City of Brampton-Probationary Firefighter

The City of Brampton requires completion of the Ontario Fire Administration (OFAI)-Candidate Testing Program Stages One, Two and Three OR the ability to attain OFAI certification within 18 months from the date a conditional offer of employment is extended.

OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to the City of Brampton. Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to Brampton with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in their job posting below or as listed on their website at:

This recruitment closes March 21, 2022 at 4:30PM. Questions regarding Brampton's recruitment process should be directed to Brampton.

My Community. My Lifestyle. My Career.
Firefighter Opportunity

Are you interested in helping to build a safe community?  If so, City of Brampton Fire and Emergency Services may be the right place for you….

Bring your talents and step into a firefighter career where serving our diverse community and the opportunities to make a difference are endless.   Our Brampton Fire and Emergency Services team are driven by exceptional service delivery.  As a member of our team, you will feel the pride of values-driven achievements and will experience life-long supportive relationships.  Be a part of a fast-paced and rewarding environment where you can contribute to building a safe community, improving Emergency Response, Public Safety and Public Education for the citizens of Brampton.

What a Career at Brampton Fire Emergency Services can offer you:

  • Make a difference in the community
  • Receive advanced training and the latest technology in Fire Services
  • Great pay, pension, healthcare and other amazing benefits

In this highly visible role, you will:

  • Serve as a highly valued and respected member of the community;
  • Feel the excitement that comes with serving the community. Every shift has a different challenge or situation requiring a diverse set of skills;
  • Respond to all emergencies when called upon;
  • Combating fires;
  • Performing rescue operations and providing medical assistance in an emergency environment;
  • Handle routine maintenance of firefighting equipment/ department property;
  • Public fire safety education and inspect properties and equipment for fire hazards;
  • Handle state of the art apparatus and modern equipment;
  • Have the ability to help your community and network as an ambassador at charity and community events;
  • Participate in continuous learning to advance your knowledge and skills;
  • Be part of a culture that values the personal and professional growth and development; and
  • Perform other similar and related duties as assigned.


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or academic equivalent;
  • NFPA 1001 - Fire Fighter I & II Certified (Proof of Pro Board Seal or IFSAC);
  • Completion of the Ontario Fire Administration (OFAI)-Candidate Testing Program Stages One, Two and Three  OR the ability to attain OFAI certification within 18 months from the date a conditional offer of employment is extended;
  • Valid and current First Aid and CPR Certificate; 
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence with ability to obtain DZ licence from the date a conditional offer of employment is extended;


  • Demonstrate a high standard of professionalism in your interactions with internal stakeholders and the public;
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to adapt to situations quickly;
  • Commitment to volunteerism and community involvement;
  • Commitment to personal and professional development and in continuing training and education through ongoing learning;
  • Demonstrates initiative & well being of self & others, in accordance to operating standards & procedures
  • Ability to effectively communicate to diverse audiences;
  • Ability to work and manage effectively under stressful conditions;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse communities (Indigenous, Black, people with mental, addictions, homelessness


  • Experience in customer service and/or public service roles an asset;
  • Volunteer experience in community roles (including firefighting) an asset;
  • Multiple language skills and experience with different cultures an asset.

Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad.

**Applicants are required to upload at time of application if completed: Ontario Secondary School Diploma or academic equivalent; NFPA 1001 - Fire Fighter I & II Certified (Proof of Pro Board Seal or IFSAC); OAFI certifications, First Aid and CPR Certificate**

**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

**Starting Salary: $63,658.00

Job status: Permanent

Job Type:   Union

Applications must be received by: March 21, 2022

Alternate formats will be provided upon request.

Transportation costs and the OFAI Candidate Testing Program fees are the responsibility of the applicant.

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: quoting reference #104576 by March 21, 2022 at 4:30pm and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal conviction for which a pardon has not been granted.

As part of the application process, applicants will be invited to complete a self identification survey. The survey is voluntary. Participation in the survey will have no impact on hiring decisions.  All information collected is confidential and will not be shared with the hiring manager. The surveys will be anonymized and will be kept separate from applicant or employee files, such that the individuals who completed the surveys will not be identifiable.  The results of the survey will assist in the analysis of disaggregated metrics for organizational planning purposes and our commitment to advance and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. The City may use anonymized data to produce aggregate reports for internal or external use. 

In accordance with the City of Brampton’s Vaccination Administrative Directive, new employees are required to disclose their vaccination status and provide proof of full vaccination* before their start date. Employees who are unvaccinated or do not disclose their vaccination status will be required to:

a) complete the City of Brampton’s mandatory learning regarding COVID-19 vaccination; and

b) take regular COVID-19 tests prior to attending the workplace. Employees must demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result in order to attend the workplace.

The City of Brampton strongly encourages candidates to be fully vaccinated prior to your start date. New employees who are not fully vaccinated may request accommodation based on medical (disability), religious, or other protected grounds. Employees with an approved accommodation will only be required to adhere to item b) above.

* Fully vaccinated means the two-week anniversary after receiving a vaccination series approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal , or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification.

The City of Brampton continues to follow COVID-19 workplace control measures including physical distancing, masking, hygiene, personal protective equipment (e.g. medical masks, eye protection), and capacity limits to create a healthy and safe environment for both employees and the public.

Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition. 

The City of Brampton is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of all segments of society. We encourage applicants from equity deserving groups to apply.  If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact or 905.874.2150 with your accommodation needs, quoting the job opening ID#, job title. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.  

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