Primary Care Paramedic


60 Weeks

1692 Hours

Preparing You to Face Critical Pre-Hospital Care & Emergency Situations

Working in a fast-paced environment, primary care paramedics play a vital role in the healthcare system. Using critical thinking and fast decision making skills, paramedics provide emergency, pre-hospital care to anyone, in any medical emergency.


It sounds exciting, however, to become a paramedic, one has to go through rigorous training. BizTech College’s paramedic program offers hands-on training in providing quality care in a timely manner by assessing patients, safely operating EMS vehicles, ensuring public safety and much more.

Get trained to become a Primary Care Paramedic in Ontario

As a primary care paramedic student at BizTech College in Mississauga, you will:

  • Prepare yourself in all areas of emergency care, and qualify for paramedic jobs in Ontario.
  • Equip yourself with the clinical skills essential in traumatic and medical emergencies.
  • Learn to communicate in an engaging manner with patients and hone your differential disgnostic skills.

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Your Career

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Healthcare professionals are always in-demand. As a paramedic (PCP), you will be in frontline of medical services.  BizTech College’s paramedical course will prepare you to meet the demand on the healthcare system, causing 10,500 new paramedic jobs, to open up across Canada through 2024.

For a paramedic just out of school, the average hourly rate is C$38/hr, with time and experience the average salary reaches up to $95,009 per year.

As one of the very few paramedic schools in Greater Toronto Area, BizTech College prepares you to explore a variety of career paths upon graduation:

  • Primary Care Paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Emergency first responder
  • Firefighter
  • Air Ambulance Paramedic
  • Advanced Care Paramedic
  • Communications Officer


As a critical part of the healthcare system, primary care paramedics are responsible for performing pre-hospital emergency and acute patient care, as well as transporting patients to hospitals and other facilities for further medical attention.


Paramedics might have to perform invasive procedures such as injecting pain-relieving drugs, CPR, fluid resuscitation, depending on the situation. Paramedics are critical thinkers, analyzing the situation and performing relevant procedures will make the difference between life and death.


Qualities of a Good Paramedic


Apart from the technical, medical and administrative skills, working as a paramedic require certain qualities to be able to deal with different situations:

  • Strength: Not only physical, but paramedics need to be strong mentally and emotionally. Broken bones, blood, severed limbs, they have to be prepared for worst scenarios.
  • Calm: The ability to stay calm and make critical decisions in most disastrous situations tests paramedics. Staying focused, treating patients and able to handle immense pressure.
  • Problem-solving skills: Identifying, evaluating problems and providing quick solutions to a problem judges the effectiveness on the job. Diagnosing patients rationally and accurately is must on the job.
  • Physical Fitness: Physical fitness plays a vital role during the course of job. You will have to lift, pull or push patients of all sizes. There is lot of kneeling, bending and sitting involved in this profession.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills: Working in stressful situations, while handling medical procedures takes a lot. Paramedics need to have good interpersonal and instructional skills in order to manage situation confidentially. Keeping patients, relatives or anyone involved in a situation calm is important.
  • Flexibility: Working in unstructured environment, late night-shifts, switching to routine calls to critical care situations. Paramedics need to be flexible enough to handle and merge in situations as per requirements.

As a PCP you may perform some or all of the following duties:


  • Assess extent of injuries or medical illnesses of trauma victims, patients with respiratory disease and distress, overdose and poisoning victims, industrial accident victims and other ill or injured individuals to determine emergency medical treatment;
  • Administer pre-hospital emergency care, such as oxygen therapy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), spinal immobilization, bandaging and splinting, to patients;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Participate in continued career training/education and professional development;
  • May assist with triage of emergency patients.


As one of the most comprehensive paramedic programs in Ontario, BizTech College’s Primary Care Paramedic diploma prepares you with the knowledge and skills required to confidently administer pre-hospital, primary care and preform emergency medical interventions.

The strong career skill-set you gain here will qualify you for paramedic jobs in ambulatory health care services as well as local, municipal and regional ambulance services in Ontario.

BizTech College’s paramedical course prepares you to meet Ontario’s recognized standards  (A-EMCA) and join any ambulance service within the province, qualifying you for a number of paramedic jobs relevant for emergency medical services (EMS).


Learning Outcomes 

  • Multifaceted Skills A unique combination of classroom, lab and EMS training will help you gain a solid, versatile career skill set.
  • In-depth Knowledge You will specialize in wounds management, rescue procedures, First Aid and CPR plus defibrillation, and much more.
  • High Demand Placement You will learn first-hand from qualified professionals, in a fast-paced setting, during your clinical placement.
  • Advanced Training preparing you for successful career in ambulance service.

BizTech College’s paramedic training will help you gain an in-depth knowledge and competitive skill-set in the following areas:

  • Understand critical medical terminology required to perform paramedical duties.
  • Be familiar with the anatomy and physiology of the human body.
  • Have a clear understanding of the basics of pharmacology.
  • Understand the operational, legal, ethical and psycho-social aspects of being a paramedic.
  • Provide patient care in a variety of forms (from basic to emergency).
  • Perform patient assessments and complete corresponding documentation.
  • Identify patient trauma and provide trauma management.
  • Provide symptom relief and medical guidance.
  • Safely operate and ambulance or EMS vehicle.
  • Patient communication skills training.

Clinical Placement


As a BizTech College Primary Care Paramedic student you have the opportunity to receive hands-on, situational training, supervised by qualified paramedic professionals, in a real-world, clinical setting. Our partnerships with local ambulance services provide you with the opportunity to work alongside highly qualified professionals in a fast-paced, urban setting.


Providing a smooth transition into the workforce, a clinical placement is a critical part of your paramedical training courses at our college.  During your placement you will have the opportunity to foster meaningful connections with potential employers, which can serve you well as you search for paramedic jobs upon graduation.


Continuing Education

Unlike many paramedic courses in Canada, as a BizTech College student you have the opportunity to apply your paramedic training to a nursing degree, at Davenport University. The credits you earn with a BizTech College Primary Care Paramedic diploma can put you on the fast track to growing your healthcare career, and make you a more versatile healthcare professional.


Students looking to enroll in our Primary Care Paramedic program must first meet the following paramedic course requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Equivalent  OR
  • Mature Student Status (18 Years of age or older)


  • Must have Biology and Math – Min Grade 11 (Equivalent to ICAS or WES or MCC)
  • Successful Completion of Entry Assessment Test
  • Successful Personal Interview.

For students who do not have Biology and Math, please speak with our admissions representative for your options.

Additionally, students need to have following prior to the start of the program:

  • Clean criminal record and vulnerable sector screening checks
  • Immunization record as per the program requirement

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