Working in Ontario
To teach in Ontario’s publicly funded elementary and secondary schools you must be a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers. Members of the College include full-time and part-time teachers, supervisory officers, principals, vice-principals, consultants, co-ordinators, continuing education and occasional teachers.
Many of Ontario’s independent or private schools also require their teachers to be members of the College.
If you are an internationally trained teacher and you want to teach in Ontario, you can contact the College directly, or view the career map in the ‘Tools and Information’ section of this page.
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Global Experience Ontario helps internationally trained and educated individuals in regulated non-health professions find out how to qualify for professional practice in Ontario.
Tools and Information
The Ontario Government has partnered with the Ontario College of Teachers to create a Career Map for internationally trained teachers. The Career Map explains in detail every step of the registration process including language requirements, labour market conditions, the credential assessment process, licensing fees and other important information.
If you are an internationally-trained teacher who needs help becoming a teacher or preparing for employment, please visit the Ontario Teachers College website. This site offers information about the certification and employment preparation process as well as information, broken down by country of origin, on the documents you will require to complete your application
To learn about occupations in Canada, visit the Working in Canada website. This site will help you identify the name of your occupation in Canada. It will also give you important information about your profession in many regions of Canada, including job duties, skill requirements and wage rates. To learn about your occupation, visit the website and click the ‘Start’ button on the main page.