Note: Article is written for Vancouver (British Columbia). The advice is applicable to all provinces in Canada
Finding employment for teachers is very difficult in BC currently. Budgets cuts have seen schools receive limited funding with many BC based teachers struggling to find work and often seeking work abroad. Overseas qualified teachers in BC don’t always get the same as Canadians.
To become certified to teach in Canada, you need to register and become accredited with the BC College of Teachers. This can be a slow process so best apply months before you arrive.
This link also provides some useful information for teachers coming from each country:
Becoming a Teacher – Country-Specific Information
Independent school certification which allows you to teach in private independent schools (but a quicker process and more likely not to have to take extra courses).
The two stages of schooling in North America are elementary school and high school.
Teaching English (TEFL) offers a great alternative to teachers that are struggling to find work as there is a high amount of English schools in Vancouver. See ESL / TEFL section for more information
On March 2-3rd, there is a conference for new teachers/those with less than 5 yrs experience. It’s $70 for two days, that’s 6 different talks and breakfast and lunch both days. You’re advised to bring a USB as there will be lots if resources available.