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Get the Skills to Become a Primary Care Paramedic

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Feel the satisfaction of saving lives for a living – get Primary Care Paramedic career training at Oxford College

14 Month Primary Care Paramedic Program in the Greater Toronto Area

Paramedics are true heroes. They are the steady and fast-acting professionals we rely on in times of medical crisis. If you are level-headed, unfettered in emergency situations, and think you could provide emergency medical care, then being a paramedic could be the right career move for you.

As a Paramedic, you would be responsible for responding to emergency medical situations, stabilizing the patient, and getting them to the hospital quickly and safely. You would coordinate with other emergency workers, and assist hospital staff when needed, documenting the illness or injury and treatment provided.

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Primary Care Paramedic Diploma Program

Primary Care Paramedic

14-Month Diploma | $81,952 median annual salary***

  • Graduates hired by private ambulance services, hospitals & fire departments
  • Training to prepare you for the Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (AEMCA) examination
  • Advance into Emergency Medical Services, Nursing, Health Information Technology and much more!

*** visited on April 5, 2024. Salary source for primary care paramedics in Ontario with lowest 10% earning $58,240 to the highest 10% of workers earning $101,920.

Become Qualified as a Primary Care Paramedic

Oxford College’s Primary Care Paramedic program equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to work in this dynamic profession. As one of the few private postsecondary institutions in Canada that offer this program, Oxford College brings you unparalleled specialized training.

As a Primary Care Paramedic, you will 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. Through hands-on learning, you will develop critical-thinking and decision-making skills to effectively deal with medical emergencies. You will also be trained to communicate with patients, family members, and other healthcare professionals in a professional and compassionate manner.

A Day in the Life of Vanessa Vis | PCP instructor

During the Primary Care Paramedic program, you’ll learn how to:

  • Assess the 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
  • Apply adjunctive equipment for ventilation and circulation complications, administer medications, and provide other advanced emergency treatment to patients
  • Transport patients to a hospital or other medical facilities 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 the nature of injuries and illnesses and treatment provided
  • Maintain ambulances and emergency care equipment and supplies
  • Train and supervise other workers in this unit group

Is a Career as a Primary Care Paramedic Right for You? Take the 'Oxford College Primary Care Paramedic Career Training Readiness Quiz'

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Paramedic Career Training Readiness score now!

Train Using a Fully Equipped Ambulance

The fully-outfitted ambulance will provide you with the chance to learn in facilities that are similar to what you will encounter when you enter the working work. Training with actual equipment means you will already have bridged any potential knowledge gap when you pursue work as a Parademic. You’ll be familiar with the equipment and procedures, and that confidence will be apparent to your employer, coworkers, and patients.

Get Certified And Become More Employable

The clinical component of our Primary Care Paramedic Program is regulated by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC). Our curriculum follows the guidelines of the Primary Care Paramedic’s scope of practice and prepares you to take the AEMCA examination offered by MOHLTC. Becoming certified shows that you meet the MOHLTC’s professional standards, which employers look for. Gaining this certification shows you are capable and competent, and it can open employment opportunities to you.

Countless Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed by private ambulance services, hospitals, fire departments, government departments and agencies, manufacturing firms, mining companies, and other private sector establishments.

Upon completion of the program, you may find employment as:

  • Primary Care Paramedic
  • Patient Transfer
  • Private Events

Admission Requirements

  • OSSD or Equivalent


– Mature Student Status (i.e., 19 years of age or older)
  • Wonderlic testing with a minimum score of 19


  • Sr. Biology, Sr. Chemistry and Grade 12 Math


  • Completion of PCP Prep Course (Provided by Oxford College)

Career Services

After your training, we won’t leave you hanging. Career Services is here to help you throughout your entire career training journey and afterwards, too. From organizing placements at prominent companies to helping you with your resume, cover letter, and interview tips, you’ll feel confident that you’re putting your best foot forward when it comes time for you to enter into the profession. What’s more, you can access our services after graduation if you need help with the employment hunt. Because when you become a student at Oxford College, you join the Oxford family for life!

Financial Aid

Many people need extra financial assistance to attend school. At Oxford, we believe that finances should not be a barrier for anyone seeking higher education. That’s why we have many funding programs in place, including OSAP, Second Career, and private student loans, to name a few. We will also work with you to set up manageable monthly payment plans for you. Sit down with a financial aid advisor, and they’ll help to assess your situation and create a funding plan that works for you.


Ian Campbell was a student in our Primary Care Paramedic Program who passed away in a tragic accident on March 20, 2006. The Ian Campbell Memorial Scholarship Award was created to remember Ian Campbell and honor a hard working student who exhibits the same characteristics that Ian displayed. The total fund award is up to $20,000 per year! Applicants must be a recent Oxford College Primary Care Paramedic graduate to qualify. Learn more about our scholarship opportunities by visiting our Scholarships page.

Is a Rewarding Career in Primary Care Paramedic Work Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about Primary Care Paramedic work and exploring if this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

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