WHY TEACH IN NORTHERN CANADA?
Canada is geographically, the second largest country in the world. Yet, so much of the nation experiences community in a rural context. Adventure Teaching is inviting motivated applicants to join dynamic and energetic teaching communities in Northern Canada’s First Nations communities. The population of said communities are small, however the opportunity to inspire through education is remarkable. In your spare time, take to the mountains, the snow or watch the northern lights that frequent the night sky. If you are someone that is interested in exploring life outside of your comfort zone and dedicating yourself to teaching, you won’t want to miss this opportunity.
The eligibility for teaching in Canada is specific, please read below.
In order to obtain a teaching role in Canada you need to be a Canadian citizen. Due to hiring regulations only Canadian citizens are able to apply for this role.
To qualify for this role you need to have a Bachelor’s degree. Additionally you need to have your Professional Year of Teaching and be a qualified teacher. Experience is valuable and would affect your pay, however it is not required.
Adjusting to a new environment can be tough, we are looking for candidates that are up for the challenge of moving to a remote and rural community in Northern Canada.
Depending on your experience and qualifications you will be teaching in a classroom context ranging from elementary to highschool ages and grades. You will be provided with a curriculum that guides you through the school year, with the ability to add your own flare. There are opportunities for professional development and the role offers subsidies for accommodation. This role allows qualified teachers to work in a new context, while developing their professional experience and inspiring youth through education.
Because the details of each job varies, the specifics of the roles will be addressed during the application and interview process with Adventure Teaching.
A Full Time Job
This role is full time, consisting of 35 hour teaching weeks. Not everyone has the benefit of a full time job in Canada. Take the opportunity to move to Northern Canada and enjoy the benefit of a great job.
Housing subsidies will be provided by the school that hires you. In some cases, there are houses that are set aside for teachers. The school will communicate clearly about the living arrangements and will work very hard to meet your needs.
Your travel costs are supported and subsidized on a case-by-case basis.
Health Benefits and Pension
Each contract and region vary in the way of benefits, they are in line with typical Canadian contracts and benefits (health benefits and pension matching).
Opportunity to Adventure
There are endless opportunities to adventure in Northern Canada. We know snow might be the first thing that comes to mind? Although this is true, there are so many destinations to explore in Northern Canada. Whistler technically counts as “North,” so start your adventure here. There are so many hidden gems along the way such as the Bella Coola valley, and sites that will engulf your imagination in beauty.
AT Staff Top Adventures:
- Chase the Aurora Borealis
- Paddle the Mackenzie River
- Helmecken Falls (remote but worth the journey)
- If you are into geomorphology, visit Pingo
- Visit the deepest lake in North America, Great Slave Lake (over 2000ft deep)
- Torngat Mountains National Park
- Bella Coola Valley (some scary roads getting there)
- Northern RockyMountains Provincial Park
- Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site
- Monkman Provincial Park
Canada is the second largest country in the world, with ten provinces and three territories, spanning 9.98 million square kilometres. Canada share the longest bi-national border with the United States of America. You could spend your life exploring magnificent geographical environments and never run out of new places to see. There is considerable diversity in Canada, in both economy and language. Teaching in Northern Canada provides an incredible opportunity to explore stunning landscapes and participate in education including living and teaching in indigenous communities.
Adventure Teaching has been placing teachers in Northern Canada for 3 years. We pride ourselves in working with schools that treat teachers with respect and value education. We believe that placements are only successful if both the teacher and the school are happy, therefore we are committed to getting to know our teachers so that we can place them in a school that fits. Teachers are asked to provide the AT team with their country and location preferences, we take these into consideration for a placement but ultimately will provide you with the best option.
Apply today if you’re interested in finding a school that you want to teach at.
You can see our user friendly application process online that will ask you questions about yourself and your timeline.
Submit Resume and Headshot
In order to apply and interview with our AT team, you will need a resume and headshot. Your headshot does not need to be taken by a professional but does need show your personality and professionalism. Our team loves photos on a neutral background with you smiling from the shoulders up.
Interview with our AT team
Once our team reviews your resume and headshot we will invite you to an interview. This is our opportunity to get to know you and ask you questions about moving and teaching abroad.
Gather Visa Supporting Documents
Our team will walk you through the process of gathering your documents required for your visa. Please visit our visa guidelines to learn more.
Interview With Schools Abroad
Once your documents are completed our Placement Coordinators will work with you to set up interviews with schools abroad. They work behind the scenes to submit your profile to multiple opportunities.
Sign Your Contract
When you are offered a contract, we will guide you through the specifications and advise you on whether to take the contract or not.
Time For Travel
Our team works with you to make travel arrangements and support you during the process of moving abroad.
In order to apply please check your eligibility