Effective January 14, Oakville is under a stay-at-home order as part of the second provincial emergency due to COVID-19. Other restrictions are in effect and we must all follow public health guidelines. The town is reviewing the provincial declaration and will post any service impacts as soon as possible.
To determine if a career in firefighting is right for you, please review the Job Profile and Responsibilities page.
The Town of Oakville's recruitment for Probationary Firefighter is now closed. We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted.
Please note the town participates in the Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Program. Please visit the OFAI website for additional information on the program. If you have questions regarding the Candidate Testing Program, please contact OFAI directly at 905-426-6756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We ask candidates to not call the Human Resources or Fire department directly. Please direct any questions via email to email@example.com.
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 are 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.