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Emergency Medical Responder & Primary Care Paramedic

Casual / On-Call Positions

Various Locations


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


You are comfortable with people in the most stressful moments of their life, and your calm and caring nature helps others be comfortable with you. Always focused on your patient, you’re committed to giving respect and compassion during every one of your interactions both on-shift and off. You are seeking the opportunity to grow your career in an environment that is supportive and inclusive.


Gain the reward of helping others and open the door to your career as a paramedic


Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) is an entry-level position ideal for people who live and work in a rural or remote area and have a desire to make a difference in their community.


Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) is a career-focused position ideal for people interested in becoming part of the fast-paced world of emergency medical response and looking for a career that can take them anywhere in the province.


What you’ll do


Working as a rural EMR or PCP, every shift is guaranteed to be different, but you can expect to:

  • Provide patient care and transportation by ambulance in pre-hospital emergency situations, using critical thinking and safe work practices at all times.
  • Advocate for patients through effective communication with colleagues, allied health care professionals and public safety partners.
  • Be responsible for the safe operation of ambulances (e.g. challenging weather and remote areas).
  • Identify issues and strategies to address complex program or system-wide issues which will enhance service delivery and patient care.


What you bring


  • A valid EMR or PCP license issued by the Emergency Medical Assistant Licensing Board (or out of province equivalent)
  • Minimum Grade 12 diploma or equivalent
  • Class 1, 2 or 4 BC driver's license (or out of province equivalent); current driver's abstract demonstrating a safe driving record
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in rural and remote locations
  • Strong mental resiliency and maturity; functions effectively in a highly dynamic environment
  • Availability of minimum eight day and/or night shifts per month


We Bring

  • On-going learning and development opportunities
  • The ability to take your career anywhere in BC
  • A comprehensive “employee perks” program
  • Benefits, vacation, and pension upon transfer to a regular part-time or full-time position
  • Benefits for on-call employees are compensated in lieu of benefits as 17% of gross pay


To Apply


Please visit the BCEHS website at medical-responder/application-process to complete an application form and submit it along with your pre-requisite documents to


For more information or questions about the application process, please contact our careers help desk at


Selection Process


Please see a detailed description of our selection process under the Careers section of our website:


Please note, all new employees are required to attend a 10-day training and orientation program in Vancouver. Successful completion is part of an employee’s probation and is a pre-requisite to working on ambulance or being scheduled in the station.


Additional Resources


Have you seen our latest recruitment video, featuring some of our fantastic paramedics and managers across the province?  Check out this section of our website, where you can view the video and also sign up for our mailing list if you're not quite ready to apply but want to learn more.


If you do not yet hold a BC class 1, 2 or 4 driver’s license, please visit the ICBC website for more information.




Please contact our recruitment help desk at For more information on the unique opportunities that BCEHS has to offer, visit


About Us


BC Ambulance Service is run by BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS); BCEHS is the lead Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency in British Columbia, the largest EMS provider in Canada, and one of the largest in North America. We respond to over 500,000 ground events and 7,800 air events every year.


BCEHS has two main lines of business: BC Ambulance Service, which provides pre-hospital emergency health services throughout the province, and the BC Patient Transfer Network, which provides information on available beds and assists physicians with the timely transfer of patients to the appropriate level of care. The nurses in the HealthLink BC Contact Centres are also employees of BCEHS. They respond to the 8-1-1 calls and provide non-emergency information to the residents of BC.


BCEHS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.


Job Location:             Various location across BC

Job Type:                   Casual / On-Call

Hourly Rate:              EMR $26.50, PCP $29.06

Closing Date:             Accepting applications on an ongoing basis