Firefighter – Vaughan (ON) – 2024

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NewJobIcon Firefighter - Vaughan (ON) - 2024
City of Vaughan
May 23, 2024
Vaughan, Ontario
Job Type
June 19, 2024
$60,162.00 - $109,385.00/Year
Work Hours


Vaughan is one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities. Its emerging downtown, the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre; Canada’s first smart hospital, the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital; and the 900-acre North Maple Regional Park continue to generate momentum and excitement. Be part of something amazing and build your career at the City of Vaughan!

The City is an equal-opportunity employer and a forward-looking municipality that is committed to fostering a dynamic workplace that is diverse, inclusive and welcoming. As an award-winning organization for its employment and diversity and inclusivity practices, the City is focused on providing its employees with a thriving professional environment that leverages flexible work arrangements, a family-focused benefits package emphasizing work-life balance, learning and growth opportunities, and a place where collaboration and teamwork are valued.

Excellence demands brilliant personalities, visionary thinking and a passion for public service. Vaughan is your place to grow.

When it comes to rewarding careers, firefighting is in a league of its own. It offers physically challenging work, continuous learning, and room for advancement. Above all, it offers the unique opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives.

Why not let the City of Vaughan and Fire and Rescue Service be your employer of choice! Upon successful completion of training, you will work under the supervision of Company Officers in a team environment to perform all manner of operations tasks, including, but not limited to firefighting*, rescue work, administering first aid, conducting public education programs and inspecting buildings for fire hazards. You will operate as well as maintain firefighting apparatus and equipment, including fire stations.

*NOTE. Firefighting is a hazardous occupation. You may be seriously injured performing this work. Firefighters are at higher risk than the general public for certain types of cancer and occupational stress injuries. It is important that you understand these risks before applying.

**All candidates will be required to pay a $151.00, plus tax application fee to participate in this recruitment process. Application fees are non-refundable for any submitted application. The application fee must be paid prior to applying for this position as a copy of the receipt will need to be uploaded along with your resume and other requested documents. Candidates applying without uploading a receipt of payment for the application fee will not be considered.

Prior to applying for this position, please ensure to read through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document that has been prepared for this recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications

• 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)
• Certified to NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I & II (issued by Ontario Fire Marshal with IFSAC seal or proof of grandfathering)
• Certified to NFPA 472 or 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Levels (issued by Ontario Fire Marshal with IFSAC seal)
• Standard First aid certificate, level ‘C’ CPR
• Current clear Criminal Record Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening from an accredited Police Service
• Possess and maintain a valid unrestricted Ontario DZ driver’s license with air brake endorsement. Selected candidates will be required to provide a current satisfactory driver’s abstract pre-employment. Recent changes in driver’s license or demerit point status and changes in other stated qualifications must be disclosed at time of job offer and before the start of employment.
• 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
• Current clear Criminal Record Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening from an accredited Police Service
• Select candidates will be required to participate in skill testing session prior to offer.

*NOTE: if you do not possess the minimum requirements, you are not eligible to apply.

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Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who hold the following:
• Current employment as a career or part time (volunteer) firefighter
• A Pre-fire service college diploma from any accredited program or institution

The following will be considered an asset:
• 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, current (within 2-3 years) community service and/or volunteer involvement
*Short, 1, 2, or 3 day third party courses that do not result in a NFPA certificate being awarded are not considered an asset.

Additional Information

Please ensure that you have all the minimum requirements prior to submitting your application on-line, and that all your certification cards/certificates are available when applying.

Application Fee:
You must pay the application fee online by following the instructions below.

1) Candidates will need to sign up for a Perfect Mind account at

a. How do I set-up an account?
To set up an account, visit and select ‘Sign up’. Alternatively, watch 'How to Register for an Account Online' on the recvaughan YouTube channel.

b. Register your personal information (please ensure that the spelling of your name, mailing address, e-mail address are the same as the ones you use in your Application)

c. If you are a current City of Vaughan employee, please use your personal email address when creating an account. Do not use your City of Vaughan issued e-mail address.

2) Once you have created an account you must register for the program (00072008):

a. How do I register for a program online?
To register for a program online, select 'Program Registration' along the top ribbon of your screen. Here you will have the ability to filter your search based on preferences such as location and area of interest. You can also search for the Course ID (00072008) in the ‘Keyword’ section. Select an area of interest, and you will be able to view a list of available courses that meet your needs. Select 'Register Now' to begin the process. Alternatively, watch these short videos to learn How to Register for a Program.

b. You can CLICK HERE for a direct link to process payment for the application fee.

3) When paying for the application fee, please ensure that the spelling of your name, mailing address, e-mail address are the same as the ones you use in your Application

4) Please include a copy of the receipt of payment when uploading your documents when you apply.

When you apply:
You will be required to download copies of all the following as one document when you apply:
• Copy of payment receipt for application fee
• Resume; formatted in the following order: Education, Current Work Experience going back no more than 15 years, Certifications/qualifications, Community Service/Volunteerism. (Get your resume professionally done, here!)
• NFPA 1001 Level 1 & 2
• NFPA 472 or NFPA 1072 (Awareness and Operations)
• Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C Certificate

• Pre-offer, as part of a verification process, selected candidates will be required to provide proof of/original documentation (education/certifications/training/qualifications etc) outlined on resume, current Vulnerable Sector Check, Current driver’s abstract etc. Candidates responsible for providing documentation obtained/requested, at own expense.

Failure to provide proof and supporting documentation will automatically disqualify candidates from the recruitment process.

All candidates applying to this recruitment must complete a third party administered written examination that is proctored virtually in order to be considered further in the recruitment process.

Throughout the recruitment process, communication will be made by e-mail. Ensure to check your e-mail regularly so as not to miss communication from the City of Vaughan. It is your responsibility to update your contact information at any time by logging into your candidate profile.

Selected candidates from the short list who have met all requirements, will be given job offers, conditional on available vacancies.

Candidates who are deemed suitable will populate a list for no more than two years. You must reapply for future job postings.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please be advised, the City of Vaughan uses email to communicate with applicants for open job competitions.

Find a detailed recruitment guide here.

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