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 $55,000 – $75,000.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Toronto – Ontario at $42.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton – New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island at $25.00 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
Year
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 20.50 32.03 49.00 2019
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 20.50 32.03 49.00 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 24.00 28.80 43.84 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 22.00 31.25 41.56 2018
Fredericton – New Brunswick 23.89 25.00 33.47 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 12.00 28.12 35.00 2018
Toronto – Ontario 30.25 42.00 45.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 26.00 35.30 43.96 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula / Brantford – Ontario 18.32 39.50 43.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 18.32 36.90 39.97 2018
Prince Edward Island 22.50 25.00 31.05 2018
Montreal – Quebec 21.00 29.00 34.50 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar Region – Saskatchewan 25.00 30.00 42.00 2018

Methodology

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 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in health, which includes ambulance attendants and paramedics, is $29.87. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,094 giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $57,000.

Licensing

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.

Number in employment

There are over 25,000 paramedical operators working in Canada.

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