To determine if a career in firefighting is right for you, please review the Job Profile and Responsibilities page.

Oakville recruitment

The Town of Oakville is currently accepting applications for Probationary Firefighter.  The deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4th, 2015.  

Please note that the town will be participating in the Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) program.   All interested candidates must successfully complete all three stages and the swim test of the OFAI Candidate Testing Program prior to applying to be considered.  Please visit the OFAI website for additional information on the Candidate Testing Program.  If you have any questions regarding the Candidate Testing Program, please contact OFAI directly at 905-426-6756 or  

Applications for Probationary Firefighter will only be accepted online. 

Please do not call the HR or Fire Departments.  Please submit all questions/inquiries electronically to

Working for the Oakville Fire department:

In Oakville, firefighters work on a rotating 24 hour shift schedule, including weekends and holidays. This is not a 9-to-5 job. Successful candidates will be expected to rotate between stations and platoons at the discretion of fire management throughout their career with the Oakville Fire department.

Our firefighters are members of the Oakville Professional Firefighters’ Association.