Candidate Mentoring Day October 21, 2017

The Candidate Mentoring Day is the perfect opportunity for candidates to interact with municipal fire service professionals, who are directly responsible for hiring firefighters

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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 & Events

October 19, 2017-Central York Fire Services-Probationary Firefighter
Recruitment Period-October 17, 2017-December 1, 2017 at 4:00PM

October 2, 2017-City of Mississauga-Probationary Firefighter-CLOSED
Recruitment Period-October 2, 2017-October 15, 2017

September 28, 2017 -The Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) is hosting our second annual Candidate Mentoring Day on Saturday, October 21, 2017
Our inaugural Candidate Mentoring Day, held last September, was a great success. Building on that momentum, we are bringing you a 2017 event that provides valuable advice and tips to OFAI candidates in all areas of municipal fire service recruitment.  Last year’s event was highly regarded by both candidates and our municipal fire service partners. This year’s event promises to be no more.

September 28, 2017-City of Brampton-Firefighter 
Recruitment Period-September 28, 2017-October 23, 2017

September 18, 2017-City of Toronto-Operations Firefighter
Recruitment Period-September 18, 2017-November 6, 2017

September 14, 2017-City of Guelph-Probationary Firefighter-CLOSED 
Recruitment Period-September 13, 2017-October 2, 2017

September 12, 2017-City of Oshawa-Firefighter-CLOSED
Recruitment Period-September 11, 2017-October 2, 2017 at 4:30PM

September 8, 2017-City of Markham-Probationary Firefighters-CLOSED
Recruitment Period: September 8, 2017-September 21, 2017

Municipal Partners

City of Toronto-Toronto Fire Services

City of Kitchener-Kitchener Fire Department

City of North Bay-North Bay Fire & Emergency Services

GTAA Fire & Emergency Services

City of Peterborough-Peterborough Fire Services

City of Brampton-Brampton Fire & Emergency Services

City of Barrie-Barrie Fire & Emergency Services

City of Guelph-Guelph Fire Department

City of Cambridge-Cambridge Fire Department

City of Woodstock-Woodstock Fire & Rescue

City of Stratford-Stratford Fire Department

City of Brantford-Brantford Fire & Rescue

Town of Oakville-Oakville Fire Department

Town of East Gwillimbury-East Gwillimbury Emergency Services

Town of Midland-Midland Fire Department

Town of Greater Napanee-Greater Napanee Fire Services

City of Mississauga-Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services

City of Owen Sound-Owen Sound Fire & Emergency Services

City of Quinte West-Quinte West Fire & Rescue

City of Greater Sudbury-Greater Sudbury Fire Services

Town of Caledon-Caledon Fire & Emergency Services

Central York Fire Services

City of Waterloo-Waterloo Fire & Rescue

City of Pickering-Pickering Fire Services


Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Fire Department

City of Markham-
Markham Fire and Emergency Services

Township of Scugog-
Scugog Fire Service

City of Sarnia-
Sarnia Fire Rescue

City of Oshawa-
Oshawa Fire Services



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