Careers with Toronto Fire Services

  • Do you have a passion for helping help others?
  • Do you have desire to give back to the community?
  • Do you want to be part of something that is bigger than yourself?
  • Have you always wanted to work for the City of Toronto?

If your answer is yes, why not consider a career with the Toronto Fire Services of the City of Toronto?

Join our strong and diverse team of professionals and help us deliver world-class fire protection to our world-class city.

Toronto Fire Services has a number of exciting and rewarding entry-level positions for you to consider.  If you wish to be considered for an entry level career opportunity with Toronto Fire Services, you should first review the information contained on this page and follow the instructions and recommendations as detailed below.

Applying for an Entry Level Position

Step 1: What to Review and Consider Before Applying

Review the Toronto Fire Services (TFS) Entry Level Positions.
Go to column 1 of the TFS Entry Level Positions Chart below to review the duties and qualifications of any one of the Toronto Fire Services entry-level career opportunities.

To review a particular entry level position simply click the position listed in column 1. This step will help you determine (a) which position is the best match for you and (b) what you need to do to in order to be able to apply for that position.

You may also wish to consider attending one of our information sessions to learn more about our recruitment and selection process. If you are interested, continue to check the web events calendar for dates, times and locations of the information sessions.

Career Information Sessions

Wednesday, October  19, 2016
"Operations Firefighter"

Scarborough Civic Centre, Council Chambers
150 Borough Drive, M1P 4N7

7 P.M. 

Step 2: When to Apply

When Toronto Fire Services determines that there is a need to fill an entry level position, the particular vacancy needed to be filled will be posted, which will open the competition. Applications will only be accepted from the time a competition for a particular position is indicated as open until it is indicated as closed. Review column 2 of the chart below, which will indicate when a competition for a particular position is open and when it is closed.

Toronto Fire Services (TFS) Entry Level Positions

Entry Level Positions

Competition: Open or Closed

Operations Firefighter

Competition Closed

Fire Prevention Inspector

Competition Closed

Public Educator

Competition Closed


Competition Closed

Emergency Vehicle Technician

Competition Closed

To review the duties and qualifications of a position

Click any one of above entry level positions
which interests you.

To apply to a particular entry level position

Click where it reads: “Competition Open” and complete

on-line profile + application.

Step 3: How to Apply

To apply, click where it reads “Competition Open” in column 2 of above chart. This will take you to the City of Toronto "Jobs at the City" page. At this page click "Current Opportunities" and, select the Toronto Fire Services position to which you wish to apply, then click "APPLY ON LINE NOW". This will take you to the TalentFlow Login page. The TalentFlow Login page will require you to enter your username and password, assuming you have already registered and have created a profile (otherwise you must first register). Once you have entered your username and password you will be taken to the TalentFlow online profile form, which you must complete. Once the profile form is completed you must complete and submit the online application form.

Please follow instruction on the TalentFlow Support Web page.

Before applicants begin the online application process, it is important to read the following:

  • Applicants should first familiarize themselves with the eligibility requirements of the position for which they wish to be considered, before applying on line. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered.
  • Applicants should be as thorough as possible when filling out the application form to allow Toronto Fire Services to accurately assess their qualifications.
  • Applications must be completed and submitted prior to 12 midnight (EST) the day of the closing.
  • Only one application can be submitted per person for each open competition. You may apply for more than one available position if you choose.
  • All required documents must be dated prior to the date of application submission.
  • All required documents must be submitted as e-copies when requested.
  • Applications are assessed on the basis of qualification. They are not considered on a first-come-first-serve basis. It does not matter when you apply so long as you apply within the open competition dates.
  • Only those applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted.