City of Vaughan-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 Vaughan.
OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to the City of Vaughan. Each candidate is required to submit their application ​directly to the City of Vaughan with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in their job posting.  The job posting can be found at:
The posting closes December 21, 2018. Questions regarding the City of Vaughan recruitment process should be directed to Vaughan.
Information about OFAI's Candidate Testing Program can be found by clicking on the following links:
To access our Frequently Asked Questions, visit

Vaughan Fire & Rescue
Citizens First Through Service Excellence

(JOB# J1118-0751)

As one of Southern Ontario’s fastest growing cities, with its mix of urban and rural areas, Vaughan is an in-demand place to live and work. Vaughan is considered one of Canada’s most family friendly cities with a dynamic and diverse population of over 300,000. With one of the top performing economies, a growing tourism industry and an enviable portfolio of recreational and cultural venues, this is the place where you want to be.
The job offers challenging work, continuous learning and opportunities for advancement in a professional work environment. Upon successful completion of training, you will work under the supervision of Senior Officers to combat fires, perform rescue work, administer first-aid, conduct public education programs, and inspect buildings for fire hazards. You will operate as well as maintain firefighting apparatus and equipment, including fire stations.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Possess a valid Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Service certificate, including Stage One, Stage Two and Stage Three. Certificate must be valid at time of application and job offer. Please visit for more information.
  • You must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Able to understand, and communicate clearly in oral and written English
  • Completion of a minimum of Grade 12 (or equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education)
  • NFPA 1001 Level 1 & 2
  • NFPA 472 or NFPA 1072 (Awareness and Operations)
  • Be available to work on a 24 hour shift schedule that involves working any day of the week, including weekends and holidays, to fulfill shift requirements
  • Possess and maintain a valid unrestricted Ontario DZ driver’s license with air brake endorsement and a satisfactory driving record
  • Current clear Criminal Record Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening from an accredited Police Service
  • Standard First aid certificate, level ‘C’ CPR
Considered an asset:
  • Pre-fire service college diploma
  • Trade apprenticeship or certification recognized by an accredited College of Trade in any discipline
  • Medical training or experience (i.e. paramedic, nursing etc.)
  • Other relevant specialized training, qualifications or experience
  • Demonstrated consistent community service and/or volunteer involvement
OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to the City of Vaughan. Each candidate is responsible for and required to submit their application directly to the City of Vaughan.
Please ensure that you have all the minimum requirements prior to submitting your application on-line, and that all of your certification cards/certificates are available when applying. You will be required to download a cover letter, resume, and copies of all cards/certificates as one document when you apply. Selected candidates will be required to provide proof of/original certifications, training, etc.
Selected candidates from the short list will be given job offers, conditional on available vacancy. Resumes will be kept on file for 6 months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after 6 months.
Please click here to apply online by Friday, December 21, 2018.
The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001,c.25) and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with The Corporation of the City of Vaughan. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Director of the Human Resources Department, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, ON, L6A 1T1, (905) 832-8585.
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