Toronto Fire Services

Careers with Toronto Fire Services

In the City of Toronto firefighting needs are becoming increasingly complex. We recognize the need for a strong and diverse workforce to support residents and to advance the fire service. 

Our goal at Toronto Fire Services is to hire candidates who can assist us in making Toronto as safe as possible for both residents and visitors.

Become a member of the Toronto Fire Services team with a focus on collaborative, professional and community-based service delivery.

Entry-level Firefighter career opportunities are available as an Operations Firefighter, a Fire Prevention Inspector, a Public Educator, a Call-Taker/Dispatcher, or an Emergency Vehicle Technician.

Assess your readiness to compete for any of our entry level positions by fully reviewing the information posted on this website.

You must pass each stage of the recruitment and selection process to be eligible for final consideration. The Selection process for all entry level positions includes, but is not limited to, Physical and Medical Assessments, and Background Checks. You may also be required to provide a current Police Reference Check and complete a Psychometric Assessment as a condition of employment.

Attend a Career Information Session for information about the recruitment and selection process for all entry level positions. Continue to check the web calendar for updates on times, dates and locations of the information sessions.

Access additional information about Becoming a Firefighter in Ontario


Salary Information

First Class salaries for all entry level Firefighter positions is $90,623.


General Information

Applying to an entry level Firefighter position

Application Periods

Application periods generally occur in January/February, May/June and/or September/October annually. The application period may at any time, be closed should Toronto Fire Services and the Human Resources team warrant that sufficient applications have been received for the job call.

Operations Firefighter                                     Application period closed

Fire Prevention Inspector                                Application period closed

Public Educator                                                Application period closed

Call-Taker/Dispatcher                                      Application period closed

Emergency Vehicle Technician (Mechanic)     Application period closed


Submitting an Application

The City of Toronto has established an online application process for all employment opportunities including application to Toronto Fire Services entry level positions. Only applications submitted through the online process will be accepted. The online application process is currently managed by TalentFlow.

Please note that your application is only eligible for one hiring period. If you are unsuccessful or not selected to participate in the hiring process, you must re-apply to a subsequent hiring period. Applications are not transferrable between application streams, job calls or hiring periods.


Important Things to Remember:

  • Toronto Fire Services does not accept external transfers to any of the entry level firefighter positions.
  • Only those applicants being considered for a position will be contacted.
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to maintain their TalentFlow profile with up-to-date contact information (address, phone #, last name etc.).
  • When submitting an application, the name on the resume/cover letter must match that of the registered user. DO NOT apply on behalf of anyone else.
  • Applications must be completed and submitted prior to 12 midnight (EST) the day of the closing.
  • Review your application and pre-screening questions prior to clicking "Confirm and Submit". Once submitted, you cannot change your application or re-apply. 

 The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the population it serves. Applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minority group members are encouraged.

The City of Toronto strives to be a model of public service excellence and is looking for people who share our values. Find out more about the Toronto Public Service.


TalentFlow "Help" Page

If you experience any technical difficulties during the registration/application submission process please contact TalentFlow Support at 1-877-223-1833 or email, Monday to Friday. For all other inquiries contact City of Toronto HR staff at

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), the provision of accessible formats and communication supports for persons with disabilities is available upon request. If you encounter a problem registering or applying on line, please call 416-392-8665 (accessibility issues only) or email for assistance.

Information Updates


Career Awareness Program

Aptitude Testing

Toronto Fire Services Career Awareness Program – Aptitude Testing