Teach Your Way to Canada

February 9, 2021


  • Robynn Farrell

Are you an experienced educator? Have you recently graduated with a qualification in education? Don’t settle for less when you can make your mark in Canada’s education sector that ranks 3rd best globally, according to the 2019 Best Countries report by US News & World.  Canada’s schooling system and tertiary institutions are evaluated on criteria like research, knowledge transfer, environment, connectivity, output, and international outlook. Canada’s quality education surpasses even top-rated countries like the USA, Australia, Germany, France, and Denmark. Find out how you can move to Canada as a teacher below!

Immigration Through Express Entry for Teachers

Teacher in Canada Express Entry is an excellent online system used by the Canadian Government to speed up the immigration process for eligible candidates. The system manages online profiles for permanent residence by sending candidates with high Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores Invitations to Apply (ITA). Express Entry profiles are scored according to the CRS which measures criteria listed below. CRS Criteria Awards Points For:
  • Age
  • CLB Language proficiency (English and French)
  • Level of Education (In and outside Canada)
  • Work Experience (In and outside Canada)
  • Arranged employment
  • Provincial Nomination achieved
  • Sibling in Canada
  • Your spouse’s profile (if married)
To immigrate to Canada as a teacher, applicants can create an Express Entry online profile under the following two economic classes; Federal Skilled Worker Program and for those applicants who have worked in Canada as a teacher before, can apply for the Canadian Experience Class. 

Provincial Nominee Program 

Certain provinces and territories within Canada have a high demand for teachers. The Provincial Nominee Program is a great way to get invited by a province or territory looking for educators.  One way to receive a Provincial Nomination is to apply directly to the Provincial Government or indicate your interest in a specific Canadian  Province or Territory on your Express Entry Profile.  The National Occupational Classification framework consists of a skill level and four-digit code for every occupation in the labor market. NOC Codes are used to classify jobs by the Canadian Government, Provinces, and Territories to pinpoint which occupations are in-demand in the area.  Check the tables below to find out if your job title is in-demand and in which province or territory. 

What’s Your NOC Code?

4011 University professors and lecturers A
4021 College and other vocational instructors A
4031 Secondary school teacher A
4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers A
4214 Early childhood educators B
4413 Elementary and Secondary school assistants C
5254 Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport, and fitness B
0422 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education O

Provinces and Territories Hiring International Teachers

Saskatchewan  2234,4011 and 4214
Alberta 4011
Newfoundland and Labrador All of the above
Nova Scotia All of the above
New Brunswick All of the above
Prince Edward Island All of the above
Manitoba 4214
British Columbia 4011 and 4021 
Yukon All of the above
Nunavut All of the above
Northwest Territories All of the above

We Make Immigration Simple

RCIC shaking hands with client after applying for Canadian visa If you are interested in Canadian immigration, it’s important to work with a trusted agent who has verified and legal Canadian Immigration Consultants that understand the complex immigration process better than anyone else and can assist you throughout the entire process, from start to finish.  In this article, we discussed two popular immigration programs. When in reality, there are more than 70 Canadian immigration programs and visas. One of these could be your route to Canada. The best way to find out how you can immigrate to Canada is by filling out an Online Eligibility Evaluation that will disclose all the details you need to start a new, happier life in the Great North.