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Required Qualifications

Please ensure you meet all the required qualifications before applying to our firefighter vacancies. All vacancies will be posted on our website so please check our site regularly. When selected for an interview, we will request all necessary documents at that time. (Please note that applicants must meet all of the required qualifications at the time of submission in order to be considered for an Interview.)

  • Canadian Citizenship or Landed Immigrant status (include copy of birth certificate or other proof of entitlement to work in Canada, i.e. Passport)
  • High School Graduation or Equivalent (include copy of diploma)
  • Valid BC Class 3 Driver's Licence without restrictions, with airbrake endorsement and a good driving record. More than six points is considered excessive (include copy of licence and driver's abstract available from ICBC)
  • No conviction of a relevant criminal offense for which a pardon has not been granted (completion of criminal record search not required at time of application).
  • Hold a current/valid EMA - First Responder License or higher
  • Have completed National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 (Firefighter 1 and 2).(Include copies of certificates/proof of completion)
  • Physically fit and able to complete a Physical Abilities Test
  • 2 years work experience

Recruit Class 2015 - 3

Recommended Qualifications

  • Higher level of first aid training (include copy of certificate). See Licence Categories
  • Building construction training or experience, mechanical training or experience or heavy equipment operation training or experience
  • Post-secondary education, training, apprenticeship (include copy of certificate, diploma, degree)
  • Fire service related courses (include copies of certificates/proof of completion)
  • Training and/or experience using computer software
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card is considered an asset
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR Licence)



  • Recruitment Process

    Recruitment ProcessMoreWhat happens when I apply to be a firefighter?

  • Physical Ability Test

    Physical Ability TestMoreCan you do a firefighter's demanding physical tasks?
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