Firefighters

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4312  ·  Browse All Occupations

Firefighters carry out firefighting and fire prevention activities, and assist in other emergencies. They are employed by municipal, provincial and federal governments and by large industrial establishments that have internal firefighting services.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Airport Firefighter
  • Communication Service Firefighter
  • Crash Firefighter
  • Fire Captain
  • Fire Department Platoon Chief
  • Fire Inspector
  • Fire Lieutenant
  • Fire Prevention Officer
  • Fire Safety Inspection Firefighter
  • Firefighter
  • Firefighter Apprentice
  • Firefighter Lieutenant
  • Firefighter-inspector
  • Industrial Complex Firefighter
  • Industrial Firefighter
  • Shipboard Firefighter
  • Structural Firefighter
  • Training Firefighter
  • Airport Firefighter
  • Fire Captain
  • Firefighter
  • Firefighter Lieutenant
  • Industrial Firefighter
  • Shipboard Firefighter

3 Active Job Posts for Firefighters

These companies are looking for firefighters right now:

Volunteer Firefighter Reserves – Fire Station No 1 at Town of Tecumseh ⋅ August 2, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Description Notice of Employment OpportunityAugust 1, 2020Volunteer Firefighter ReservesThe Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh invites applications from persons interested

Volunteer Firefighter Reserves – Fire Station No 2 at Town of Tecumseh ⋅ August 2, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Description Notice of Employment OpportunityAugust 1, 2020Volunteer Firefighter ReservesThe Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh invites applications from persons interested

Volunteer Firefighter at Town of Kingsville ⋅ July 22, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Volunteer Firefighter Information PackageAll applications are appreciated however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.Accommodations under the requirements

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Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for firefighters.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for firefighters.

Sex Median Income
Male $98,638
Female $98,771
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (2 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for firefighters.

$61,971.00
Lowest Observed
$61,971.00
Highest Observed
$61,971.00
25th Percentile
$61,971.00
Average
$61,971.00
Median
$61,971.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for firefighters

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 10
25 to 34 years 90
35 to 44 years 65
45 to 54 years 125
55 to 64 years 15
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 315
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Industry

This chart outlines regional employment participation by industry for firefighters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated industry, or refer to the table below.

Industry Employed Individuals
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 0
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 0
Utilities 0
Construction 0
Manufacturing 0
Wholesale trade 0
Retail trade 0
Transportation and warehousing 15
Information and cultural industries 0
Finance and insurance 0
Real estate and rental and leasing 0
Professional, scientific and technical services 10
Management of companies and enterprises 0
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 0
Educational services 0
Health care and social assistance 0
Arts, entertainment and recreation 0
Accommodation and food services 0
Other services 10
Public administration 280
Not Applicable 0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for firefighters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 100
Part Time 230
Total 330
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for firefighters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 315
Female 10
Total 330
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for firefighters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 310
Self Employed 0
Total 310
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for firefighters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 310
Unemployed 10
Total 315
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for firefighters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 10
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 80
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 30
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 145
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 50
Total 330
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Career Paths

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4 Local Employers That Hire Firefighters

The following companies in this region have hired Firefighters in the past year:

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