391 teachers applied to teach in the north!

Over the past six months, Teach For Canada has held 34 recruitment events across Canada, published 7 blog posts from northern educators, hosted 5 online webinars, ran multiple city events, posted 200+ times on 5 different social media platforms, had hundreds of phone calls with applicants, and worked with 15 student ambassadors to promote Teach For Canada. The teacher recruitment campaign ended April 1, 2016.    We are delighted to announce that 391 teachers applied to teach in the north! This is a 30% increase from our 2015 numbers. The breakdown of the applicants is:

  • 253 (65%) applied from Ontario, 138 (35%) applied from outside of Ontario
  • 30 (8%) identify as Indigenous, and 12 (3%) speak Cree, Ojibwe, or Oji-Cree
  • 95 (24%) have a Master's or PhD degree
  • 344 (88%) have teaching experience, 47 (12%) are currently studying for their B.Ed.
  • 36 (10%) applied in a couple/friend-pair, so there are 18 couples/friends who would like to teach together
  • 97 (25%) have additional qualifications in special education (e.g. Spec. Ed Part 1, Part 2, Specialist)
  • 4 years is the median amount of teaching experience
  • Many have experience teaching in intercultural or northern settings

Posted by: Teach For Canada on April 07, 2016.