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Ontario Fire Administration Inc.

Ontario Fire Administration Inc. established a uniform and standardized candidate testing process for all career firefighters in municipal jurisdictions in the province of Ontario that has been validated and applied specifically to the performance of job applicants to firefighter jobs within the province of Ontario.

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OFAI Candidate Testing Services

The Ontario Fire Administration Inc. Candidate Testing Services (CTS) consists of six (6) steps.

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Candidate Information

Information on becoming a firefighter in the province of Ontario.  Outlined in this section includes the role of a firefighter, minimum requirements to become a career firefighter, resume guidance, education, training and more.

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Candidate Testing

Learn more about the OFAI Candidate Testing process and find details on each of our assessments.

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Registration Info

Learn about our registration process and how you can register. Take the self-assessment questionnaire. Learn about our policies.

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Important News and Events

September 12, 2016:  Please note, due to high volumes, there will be NO rescheduling of appointments.  Thank You!

Ontario Fire Administration Inc. is pleased to announce our inaugural Candidate Mentoring Day on September 24, 2016, at the Garry W. Morden Centre in Mississauga from 9am to 3pm.  The mentoring day is a free event aimed at guiding current CTS certificate holders in the area of firefighter more

September 9, 2016-City of Brampton-Firefighter-READ MORE
Closing Date: September 30, 2016

August 25, 2016-There will be important changes to OFAI Candidate Testing Services starting September 7, 2016-READ MORE

July 21, 2016-The OFAI is please to announced Greater Sudbury as a municipal fire service partner.

July 20, 2016-City of Mississauga-Probationary Firefighters-READ MORE
Recruitment Period: October 14, 2016-October 31, 2016

May 5, 2016-The OFAI is pleased to announce Quinte West as a municipal fire service partner.

April 15, 2016-City of Owen Sound-Full-time Firefighter Candidate Pool-READ MORE
Closing Date: June 3, 2016 at 12:00PM-CLOSED



City of Toronto - Toronto Fire Services

City of Kitchener -Kitchener Fire Department

City of North Bay - North Bay Fire & Emergency Services

City of Peterborough Peterborough Fire Services

City of Brampton
Brampton Fire And Emergency Services

City of Cambridge Cambridge Fire Department

GTAA Fire and Emergency Services


Greater Napanee 
Emergency Services

City of Barrie - Barrie Fire and Emergency Services

City of Guelph - Guelph Fire Department

City of Stratford - Stratford Fire Department

City of Woodstock - Woodstock Fire Department

City of Brantford - Brantford Fire Department

Town of Oakville - Oakville Fire Department






City of Mississauga - Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services

Midland Fire Department - Town of Midland

City of Owen Sound-Fire & Emergency Services


Town of Orangeville-Orangeville Fire Department 

City of Quinte West-Quinte West Fire and Emergency Services

Town of East Gwillimbury-East Gwillimbury 
Emergency Services 

City of Greater Sudbury-
Greater Sudbury Emergency Services


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