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Paramedical occupations

Come to the aid of people in need of emergency prehospital medical care. You’ll be in the heart of the action, responding to emergency calls and transporting injured or ill patients to medical facilities for critical care.

Average salary29$ / hour


This unit group includes workers who administer pre-hospital emergency medical care to patients with injuries or medical illnesses and transport them to hospitals or other medical facilities for further medical care. They are employed by private ambulance services, hospitals, fire departments, government departments and agencies, manufacturing firms, mining companies and other private sector establishments.


  • Investigative
  • Realistic
  • Social

Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.

Main tasks

  • Assess extent of injuries or medical illnesses of trauma victims, patients with respiratory disease and stress, overdose and poisoning victims, industrial accident victims and other ill or injured individuals to determine emergency medical treatment
  • Administer pre-hospital emergency care to patients such as oxygen therapy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), spinal immobilization, bandaging and splinting
  • Establish and maintain intravenous treatment (IV), apply adjunctive equipment for ventilation and circulation complications, administer medications and provide other advanced emergency treatment to patients
  • Transport patients by air, land or water to hospital or other medical facility for further medical care
  • Collaborate with ambulance dispatch centres, hospital staff, police, firefighters and family members to ensure relevant information is collected and proper treatment is administered
  • Document and record nature of injuries and illnesses and treatment provided
  • Assist hospital personnel with provision of medical treatment, if necessary
  • Maintain ambulances and emergency care equipment and supplies
  • May train and supervise other workers in this unit group
  • May assist with triage of emergency patients.



Prehospital emergency care

Description of the Prehospital emergency care program

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Avenir en santé

advanced care paramedic; advanced emergency medical assistant; advanced life support attendant; advanced life support co-ordinator; advanced life support paramedic; ambulance attendant; ambulance attendant trainee; ambulance attendants supervisor; ambulance driver; ambulance driver-attendant; ambulance services field supervisor; ambulance services supervisor; ambulance services unit chief; ambulance technician; assistant paramedic; attendant, advanced life support; attendant, ambulance; attendant, infant transport; chief ambulance attendant; critical care paramedic; drilling rig medic; drilling rig medical technician; drilling rig medical warden; drilling rig medical worker; driver, ambulance; EMA (emergency medical attendant); emergency medical assistant; emergency medical attendant (EMA); emergency medical care technician, newborns; emergency medical technician - paramedic advanced care paramedic (EMT - P ACP); emergency medical technician - primary care paramedic (EMT - PCP); emergency medical technician (EMT); emergency medical technician, paramedic; emergency medical technologist - paramedic (EMT-P); emergency paramedic; EMT (emergency medical technician); EMT-P (emergency medical technologist - paramedic); field supervisor, ambulance services; infant transport attendant; intermediate care paramedic; medic, drilling rig; medical assistant (paramedic); medical care technician, newborns; medical technician; medical technician, drilling rig; medical warden, drilling rig; newborn emergency medical care technician; newborn medical care technician; paramedic; paramedic worker; primary care paramedic; registered emergency paramedic; supervisor ambulance attendants; supervisor, ambulance services; technician, ambulance; unit chief, ambulance services.

This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Estrie
  • Île-de-Montréal
  • Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec
  • Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentides
  • Centre-du-Québec
  • Grande région de Montréal

This site presents a selection of the best job opportunities. At the national level and in all regions, the possibilities are numerous.
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