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November 2007

November 2007, Issue 38

Your College and You

Thank you for your interest in receiving breaking news and professional information from the Ontario College of Teachers.


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Only two in five (41 per cent) of 2006 graduates found regular employment by spring 2007.

Emerging Employment Concern for New English-language Teachers

Many education graduates found challenges when they searched for their first Ontario teaching jobs in the 2006-07 school year.

Only two in five (41 per cent) of 2006 graduates found regular employment by spring 2007. This low job success rate was even worse than the 51 per cent rate experienced by new graduates the year before.

This sixth year of the Ontario College of Teachers Transition to Teaching study presents an in-depth look at the early careers of teacher education graduates of 2002 through 2006.

The study shows that:

  • Fewer than one in three first-year English-language teachers (32 per cent) responding to this year’s Transition to Teaching surveys report they found regular jobs.
  • The job market outside the GTA provided regular teaching jobs for just one in six primary-junior teachers and for fewer than one in 10 junior-intermediate teachers.

Among graduates of French-language teacher education programs who were teaching in spring 2007, about two in three (64 per cent) held regular teaching jobs.

See the story in Professionally Speaking or the full report on first year graduates. Watch our web site for more news.

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2008 Member Fee Payment Due

If your fee is not paid via payroll deduction, please ensure that the College receives payment of $104.

Our preferred payment option is Mastercard or Visa via the College web site.

You may also pay by cheque, payable to the Ontario College of Teachers. Note your registration number on the cheque and mail it to:

Ontario College of Teachers
121 Bloor Street East
Toronto ON M4W 3M5.

Or you may visit the College's walk-in centre on the 6th floor at 121 Bloor Street East in Toronto to pay in person by cheque, credit card, cash or direct debit.

To maintain a licence to teach in Ontario, you must pay annual fees by April 15, 2008.

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College Changes Department Titles

Beginning January 1, 2008, two College departments are being renamed to better reflect their responsibilities and services. A separate Office of the Registrar has been created to group Finance, Deputy Registrar and Registrar's functions.

The Executive Department will become the Corporate and Council Services Department and the Professional Affairs Department changes to the Standards of Practice and Accreditation Department.

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Now More Than 6,000 Resources For You

You can choose from among more than 6,000 books and videos available in the College's Margaret Wilson Library.

We will mail books and videos postage-free to your home or school address. Using a special-return mailing label, you can mail books back to the library free of charge.

The library has a circulating collection of more than 6,000 books and videos, approximately 200 professional journals and many other resources in English and French. You can search the library database online from the College web site.

Simply log into your Members' Area account to request books and videos, check the status of your holds, renew materials you've checked out and create your own library lists.

You can also request a literature search by library staff, who will mail, fax or e-mail the journal articles.

More information regarding the library and its resources or e-mail library@oct.ca.

Olivia Hamilton
Ontario College of Teachers
Margaret Wilson Library
121 Bloor St. E.
Toronto ON M4W 3M5

Phone: 416-961-8800 ext. 679 or 1-888-534-2222 ext. 679
Fax: 416-961-9838

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