Teaching jobs in Canada are available for immigrants. But, with Canada being a large, diverse country, opportunities differ in various cities and regions of Canada.
Provincial and territorial governments operate their own school systems, and are responsible for setting out the regulations for teaching jobs in Canada. The rules are broadly similar across the country, but with some local differences.
A bachelor’s degree in Education and a provincial certificate is typically required for teaching jobs in Canada. Obtaining certification can be a slow process, so it’s best to start before your arrival in Canada, if possible.
Other factors are considered to assess eligibility for teaching jobs in Canada. For instance, the applicant may need:
- Recent teaching experience.
- Proficiency in English or French.
- Familiarity with the culture and curriculum of the Canadian education system.
- Fitness to teach, including character reference and successful criminal record checks.
Supervised student teaching may also be required. For secondary teaching jobs in Canada, it is recommended to complete a major in one teachable subject, and a minor in another teachable subject. These include languages, sciences, social studies, and business.
Kindergarten education is available for children in all provinces around the age of four or five.
Given the sheer geographical size of Canada as a country and the political power that each province holds, it is somewhat misleading to try and pick an average salary for teaching jobs across Canada. That said, recent research indicates that of major Canadian cities, Winnipeg is the city with the highest teacher’s salary while Montreal is the lowest.