Town of East Gwillimbury-Paid on Call Firefighters

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI)

You must have valid certificates for Stages One, Two to apply to the Town of East Gwillimbury.
OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to the East Gwillimbury. Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to East Gwillimbury. with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in their job posting.  The job posting can be found at:
The posting closes January 31, 2020 at 4:00PM. Questions regarding East Gwillimbury's recruitment process should be directed to East Gwillimbury.
Information about OFAI's Candidate Testing Program can be found by clicking on the following links:
To access our Frequently Asked Questions, visit

Located just north of Toronto in the Region of York, The Town of East Gwillimbury offers a fully balanced lifestyle and a wonderful place to live and work. Communities include Holland Landing, River Drive Park, Sharon, Queensville and Mount Albert – each inviting, with their own rich history and unique charms. Farms, forests, recreational and business areas add to the overall character of the Town. Poised for significant growth, the current population of 24,000 is projected to reach 150,000 by 2051. Strategic, Official and Master Plans help guide the way.

Job Duties

The primary function of a POC Firefighter is to protect and mitigate the community from a wide variety of emergencies & non-emergency events. POC Firefighters carry out active, community education and fire prevention activities, fire suppression, as well as participating in the promotion of an environment of public safety. Duties specifically involve fire prevention and inspection activities, community education as well as vehicle and equipment maintenance. POC Firefighters are active participants in ongoing training dealing with all phases of fire suppression including inspection, rescue and emergency operations/medical support.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must reside or work within the boundaries of East Gwillimbury.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada (Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant or work permit).
  • Grade 12 level education or equivalent (e.g. General Education Diploma).
  • Hold and produce a valid Ontario driver's license, and have a good driving record with no more than six (6) demerits.
  • Possess a valid CPR and First Aid certificate
  • Be capable of handling intense and sustained physical effort.
  • Stage 1 & 2 of CTS Testing. Testing certificates from each stage must accompany the application in Phase 3
  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Security Check
  • Possess high standards of work ethics, professionalism, team orientation, and well-developed interpersonal skills.

Additional Assets

  • Possess a Class D-Z license
  • Pre-Service Fire Fighter Education & Training Program Certification
  • NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I & II certified from an accredited program from a recognized institution, accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the Pro Board
  • Previous experience as a full-time or Volunteer/ Paid on Call firefighter in a municipal fire department

Recruitment Procedure

Phase 1 – Pre-qualification Testing

Candidates are responsible for scheduling and completing the following through OFAI at FESTI:

  • Stage One
    • National Fire Select Test
  • Stage Two
    • Hearing Assessment 
    • Vision Assessment 
    • Treadmill Test 

* Fees incurred for mandatory testing will be at the candidate’s expense.
**Testing certificates from each stage must accompany the application in Phase 3

Phase 2- All interested Candidates will be invited to a POC Firefighter Information Night, on December 9, 2019 at 7:00pm. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to

Phase 3 – Application, Cover Letter & Resume submission to Human Resources – January 31, 2020 by 4:00pm

Phase 4 – Interview

Phase 5 – Applicable Reference Check

Submit Application Package, Marked CONFIDENTIAL:
Quoting File No. 19 – 38
Human Resources Department
East Gwillimbury Civic Center
19000 Leslie Street, Sharon
ON, L0G 1V0

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. The Town of East Gwillimbury is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Inaccordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Personal Privacy Act, personal information collected will only be used for candidate selection.

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