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Outlook & Prospects for Firefighters in Northeast Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Ontario.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Ontario||(1 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be limited for Firefighters (NOC 6262) in Ontario.
This occupation had a provincial labour force of about 12,740 at the time of the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). Ontario legislation requires that municipal firefighters primarily involved in fire suppression, must retire by age 60, unless the specific municipal contract states age 65. As a result, retirement is the primary source of new job openings. However, employment levels are expected to be limited due to fiscal restraint by all levels of government. Each fire department sets their own hiring criteria based on differing response call measures, such as call volume. Qualifications for firefighters vary across the regions for full-time, part-time and volunteer positions.
Due to the nature of emergencies, and the requirement of around the clock coverage, most firefighters work 10-14 or 24 hour shifts depending on the municipality. In areas where forest fires are frequent, firefighters may work for extended periods without time off. Some municipalities use their existing fire departments to enhance their emergency response systems and have trained firefighters provide first aid in medical emergencies. Candidates with theoretical knowledge, basic firefighting skills and the ability to provide assistance in medical emergencies may have better chances of employment. Due to the strenuous conditions of the occupation, candidates must also be able to pass both medical and physical testing. Firefighting is mostly a male occupation, however the number of female firefighters is steadily increasing.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|Kingston - Pembroke Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|London Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|Northeast Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|Ottawa Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|Stratford--Bruce Peninsula Region||(Undetermined)||2015-05-29|
|Toronto Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|Windsor-Sarnia Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
Additional Provincial Prospects
Visit the Provincial Job Futures for information on the current trends and the future outlook for occupations in this province or territory. This Web site is a joint effort of the federal, provincial and territorial governments. You can view a report specific to this occupation on: Provincial Job Futures - (Employment Prospects section) Web Site.
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- May 2015 | (PDF, 652 KB)
- April 2015 | (PDF, 718 KB)
- March 2015 | (PDF, 680 KB)
- February 2015 | (PDF, 611 KB)
- January 2015 | (PDF, 617 KB)
- December 2014 | (PDF, 589 KB)
- November 2014 | (PDF, 755 KB)
- October 2014 | (PDF, 755 KB)
- October 2014 (Quarterly Edition) | (PDF, 729 KB)
- September 2014 | (PDF, 709 KB)
- August 2014 | (PDF, 709 KB)
- July 2014 | (PDF, 789 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 660 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 654 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 742 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 651 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 648 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 721 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 700 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 560 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 568 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 461 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 461 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 474 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 513 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 463 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 462 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 506 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 245 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 249 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 500 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 313 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2015
- Elections Canada is seeking temporary workers across Canada to work as poll clerks and supervisors, as well as information, registration and deputy returning officers for the upcoming federal election in October
- The St. Thomas Fire Department is recruiting eligible candidates for its firefighters hiring pool. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2015.
- The Woodstock Fire Department is currently recruiting probationary fire fighters, applications due by September 4, 2015
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is hiring
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