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Town of Newmarket

Employment Opportunities

CYFS Recruiting Information

Currently we are not accepting Applications - please check back for updates

Central York Fire Services proudly protects the communities of Aurora and Newmarket in York Region. The department is comprised of 119 individuals that work effectively as a team and whose dedication and commitment to excellence provide the two communities with exemplary service. Those individuals that have the values and qualities that would contribute to this team are encouraged to submit an application.

In accordance with the agreement between the two towns, the Town of Newmarket manages human resource matters for the department. Central York Fire Services accepts applications on an ongoing basis for the position of Firefighter. We do not advertise these positions. Applications for employment are submitted by means of a web-based system (Talentflow) that can be found by following this link to the Town of Newmarket Human Resources and Career Opportunities page and following the instructions found there:

Employment Opportunity

Applications are NOT accepted by any other means. Applications must include a resume and cover letter.

The recruiting process has several steps. Applicants must successfully meet the required standards of each step in order to proceed to the next. The steps are:

1. Application and review of qualifications

2. Written aptitude test - applicants selected to proceed to this step will be required
to write the Firefighter CPS Examination. This test takes approximately two hours and is
administered by an outside agency at a cost to the candidate of approximately $60.

3. Physical fitness assessment – applicants selected to proceed to this step will undergo a
physical fitness assessment at their expense that is administered by York University (note
that results from physical fitness assessments dated within 6 months of the interview may
be considered)

4. Interview – applicants selected to proceed to this step will be interviewed to determine
their suitability for the position. This interview takes approximately one hour and includes
confirmation of the applicants’ qualifications

5. Medical assessment – applicants selected to proceed to this step will need to arrange for
a medical assessment and provide the results to Central York Fire Services

6. References, Security and Driver’s License – applicants must provide three references that
are able to provide information as to the applicants suitability for the position (at least one of
which must be a person currently in a supervisory capacity). The applicant must provide a
satisfactory MTO Driver’s License Abstract and a Police Record Check (at the applicant’s

7. Conditional job offer

The minimum application requirements for a Firefighter are:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada (must be either a Canadian citizen, permanent
    resident, landed immigrant, or hold a valid work permit)
  • Must be able to understand and communicate clearly in verbal and written English
  • Must have completed a minimum of grade 12 or equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education
  • Must have NO criminal records unless a pardon has been granted under the Criminal Record Act of Canada and has not been revoked
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Drivers License Class "D" with "Z" endorsement at the time of application
  • Possess a Standard First Aid certificate (minimum), dated not more than 12 months prior to the date of application and maintained current thorough out the recruitment process
  • Possess a valid Basic Rescuer or Level “C” CPR certificate (minimum), dated not more than 12 months prior to the date of application and maintained throughout the recruitment process
  • Have prescribed 20/30 uncorrected vision in each eye without corrective lenses, with colour vision, depth perception and peripheral vision that is safe for fire fighting
  • Have prescribed normal unaided hearing – hearing thresholds no greater than 30 decibels in each ear at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz, and no significant loss in higher frequencies
  • Availability to work shifts that may vary (days, nights, weekends, statutory holidays). Ability to work extended hours when required as a result of emergency responses.

Note that new employees are subject to a probationary period of one year.