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


January 17 - Today we have added February 15, 16, 19 & 20, 2022 to the Testing Calendar

January 14, 2022-OFAI is pleased to announce Welland Fire and Emergency Services as the newest partner of the OFAI program.

January 14, 2022-We have added a new Swim Test to our testing calendar. Please click here for more information.

January 14, 2022-Starting March 21, 2022, OFAI will require all CTS candidates testing on-site at the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.We will no longer accept a negative COVID-19 molecular test (PCR, RT-PCR, NAAT, LAMP) result in place of full vaccination. Click here for more information. 

January 8th - Today we have added February 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 to the Testing Calendar

As well as additional spaces available for the following:

January 20th - Stage Three

January 18th - Encapsulated Treadmill

Please DO NOT book your re-tests early - wait for the appropriate date to appear on the calendar!

Note: We will be adding the February schedule in small imcreements in the next few weeks.  We hope that this will mitigate any booking issues and provide a wider opportunity for candidates to book. 

Current Recruitments

January 22, 2022-City of Welland-Probationary Firefighter 
Recruitment Period: January 14. 2022-February 3, 2022


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. 

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

Currently, there is NO re-scheduling - please 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 introduced 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


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 City of Welland-Welland Fire and Emergency Services       




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