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Recruitment Process

  • Step 1: Application Package

    Please submit your resume, cover letter and a City application package to the City of Kenora’s Human Resources Department.


    City of Kenora
    1 Main Street South
    Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X2
    Fax: 807-467-2150

    All information is confidential to the City of Kenora and is not shared.

    Please be advised that any incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure to read the application carefully and fill in all boxes.

    While the City of Kenora accepts application packages (resume, cover letter and City application) all year round, we hire volunteer firefighters when there are openings. If you have applied for this position and there are no vacancies, you will receive a letter stating you are on the roster for the next hiring blitz.  We encourage you to look at other volunteer opportunities.

  • Step 2: Aptitude Test

    Short-listed candidates will be invited to write the Fire Department’s aptitude test.

  • Step 3: Physical Assessment

    Short-listed candidates will be required to undergo a mandatory physical assessment components. Candidates will have to provide proof of having a medical exam within the last year prior to participate in the agility assessment.

  • Step 4: Interview

    Candidates who successfully completed the agility test will then be required to attend an interview.

  • Step 5: Additional Requirements

    Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment will then be required to provide a current driver’s abstract from the Ministry of Transportation, and provide a current Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search.

You must be able to attend the Firefighter Recruit Training Program — the dates of which will be communicated to you.

To receive compensation volunteers must have an attendance rate of at least 60% of practices and fires. Practices are held twice per month, during the evening.

Fire Station Headquarters

100 14th Street North, P9N 4M9
Business Calls: 807-467-2090
One is the only station that is staffed by career firefighting personnel twenty-four hours per day, three hundred and sixty-five days per year.