101 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON, M5S 0A1
P: 416-961-8800
Toll Free (Canada and U.S.A.): 1-888-534-2222
F: 416-961-8822

Ontario College of Teachers logo

Students and teacher using microscopes in class

Find a Teacher

Can I Teach in Ontario?

To teach in a publicly funded school in Ontario, you must be licensed by us. Before applying, we recommend taking our free online assessment to determine if you’ll meet the requirements.

You’ll be asked questions about your educational background and work experience (if applicable). This should take about 30 minutes.

Note: There is no option to save your progress. You must complete the questionnaire to receive your assessment.

To learn more about the requirements for certification, read the General Education Registration Guide or the Technological Education Registration Guide.

Teachers certified in Canada

If you are already certified to teach in another Canadian province, you don’t need to take this assessment. Learn how to transfer your teaching certification to Ontario.


101 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 0A1

Client Services:

Telephone: 416.961.8800

Toll-Free (Canada and U.S.A.): 1.888.534.2222


All Other Inquiries:

Telephone: 437.880.3000

Toll-Free (Canada and U.S.A.): 1.833.966.5588


© 2024 Ontario College of Teachers

Back To Top