Volunteer with the Yukon Emergency Medical Services team

Join the Yukon's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team as a community responder. Our communities trust and respect our team members.

Do you live in a rural or remote area and want to make a difference? If so, then volunteering as an emergency medical responder (EMR) might be what you're looking for.

The government employs EMRs on an on-call, part-time basis. During an EMR's on-call shift, they carry a radio. They have the freedom to pursue other work and activities. When called out, pay increases to a standard hourly rate.

Why become an EMR in your community?

Being an EMR with the Yukon EMS team is a rewarding and meaningful experience. There are many benefits to you and your community.

  • Serve your community and contribute to overall community wellbeing.
  • Learn new skills and gain confidence in emergency situations.
  • Take part in free and flexible training that works around your schedule.
  • Receive a Yukon EMS uniform and join a team of dedicated professionals.
  • Make your own schedule and work when and how often you want to.
  • Earn $3.71 for every hour you spend on-call, and up to $30.74 for every hour you spend at work or attending training. You'll also receive a recruitment bonus.
  • Gain access to the Yukon government employee mental health supports, including the Employee and Family Assistance Plan.

Get started as an EMR

It’s easy to become an emergency medical responder. Do not worry if you do not have all the required credentials. We'll work with you to get you up to speed.

  1. Download the application form.
  2. Complete the application. If you have questions while filling out the application, contact your local EMS superintendent. You can also contact the deputy chief of Yukon EMS Community Operations. Phone 867-456-6505 or cs-ps-ems-responderrecruitment@yukon.ca
  3. Submit your application.
    Email: cs-ps-ems-responderrecruitment@yukon.ca

Get involved in other ways

Want to help, but you are not comfortable becoming an emergency medical responder? Get involved in other ways, such as:

  • driving an ambulance;
  • working with standard first-aid; or
  • in another way that matches your skills.

Contact the deputy chief of Yukon EMS Community Operations. Phone 867-456-6505 or email cs-ps-ems-responderrecruitment@yukon.ca