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:
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
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 Drivers 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 Drivers License Abstract and a Police Record Check (at the applicants
7. Conditional job offer
The minimum application requirements for a Firefighter are:
Note that new employees are subject to a probationary period of one year.