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Driver Only to EMR Pathway

Job Highlights

  • Work is available throughout B.C. – can relocate to different regions to experience different lifestyles
  • Provide patient care in pre-hospital emergency situations and transport by ambulance
  • Opportunity to service your community through an entry-level position with BCEHS

Working as a Driver Only, every shift is guaranteed to be different. Your main priority will be providing safe transport of your paramedic partner and patient in the ambulance during pre-hospital emergency calls.

As a Driver Only, you will have limited patient contact but will ensure that patients and your paramedic partner receive safe and timely ambulance transportation.  Driver Only's can be utilized in rural and remote locations and sometimes urban depending on operational need - large metro cities are unable to utilize Driver Only qualified employees.

In this role, you can expect to:

  • Be responsible for the safe operation of ambulances.
  • Always use critical thinking and safe work practices.
  • Assist your paramedic partner as requested.
  • Assist with carrying equipment to and from calls.
  • Assist with CPR as requested by your paramedic partner


  • Minimum 19 years or older
  • CPR-C or equivalent certificate  
    • must include infant, child, and adult first-aid and CPR with AED
  • Class 1, 2 or 4 restricted or unrestricted BC driver's license (or out of province equivalent)
  • Current driver's abstract demonstrating a safe driving record.
  • Work permit for Canada (or able to obtain).
  • Minimum availability of eight-day and/or night shifts per month.
  • Strong mental resiliency and maturity; highly functional in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to work in a rural or remote station.


It is a condition of your employment that an Emergency Medical Responder license, issued through the Emergency Medical Assistance Licensing Board be obtained within six months of your hire. 

Please note that Driver Only positions are temporary roles designed to streamline the hiring and onboarding process while also providing successful applicants firsthand job experience before completing their EMR training and certification. 

BCEHS will arrange and fund the course and licensing fees related to obtaining this requirement.

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