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    Default Tell me about careers in Canada

    I am a career, paid professional, firefighter. I have been on the job for six and one-half years. A series of events have taken place in my life, none of them criminal, and I am looking into purchasing property in Canada and becoming a Canadien. I want to stay in the fire service. How do I find out who's hiring and when. I have already researched the immigration laws and some Canadien fire service websites that tell me the requirements. I want to start applying.

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    Try www.firehall.com

    Its the Canadian version of firehouse...It has a section of fourms dedicated to different depts hiring in canada

    Cheers

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    I went to the recommended website. I found it to be very informative, thank you.
    Now I have to figure how to get the prerequisite physical ability certifications that I saw posted on the announcements. I have a National Registry EMT certification here in the US. Would that qualify as a prerequisite for an EMT certification?

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    Depends on the location.

    Canada has not yet standardized it's EMT Certs, but we are heading in that direction. Since EMT Certs are determined by province up here, you will have to call the licensing division in the province you wish to apply to to see if there is equivalency or a challenge process available (there usually is, but you may have to examine again in Canada).

    In BC, EMA Licensing is the division you need to speak to. Here is a link to thier site for contact information:

    http://www.healthservices.gov.bc.ca/ema/


    And check this link out for more information on out of province applications.

    EMA Licensing - Out of Province Applicants
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAXFF7086
    ndvfdff33

    I went to the recommended website. I found it to be very informative, thank you.
    Now I have to figure how to get the prerequisite physical ability certifications that I saw posted on the announcements. I have a National Registry EMT certification here in the US. Would that qualify as a prerequisite for an EMT certification?
    Again, the site listed above would be a good place to ask those questions, there are a lot of knowledgeable people there on the subject
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    stay in the US. Taxes here are too high.

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    Another very informative website is www.becomingafirefighter.com

    Visit this site as well as checkout the book
    "Becoming a Firefighter: The Ultimate Recruit Guide for Canadian Firefighters".

    COMING SOON! Availible in Feb. 2007
    New Book - The Complete Guide to Becoming a Firefighter

    The Complete Guide to Becoming a Firefighter provides countless tips, hints, suggestions, and details about how to successfully get hired by any fire department. This book covers everything from general knowledge about firefighting… choosing related courses and firefighting schools… minimum requirements…completing application forms, acing interviews… creating the ideal firefighter cover letters, résumés, reference letters… learn about written and physical aptitude tests…and much, much more!

    The Complete Guide to Becoming a Firefighter has surpassed any related firefighting books on the market today. This book is not only the first book ever written by a recently hired firefighter but, is the only book. “Everything I’ve learned about becoming a firefighter has been poured into this book”. Get the facts for the first time available in book form.


    This will answer all your questions and then some. Good luck.
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