Probationary Firefighter – St. Catharines – 2022

City of St. Catharines
February 9, 2022
St. Catharines, Canada
Job Type
April 1, 2022
As per collective agreement
Work Hours
Shift Work


The City of St. Catharines is currently recruiting for Probationary Firefighters and will be maintaining a twenty-four (24) month eligibility list.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Grade 12 Diploma.
  • Valid Class "D" Ontario Driver's Licence with "Z" Endorsement OR other Licence Classification that allows driving in Class D including Class A, B, C with Z Air Brake Endorsement.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider (continuously valid certification and non-expired no later than date of application).
  • Standard First Aid Level C (continuously valid certification and non-expired no later than date of application).

In addition, you must meet the employment criteria outlined in The City of St. Catharines Firefighter Recruitment Guide 2022 (available in the Careers 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 Firefighter Services of Ontario (FSO) to have your qualifications verified and to participate in the Firefighter Services of Ontario Screening. Applicants can attend any date provided they have their screening completed by March 27, 2022.

The Firefighter Services of Ontario Screening will include the following components:

  • Clinical Assessment
  • CPS Aptitude Examination
  • Medical Examination
  • Tread Water Test
  • Acrophobia Test
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
  • Emotional Stability and Resiliency Assessment (ESR)

Additional Information

You must register for one of the dates scheduled for this Recruitment Process by visiting All screening must be completed by the last testing date, March 27, 2022. Please note: All six (6) components of the screening must be completed in one (1) day, however the ESR is an online test that can be completed on a different day. If applicants have valid certificates dated within six months of the last test date (all six tests on or after September 27, 2021), please contact FSO at [email protected] to confirm your eligibility and submission of required documentation.

Please bring your valid Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support certificates with you to your appointment. You will also be required to present your valid DZ driver’s licence (OR other Licence Classification that allows driving in Class D including Class A, B, C with Z Air Brake Endorsement) and original Grade 12 diploma for verification. There is a $35 application processing fee required, payable to Firefighter Services of Ontario.

Firefighter 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 email.

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

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