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Qualifications for Employment

Applicants should also be aware of the following qualifications for employment (as outlined by the Ambulance Act of Ontario):

  1. For a period of one year before the date he/she commences employment, has not had six or more demerit points on his/her records by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles under the Highway Traffic Act.
  2. For a period of two years immediately prior to the date he/she commences employment, has not had his/her driver’s licence suspended under the Highway Traffic Act.
  3. For a period of three years immediately prior to the date he/she commences employment, has not been prohibited under the Criminal Code of Canada, from driving a motor vehicle in Canada.
  4. Must be the holder of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or the equivalent as set out by the Ministry of Education.

Skill Demands

Physical Demands

This program demands physical capabilities to facilitate the lifting and supporting of patients, manoeuvre of pre-hospital equipment and fine motor skills for completion of technical tasks.

  1. Students will be tested regularly in the program to ensure they are meeting these fitness levels. A Paramedic student requires a high level of aerobic fitness, flexibility and strength. The Paramedic Program Standards from the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities state that the graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to “Perform competently all two-person lifts and transfers of patients weighing up to 95 kg (210 lbs) and of the necessary equipment.”
  2. Candidates who are uncertain if they have the strength and fitness for this program are recommended to complete a Canadian Physical Activity, Fitness and Lifestyle Appraisal (CPAFLA) and to score at least in the average level. Candidates should also be able to lift 55 kg. prior to enrolment.

Sarnia Sting Partnership

Lambton College and the Sarnia Sting have formed a partnership to enhance experiential learning opportunities for students. The Sting organization offers various opportunities for co-op, internship and work placements to students enrolled in Sports & Recreation Management and Fitness and Health Promotion. Paramedic, Business Administration and Computer Studies students will also benefit with various co-curricular opportunities available.

Laptop Requirements

It is required that students purchase a laptop with a Windows operating system.

Internet Speed Requirements

For best performance for students learning remotely, an internet connection with a minimum of 40 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speed is recommended in order to effectively use video conferencing and remote lecture deliver software as well as, other online resources remotely. Due to the large area over which students may be dispersed, we are unable to recommend a specific provider, so you will need to inquire around your area to find one that best suits your needs.

Minimum Laptop Requirements

In order to access the internet and virtually-delivered software and courseware, student laptops should include the following at a minimum. By meeting the following specifications, students will be equipped to access software and courseware on their laptop through the internet:

  • Intel i3 Processor or equivalent
  • 4 GB of RAM or more
  • 100 GD HDD or more
  • HD Graphics
  • Webcam with a microphone
  • Wireless 802.11n/ac 5ghz capable
  • Windows Operating System (Windows 10)


To ensure students are getting the most out of their classroom experience, some software will be required.

Lambton College has made this software easily accessible online. Students can leverage our Microsoft Office 365 software packages and services. In addition, much of the software you require for your courses will be available on demand for use on any device – on or off campus.

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