City of Mississauga-Firefighter Recruitment

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI)
The City of Mississauga requires all candidates to possess a valid Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Services certificates including Stages One, Two and Three. Certificates must be valid and proof of certification must be submitted before the second stage of interview.
OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to the City of Mississauga. Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to the City of Mississauga with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in their job posting below, and as listed on their website at:

This recruitment closes March 5, 2021. Questions regarding the City of Mississauga's recruitment process should be directed to Mississauga. 


Req ID: 13563
Vacancy Type: Permanent 
Closing Date: 03/05/2021

Job Summary

Choose the City of Mississauga

Working at the City of Mississauga means you will be part of a team of amazingly talented and motivated people.  Mississauga is Canada’s 6th largest municipality and is proud to be a growing and accomplished municipality that nurtures its multicultural community and rich heritage. 

A team that is diverse and inclusive boasts of a generous employee benefits package and promises growth and development to all its employees.
Our workplace is built on our core values: Trust, Quality and Excellence. Take pride as you will be at the centre of its core values and a driving force on the frontlines.
The City is growing leaps and bounds and you will grow with our vision as the City unfolds and manifests into future generations.  

Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) protects life, property and the environment in Mississauga from all perils, through education, prevention, investigation, training, rescue, fire suppression, dangerous goods containment and life support services.  The team at MFES strives to provide for the safety and wellness of the Mississauga community, including those who live, work and visit.  MFES delivers with a dedication and commitment that makes this City vibrant each and every day.
The team at MFES have more than 700 staff working across our four sections serving the community around the clock, to make this City a better place for each one of us.  You will be fulfilled to join a community that wants to impact every citizen.  Come and join us.   BE Part of Something BIG!

The Position

Bring your passion and talent to a fulfilling career as a firefighter in Mississauga.  Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES)  is a team of dedicated professionals who provide a vast array of emergency services to the residents, businesses and visitors to our great city.  This position will include working with a dynamic team and an exciting routine every day.  Plenty of training, continuous learning and growth opportunities, caring for and serving your community is just a small part of what you will sign up for.

Successful applicants, on completion of training, will be assigned to one of four platoons and work out of one of the City’s 21 fire stations.  Under the supervision of senior officers, firefighters combat fires, perform rescue work, administer medical assistance, conduct public education programs, inspect buildings for fire hazards, operate and maintain firefighting equipment and maintain fire stations.

Along with a competitive salary and a whole array of training and growth opportunities within the MFES team, City of Mississauga offers a generous benefits program to employees.

Duties and Responsibilities

Here's What You Get to do:

  • Provide first-class customer service as a respected member of the community
  • Respond to all emergencies when called upon including, but not limited to:
    • Medical – provide patient care, administer first aid, CPR, defibrillation
    • Firefighting – handling hose lines, operating firefighting equipment, using hand tools
    • Rescue – search and rescue, removing injured persons from dangerous environments
    • Special Operations – vehicle rescue, hazardous materials response, water rescue, ice rescue, rope rescue, elevator rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue, machine rescue
  • Apparatus and station maintenance
  • Public Education – Participate in the delivery of education programs and attend public events to promote fire safety awareness and responsibilities. 
  • Fire Prevention – Assess all classification of buildings for Fire Code and Bylaw compliance and fire and life safety requirements. Conduct pre-emergency site assessments. 
  • Provide assistance in a vast array of non-emergency situations
  • Participate in continuous training and learning to advance your knowledge and skills
  • Works in accordance with the provisions of all applicable laws and regulations and all City of Mississauga corporate and departmental policies and procedures. 

Skills and Qualifications

Here's What You Bring to the Table:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 18 years of age or older at time of application
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or academic equivalent
  • Possess a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter I & II certification (proof of Pro Board Seal or IFSAC)
  • Possess a NFPA 472 or NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certification (proof of Pro Board Seal or IFSAC)
  • Possess a valid Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Services certificate including Stages One, Two and Three
    • Certificate must be valid and proof of certification must be submitted before the second stage of interview.
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  • Possess valid and current Standard First Aid and CPR "C" certificate.
  • Possess a valid and unrestricted Ontario Class “D” driver’s license with a “Z” endorsement by the conditional offer of employment, and a driving record that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga
  • Candidates must provide a clean driver’s abstract, acceptable to the City of Mississauga before the conditional offer of employment.
  • Criminal Record Search – Level 3 ( Vulnerable Sector Screening)  that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga must be submitted before the conditional offer of employment.
  • Candidates must provide, at the candidate’s expense, from the Police Service where the candidate resides and dated no earlier than 30 days from the conditional offer of employment.

Required Skills

  • Effective English communication skills and ability to communicate clearly and precisely in multiple situations
  • Excellent hearing ability without the use of artificial aids
  • Ability to swim proficiently
  • Ability to handle intense and sustained physical effort necessary to safely perform firefighting duties
  • Willingness to work 24 hour shifts on a rotating basis
  • Successful completion of medical, practical, behavioural, psychometric and swimming tests during the recruitment process
  • Ability to act with integrity, communicate effectively, solve complex problems, drive continuous improvement and provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to accept direction, work in a team environment, establish and maintain relationships and  show caring and empathy towards others.
  • Ability to maintain confidence and composure during stressful or traumatic situations. 
  • Possess skills and strategies for managing the impacts of stress and maintaining work life balance. 
  • Demonstrates tenacity and perseverance during difficult situations and positively adapts to change. 

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • College diploma or university degree in any discipline recognized by an accredited association, organization or institution
  • Trade certification in any discipline recognized as a skilled trade in Ontario
  • Emergency Medical Care Assistant (EMCA) designation
  • Previous experience as a part-time or full-time firefighter in a municipal fire department
  • Previous experience in emergency services, construction and mechanical trades, large vehicle and/or heavy vehicle operation, fire prevention, military/coast guard
  • Possess NFPA 1031 – Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, NFPA 1033 – Fire Investigator, NFPA 1035 – Fire and Life Safety Educator
  • Possess National Lifeguard Services (NLS) certification
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) or Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) training
  • Fluency in a second language or sign language
  • Occupational Health and Safety related training (i.e,H&S awareness, WHMIS 2015)
  • Medical, ski patrol or other professional emergency service certification
  • Experience in customer service and/or public service roles
  • Teaching or coaching experience
  • Volunteer and/or community involvement experience

Additional Information

The recruitment process

A review of the applications and skills questionnaires will commence in March 2021. Interviews will be conducted after the screening process is complete. We are anticipating a fall 2021 recruitment class.  For next steps and to know the stages in our recruitment process please follow the link below to Steps in Hiring Process.

Please ensure that you have all the minimum requirements prior to submitting your application on-line. You will be asked several questions about your education, certification(s) and experience related to this position. Please have all your certification cards/certificates available when applying, as information from the cards/certificates will be part of the questionnaire. Selected applicants will be required to provide proof of certifications, training,etc. to verify responses to the screening questionnaire.  For more information on the firefighter role and recruitment process please follow the link below to Frequently Asked Questions. Firefighter Recruitment FAQ's

You will be required to bring original documents and certificates at the time of interview.


Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 62,553 / year 
Hours of Work: 42 / week 
Work Location: The Garry W Morden Centre , 7535 Ninth Line, Mississauga ON L5N 7C3
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Fire Division , Fire Prof Dev & Accreditation 
Non-Union/Union: Fire 

A  Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.     


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