Before You Apply

Minimum & Preferred Qualifications

During periods of active Firefighter recruitment campaigns, candidates are encouraged to carefully consider their qualifications against the stated requirements prior to completing and submitting their application.

Order of selection will be based on a competitive process where only those candidates that exemplify all requirements for the position (minimum and preferred qualifications) of Firefighter will be selected first.

  1. Minimum Qualifications
  2. Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications in Order to Be Considered

  • Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant with legal entitlement to work in Canada;
  • Must be at least 19 years of age on the date of application;
  • Completion of High School or GED
  • Current (within 30 days from date of application) Valid Class 3 B.C. Driver’s License without restrictions, with airbrake endorsement and a good driving record. More than 6 points is considered excessive and applicants will not be considered;
  • No conviction of a relevant criminal offense for which a pardon has not been granted;
  • First aid certification (WCB Occupational First Aid Level-1) or equivalent;
  • Physically and psychologically fit to perform the position of Firefighter;
  • Successful completion of an approved Firefighter training program resulting in the completion of a NFPA 1001 Level 1 and 2 Certification (proof of transcript and certification must be submitted with application displaying Pro Board or IFSAC accreditation.) 
    Please do not contact Human Resources to inquire what courses are part of the NFPA 1001 Level 1 & 2 certification.
  • Residency requirements in one of the following cities (required upon commencing employment): 
    • Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby, New Westminster and Vancouver
    • Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Surrey, White Rock, North Vancouver - City and North Vancouver - District
    • Delta, Richmond, Langley - City and Langley - Township
  • Within permissible boundaries (requires pre-approval from the Fire Chief prior to commencing employment): 
    • West Vancouver,  Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack