Firefighter recruitment

Guelph firefighters safeguard the health, safety, welfare and property of the city’s residents.

A career as a firefighter puts you on the front line of emergency response in Guelph. It is one of the most challenging, fast-paced and rewarding professions available—and it might be what you have been seeking for in a career.

As firefighters, we respond to fires and medical emergencies, complete training activities, conduct post-fire salvage and clean up, conduct pre-planning activities, as well as equipment and station maintenance.

Joining our team

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer, which values diversity in the workplace and the Guelph Fire Department encourages applications from men and women.

Learn more about joining our team

Candidate recruitment

The City of Guelph uses the Ontario Fire Administration Inc.’s candidate testing services. Individuals applying to become a probationary firefighter need to successfully complete and pass the required OFAI Candidate Testing prior to submitting an application and resume.

Visit to learn more about the following:

  • Become a career firefighter in the province of Ontario, including the role of a firefighter, minimum requirements to become a career firefighter, resume guidance, education, training and more.
  • OFAI Candidate Testing
  • Registration process