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

As of October 6, 2021, the OFAI candidate testing program now requires candidates to adhere to an updated COVID-19 Vaccination policy. You must show either proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 molecular test or you will not be admitted into the facility. Please read here for more information. 

OFAI Stage One: Firefighter Aptitude and Character Test is now a requirement to apply to Ottawa Fire Service.  Please click here for more information.

December 1st, -  Today we have added December 14th and 15th   to the testing calendar - These will be the last testing dates added to the December calendar.  Please do not double book, your order will be cancelled

 November 25, 2021-New Swim Test to the calendar. Click here for more information.

Note: We will be adding the remainder of the December schedule in small increments. We hope that this will mitigate any booking issues and provide a wider opportunity for candidates to book. 

September 20, 2021- As of September 22, 2021, proof of vaccination status is required to gain admission to the Swim Test. Please click here for more information. 

September 16, 2021-OFAI is please to announce the City of Vaughan as a municipal partner of the Candidate Testing Services (CTS) program. We look forward to working with Vaughan on their upcoming recruitments.

Please do not book the Treadmill and Stage Three on the same day.  If you have one of these tests booked in November, please do not double book  - orders will be cancelled and charged a $25 fee. 

There is also NO re-scheduling  currently - make sure you have chosen the correct date.

Due to some increases in our testing capacity, we are no longer keeping a cancellation list for OFAI asesessments. Please visit our testing calendar for available dates. 

Starting April 21, 2021, OFAI will be introducing an enhanced check-in system at our test facility, Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI), located at 2025 Courtneypark East in Mississauga. Read MORE

October 21, 2021-Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA)-Firefighter -CLOSED 
Recruitment Period-October 21, 2021-October, 28, 2021

October 18, 2021-Central York Fire Services-Probationary Firefighter 
Recruitment Period-October 18, 2021-December 2, 2021 

October 8, 2021-Town of Oakville-Probationary Firefighter-CLOSED
Recruitement Period-October 8, 2021-October 26, 2021 at 12:00PM

September 30, 2021-City of Vaughan-Firefighter-CLOSED 
Recruitment Period-September 30. 2021-October 21, 2021 

September 27, 2021-City of Cambridge-Probationary Firefighter -CLOSED
Recruitment Period-September 24, 2021 to October 15, 2021. 

September 27, 2021-City of Guelph-Probationary Firefighter - CLOSED
Recruitment Period-September 24, 2021 to October 29, 2021 at 11:59PM

September 23, 2021-City of Kitchener-Probationary Firefighter -CLOSED
Recruitment Period-September 23, 2021 to October 6, 2021 

September 20, 2021-City of Barrie-Firefighter, 5th Class -CLOSED
Recruitment Period-September 20, 2021 to October 11, 2021 

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 Oshawa-
Oshawa Fire Services

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 Vaughan-Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service        




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