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New temporary certificate

The College has created a new, temporary teaching certificate to help the province address teacher shortages resulting from COVID-19. The temporary certificate will enable faculty of education students to begin teaching earlier.

Students who are enrolled in an accredited Ontario teacher education program and have completed their 3rd or 4th semester can apply. Teachers certified in other Canadian provinces can also apply.

You can now request the temporary certificate online.

For more information, please see our frequently asked questions.

Under the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009, teachers certified in any Canadian province or territory can also get certified in Ontario. Qualified teachers may apply to the College. There are a few exceptions, including not meeting one or more of the following criteria:

  • proficiency in English or French
  • professional suitability, which consists of:
    • an application declaration
    • a Canadian criminal record report
    • a statement of professional standing.

Apply now

Select the appropriate registration guide for your teaching category and follow the instructions.


Read our FAQ for Canadian certified teachers.

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