A to Z of being an OT → Internationally Educated Teachers

Internationally Educated Teachers – applying to register in Ontario

The Ontario College of Teachers is the provincial body that certifies candidates to teach in Ontario’s publicly funded schools. The college provides information that will help candidates to assess their own readiness to apply, as well as to prepare their application. You will find out about College registration requirements, College information sessions, English courses and how your credentials are evaluated.

Internationally Educated Teachers – applying to register in Ontario

Know Your Local Collective Agreement

ETFO’s listing of Occasional Teacher locals provides contact information as well as website links where available. This is where the answers to many employment-related questions can typically be found; answer will vary depending on your local agreement. The best thing a member can do to ensure that her or his negotiated rights are being upheld is to read the agreement and consider the implications. Members are encouraged to contact their local for clarification and/or assistance if they think that their rights are being violated by any party, including other members, administrators, or members of other unions.

Know Your Local Collective Agreement

10 Tips to Help Your Teaching Placement Go Smoothly

Teachers share their wisdom on how to make a good impression while on a teaching placement.

10 Tips to Help Your Teaching Placement Go Smoothly

Jobs in Education

The Ontario College of Teachers’ website lists the approved Ontario Ministry of Education websites used by school boards in Ontario to recruit teachers.

Jobs in Education

The Occasional Teaching Role

This section the Teach in Ontario web site, highlights information about the occasional teaching (OT) role. Statistics from the Ontario College of Teachers indicate that many for IETs their first role in education in Ontario will be as an occasional teacher. The site examines the role, what a typical day may look like, and includes a variety of helpful resources.

The Occasional Teaching Role

Sample Teacher Interview Questions

This document has questions broken down into the following categories: Curriculum Knowledge, Instructional Techniques, Classroom Management, Parent Relations, Personality and Attitude, Teacher Relations.

Education Interview Questions

Teaching in Canada

The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) has a huge section on their website with information about teaching in Canada. Occasional Teachers and Internationally Educated Teachers searching for work should be aware of the information listed.

Teaching in Canada

Jobs in Education

If you’re looking for work, we can help you with your job search. School boards in Ontario recruit elementary and secondary teachers using a list of websites approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Jobs in Education

Preparing for Your Interview

Once you have been invited for an interview, you will need to focus on preparing for the interview. Use your self-inventory and your research about the employer to write out and think about how you are a perfect fit, whether it is a board level interview to get on the eligible-to-hire list, or if it is an interview for a specific position. Identify common interview questions and practice them.

Preparing for Your Interview

Tutoring and Conflict of Interest

Members often ask whether they can engage in private tutoring on their own time. This link is to information about the legalities involved in tutoring students and ETFO’s advice for members who may want to tutor children.

Tutoring and Conflict of Interest