Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:
- Grade 12 English at the C or U level
- Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level
- Grade 12 Chemistry at the C or U level (or SCH3U)
- Grade 11 or 12 Biology at the C or U level
For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.
- Standard First Aid certificate and CPR - Health Care Provider (HCP) level prior to program commencement. Certification must remain current for the duration of the program and for employment. Note that CPR must be renewed every year at the student’s expense.
- Ontario Class “F” driver’s licence or equivalent by the first day of class in Semester 3.
Note: According to the Ambulance Act, applicants should be aware that employment as a Paramedic is prohibited to any individual who has:
a) Six or more demerit points on his or her driving record in the past year
b) a driving license suspension in the previous two years
c) been prohibited from driving under the Criminal Code of Canada in the past 3 years
d) an un-pardoned criminal record
Applicants coming directly out of high school are encouraged to take the General Arts and Science Certificate – Health Sciences for College stream prior to taking the Paramedic program.
Applicants must have a high level of physical fitness, flexibility, and lifting strength, and must maintain this throughout the program.
Applicants should not have any pre-existing medical or physical disabilities that would impede their ability to exercise or perform repetitive heavy lifting.
Criminal Background Check: Applicants are advised that Criminal Background Checks (CBC) conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) are required for programs with field or clinical placements. Certain criminal convictions may prevent participation in placements and program completion may not be possible. Attaining and paying for a CBC and Vulnerable Sector Screening (OPP) is the responsibility of the student, and these may have to be renewed every three to six months. Applicants with criminal records are advised to contact the Associate Dean/Campus Dean of the respective school prior to applying.
IMMUNIZATION - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE requirements
Completion of the IMMUNIZATION - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE FORM is a MANDATORY condition
for your clinical/practical placement. THIS FORM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Download your IMMUNIZATION - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE FORM (pdf)
Questions regarding completion of this form can be submitted to: Immunizations@sl.on.ca
Note: Full-time students coverage for vaccines received on or after September 1, can be claimed under the Student Sickness & Accident Insurance Plan.
Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities
Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:>>More information on these SLC Articulations
For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca