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    My name is Fabian and Im EMT-B and ff since 15 years ago in Mexico, now My wife and I are thinking in immigrate to Canada, of course first we have to ensure the way of living, she is a chemist and is willing to study a master in genetics. My question is about the fire service, in Canada, like in some parts of US, is necessary to be a Canadian citizen? is necessary to take some training or I can do tests only?
    Thanks, this means a lot for us

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    I don't know about everywhere but I think that in Toronto you don't have to be a citizen. Check out www.city.toronto.on.ca/fire/index.htm
    under recruitment. I don't think you can join this recruitment, but, it might give you some info.

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    Thanks a lot Scoop, I just send a email asking for info in this issue
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    How big is the Toronto FD manpower and equipment wise?
    What is the population of Toronto?

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    I don't know about equipment and manpower, but Metro Toronto has 2.5 million, and the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) has well over 5 mil. I guess thats why they call it the Mega-city now.
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    Here is a link to my Department's web site, follow the links for info about recruitment.

    Mississauga Fire Department

    Mississauga is part of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and a thriving city. Not a bad place to work and live, apparently the City is considered to be in the top 100 of employers.

    For info about the city in general go to:

    City of Mississauga

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    Thanks for the info.

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    Toronto Fire Services has around 3000 firefighters(including prevention and dispatch), 83 fire halls including 1 island hall, a fire boat and other specialized equipment. I believe it is the fourth largest in North America behind New York, L.A. and Chicago. There is a good site for equipment and halls at www.torontofirepics.com.

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    Default Re: Question about fire service in Canada

    Originally posted by Acuario
    Hello:
    My name is Fabian and Im EMT-B and ff since 15 years ago in Mexico, now My wife and I are thinking in immigrate to Canada, of course first we have to ensure the way of living, she is a chemist and is willing to study a master in genetics. My question is about the fire service, in Canada, like in some parts of US, is necessary to be a Canadian citizen? is necessary to take some training or I can do tests only?
    Thanks, this means a lot for us
    Fabian, one thing you will have to be prepared for if you move to Canada, it is COLD, and dont mean cold like in the christmas movies cold, I mean COLD

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    Don't worry, Toronto isn't THAT cold. Minus 15C is a deep freeze.

    I was raised just north of Sudbury (5 hours north of TO). Minus 35C was routine, and that's before the wind chill. Now that's f'n cold.
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    You gotta be tough to live in Sudbury. You should see the size of their coins!!
    This is of course only my humble opinion, but then again, its likely the only one that matters.

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    Yeah, and this little one is only worth a nickel?
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    And don't forget our snowflakes either.
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    ...or our chimneys.

    This one made the Guinness book of world records as the worlds largest chimney, and it is responsible for 1% of the worlds sulphur dioxide emmissions. Aren't we proud.
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    I believe that the majority of the Canadian Fire Service require only that the applicant be legal to work in Canada. That usually means a landed immigrant or citizen. Check with the Human Resource people in the cities that you are applying to.

    The City of Ottawa will be starting a hiring process in the next month or two. Check out this link for more information:

    http://ottawa.ca/city_services/fire/...tment_en.shtml

    By the way Ottawa is a much nicer place to live than Toronto.

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    My department will be hiring in June. It is in Calgary, Alberta. 1 hour drive to some of the most beautiful mountains in North America. Population:900,000 with about 1000 firefighters. Check out the website at http://www.calgaryfire.ca .
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    Thumbs up Canadian Fire Service!!!!

    Hi!

    Here are a few postings of websites out around where I live. I live in the Greater Vancouver area in BC.

    City of Vancouver Click on the fire service link.


    City of Surrey Click on living in surrey, and then click on protective services

    Corporation of Delta click on the fire and rescue services.

    City of New Westminster Click on department and services and then on fire service

    City of Burnaby Click on fire service page.

    Hopefully this will be helpful for you!!!! Let me know if you would like to have any more posts... My email address is Meredith Twaites
    Firefighters are beneficial to every community with the wealth of information they have!

    They don't get enough praise, for the information and skills they know! It could save your life one day!!!!!

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    Thanks to all of you, it has been very helpful, and educative, I will keep trying, and of course I will let you know what happened with this issue. A lot of thanks from my warm, dry and almost famous city

    Stay safe

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    Commdiva one of our members just got hired with Miss fire. He was originally from that area and vollied for a dept out there.

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    Colfireman----

    Who might our newest rookie be? I haven't had the chance to meet everyone yet, it is a large department, but I will make sure to look out for him.

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    His name is Adam Shaw. The department he was from before was the City of Vaughn, i do believe. he started on the 19th of feb of this year.

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    Ottawa? Go to Hull.! LOL

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    My dear sir, surely you must mean Hull, England seeing as you are from "London".

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