How Long Does It Take to Become a Firefighter in Canada?

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The Firefighter Interview

The interview is the last part of the process to become a Canadian firefighter. A fire-candidate does not receive nor pass a firefighter interview by luck.

Fire recruitment is a full-­time job including developing experience, producing a good resume and cover letter, and most importantly – never losing focus or motivation to continue.

Many firefighters are recruits for 5­ to 10 years before they find employment in the Fire Service.

Most go through numerous fire interviews and much frustration before they become firefighters. It is all part of the system and the different methods of interviewing that each department implements.

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What to Expect in a Canadian Fire Recruitment

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What to Expect in a Canadian Fire Recruitment

One fire recruitment tip we have for firefighter candidates who want to gain traction in a Canadian fire service recruitment is to understand the fire rescue services recruitment process.

Most fire and rescue services host in-person or online recruitment information seminars. Cities also post recruitment guides and valuable information related to their fire recruitment processes on their websites. Be sure to take part in a city’s fire recruitment information seminar to introduce yourself to the members of the fire department that you are applying to and to get the information you need to move forward in the fire recruitment process.

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