Competition No.: 2017-050
Duration: Regular Full Time
Salary: $5,226 – 5,599 – 5,972 – 6,719 – 7,465 - 7,689/month
Last Updated: 4/24/17 9:27 AM


The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

The Burnaby Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of fire-related emergency services to protect the life and property of the citizens of Burnaby. In addition to attending emergency calls and extinguishing fires, Burnaby Firefighters are actively involved in public education and fire prevention in order to raise awareness about fire safety.  We are now accepting applications from interested applicants wanting to join our team of dedicated professionals who are involved in making a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve.

Interested applicants must ensure they meet the following required qualifications:

  • Canadian Citizenship or Landed Immigrant status
  • High School graduation or equivalent
  • Valid BC Class 3 Driver’s License (for automatic vehicles) without restrictions, with airbrake endorsement
  • No more than 6 points on your driving record at the time of your application
  • No convictions of a relevant criminal offense for which a pardon has not be granted
  • Current/valid EMA – First Responder License (formerly FR3) or higher
  • Minimum 2 years’ work experience
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card is considered an asset.

In addition to these attributes, we are looking for individuals who demonstrate integrity and honesty, reliability and motivation; who are continuously willing to learn and improve and who demonstrate a deep sense of commitment and responsibility to serving the public while working in a team environment.

Key dates:

  • Interviews: June 26 – July 14, 2017
  • 2-day Orientation: September 9 – 10, 2017
  • Physical Abilities Test: September 30 – October 1, 2017
  • Ride-along: October 10 – November 3, 2017
  • Fire Chief interviews: November 20 – 24, 2017
  • Recruit class start date: January 15, 2018

Please ensure your resume is updated before applying. At the time of application, you will have a series of supplementary questions to answer which will be used in assessing your candidature. We will not be able to make any changes on your behalf once you have applied. We kindly request you review the Burnaby Fire Department careers website prior to contacting Human Resources due to high call volume.  

Please apply online by Friday May 12, 2017.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required if shortlisted.

Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a criminal records search.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. 

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

If you would like to include a cover letter along with your application, please ensure to include it in the text area for a cover letter section of the application.


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