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Teachers certified in a Canadian jurisdiction are now entitled to certification in Ontario without requirements for additional training, experience or assessments.

The Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009 became law in mid-December. The new legislation enables the Ontario College of Teachers to certify teachers from other Canadian jurisdictions under the terms of the revised Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT).

Canadian premiers signed the revised AIT in January 2009 making it easier for certified professionals and tradespeople to move from one Canadian jurisdiction to another.

“This will break down barriers to labour mobility for our members and for the teaching profession in Canada,” the College’s Registrar and CEO Michael Salvatori said.

“It expedites certification in Ontario for teachers licensed in other Canadian jurisdictions.”

The College routinely certifies about 500 teachers annually from other parts of Canada.

Here are some labour mobility questions and answers that you may find helpful. You can learn more about applying to the College via our Become a Teacher web section.

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