What we're looking for

It takes a special kind of educator to work with Teach For Canada and our northern partners. Are you the right fit?

What does a successful northern educator look like? They overcome challenges with flexibility and bring the community into their classroom. Outside of school, they get involved in the community, lead extracurricular activities, and explore the natural environment. But above all, they come humbly to learn as much as they teach. Read teacher stories here.

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Community Focused

Engages in and learns from community life.

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Resilient

Overcomes challenges during a 2+ year commitment.

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Self-Reflective

Understands personal strengths and weaknesses.

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Optimistic

Approaches life with humour and an easygoing attitude.

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Love of Children

Supports all students to reach their goals.

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Adventurous

Pushes personal limits, especially outdoors.

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Strong Teaching Practice

Drives for results and differentiates instruction.

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Minimum Qualifications
  • Certified or certification-eligible to teach in a Canadian province or territory
  • Legal working status in Canada
  • Available to attend the Summer Enrichment Program July 15 to August 3, 2018 (all-expenses covered by Teach For Canada)
  • Able to relocate and teach full-time in a rural First Nation in northern Ontario for the minimum two-year teaching commitment

“I want a teacher who is polite, respects me, and takes me places, so that I experience things.”

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Shyanne Woods, student at Mikinaak Onigaming School, Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation