If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Secondary School Teacher you’re in luck! Secondary school teachers are in demand right across Canada and you may be able to secure a Canadian Permanent Residency Visa either with or without a job offer.
No doubt you will have read online that having a job offer to move to Canada is a prerequisite to accessing the Express Entry process but as a Secondary School Teacher you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
For starters, Secondary School Teachers are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Secondary School Teachers in Canada being so great they have included the occupation on the targeted occupations list, known as the NOC list (National Occupation Code List).
This is great news for qualified Secondary School Teachers the world over hoping to live and work in Canada.
Express Entry for Canada is not a visa class at all, it is simply the method (or database) that Canadian Immigration uses to select the right candidates for a permanent residency visa and in that case, as a Secondary School Teacher llooking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Worker visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Secondary School Teachers from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
Secondary School Teachers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 4031, might be employed under work titles including:
Aboriginal school community teacher – secondary school
academic subjects high school teacher
academic subjects secondary school teacher
accounting teacher – secondary school
adult education teacher – secondary school
algebra teacher – secondary school
art teacher – secondary school
arts and crafts teacher – secondary school
biology teacher – secondary school
business and commerce teacher – secondary school
business education teacher
business teacher – secondary school
calculus teacher – secondary school
career and life management teacher
career and technology studies teacher
career education teacher
career exploration teacher
chemistry teacher – secondary school
classical languages secondary school teacher
commerce teacher – secondary school
computer technology teacher – secondary school
cooking teacher – secondary school
cooperative education teacher
cooperative learning teacher
correspondence teacher – secondary school
data processing teacher – secondary school
distance education teacher – secondary school
drama teacher – secondary school
economics teacher – secondary school
English as a second language (ESL) high school teacher
English literature high school teacher
English teacher – secondary school
ESL (English as a second language) high school teacher
ethics teacher – secondary school
fine arts teacher – secondary school
French as a second language teacher – secondary school
French teacher – secondary school
geography teacher – secondary school
geometry teacher – secondary school
German teacher – secondary school
Greek teacher – secondary school
guest teacher – secondary school
health education teacher – secondary school
high school teacher
high school teacher – outdoor activities
history teacher – secondary school
home economics teacher – secondary school
humanities teacher – high school
industrial and vocational education teacher – secondary school
industrial arts teacher – secondary school
information technology teacher – secondary school
Italian teacher – secondary school
Latin teacher – secondary school
librarian-teacher – high school
mathematics teacher – secondary school
modern languages teacher – secondary school
music teacher – secondary school
Native school community teacher – secondary school
outdoor physical education teacher – secondary school
physical and health education teacher – secondary school
physical education teacher – secondary school
physical science teacher – secondary school
physics teacher – secondary school
practical and applied arts teacher
private teacher – secondary school
reading clinician – secondary school
religious education high school teacher
remedial teacher – secondary school
school teacher – secondary school
science high school teacher
science teacher – secondary school
secondary school department head
secondary school reading clinician
secondary school teacher
secondary school vocational teacher
sewing teacher – secondary school
sheet metal instructor – secondary school
social sciences teacher – secondary school
Spanish teacher – secondary school
special education teacher – secondary school
special needs teacher – secondary school
special programs teacher – secondary school
substitute high school teacher
substitute teacher – secondary school
supply high school teacher
technical and vocational teacher – secondary school
trades instructor – secondary school
vocational high school teacher
vocational secondary school teacher
vocational teacher – secondary school
All these roles held by Secondary School Teachers are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 4031.
In general Secondary School Teachers moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Prepare subject material for presentation to students according to an approved curriculum
Teach students using a systematic plan of lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and laboratory, shop and field studies
Assign and correct homework
Prepare, administer and correct tests
Evaluate progress, determine individual needs of students and discuss results with parents and school officials
Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help
Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
May teach and evaluate students through distance or online courses
May advise students on course selection and on vocational and personal matters
May supervise student teachers.
Secondary school teachers may specialize in such areas as mathematics, English, French, special education or second language instruction. Secondary school teachers of vocational and trades subjects may specialize in areas such as hairdressing or auto mechanics.
Emigrate Canada has a dedicated Teaching Canada desk that only represents qualified Secondary School Teachers to immigrate to Canada. They understand your profession and can talk your language when it comes to explaining your immigration pathway and the route to securing a Canada Visa for you (and your family).
Teachers of academic subjects require a bachelor’s degree in education which is often preceded by a bachelor’s degree in the arts or sciences.
Teachers of vocational or technical subjects require a bachelor’s degree in education which is usually preceded by specialized training or experience in the subject.
Instructors of trades in Quebec require completion of an apprenticeship training program and industry or trade certification.
Department heads usually require several years of teaching experience.
We represent Secondary School Teachers from all over the World so regardless of your country of qualification feel free to contact us today for a full breakdown of your Canadian Immigration chances.
The first stage in your Canadian immigration process is to calculate your Canada Immigration points for Express Entry using the Canadian Comprehensive Ranking System.
CRS Points are awarded for (amongst other things)
Your partner’s skills
As well as providing you with important CRS points these factors also count towards your overall Immigration Points score which must equal or exceed a total of 67
Once you receive an ITA (Invitation to apply) from Canadian Immigration as a result of your Express Entry application you’ll only have 60 days in which to lodge a formal application so under no circumstances should you lodge an Express Entry application ‘claiming’ to have certain points without first having all of your points verified through different testing, education equivalence certificates and skilled trades assessments.
Once you are invited to apply for your Canada Visa you cannot go back and have these things verified retrospectively, they must be done before you claim any points for them and given that your express entry profile is only valid for one year it makes sense to present the best possible case right from the start.
To work as a Secondary School Teacher in Canada, a teacher must be registered with the relevant teaching association of the particular province. Your skills and qualifications will be assessed and your application will be accredited in that province. We are here to help you with the accreditation process.
Alberta: Certification of Teachers Regulation
British Columbia Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch
Newfoundland & Labrador: Teacher Certification
Ontario: Ontario College of Teachers
New Brunswick: New Brunswick Teachers’ Association
Nova Scotia Teacher Certification
Prince Edward Island Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Saskatchewan Teacher Certification
The answer is a resounding yes, providing you have a reasonable total CRS score on your Express Entry application and can meet the 67 immigration point threshold for your Canada Federal Skilled Worker Visa.
Technically there is no minimum CRS score required to submit a Secondary School Teacher Canada Express Entry profile.
Of course, securing a job offer (documented in the right way for immigration purposes i.e. LMT) will give you an instant CRS boost of 600 points so it makes sense to start this process as soon as is practical.
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Secondary School Teacher code 4031 has been firmly established on the list for many years with lots of opportunities right across the country.
As a qualified new and highly skilled Permanent resident of Canada, you may work full time from day one, either as a teacher in a public or private school. Secondary School Teacher jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally Secondary School Teachers in Canada are highly unionised which whilst sounds like a dirty word in many parts of the world is actually instrumental in championing better pay and conditions right across the Country.
Emigrate Canada are the Secondary School Teacher Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated Teachers and Educators desk ideally placed to take care of not just your immigration paperwork, but also to get you registered to work from day one.