The City of Woodstock requires valid and current Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Service (CTS) certificates for Stage One & Stage Two as part of their recruitment. 

OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to Woodstock. Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to Woodstock with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in the job posting below or as listed on their website at: Click Here

Questions regarding Woodstock’s recruitment process should be directed to Woodstock. This recruitment closes  4:00 pm April 26, 2024.

“Five (5) Probationary Firefighters”

Reporting to: Lieutenant; Captain; Deputy Chief and Chief
Department: Fire – Suppression
Classification: PERMANENT Full Time; Unionized
Salary Range: $66,927 (2024 rate)
Hours of Work: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (first 8 weeks), 24-hr rotating shift (upon Shift assignment)
Starting Date: July 2, 2024
Application Deadline: No later than 4:00 pm April 26, 2024

Why City of Woodstock?

Known as the Friendly-City, Woodstock is located in the heart of Oxford County and blends big city conveniences with a small-town feel. With a growing population of over 45,000 welcoming citizens, Woodstock residents place high value on our small-town atmosphere, while enjoying urban amenities. The city is a great place to call home with amazing parks and trails, fantastic amenities as well as wonderful arts and cultural facilities. At the crossroads of highways 401 and 403, Woodstock has a thriving manufacturing sector and opportunities in agriculture, education and healthcare and convenient access to communities across Southwestern Ontario. Visitors can enjoy the city’s many festivals and delight in the many local shops and restaurants in Downtown Woodstock.

When you work for the City, you get to be part of an incredible team of dedicated people with a range of skills and experiences to share. Our team works together to help build a strong, connected community where people have access to the services they need, while enjoying a relaxed lifestyle.
Other great benefits to working at the City of Woodstock:

  • Join a growing and dynamic organization offering rewarding careers,
  • Competitive Wages,
  • We offer a Defined Contribution Benefit Pension Plan (OMERS) where employee contributions (9%) are matched by the City start on day one,
  • Training opportunities to support you in this role,
  • Comprehensive Health, Dental and EFAP benefits from day one,
  • And a great working environment for individuals committed to making a difference, just to name a few.


  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Possess a valid DZ Driver’s Licence.
  • Possess an Ontario High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
  • Be certified as a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Fire Fighter I and II from an accredited program at a recognized institution and accredited by the International Fire Services Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Pro Board (must be complete with seals).
  • Possess a valid and current (within 3 years) Standard First Aid certificate and a valid ‘Basic Rescuer’ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate (Level C) or better.  Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification would be an asset.
  • Possess valid and current Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Service (CTS) certificates for Stage One & Stage Two as part of their recruitment. Stage Three and Swim test are not required.
  • Must be able to meet screening requirements including, but not limited to, a Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Must be physically capable of performing all essential duties of a firefighter.
  • Proof of immunization of Red Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German Measles), Tetanus/Diphtheria (within the last 10-12 years), Hepatitis B, and COVID-19 (current vaccination with booster preferred).
  • Visual Acuity Minimum Requirement: 20/30 corrected OR 20/40 uncorrected, both eyes tested together (OU), and no significant abnormalities in colour vision.
  • Possess superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively as a member of an effective and professional team.
  • Have a strong desire to serve the community, a strong work ethic, a strong sense of loyalty and duty, and the ability and willingness to follow instructions promptly and efficiently.

The following qualities, attributes, and qualifications would be considered an asset:

  • Community service involvement.
  • University Degree, College Diploma, and/or Trade Certification recognized by the Ontario College of Trades in any discipline.
  • Emergency Medical Care Assistant (EMCA) designation.
  • Previous civilian or military experience in fire suppression, construction, trades mechanical, emergency medical, large vehicle operation, fire prevention.
  • First Aid, CPR, and/or AED – certification at the instructor level.
  • Administrative and computer skills.

The City of Woodstock is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. We embrace equity, diversity, justice, inclusion and belonging and we’re committed to building a team that represents many backgrounds, perspectives and skills, representative of the communities we serve. The more inclusive we are, the better our work and workplace will be. We are committed to creating a workplace where people experience meaningful work, a sense of hope and optimism, an environment of trust, and inspired results.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Woodstock 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 the City’s 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 by contacting In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Personal Privacy Act, personal information collected will only be used for candidate selection. Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process, which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

We thank all candidates who apply but advise that only those selected for an initial interview will be contacted.

Please submit your resume and supporting documentation as one (1) pdf file only. For ease of review, please list qualifications in the following order:

  • Formal Education
  • Work Experience
  • Professional Qualifications (Licenses, certifications, etc.)
  • Community Involvement

Complete resume packages will only be received online at