I want to teach in Canada. Will I be able to find a job and will I be paid like a pauper?
March 26, 2007 5:44 PM Subscribe
Can a California boy find work as an elementary/primary school teacher in one of the BIG Canadian cities? What is the salary for a teacher like?
posted by HotPatatta to Work & Money (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in school in Los Angeles to become a teacher. I know that for Ontario, you are eligible to be a teacher in Ontario if you have a bachelor's degree plus completion of a teacher education program. No problem.
My question really is: is it quite easy to find employment as a teacher in a Canadian BIG city? (I don't want to live in suburbs or wilderness) Are there lots of jobs or is it uber-competitive? Do schools--and Canadians--like to hire Americans/not discriminate against Americans or do they hate us as much as the rest of the world does?
How much would a teacher in a big city get paid? To put the salary in perspective, would it be enough to live on? I don't want to live like a prince or pauper. Just want to be able to afford humble housing (1 bedroom house/apartment/condominium) in the city--a part of the city that isn't a trashy ghetto.
Do teachers get regular raises? In the U.S., teachers get automatic raises every year. Teachers also get paid more if they have completed a master's degree. Here' an example of an American salary schedule .
Canada is such a fantastic place and I really want to move there. But I don't want to move if I'm going to be penniless.
P.S. Can I teach in Ottawa if I don't speak French? What about Toronto? Vancouver? Edmonton? Calgary?