Teachers in Toronto?

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  1. QQQ

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    Hullo there!

    I havent been on here in a while- passed the exams, got a job, first semester almost over. Big thank you to all you lovely people who keep these informative threads going


    My sister is planning to move to Canada soon. She has a degree and lots of experience with education. I wanted to know what the job market is like in Toronto, specifically Missisuaga etc. Are teaching jobs easy to come by? Also, what are the wages like? She will be enrolled in a Masters program as she works.

    I would really appreciate any information teachers in Canada can give

    Thank:thumb: you!!
     
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  3. CanukTeacher

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    The job market in Ontario is quite poor at the moment. There are far too many teachers who are qualified who are not working (many can't even get on supply lists). There are some jobs in Toronto, but even there the supply outstrips the need.

    Qualified teachers receive quite good pay compared to Quebec and many US states. Has she got her Ontario College of Teachers certification?
     
  4. MrsC

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    The 2 sites below may provide some information. The first is for our provincial Ministry of Education, the second for the Ontario College of Teachers.

    http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/faq-teachers.html
    http://www.oct.ca/become_a_teacher/?lang=en-CA

    Mississauga is part of the Peel Board of Education. Here's a link specifically about working for this board:
    http://www.peel.edu.on.ca/work/index.htm

    Right now, Ontario elementary public school teachers are in the process of negotiating a new collective agreement (our previous contract expired August 31st); to teach in a publicly-funded school in Ontario you must belong to the teacher's federation. If things go well, new positions may be opening up in the next few years, if not...who knows?
     
  5. QQQ

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    thanks so much.. i'll be passing this on and will come back with more questions
     

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