Employment is outside of the College’s mandate and responsibilities.
Without moving beyond our mandate, we have, for 13 years, looked at teacher employment through our Transition to Teaching study. It provides information about early employment and career experiences and job prospects for newly certified teachers and whether or not prospects in certain areas have improved, for example, French as a second language. All of our reports are available on our website.
We also provide information about jobs in education and where they could start their search.
Some of our AQs are also designed to help members with employment, including one called Orientation to Teaching in Ontario, specifically designed for internationally educated teachers.
Our Membership Services department also holds monthly sessions to help orient newly certified members. Employers are also invited to give a presentation on what they look for when hiring.
We also have a webinar for employers to them understand certificates with conditions on them. Some of our internationally educated teachers have terms, limitations and conditions on their certificate – this means there was a gap in their teacher education program, but these members do have five years to fill that gap. We want employers to know these teachers are fully qualified and able to teach.
We hope these measures are also helpful to members with finding employment.
We are also identifying the shortages in certain areas, including French as a second language. We are letting our members know the area of study they can pursue and also working with education partners to develop more learning opportunities.