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Since 2002, the College has been surveying teachers in their first years to see what kinds of jobs they are getting and how they are settling into the profession.

Transition to Teaching 2012

Transition to Teaching 2012: Early-Career Teachers in Ontario Schools (2012/2.1 MB)

Teachers face tough entry, job hurdles in an increasingly crowded Ontario employment market.

Transition to Teaching

Transition to Teaching 2012: French-language Teacher Education Program Graduates (2012/1.4 MB)

Finding teaching jobs gets more challenging for French-language education graduates.

Transition to Teaching 2011: Early-Career Teachers in Ontario Schools (2012/1.8 MB)

The job market is getting even tougher for new teachers. But, as our 2011 Transition to Teaching survey has found, those aren’t the only challenges. Read on to find out what it’s like to be a new teacher in 2012.

Transition to Teaching 2011: French-language Teacher Education Program Graduates (2012/1.7 MB)

The job market is getting even tougher for new teachers. But, as our 2011 Transition to Teaching survey has found, those aren’t the only challenges. Read on to find out what it’s like to be a new teacher in 2012.

Transition to Teaching 2010 (2010/853 KB)

Since 2002, the College has been surveying teachers in their first years to see what kinds of jobs they are getting and how they are settling into the profession. Unemployment is up sharply in 2010 with many new English-language teachers unable to find even daily supply teaching. New French-language teachers have better job outcomes than English-language teachers but two years of data show clearly that they, too, are now experiencing a more challenging job market.

Transition to Teaching 2009 (2009/2.1 MB)

Seventeen per cent of new grads from Ontario faculties and border colleges could not find any type of teaching job. French-language teachers have an easier time, but those finding regular jobs in their first year fell from 70 to 50 per cent.

Transition to Teaching 2008 (2008/984 KB)

Difference between market for French-language and English-language teachers continues to widen. Most 2004 and 2003 Ontario and border college graduates are well settled by the fourth and fifth years of their teaching careers.

Transition to Teaching 2007 (2007/530 KB)

Many English-language graduates of 2006, 2005 and 2004, and even some from 2003 and 2002, continue to look for their first regular teaching contracts.

Transition to Teaching 2006 (2006/383 KB)

Outside the population growth area of Greater Toronto, job openings are increasingly scarce, except for French-language teachers and those qualified in secondary math, physics, chemistry and technological studies.

Transition to Teaching 2005 (online only)

At the end of their first year, fewer than half 2004 grads had found a regular teaching position.

Transition to Teaching 2004 (2004/837 KB)

By March of their first teaching year, four of five new teachers have regular teaching positions or term contracts.

Transition to Teaching 2003 (2003/199 KB)

Almost every new teacher did eventually get a regular job suited to their qualifications. New teachers lack orientation programs.

Transition to Teaching 2002 (online only)

Most new grads (96 per cent) report they have jobs as teachers and are satisfied with their entry into teaching.

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