton – New Brunswick17.0024.0028.852014
Halifax – Nova Scotia20.5925.3232.502014
Toronto – Ontario17.0038.5047.202014
Ottawa – Ontario21.8836.0043.272014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula / Brantford – Ontario21.8836.0043.272014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario31.2337.0045.002014
Prince Edward Island17.8022.0026.502013
Montérégie Region – Quebec23.0029.0030.452014
Saskatoon / Biggar Region – Saskatchewan20.0026.0035.022014


Duties in this occupation include:
›› Attending accidents and emergencies
›› Administering pre-hospital emergency care
›› Transporting patients to and from medical facilities
›› Maintaining ambulances and emergency care equipment and supplies
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The largest sector of employment for ambulance attendants and paramedics is health care and social assistance. The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical, assisting and related occupations in health, which includes ambulance attendants and paramedics, is $25.65. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $966, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $50,000.


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 an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

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