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Types of Teaching Roles

  • Permanent Contract Teacher: may be full or part time and have a permanent position with the DSBN.
  • Elementary:
  • Kindergarten
  • Primary
  • Junior
  • Intermediate
  • Learning Resource
  • Library
  • Secondary:
  • The Arts
  • Business Studies
  • Canadian and World Studies
  • Computer Studies
  • Cooperative Education
  • English As a Second Language and English Literacy Development
  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies
  • French as a Second Language
  • Guidance and Career Education
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Native Languages
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Technological Education
  • Long Term Occasional Teacher (LTO): has a long-term assignment in the same school and classroom(s) up to a pre-determined end date. This role offers consistency for the teacher and for the student.
  • Occasional Teachers (OT): are the daily supply teachers supporting various schools. As an OT you may be assigned a teaching role the same day or ahead of time. This role offers flexibility and an opportunity to get to know the DSBN.
  • French Teachers (FSL): are teachers who specialize in teaching the French language. As a French teacher, you can be placed in a secondary school teaching French as a second language, or you can work in one of our French Immersion schools and teach French across all classes.

Teaching in Ontario

Teaching in Ontario

All teachers who work in Ontario's publicly funded elementary and secondary schools must be certified by the Ontario College of Teachers.

Internationally Educated Teachers

If you are an internationally educated teacher, please visit the Ontario College of Teachers' website to help determine if you can teach in Ontario. Before applying, you can take the College's online applicant elegibility assessment to help determine if you meet the requirements. For more information, you can attend the information session for internationally educated teachers offered by the College. Internationally Educated Teachers | Ontario College of Teachers (

Becoming a Primary-Junior Teacher if you are of Indigenous Ancestry

Becoming a Primary-Junior Teacher if you are of Indigenous Ancestry to teach in Ontario's publicly funded elemenatary and secondary schools, you must be a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers. If you are of First Nations, Mé or Inuit ancestry, do not have a post-secondary degree and wish to teach in the Primary and Junior divisions, you need to complete a teacher education program designed specifically to prepare teachers of Indigenous ancestry. The program can be done in multiple sessions. Registration Guide-Primary-Junior Teacher Indigenous Ancestry (

Canadian Certified Teachers

Teachers certified in any Canadian provice or territory can get certified in Ontario by applying to the Ontario College of Teachers. See "How to Apply" and Canadian Certified Teachers FAQs for more information. For more information, you can attend the information session for teachers educated outside of Ontario offered by the College. Canadian Certified Teachers | Ontario College of Teachers (

Interview and Application Tips

  • Before the Interview:
  • Review the job posting and your professional experiences/resume. Think of ways your experience relates to the position, and be prepared to speak to specific examples from your past and current employment, education, or volunteer experiences that demonstrate your skills, qualification, experience and personal growth. We want to learn why you are the best fit for this job
  • Review the DSBN website, the Workforce Census, and the Employment Systems Review to better understand DSBN's core values, mission, and goals
  • Review the Ontario Ministry of Education's website and any other resources related to the position
  • Practice your interview skills and prepare in advance. This will help you feel more confident during your interview
  • Meet us on time! Review the date, time, location and address (if applicable) of your interview
  • If the interview is conducted virtually, test your technology beforehand to ensure that it works properly
  • Prepare questions to ask the Hiring Committee at the end of the interview. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the role and the DSBN, and we are open to answering your questions
  • During the Interview:
  • For an in-person interview, arrive 10-15 minutes early
    • If your interview is virtual:
    • Prepare like you would for an in-person interview and minimize distractions in your surroundings
    • You will use software such as Microsoft Teams. You will know which software to use before your interview
    • You will need a device with a microphone, webcam, and a reliable internet connection
  • The interview will be facilitated by at least two hiring committee members, and consist of a series of questions based on skills and requirements of the position. Interviews may occasionally include a skills-based assessment.
  • In some cases, you may have more than one interview as part of the recruitment process
  • After the Interview:
  • Successful candidates will be notified by the Human Resource Services within one to two weeks following the interview:
  • If you are not successful, you may ask for general feedback on how you can improve next time. And you are welcome to reapply in the future
  • Offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of a valid Vulnerable Sector Police Check within the last 6 months. If requested, make sure to order yours right away as there may be delays

Who to Contact

We're available to answer your questions about the hiring process at the DSBN.

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