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    Default how to get a job in canada?

    Hi,

    I've been a paid fire fighter for 10 years and would like some info. on becomeing a fire fighter in Canada. If any one can help that would be great.


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    Default Immigration

    I think that immigration hurdles are going to be your biggest challange. Once you get to landed immigrant status, you can compete for any ff job on the same footing as everyone else.

    Start here.
    http://www.cic.gc.ca/

    I can't speak for cities in Eastern Canada, but in Western Canada you'll find opportunities in the cities of Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver.

    If you search for the city name and "fire department" and you'll find links which include the hiring competition details.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: Immigration

    Originally posted by rualfire
    I think that immigration hurdles are going to be your biggest challange.
    Definitely. Jobs in Health Care (i.e. Nurses and Doctors) are much easier to get sponsorship for, but Fire Dept jobs are flooded with qualified applicants, so it will be much tougher. If you can apply and get your landed status on it's own, as rualfire mentioned, you will have a better chance.

    Aside from that, the Western departments aren't too picky on your qualifications. Pro-Board Certified is best, but most depts run thier own fire schools now anyway, so a good FF work history will go further.

    Large Eastern depts (i.e. Ontario), are a lot pickier, and often require specific pre-employment training and certification. Again, you'll have to go and contact them to see if your experience will be given equivalency.

    Most city depts like Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, etc, have Websites.
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    Canada, like many other countries, will be needing thousands of firefighters in the next few years as many of the 'baby boomers' seek retirement. Besides that, many of the larger cities in Canada are growing by leaps and bounds. A good place to start is www.cafc.ca Hope that helps

    Pat in PEI

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    Default Thanks for the info

    Thanks for the info on becomeing a fire fighter in canada I will keep on checking this site and start to call around if anyone has contact info numbers and names that would be great

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