Job for the future Ambulance and Paramedical Staff

Average hourly wage


Job description

These individuals provide pre-hospital emergency care. They care for injured or sick people and transport them to medical centres for further care. This group includes supervisors.

Personality profiles (RIASEC)

People with this profile prefer to be in contact with others, in particular to entertain, help or teach them.
People with this profile prefer relying on theoretical knowledge before acting. They like observation, analysis and problem solving.
People with this profile prefer carrying out concrete tasks and being physically involved in what they do.

Main tasks

  • Determine the severity of injury or illness of victims to provide emergency care and give necessary medication.
  • Provide pre-hospital care and emergency treatment to individuals (cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), intravenous fluids, bandages, etc.).
  • Use air, land, or sea transportation to bring patients to medical centres.
  • Check with ambulance dispatch centres, police, firefighters, and patients’ relatives to provide the right treatment.
  • Document and record the nature of injuries and illnesses and the treatment given.
  • Assist hospital staff in providing medical care, as required.
  • Maintain ambulances, equipment, and supplies needed for emergency care.
  • Train and supervise staff.
  • Assist in the triage of persons in emergency situations, as required.


Most training programs are offered in French only.


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Code : 181A0

Placement rate: 92.6%

4.2% of graduates pursue further studies

More on graduates’ employment situation

Targeted regions

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Mauricie
  • Estrie
  • Montréal
  • Outaouais
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Côte-Nord
  • Nord-du-Québec
  • Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laval
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie
  • Centre-du-Québec
  • All regions/national

Last update: April 28, 2023


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