City of Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services-Firefighter

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc.

You must have valid certificates for Stages One, Two, and Three to apply to the City of Mississauga.

The Ontario Fire Administration Inc. does not submit your certificates or application to 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.  Their job posting can be found at

Questions regarding the City of Mississauga recruitment process should be directed to Mississauga directly.  Questions and information regarding the Ontario Fire Administration Inc. Candidate Testing Program and Certificates can be found on this website by clicking on the following links:

Candidate Information - Stage Testing Process
Pre-Assessment Guides - This is a required piece of reading material for all candidates.
To access our Frequently Asked Questions, visit

Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services

  • Job ID: 2016-3108
  • Job Location : CA-ON-Mississauga
  • # Positions:15
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Industry: Government and Public Sector
  • Career Level: Entry Level, Experienced
  • Years of Experience: 1
  • Posted Date : 10/14/2016 11:36:00 AM

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time.

Job Description:

Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services is a highly skilled and supportive team that protects Canada’s 6th largest city. We put our lives on the line for our community and our fellow team members every day. Are you up for the challenge?

Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special! You will be part or a team of engaging, enthusiastic and dedicated people that are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors and businesses of Mississauga.

Successful applicants, on completion of training, will work under the supervision of senior officers to 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.

Here's What You Bring to the Table:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a valid Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Service certificate including Stage One, Two and Three. Certificate must be valid throughout the duration of the entire recruitment process. Please visit  for more information.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of application
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or academic equivalent
  • Possess a valid and unrestricted Ontario’s Driver’s License, minimum Class “G” and a driving record that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga.
  • Successful applicants must receive a Class “DZ” Ontario Driver’s License within 6 months of hire date.
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR “C” Level certificate.
  • Excellent hearing without the use of artificial aids.
  • Visual acuity of 20/30 uncorrected in each eye and colour vision which is safe for firefighting.
  • Ability to swim proficiently.
  • Effective English communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and precisely in stressful situations
  • Criminal Record Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga from the Police Service where you reside at the time of the interview.
  • Successfully complete medical, practical and swimming tests during recruitment process.
  • Be willing to work shifts on a rotating basis
  • Be able to handle intense and sustained physical effort necessary to safely perform firefighting duties

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Firefighter Pre-Service Education & Training Program or NFPA Firefighter Certification (NFPA 1001 including Fire Fighter I & II)
  • Previous experience in Fire suppression, construction, trades mechanical, emergency services (e.g. Paramedic), Military/Coast Guard, fire prevention, large vehicle operation, and/or operating heavy equipment
  • Community College diploma in Fire Protection Engineering Technician/Technology Program
  • Fluency in a second language or sign language
  • Trades Qualification(s)
  • Lifeguard (NLS Certification)
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) or Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) Training
  • Occupational Health and Safety Training
  • Climbing Skills - Mountain/Rope
  • Medical, Ski Patrol or Other Professional Emergency Service Certification
  • Coaching/Teaching/Counselling/Recreation Leadership
  • Volunteer and/or community involvement
  • Confined Space Training

Here's What You Get to do:

Medical Aid - administer First Aid and CPR, in addition to cardiac care using semi-automatic defibrillators.

Rescue Operations - Search and rescue; removing injured persons from motor vehicles, industrial accidents and confined spaces; water rescue.

Firefighting - handling hose lines, operating firefighting equipment using hand tools.

Public Education - presenting programs and attending public events to promote fire safety awareness.

Fire Prevention - inspecting commercial, industrial and residential buildings; enforcing the Provincial Building and Fire Codes and Municipal by-laws; preparing emergency pre-plans.

Hazardous Material Management - controlling toxic spills that may endanger the public or the environment.

Maintenance - daily upkeep of grounds, buildings and apparatus.

On the job training in the above techniques is provided on a continuous basis to all firefighters

A review of the applications, and Skills Questionnaires will commence in November 2016.  Interviews will occur after this process is complete. We are anticipating a Spring 2017 recruitment class.

Note: 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. 

Starting Salary: $58,832 as per the Collective Agreement

Closing Date: Monday, October 31, 2016

Number of Openings: Approximately 15 Positions Currently Available

Department/Division/Unit: Community Services Department / Fire Division / Fire & Emergency Services

Work Location: City of Mississauga

A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at his or her 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. 
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 City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act .        


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