Internationally trained teachers who do not yet hold a valid BC teaching certificate will need to apply for one – here’s some information to get them started.
If you’re hiring someone who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, they need a valid work permit. Evaluate which option is best for you and the candidate.
If your candidate is an American or Mexican citizen, applying for a work permit through NAFTA may be an option.
If your candidate is from a Francophone country, consider applying for a work permit through the Francophone Mobility Program.
Approximately 15% of BC teaching certificate applications come from teachers trained outside of Canada.
If your candidate is under the age of 30 or 35, they may be eligible for a work permit through International Experience Canada.
If your position is full-time and ongoing, you may want to consider the BC Provincial Nominee Program, which can lead to permanent residency in Canada.
You may be able to hire a candidate through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, which involves submitting a Labour Market Impact Assessment.
Questions about NOCs and prevailing wages? We’ve summarized some of the main sources of information that will help you when hiring an employee from outside of Canada.