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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Challenge.Teamwork. Technology.Great People. Public Service.

Becoming a firefighter is one of the most challenging, fast-paced and rewarding professions available, and it might be just what you have been seeking for in a career!

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Challenge.Teamwork. Technology.Great People. Public Service.

Becoming a firefighter is one of the most challenging, fast-paced and rewarding professions available, and it might be just what you have been seeking for in a career!

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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


Please note that testing will be closed for two weeks as we introduce a brand new website. Our last testing date is March 29, 2023 and testing will resume on April 15, 2023.

March 13th - Today we have added March 29th to the testing calendar. 

March 1, 2023 - A new Swim Test has been posted. Click here for more information.

January 10, 2023-Please read here for important information regarding the completion of forms for your upcoming assessment(s)

January 5, 2023-Important information regarding Stage One. Read More.

As of January 18, 2023, the Stage Three Firefighter Technical Skills have changed. Please click here for more information. 

Please DO NOT book duplicate tests (same test different dates) as it takes space away from other Candidates!

November 4, 2022: NEW! Effective immediately, Toronto Fire Service will require the OFAI Swim Test to apply.  For more information on the Swim Test, visit our pre-assessment guide here. For more information on the Swim Test, please visit here

There is NO re-scheduling, Please do not book your appointment until you are sure of your personal and professional schedules.

If you have any questions about test date bookings, please contact the Administration Office using the Contact Us button found at the bottom of this page.

Current Recruitments

March 7, 2023 - City of Cambridge: Fire fighter (Probationary)
Recruitment Period: March 6, 2023 - March 29, 2023 at 4:30PM

March 3, 2023 - City of St. Thomas: Probationary Firefighter (Holding List) 
Recruitment Period: March 2, 2023 - March 13, 2023 at 11:59PM

February 10, 2023 - City of Welland: Probationary Firefighters
Recruitment Period: February 10, 2023 - March 17, 2023 at 16:00

February 7, 2023 - City of North Bay: Probationary Firefighters - CLOSED
Recruitment Period: February 6, 2023 - March 5, 2023 at 11:59PM

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

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 Owen Sound-Owen Sound Fire & Emergency Services


City of Quinte West-Quinte West Fire & Rescue

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 St. Thomas
Fire Department

Township of Springwater-Fire and Emergency Services

Loyalist Township-Loyalist Township Emergency Services Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury-Bradford West Gwillimbury Fire & Emergency Services

City of Brockville-Fire Department



City of Welland-Welland Fire and Emergency Services

Chippewas of Rama First Nation-Rama Fire Rescue




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