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 $45,000 – $65,000.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Toronto – Ontario at $37.08 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $23.50 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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 21.96 39.37 39.37 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 16.20 29.75 39.37 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 17.00 26.78 39.66 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba(1) 18.46 28.72 48.08 2016
Fredericton – New Brunswick 21.93 24.85 25.995 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 21.50 25.05 31.68 2016
Toronto – Ontario 25.00 37.08 41.00 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 25.00 36.50 41.50 2016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula / Brantford – Ontario 25.00 36.50 41.50 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 25.00 36.50 41.50 2016
Prince Edward Island 20.70 23.50 31.00 2016
Montreal – Quebec(1) 20.51 30.00 32.80 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar Region – Saskatchewan(1) 20.50 27.00 39.55 2016


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
Comparison with employment unit

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in health, which includes ambulance attendants and paramedics, is $28.23. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1005, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $52,000.


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.

Number in employment

There are over 20,000 paramedical operators working in Canada.

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