Overview

A career in emergency management can be spontaneous, fast-paced and rewarding and involves:

  • developing plans to keep your community safe
  • serving your community in a time of crisis
  • facing new challenges

Whether you are a student, starting your career or looking to develop professionally, there are opportunities in emergency management available to you.

Emergency Management Ontario training

Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) develops and delivers training programs to increase awareness and applied knowledge of emergency management practices and principles across Ontario. The Emergency Management Training Portal provides instructors and students with:

  • a list of available courses
  • training resources
  • access to their schedules
  • learning records

Careers with Emergency Management Ontario

EMO hires motivated, positive and adaptable team players with proven:

  • communications skills
  • analytical ability
  • good judgement

We offer a variety of interesting and challenging positions that give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and secure Ontario.

Find available opportunities.

Post-secondary education programs

Emergency management is an expanding field. Many post-secondary emergency management programs are available. EMO is committed to supporting emergency management training programs across the province but we do not endorse any program.

Algonquin College

Fleming College

Centennial College

George Brown College

Fanshawe College

Ryerson University

York University

Emergency Management Exemplary Service Awards

The Emergency Management Exemplary Service Awards recognizes exceptional service and achievements by individuals or groups who have achieved excellence in their respective fields.

The awards are delivered in partnership between provincial, territorial and federal governments.

Awards are granted in five categories:

  • Resilient Communities
  • Youth
  • Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Management
  • Search and Rescue Volunteers
  • Search and Rescue Employees

Learn about the eligibility for each category.

Nominations and requirements

You must submit nominations for the 2022 award cycle by July 1, 2022.

All nominations must include two testimonials that support notable career achievements, including professional and volunteer activities, and their significance.

You cannot nominate yourself.

Learn more about the awards and get nomination forms.

Send nominations in the following categories to EMO at askOFMEM@ontario.ca:

  • Resilient Communities
  • Youth
  • Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Management

Send nominations in the following categories to Public Safety Canada at emesa-psesc@ps-sp.gc.ca:

  • Search and Rescue Volunteers
  • Search and Rescue Employees

Learn more by reviewing the selection process or contact your provincial or territorial authorities.