AlwaysAttend, Canada consistently does well in international standards and puts pedagogy ahead of content knowledge so I'm comfortable with our approach. I don't think it was immoral for my Principal to hire me. It would have been appreciated if you could have made your point without questioning my ethics. In terms of the topic of this thread, I stand by the idea that if in Leaborb's area people get hired outside of their subject area then there is nothing immoral about applying. Where I work, HR (not teachers or administrators) decides who gets an interview and if they want to interview you outside of their qualification it is because you have met their legal and ethical needs. I would also add that in my experience who a candidate is as a person (like the conversation we had about green/yellow/red) is far more important than the number of qualifications. My District just hired someone in a very high level position that wasn't qualified. They did this because it isn't all about the letters behind a candidate's name. They felt the person they hired was the right fit. Legally they are allowed to hire someone in the process of the qualification over someone with the qualification as long as they have provincial approval. In 5 months, the person will be qualified. The District prefers to hire the person with the "right fit" and wait on the qualification over the candidates who are qualified that they just don't see as being the right fit. So good luck to everyone applying to positions (irrespective of if they are or are not qualified). My major tip is keep thinking about your soft skills and how to improve them. They make all the difference.