Primary Care Paramedic Diploma

Our Primary Care Paramedics program is taught in accordance to the National Occupational Profiles in other provinces and internationally.
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Program Details

  • Length: 16 months
  • Book cost: $1,500
  • Tuition cost: $20,900.00 (Textbooks, Uniforms and Safety Equipment are not included)
  • Four 15-week semesters
  • Classes are 21-24 hours/week with placements in semesters 3 & 4


  • The October 2023 Provincial Exam Results are in and we have a 90% pass rate.  The provincial pass rate is 65%!!  Our students are awesome!
Next start date: April 29, 2024

Primary Care Paramedics 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.

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During this meeting you will have a chance to ask the program faculty all of your questions about the program.  We encourage you to bring family/friends with you in case they have questions also.  Due to the large number of program inquiries, we are unable to call students individually to answer questions.

The tour and information session takes 60-90 minutes.
If you have not already done so, you are welcome to apply for the program on our website.
If you are not able to join us after you book a tour, please call the college at 905-643-8778 and let us know.

Parents are welcome to join potential students on the tours however it should be the student that makes arrangements for the tour.  Having parents contact the College on a student’s behalf appears as indication the student lacks maturity and that may disqualify them from entrance into the program.



Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.  For more information click here.



We have an Articulation Agreement with Athabasca University that grants graduates of our Primary Care Paramedic Program 30 credits toward Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) and Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) with Majors programs.

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Program Requirements

  • Full Covid-19 vaccination status is preferred but not required.  EMS placements may be limited if you are not vaccinated.
  • Secondary School Graduation Diploma – No specific senior science courses are required
  • Standard First Aid & Health Care Provider (HCP) or BLS CPR Certificate
  • Clear Criminal Record Check – You do not need a criminal record check for admission into the program however you will be required to sign a waiver that you do not have a criminal record. A formal criminal check (VSS)is not required until Semester 3 before starting placements in Semester 4.

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