City of Mississauga-Firefighter

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI)

You must have valid certificates for Stages One, Two and Three to apply to the City of Mississauga.
OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to the City of Mississauga. Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to Mississauga as per the instructions in their job posting.  The job posting can be found at:
The posting closes October 15, 2019. Questions regarding Mississauga's recruitment process should be directed to Mississauga. 
Information about OFAI's Candidate Testing Program can be found by clicking on the following links:
To access our Frequently Asked Questions, visit


Req ID: 2886
Vacancy Type: Permanent 
Number of Positions: 15  
Closing Date: 10/15/2019

Job Summary

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.
  • Possess a National Fire Protection Association Firefighter Certification NFPA 1001 (I & II) & NFPA 472 or 1072 Awareness & Operations Level.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • Previous experience in Fire suppression, construction & mechanical trades, emergency services (e.g. Paramedic, Police Officer), Military/Coast Guard, fire prevention, large vehicle operation, and/or operating heavy equipment
  • Community College diploma in Fire Protection Engineering Technician/Technology Program
  • Possess Fire and Life Safety Educator NFPA 1035 and Fire Inspector & Plan Examiner NFPA 1031.
  • 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
  • Medical, Ski Patrol or Other Professional Emergency Service Certification
  • Coaching/Teaching/Counselling/Recreation Leadership
  • Volunteer and/or community involvement 

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 October 2019.  Interviews will occur after this process is complete. We are anticipating a Winter 2020 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.


Hourly Rate/Salary: $61,350 as per the Collective Agreement (effective January 1st 2020)  
Work Location: The Garry W Morden Centre 
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Fire Division , Fire Prof Dev & Accreditation 
Non-Union/Union: Fire 

A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, 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. 

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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