Greater Toronto Airport Authority-Firefighter Recruit

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc.

You must have valid certificates for Stages One, Two,  and Three to apply to the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA).

The Ontario Fire Administration Inc. does not submit your certificates or application to GTAA. Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to GTAA with all the necessary requirements as per the instructions in their job posting.  Their job posting can be found at: under Firefighter Recruit (17-AVS-011)

Questions regarding GTAA's recruitment process should be directed to the Greater Toronto Airport Authority directly. Deadline for this recruitment is April 12, 2017.

Questions and information regarding the Ontario Fire Administration Inc. Candidate Testing Program and Certificates can be found on this website by clicking on the following links:

Candidate Information - Stage Testing Process
Pre-Assessment Guides - This is a required piece of reading material for all candidates.
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Firefighter Recruit 

# of Hires Needed: 2
Job Type: Full-time Permanent
Position Type: Union
Organizational Unit: Greater Toronto Airports Authority -> Aviation Services
Hours: 42 Hours/Week
Job Category: Emergency Services
About the GTAA

MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND CONNECT THE WORLD – Toronto Pearson is Canada’s leading global hub airport. Help to drive our vision to become the best airport in the world. Together, we will demonstrate that our passengers are our passion, by showing respect, integrity and delivering innovative products and services.

Position Summary

A career as a GTAA firefighter is both challenging and rewarding. Working under the general direction of the Fire Chief and supported by a dynamic leadership team, firefighters are located in one of three fire stations that provide emergency response at Toronto Pearson International Airport. On average, firefighters respond to approximately 5200 emergency incidents annually. All firefighters at the GTAA are members of the Pearson Airport Professional Firefighters' Association, Local 4382, International Association of Firefighters (IAFF).

Job Description

Key Accountabilities:

  • Fighting fires and responding to medical emergencies and technical rescues (ropes, confined spaces, motor vehicle collisions) within Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • Performing fire ground and rescue operations for structural and aircraft emergencies
  • Educating the public about fire prevention and fire safety practices
  • Responding to hazardous materials emergencies
  • Conducting inspections
  • Maintaining firefighting apparatus, equipment and fire stations
  • Working and contributing as part of a larger Fire and Emergency Services team
  • Performing Pre-Incident Planning
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • Pre-Requisite Firefighter Training verification of one of the following components:

o    OFM/OAFC Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program Certificate or approved equivalent (NFPA-1001, IFSAC, Pro-Board, IFE); or

o    Ontario Firefighter Certification with firefighting experience; or

o    Previous experience as a full-time certified firefighter

  • Possess a valid Ontario unrestricted Class D driver's license with Z air brake endorsement
  • A minimum of a Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12 or academic equivalent)
  • Possess an Emergency Medical Responder and Level C CPR certificate
  • Valid CTS certificate which must be valid upon the closing of the competition
  • Must meet the security level designated for the position

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate a high standard of professionalism and ability to solve complex problems
  • Demonstrate leadership; work collaboratively as part of a dynamic teamwork
  • Communicate effectively both writing and verbally; have a high attention to detail
  • Ability to understand and communicate clearly in English under stressful conditions
  • Ability to work a 24-hour shift (weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays)
  • Proficient in computer applications such as Microsoft Word and Outlook and basic skills in Excel
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, customer focus and organizational/time management skills
  • Be physically fit to handle the sustained, intense, physical effort required to perform their duties
  • Demonstrates integrity, character, positivity, is team oriented, genuine and considerate

Additional Details


We offer a fast-paced, stimulating environment along with an attractive salary/benefit package commensurate with experience. Please forward your résumé to Careerport at the following link:

The GTAA is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce. We ensure that our recruitment practices are supportive of this commitment.

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