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This unit group includes workers who administer pre-hospital emergency medical care to patients with injuries or medical illnesses and transport them to hospitals or other medical facilities for further medical care. They are employed by private ambulance services, hospitals, fire departments, government departments and agencies, manufacturing firms, mining companies and other private sector establishments.
advanced care paramedic, ambulance attendant, critical care paramedic, emergency medical attendant (EMA), emergency medical care assistant, emergency medical responder, emergency medical technician (EMT), emergency medical technician, paramedic (EMT – P), emergency medical technologist, paramedic, paramedic, primary care paramedic, supervisor, ambulance services.
- Assess extent of injuries or medical illnesses of trauma victims, patients with respiratory disease and stress, 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
- May train and supervise other workers in this unit group
- May assist with triage of emergency patients.
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Outlook & Prospects for Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical Occupations in Capitale-Nationale Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
National Outlook – 10-Year Projection (2011-2020)
This section provides labour demand and labour supply projections for this occupation over the 2011-2020 period.
Note: The tables, graphs and middle paragraph shown under this section display updated 2011-2020 projection results. The remaining narrative text (2009-2018 projections) will be updated shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The data in the following table are derived from HRSDC’s Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS). COPS uses a variety of models to produce a detailed 10-year labour market projection per broad skill level and per occupation at the national level, which focuses on the trends of labour supply and labour demand over the next ten years.
This occupation (Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical Occupations) is part of a larger occupational group called Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) (NOC 323).
|Occupations in this group||
Midwives and Practitioners of Natural Healing (3232)
Licensed Practical Nurses (3233)
Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical Occupations (3234)
Other Technical Occupations in Therapy and Assessment (3235)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||124,682|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||40|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||60|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, employment in this occupation increased at a rate similar to that for all occupations. The unemployment rate remained steady and very low. The average hourly wage increased at the same rate as for other occupations. According to key labour market indicators, the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupation.
Over the 2011-2020 period, an occupation will be in excess demand (a shortage of workers) if the projected number of job openings is significantly greater than the projected number of job seekers. An occupation will be in excess supply (a surplus of workers) if the projected number of job openings is smaller than the projected number of job seekers. For Other Technical Occupations In Health Care (Except Dental), over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 62,326 and 56,447 job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill the job openings.
Based on projections and considering that labour supply and demand in this occupation were balanced over the 2008-2010 period, it is expected that the number of job seekers will continue to be sufficient to fill the job openings over the 2011-2020 period. Job openings will arise due to employment growth and replacement demand in almost equal parts. As with most occupations in the health sector, the aging population will put pressure on the demand for technical health care workers. The retirement rate in this occupation will be on par with the average for all occupations. Almost all job seekers will come directly from the school system. In addition, an analysis of recent school leavers in this occupational category showed that a significant proportion of school leavers in these fields of study, such as health care technicians and nursing graduates, entered occupations outside the health sector. The main reason for this is likely the difficult working conditions (night shifts, overtime, etc.), which discourage some school leavers from entering or remaining in the occupation.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||3,502||6%|
|Projected Job Openings||62,326||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||56,447||100%|
In which industry or sector do people in this occupation find jobs in Canada?
This table shows the industry and sectors employing the highest number of people in this occupation.
|Industry / Sector||%|
|Health care and social assistance||80.50|
What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?
The graph displays the percentage of people in this occupation who are “self-employed”, according to the 2006 Census, in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
As shown in the graph, according to the 2006 Census, 2% of people in this occupation were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 12%.
The Labour Force Survey also gives us some information about self-employment. This occupation (Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical Occupations) is part of a larger group called Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) (NOC 323). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 18% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
What proportion of men and women work in this occupation?
The graph displays the proportion of men and women in this occupation in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), women represented 33% of workers in this occupation, compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical Occupations) is part of a larger group called Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) (NOC 323). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 75%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.
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