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Gakino’amaage: Teach For Canada recruits teachers for full-time classroom positions in First Nations in Northern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Applications are currently closed and will reopen in late Fall 2024 – stay tuned!

Interested in applying to teach in the North? We encourage you to submit your application in the fall of 2024 if you:


  • are certified to teach or are certification-eligible in a Canadian province or territory
  • have working status in Canada for the minimum two-year teaching commitment
  • are able to relocate to a northern First Nation in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, or Saskatchewan
  • are available to attend the Summer Enrichment Program (expenses covered by Gakino’amaage: Teach For Canada)


If you fulfill these requirements, we would love to learn more about you. As an applicant, you will be asked to answer a series of questions that outline your qualifications and work history, confirm your availability for the Summer Enrichment Program, and reflect upon your motivation to teach in a northern First Nation. You will also be asked to upload your resume.


Questions about applying to teach in the North?


Read our FAQ to learn more or email selection@teachforcanada.ca for more information.




“If every teacher had the opportunity to come and experience teaching in the North they should. Because you learn a lot about the way children learn, you learn about yourself the kind of teacher that you are, and you learn how to be flexible how to appreciate what’s around you.”

– Angela Fiorletta, Reading Intervention Teacher, North Spirit Lake First Nation