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, coordinators, 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.
Download a copy of the Career Map for internationally trained teachers:
- Career Map for internationally trained teachers (PDF)
- Career Map for internationally trained teachers (Word)
Bridge training programs: If you are qualified in your profession but new to Ontario, you may benefit from a bridging program. Bridging programs help qualified immigrants move more quickly into their professions without duplicating what they have already learned.
Bridge training programs: If you are qualified in your profession but new to Ontario, you may benefit from a bridging program. Bridge training programs help qualified immigrants move more quickly into their professions without duplicating what they have already learned.
College Teacher Training for Internationally Educated ProfessionalsGeorge Brown College
George Brown provides College Teacher Training for internationally trained college teachers. This training can help them obtain positions at Ontario’s community colleges. The program includes:
- Training in instructional strategies and classroom management
- Lesson planning, authentic assessment and practice teaching
- Development of communication skills for the educational sector
- Development of employment skills
- Observation of community college classes
- A part-time teaching internship, which provides experience in the Canadian college classroom
College Teacher Training Program -- Enhanced DeliveryGeorge Brown College
This project will help internationally trained college teachers to transition their skills and experience into Ontario’s education sector. This project will develop and introduce online training, and an enhanced mentoring structure.
Enhancements to the program will provide improved access and flexibility to participants within the Greater Toronto Area and across the province.
To learn about occupations in Canada, visit Job Bank.
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.
Do you have questions about working in your profession or trade? If so, ask OntarioImmigration.ca.