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Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
December 21, 2018
St.Catharines, Canada
Job Type
February 17, 2019
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A Fire Fighter is required to perform their duties under emergency conditions. This position involves the rapid change from relative inactivity to sudden strenuous activity under physically and psychologically stressful conditions.

Minimum Qualifications

In order to be considered for a career as a St. Catharines Fire Fighter, you must possess the following qualifications:

  • Grade 12 Diploma
  • Valid Class "D" Ontario Driver's Licence with "Z" Endorsement
  • Current First Aid and CPR (Level C) Certificates
  • Emergency First Responder Certificate with HCP-level, CPR and AED must be completed by April 1, 2019.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional education or training related to fire or emergency services and/or post- secondary education, trades qualifications are considered assets.

Additional Information

In addition, you must meet the employment criteria outlined in The City of St. Catharines Fire Fighter Recruitment Guide 2019 (available in the Employment Opportunities section of The City of St. Catharines website at Please read the following steps carefully as failure to follow directions or meet minimum qualifications at any stage of the recruitment and selection process may result in your application being disqualified. You are required to apply online by using the City of St. Catharines Online Career Application System. The online application will guide you through a list of questions related to your qualifications and experience, and will require you to include the contact information for three (3) supervisory work references.  At the time of applying, you will be required to attach a resume to the online application.

You will be required to attend Fire Fighter Services of Ontario to have your qualifications verified and to participate in the Firefighter Services of Ontario Screening on one of the following dates:

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019
  • Sunday, February 2, 2019
  • Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Firefighter Services of Ontario Screening will include the following:

  • Clinical Assessment
  • CPS Aptitude Examination
  • Medical Examination
  • Swim Test
  • Acrophobia Test
  • CPAT

You must register for one of the above dates of the Firefighter Services of Ontario Screening Test by visiting The registration deadline is 4:00 PM on January 11, 2019. Please note: All six (6) components of the Screening must be completed in one (1) day. If applicants have valid certificates dated within six (6) months of the last test date (all six tests after August 16, 2018), please contact Firefighter Services of Ontario at to confirm your eligibility and submission of required documentation. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that their certificates are acceptable for The City of St. Catharines 2019 Fire Fighter Recruitment.

Please bring your valid First Aid and CPR certificates with you to your appointment. You will also be required to present your valid DZ driver’s licence and original Grade 12 diploma for verification. There is a $30 application processing fee required, payable to Firefighter Services of Ontario.

Fire Fighter Services of Ontario assessment fees, application fees and transportation costs will be the responsibility of the applicant. Please visit for more information and the fee schedule.


We thank all applicants for their interest however only those advancing through the selection process will be contacted. Only those applicants being considered for participation in the next phase of the recruitment process will be contacted by the Human Resources Division. All contact with candidates will be made through e-mail.

Personal information is collected under the authority of The Municipal Act, and will be used to determine suitability for this position.

The City of St. Catharines is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

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