City of Mississauga-Firefighter Recruitment

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 the City of Mississauga with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in their job posting.  The job posting can be found at:
The posting closes May 20, 2019. Questions regarding the City of 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:
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Req ID: 1971
Vacancy Type: Permanent
Number of Positions: 35 
Closing Date: 05/20/2019

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.
  • 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:

  • Previous experience in Fire suppression, construction, trades mechanical, 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 May 2019.  Interviews will occur after this process is complete. We are anticipating a Fall 2019 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: 60,164 as per the Collective Agreement
Grade: D25
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Fire Division , Fire Prof Dev & Accreditation
Non-Union/Union: Fire 

Applicants applying to this posting may be considered for the same position(s) should another vacancy occur within six months from the date of this posting, unless the requirement to repost is expressed differently in a Collective Agreement.

If you are selected for an interview and your proposed transfer or promotion results in a real or perceived conflict of interest in relation to the Employment of Relatives Corporate Policy and Procedure, you must notify the Human Resources Representative as soon as possible.

If you are selected for an interview you are expected to disclose all current positions held in the City, whether full time or part time.

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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