Are you a certified educator? Do you wish to relocate to Canada to educate? Do you really want to see the next generation of children prep for the future?
Then this is the piece for you. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to be a foreign teacher in Canada and get started on the road to a fulfilling career.
Becoming a Teacher in Canada
First of all, if you want to be a teacher in Canada, you should know that the national government requires all teachers to be qualified.
In order for you to be qualified, you must first obtain a certain level of education, which includes a graduate degree and teacher education. Once you have completed these conditions, you will be able to apply for a teaching certificate.
Teachers are certified at the regional level. Therefore, the process can vary somewhat based on where you reside or wish to serve. You should only teach in the provinces or territories in which you are qualified.
The material below explains what it takes to practice as a teacher, regardless of which grades or areas you are knowledgeable in.
1. Decide Whether or Not Teaching Is a Great Choice for You
There is no question that education can be a rewarding career, but not everybody has the ability to be an educator. Many people are drawn to teaching because they believe teachers spend shorter hours than other professions.
Before you make a decision, participate in some activities that will provide you with insight into what it’s like to become a teacher. Similarly, volunteering with children or teenagers is a perfect way to see if education is a good match for you.
2. Consider Where You Want to Teach
The provinces and local authorities are in charge of teacher registration. Every province takes teacher registration seriously, regardless of where you choose to work. So, think hard about where you want to move and live.
When you transfer to another province or jurisdiction, you may need to recertify. Since the process will take some time, it is important to apply for qualification in advance before you plan to teach if you ever decide to relocate.
3. Get a Degree from a Canadian Institution
Acquiring a bachelor’s degree from a Canadian university or another authorized academic institution is the next step to becoming a teacher. Apply to a higher education institution in the province that you wish to teach.
4. Complete Teacher Training
Apply for a related teaching program, which could be sponsored by your previous college or another associated school. This one-year training gives you the opportunity to gain hands-on classroom on online teaching experience and network with educational institutions.
5. Obtain a Teaching Certificate
Apply for certification to the territory’s regulatory body for teachers. The registration process is quite simple and the forms are available for free on the Internet.
If you are an immigrant with a license from another country, you must register for international certification. The first stage in this situation is to notify the Canadian national govt. You will then need to pay a qualification fee.
You will also be asked for evidence of your English or French linguistic competence. If you’ve earned your certificate, keep it up to date while continuing your training.
6. Look for Your First Teaching Position
Begin searching for available teaching opportunities in the province where you want to work in. This stage varies slightly from one province or jurisdiction to the next. In areas with tight employment opportunities, you can be required to enroll as a substitute teacher upon being employed for the full-time role.
Still unsure where to start? Watch the step-by-step guide video below: