Probationary Firefighter – Markham (ON) – 2024

NewJobIcon Probationary Firefighter - Markham (ON) - 2024
City of Markham
February 25, 2024
Markham, Canada
Job Type
March 17, 2024
$65,533.00 To 65,533.00 Annually
Work Hours
Shift Work


The City of Markham is proud to be recognized for the 4th consecutive year as one of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes and Statista Inc. In 2024, the City of Markham is ranked the top city in Ontario and in the top 10 for Government Services. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as well as our fiscal accountability. More than 357,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life.

You are applying for an entry-level position to join one of the most progressive and modern fire services in Canada. Markham Fire is dedicated to modernizing not only our service, but the industry, by reducing fires, investing in people and leading innovation.

We are currently accepting applications for the Probationary Firefighter position. Please apply on-line at Kindly submit your resume, cover letter, certifications, licenses and other relevant documentation by March 17, 2024

Please note:

  • That only complete applications received online prior to the closing date will be considered. We are unable to update applications once submitted.
  • For your application to be considered complete, you must upload all required documents with NFPA Firefighter Certification as your first certificate.
  • For a certification to be considered valid, you must already have the certificate in hand.  If you don't have a required certificate, please do not indicate "yes"
  • An information session is being scheduled for the week of March 5th, 2024. If you are interested in being added to the distribution list once details are confirmed, please email [email protected]

Minimum Qualifications

  • NFPA Firefighter Certification (NFPA 1001 including Fire Fighter I & II) from a recognized board of accreditation (i.e. IFSAC or ProBoard).
  • Possess, or able to obtain and provide to the City before August 2, 2024, valid Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Service certificates for Stages One, Two and Three. Please visit for more information. At a minimum, OFAI certifications currently held, need to be valid until September 8, 2024.
  • Possess or be able to obtain within 6 months of date of hire, a valid Class “DZ” Ontario Driver’s License.
  • Have a current immunization record for Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Polio, Diphtheria, Hepatitis B and Tetanus.
  • Must be able to work on a rotating 24-hour shift schedule, including weekends and holidays.
  • Be able to understand and communicate clearly in English, both oral and written.
  • Candidates must provide a driver’s abstract which should reflect less than 3 demerit points and no more than two infractions (maximum of one moving and one non-moving conviction). In order to be eligible for employment any demerit points must be within 12 months of being removed from the licence.
  • Have a minimum of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) or academic equivalent.
  • Be 18 years of age or older and legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of a firefighter, having regard for one’s own safety and the safety of members of the public.
  • Have prescribed normal unaided hearing.
  • Have Standard First Aid and CPR level HCP (Health Care Providers) valid at time of job offer.
  • Be criminal record free unless a pardon has been granted under the Criminal Records Act (Canada) and has not been revoked. As a condition of employment, a satisfactory vulnerable sector screening is required - cannot be dated earlier than 30 days from conditional offer of employment.    

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in a fast-paced, stressful work environment
  • Community College diploma in Fire Protection Engineering Technician/ Technology Program
  • Coaching/Teaching/Counselling/Recreation Leadership
  • Fluency in a second language, preferably one well-represented in the City of Markham
  • Firefighter Pre-Service Education & Training Program
  • Strong desire to be a part of our community
  • People centered first responder
  • A demonstrated track record of working as a part of a high performing team
  • Volunteer and/or community involvement

Additional Information

The City of Markham is committed to inclusive, accessible, and barrier free employment practices and to creating a workplace that reflects and supports the diversity of the community we serve. Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to ensure a barrier free hiring process.

We thank all applicants who have applied. However, only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted.

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