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Ontario Site Makes Finding and Filling Teaching Jobs Easier
TEACH Ontario, a new feature of the College web site, makes it fast and easy to post and find jobs in education.
The site, which provides links to three of the top online services that list available, education sector jobs, is a runaway success, having registered 2,500 hits in its first three weeks.
Created to decrease red tape for school boards faced with hard-to-fill teaching positions, Teach Ontario groups Education Canada, Jobs In Education and Workopolis web sites to enable boards to easily advertise opportunities and teachers to scout them.
School boards that cannot find a College member to fill a specific position may apply to the Ministry of Education for a Letter of Permission to hire someone who is not a College member. To be granted a Letter of Permission, the board must have advertised the position on at least three occasions, including once province-wide.
Following a change to the regulation governing Letters of Permission, school boards may now fulfill the advertising requirement through online recruitment. The Ministry has approved the Teach Ontario sites for this purpose. Each of the sites have search capability, offer English and French sites, charge rates school boards can afford, are free to job seekers and have a broad geographic coverage.
Canada allows teachers to post resumés, search for education jobs
by province or territory, and link to an international database of jobs.
Employers can post available jobs and search posted resumés. Education
Canada also has: a resource centre which provides tips on resumé
and cover letter writing and interviewing; forums for peer discussions,
idea sharing and networking; an events directory listing job fairs, seminars
and conferences; and a comprehensive web directory of education-related
sites and information.
Workopolis is the online version of the Globe and Mail's employment classifieds offering employment listings and a host of other resources for the job seeker.
"It's hoped that the use of Teach Ontario will snowball as it becomes the starting point for everyone to either post a job or look for one," said Frank McIntyre, the College's Human Resources Consultant. "Teach Ontario may actually reduce the need for Letters of Permission because it should make recruitment of qualified teachers easier."
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