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

October 21, 2019-City of Guelph-Probationary Firefighter
Recruitment Period: October 21, 2019-November 3, 2019

October 16, 2019-Central York-Probationary Firefighter 
Recruitment Period: October 15, 2019-December 2, 2019

October 1, 2019-City of Mississauga-Firefighter
Recruitment Period: October 1, 2019-October 15, 2019-CLOSED

September 30, 2019-Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) is hosting our fourth annual Candidate Mentoring Day on Saturday, October 19, 2019. READ MORE

September 18, 2019-Municipality of Chatham-Kent: Probationary Firefighter 
Recruitment Period: September 16, 2019-October 15, 2019 at 4:30PM.-CLOSED

August 16, 2019-City of Waterloo-Probationary Firefighter-CLOSED
Recruitment Period: August 16, 2019-September 6, 2019 at 4:00PM

August 9, 2019-Town of Oakville-Probationary Firefighter-CLOSED
Recruitment Period: August 9, 2019-August 19, 2019 at 12:00PM.

August 6, 2019-City of Vaughan-Firefighter-CLOSED 
Recruitment Period: August 2, 2019-September 2, 2019.

July 16, 2019-OFAI is pleased to announce that Bradford West Gwillimbury has joined the CTS Program.

July 12, 2019-OFAI is pleased to annouced that Loyalist Township has joined the CTS Program. 

July 12, 2019-Ports Toronto-Airport Firefighter (Temporary Position)-CLOSED
Recruitment Period: June 12, 2019 to June 16, 2019 

June 6, 2019-City of Stratford-Probationary Firefighter-CLOSED 
Recruitment Period: June 6, 2019-June 28, 2019 at 4:30PM.

On July 3, 2019, OFAI will be implementing NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments vision requirements into the Candidate Testing Program (CTS). These requirements will replace the current CTS vision assessment standards. READ MORE

On June 5, 2019, Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) implemented the Firefighter Physical Aptitude Job-Related Tests (FPAT) as part of the Stage Three assessment. The Firefighter Physical Aptitude Job-Related Tests  replaced the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).  READ MORE
Recruitment Period-January 2, 2019-June 30, 2019

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 Mississauga-Mississauga Fire & Emergency 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

Municipality of Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services

City of St. Thomas
Fire Department

Township of Springwater-Fire and Emergency Services




City of Vaughan-Vaughan
Fire & Rescue 

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




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