How to Apply

How to Apply 

  1. You must submit your application by email to: [email protected]
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources. 
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad.  Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us. 
  4. Be sure to quote the Job ID and Competition number for this position. 
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying. 

Send application by email to: [email protected] 

Applying from outside Canada 

If you live outside of Canada and are interested in applying for a position within the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch, you may apply before being entitled to work in Canada. However, prior to beginning employment with the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch, you must provide documents showing that you are legally allowed to work in Canada. 

You can find Information about Canadian immigration rules and processes on the Government of Canada website

If you are an Internationally Educated Teacher, you must be registered with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) to teach in a publicly funded school in Ontario. This requirement is in addition to providing proof that you are legally allowed to work in Canada.  Internationally Educated Teachers who have not been registered with the Ontario College of Teachers will be considered unqualified. 

 You can find information about applying to the Ontario College of Teachers as an Internationally Educated Teacher on the Ontario College of Teachers Ontario College of Teachers website. After successfully registering with the Ontario College of Teachers, you may also be required to obtain the necessary additional qualifications that teachers need to work in one of our Provincial Schools, such as: 

  • Deaf Specialist/Teaching Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
  • Blind Specialist 
  • Deafblind Specialist 

Overview of Hiring Process 

Step 1: Job Advertising 

Job opportunities are available on the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch website. Positions are posted for a minimum of 7 to 10 business days. In addition, some of the job opportunities may be advertised on the Ontario Public Service (OPS) website and other external websites. Applications are collected for the job advertisement until 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date. 

Step 2: Application Screening 

All applications received on or before the closing date are screened and rated against the qualifications outlined in the job advertisement. Applications whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will be invited to continue in the hiring process. 

Step 3: Evaluation 

Applicants whose resumes are selected, will be invited to an interview to demonstrate how they best meet the qualifications outlined in the job advertisement. For example, a panel interview and other assessments such as presentations, written assignments and tests are typically used. 

Step 4: Selection of Successful Candidate 

Candidates are assessed and evaluated through the process in Step 3, and the top candidate(s) are selected to complete the hiring process. 

Step 5: Security Clearance 

The top candidate(s) who have been selected will be asked to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) dated within the last 6 months. 

Step 6: Offer to the Successful Candidate 

Successful candidates will be contacted with a verbal offer of employment. If the offer is accepted a written offer letter will be sent, which includes detailed information such as start date, position classification, starting salary, and if relevant, bargaining unit information (if applicable) and any conditions of employment (if relevant). 

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