Teachers Teaching On Call

On-call and Substitute Teaching Careers

A teacher teaching on call, often referred to as a TTOC, is a casual or substitute public school teacher of various subjects from Kindergarten to grade 12.

In many urban districts, being a TTOC is the “entry way” into securing a permanent position. Often permanent teaching positions are filled from the districts’ TTOC list. Being a teacher on call is a great way to experience different classroom environments and within flexible work schedule.

Certification and Qualification Details

Most TTOC’s in BC are certified by the Ministry of Education’s Teacher Regulation Branch.  In districts where recruitment of TTOC’s is more challenging (i.e. rural districts), non-certificated people may be hired.

In cases when a certified teacher is not able to be hired, a letter of permission may be obtained. These letters of permission allow an individual to teach within the system for up to one year at a time without their certification.

TTOC Salary

Teachers Teaching on Call (TTOC’s) are paid on the salary scale at 1/189 of their category classification and experience, capped at the value of Category 5, Step 7 with the cap being increased to Category 5, Step 8 effective July 1, 2016.

Below is an example of ‘on scale’ rates a TTOC could earn based on 1/189, capped at Category 5, Step 7. The following salary scale is based on data from January 1, 2015.

STEPCATEGORY 4CATEGORY 5CATEGORY 5+CATEGORY 6
0$242.84$265.71$286.13$293.30
1$254.25$278.58$300.00$307.52
2$265.66$291.45$313.88$321.75
3$277.07$304.33$327.75$335.98
4$288.48$317.21$341.63$350.21
5$299.89$330.08$355.83$355.83
6$311.29$342.95$355.83$355.83
7$322.70$355.83$355.83$355.83
8$334.11$355.83$355.83$355.83
9$345.52$355.83$355.83$355.83
10$355.83$355.83$355.83$355.83

Please note that the amounts shown above are an example only. Salary scales differ between school districts and the actual amount received will depend on the district of employment.

Remote and Rural Allowance

There are some additional allowances paid to some teachers in certain districts. In many districts allowances are paid to teachers who hold positions of special responsibility such as a department head, head teacher, teacher in charge, or teacher coordinator.

In addition teachers in some districts are paid a remote and rural allowance to aid in the recruiting efforts of districts in remote communities and to recognize the difficulty of working in a remote community. The allowance is approximately $2,300 per FTE annually. Teachers teaching on call (TTOCs) are not eligible to receive this allowance.

To view districts’ individual salary grids, check out the Salary Finder tool.

Training and Educational Programs

To prepare teachers for the classroom, teacher education programs include theoretical coursework, and an in-school practicum experience component. The length of training to prepare a teacher for the public school system ranges from one to two years depending on the program.

Start your substitute/on-call teaching career by enrolling in a teacher education program at one these BC universities.

KOOTENAY

No programs in this region.

VANCOUVER ISLAND / SUNSHINE COAST

Employment Opportunities

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