How does the Peel District School Board hire new teachers?
All postings will be open to all qualified occasional teachers to apply to, but the selection of candidates for interviews and job offers will be in compliance with Regulation 274.
All current job postings for teachers can be viewed on ApplytoEducation.
For current PDSB teachers, your application will be sent electronically to the Principal posting the job. The Principal will then process the applications and make contacts for the interviews. Once the Principal has made a recommendation for hire, staff in Human Resources will schedule an appointment to sign on the successful candidate, and review the various salary and benefit packages.
Here's what you will find on ApplytoEducation.com:
- Register for notifications to get updates about our hiring timelines for teaching positions, other exclusive job-related news and to submit your resume and cover letter directly to a posting, where it can be viewed by the Principals of Peel's schools.
- View all current job postings for teachers on ApplytoEducation.
- Create your own personalized job search.
- Applying to job postings is simple and quick. Note: Your cover letter can be addressed to "To whom it may concern" or directly to the Principal of the school.
- If you have technical issues/questions about ApplytoEducation, please contact ApplytoEducation's customer service at 1-877-900-5627.
- If you still have technical problems that ApplytoEducation's customer service is unable to resolve, contact the Help Desk of our Learning Technology Support Services department Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST by calling 905-890-1010 (or 1-800-668-1146) ext. 4357 (in Ontario).
Criminal Record Check
For the safety of students, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory criminal record check prior to the commencement of any employment duties. Recent changes made by the RCMP have resulted in significant processing delays for some candidates. You may wish to start the process to obtain your criminal record check as soon as possible.
Commitment to Equity
The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.
When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as tests and skill demonstrations. We will provide employment accommodation (i.e. an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on holy days) if we are advised of an applicant's needs in advance of any part of the selection process.
What's new in teacher hiring at Peel District School Board?
Elementary and secondary teaching positions
Vacancies for both panels will be posted as they become available. We strongly encourage you to monitor the ApplytoEducation.com site on a daily basis for new postings and to set your notifications.
How do interested candidates find out if the board is hiring?
Once you are registered, monitor the ApplytoEducation website for current job postings.
From time to time, the board may also place advertisements in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and other print media. The ads, however, only indicate that the board is hiring teachers for statutory and occasional teaching, and refers interested applicants to the website for more information.
Does the board receive resumes and applications for teaching positions other than through Internet hiring?
No, the board does not receive applications or resumes for teaching jobs other than through ApplytoEducation. Resumes delivered or mailed to our schools or Human Resources are not kept on file or processed.
What information can I include on my electronic resume on ApplytoEducation?
ApplytoEducation will provide you with the opportunity to highlight the same information as you normally could through a traditional print resume. We encourage you to provide detailed information on your qualifications and teaching credentials, as well as other important information about your experiences and skills. At any time, you will be able to update and revise your resume and personal information on the ApplytoEducation system.
What can I expect to happen at an interview in a school in Peel?
Usually, the interviews are held at the school where the vacancy exists, and the interview is conducted by the Principal or Vice-Principal.
Each candidate will be asked to answer a set of questions, and the answers will be recorded for later consideration.
Candidates who are not currently employed in a teaching position with Peel, will have their written proficiency evaluated in the areas of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and organization. Each candidate will be asked to complete a written response to a pre-established question, and the candidate's oral proficiency is also evaluated during the interview.
Candidates applying to French teaching positions are required to have their oral and written French proficiency assessed in the areas of: fluency, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and organization if they are recommended for hire.
In keeping with the requirements of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, a reference consent form must be completed by each applicant. This allows the interviewers to contact the references.
Following the interview and reference check procedure, the successful candidate will be contacted and informed of the results of the interview.
Applicants may be asked to bring a variety of documents to the interview, such as copies of recent evaluations and proof of certification with the Ontario College of Teachers.