EMT Salary Canada



The median Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Salary Canada is calculated by the Canadian Salary and Wage Guide. EMTs work in a variety of settings including hospitals, ambulance companies, fire, police departments, and schools. The average salaries of an EMT may vary depending on the location and the setting.  Typically, these medical professionals work in areas that provide emergency medical services.  It should be mentioned that most often EMTs earn somewhat less than paramedics who have a higher level of training.

Additionally, in Canada the level of care provided by ambulance crews is often considered to be at the paramedic level which is an advanced life support role equivalent to that of a nurse.  EMT is also called Emergency Medical Responder in Canada The assumption was made that the EMT reflected here was working an average of 35 hours per week with a total of 1820 hours per year. However, as with most service professions Emergency Medical Technicians frequently work overtime and variable shifts.

Socialized Medicine
In Canada, Socialized Medicine makes sure that all Canadian citizens are assured medical care for themselves and their family under the Canadian health care system.  This health care program provides Canadians preventative, as well as daily medical care from doctors. This ensures all Canadian citizens access to good medical and health care. Nearly all Canadian citizens, regardless of income or medical history qualify for this unique medical care.

Emergency Medical Technician Salary Canada:

Median Hourly

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

17.50 CAD

34.69 CAD

43.23 CAD

United States

$17.88

$35.45

$44.18

Annual

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

31,844 CAD

63,137 CAD

78,684 CAD

United States

$32,541

$64,519

$80,407

Lowest and Highest Emergency Medical Technician Salary Canada
The lowest EMT/EMR salary is less than 31,500 CAD. The highest EMT/EMR Salary Canada is over 78,000 CAD. Presumably this is offset by costs of living and other factors. The lower pay levels are associated with rural areas.  The highest pay levels are found in metropolitan areas. Demand and low supply seem to be a significant factor in fueling higher salaries.  In rural areas the EMT/EMR may be the only medical provider available within one to several hours of travel.

Top 5 Provinces
The top paying provinces to earn Emergency Medical Technician Salary Canada are Toronto, Ontario, Ottawa, Muskoka and Waterloo Region.

Top 5 Canadian Cities for Emergency Medical Technician Salary
The best provinces in Canada to earn a Emergency Medical Technician Salary are Toronto-Ontario, Ottawa-Ontario, Waterloo Region-Huron-Perth-Wellington-Dufferin-Ontario, and Muskoka-Kawarthas-Petersborough-Ontario.

Other Canadian Industries that Employ Emergency Medical Technicians
Government agencies, airports and the military also employ a small number of Emergency Medical Technicians.

Employment Data 
The majority of the Emergency Medical Technicians in Canada are men.  While the field is open to women the physical demands of the position may be daunting to most women. 

Where They Work
Of all the Emergency Medical Technicians employed in Canada most work in hospitals and additional health care settings with the minority working in other settings such as schools, universities and nursing homes.

Benefits
Fringe benefits will vary depending on business size and other factors. To see what a typical benefits package is worth
A typical employment benefits package is worth over $15,000 CAD per year .